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Change in Pub Status

This pub has changed substantially and we are now adding visits to its new page, the Belgian Cafe

Ramsgate Royal Harbour Brewhouse and Bakery (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hop Back - Summer LightningExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Excellent1
Castle Rock - Black GoldExcellent1
Adnams - ExplorerGood1
Sharp's - Doom BarGood1
Jennings - Sneck LifterGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderGood1
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys BitterGood1
Greene King - Ruddles BestUndrinkable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Burton Bridge - By GeorgeNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Ramsgate Royal Harbour Brewhouse and Bakery, Ramsgate, Kent

Visits Details

26 Aug 2013 (ChrisE)
My first visit here for a very long time, it is still a bakery but no longer a brewery. It now just calls itself the Belgian Cafe. I needed some bread for home use so I bought a loaf as well as my pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Explorer4.30GoodIn good condition.
16 May 2012 (Blair)
Myself and my mate were both a little intoxicated by this point and the couple of pints we had here didn't help the matter. Was shockingly busy for a Wednesday evening though.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys Bitter3.50GoodThis was actually quite good, hoppy bitter.
04 Nov 2011 (Blair)
Tend to stop by for a couple after work these days. There's generally never any decent real ale but last night seemed to be an exception. Dreadfully quiet though.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - Black Gold3.50ExcellentA surprisingly delicious pint. Creamy with roasted malt and oats, really quite good.
04 Jul 2011 (Blair)
Dropped in as it was my sisters birthday and this is the only place left open after 11pm. Absolutely dead so we just stayed for the one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00ExcellentVery good pint, wasn't expecting it at all.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
11 Feb 2011 (Blair)
Got here pretty late and it was still pretty busy. One of the strangest pub/bars around, I do like it though. In fact if they knocked a pound off the price of every drink I'd be here a lot more often.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Jennings - Sneck Lifter5.10GoodDarker than I remember it. Malty and fruity with a little chocolate, pretty good.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
26 Jun 2008 (Blair)
Only here because it's the only place in thanet open past midnight on a weeknight. Does have comfy sofas though.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00GoodI wasn't expecting much due to this places tendency to keep beer badly. This was actually quite good, quite creamy with citrus and toffee. Certainly an improvement.
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
30 Apr 2008 (Blair)
Very quiet and I understood why when I saw the prices. I won't be coming here again, the prices are ridiculous.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70UndrinkableMmmmmm, chemicals and vinegar combined in a glass. I paid 3 pounds for this as well. This one hurt...
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
14 Dec 2006 (Andrew)
Came here expecting to see a seasonal Gadd's beer on if I was lucky. Instead they had no cask beer at all. The chalk board by the entrance told of a 'Belgium Bar' inside so I wonder whether they've dropped Gadd's altogether?
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20 Apr 2006 (Andrew)
Popped in for a quick pint as I didn't have a car to go training. There were only 2 people in, one of whom was at the bar and recomended that I didn't try the Burton Bridge beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30GoodBig foamy head that soon went. Smelt of suculent roast beef. Not much going on in the frount of the mouth but some goats cheese at the side of the tounge. Big bitter grapefruit finish
Burton Bridge - By George4.30Not Tried
02 Feb 2006 (Andrew)
Came here in the early evening with Charlie. It was quite quiet. Interesting interior, a kind of cross between a coffee bar and an indoor park. I liked it.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80ExcellentGolden amber colour. Initial astringency replaced by a mellow warm malt flavour with hints of rose petals. Long astringent finish.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried

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About the Ramsgate Royal Harbour Brewhouse and Bakery

The pub sign. Ramsgate Royal Harbour Brewhouse and Bakery, Ramsgate, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good6
Acceptable-
Poor1

The pub is found in Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 8LP.

Formerly the brewery tap of the Ramsgate Brewery until Gadds' moved elsewhere. A large long pub with an eclectic collection of furniture. A long bar looks like the kind you'd see in films from the 50s.

We have visited this pub 11 times, seen 16 different beers and tried 11 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 8LP