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Ales of the Unexpected

105 Canterbury Road, Westbrook CT9 5AX, England
+44 7966 164674
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Friendly local makes visitors welcome

A constantly changing selection of cask ales. Craft gins and ciders options too. Warm and cosy with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter M
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Excellent Micro Pub, Friendly & Knowledgable Landlord

Staying on business, had read review in Good Beer Guide. Fully justified, nice atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Dave M
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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We are a micro pub selling real ales which are sourced both locally and from various locations from around the uk. All of our ales are kept on stillage in a temperature controlled room and are gravity dispensed. We also sell still cider and wines.Unfortunately we do not sell spirits,alco pops or lager.We have no TV,music,fruit machines or any other distractions.We do however have an upside down corgi on the ceiling in the bar area!
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“micro pub” (9 reviews)
“landlord” (3 reviews)
“pint” (5 reviews)
105 Canterbury Road, Westbrook CT9 5AX, England
+44 7966 164674
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A constantly changing selection of cask ales. Craft gins and ciders options too. Warm and cosy with regular "unexpected" events - cheese nights, live music, pop-up meals and quizzes.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Staying on business, had read review in Good Beer Guide. Fully justified, nice atmosphere & although mainly locals was made to feel most welcome. Fully deserves good reviews.

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place for lovers of beer. Excellent range & choice, friendly welcome, lovely atmosphere. What more could you ask for? 😎

Thank David H
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Good beer friendly owner and staff and a good crowd and the prices are even better highly recommend a visit!

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting Margate, arriving via the Canterbury Rd; park up and pop in for quality beer, banter, cider, chats or a glass of something finer like quality wines ...... or Monkey Gin :)

1  Thank Rory W
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Visited twice in 2 days and the quality and presentation of the ales was excellent . The manager was friendly and knowledgeable on real ales, those that were on the menu and those from various UK regions. Has an interesting selection of gins and prices...More

1  Thank Paulbernie122
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Really nice and cosy place, with a great selection of local beers. Interesting maps of the world all over the wall so you will never be lost for a talking point. Staff are very relaxed and also really happy to give you a suggestion of...More

1  Thank owen d
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Friendly people with a great selection of Real Ales, wines & ciders. It iis a bit out of the way but worth a visit.It opens at 5pm during the week

1  Thank Clare H
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

You know the kind of pub that hates people who are not local. We have a holiday home here but were made to feel very unwelcome. 'Friends' of the owners drunkenly haranguing me for standing out side with a pint and hearing my Canadian accent...More

2  Thank Aaron S
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Quirky and well worth a visit - decorated imaginatively with a map theme - clean friendly what more could you want - Kent is a leader in these little pubs - so refreshing after all the big chains

1  Thank Julie G
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