Where to drink

Beer genie beer hops barleyKent Green Hop Beer Fortnight is primarily about drinking this most seasonal of brews in the county’s pubs – rather than being a beer festival. 

We do however launch the Fortnight at Canterbury Food & Drink Festival but this is the only time that all (or nearly all) the beers are available in the same place at the same time.

This year’s guide (for 2013) on where to find our beers is arranged by what we hope are familiar areas that will make it easy to find a local pub or the pub you want visit. Many of the pubs listed will have Kent Green Hop Beers from several different breweries throughout the Fortnight.

We have also included a list of pubs, clubs and other venues that have told us they’ll have Kent Green Hop Beer on specific dates. This list follows the main where to drink listings.

**Please check with the pub/venue that they have Kent Green Hop Beers on the bar before making a special journey – as we can’t guarantee when/where the beers will be available. **

Dartford, Medway and along the North Kent Coast

Dartford and area

The Ivy Leaf, Dartford

Jolly Millers, South Darenth

The Ship and Lobster, Gravesend

Chatham, Gillingham, Rochester & area

King George V, Brompton

Man of Kent, Rochester

The Swan, Teynham, Sittingbourne

Three Sisters, Otterham Quay, Rainham

Three Tuns, Lower Halstow, Sittingbourne

Who’d Ha Thought It, Rochester

Faversham, Whitstable, Herne Bay & area

The Bouncing Barrel, Herne Bay

The Old Wine Vaults, Faversham

Pearsons Crab & Oyster House, Whitstable

Tankerton Arms, Whitstable

Westgate & Margate

Ales of the Unexpected, Margate

Bake & Alehouse, Westgate on Sea

Harbour Arms, Margate

The Lifeboat, Margate

The Wheel Ale House, Birchington

East Kent

Broadstairs, Ramsgate & area

Artillery Arms, Ramsgate

The Chapel, Broadstairs

The Conqueror, Ramsgate

The Four Candles, Broadstairs

The Great Tree, Ramsgate

Hovelling Boat, Ramsgate

Montefiore Arms, Ramsgate

New Inn, Minster

Prince Harry, Ramsgate

Queen’s Head, Ramsgate

Rose of England, Ramsgate

Sir Stanley Grey, Pegwell

Tartar Frigate, Broadstairs

Thirty Nine Steps, Broadstairs

White Swan, Broadstairs

Sandwich & Deal area

The Admiral Owen, Sandwich

The Crispin, Sandwich

The Crown Inn, Finglesham

The George & Dragon, Sandwich

The Green Berry, Walmer

The Just Reproach, Deal

The Red Cow, Sandwich

The Ship Inn, Deal

Dover & area

Blakes, Dover 

The White Cliffs Hotel, St Margaret’s-at-Cliffe

Southern Kent

Folkestone, Hythe & area

The Firkin Alehouse, Folkestone

Rocksalt, Folkestone

Red Lion, Snargate

South West Kent

Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells & area

The Bedford, Tunbridge Wells

Mount Edgecombe, Tunbridge Wells

Ragged Trousers, Tunbridge Wells

Mid Kent

Ashford & area

Black Horse, Stowting

Black Horse, Monks Horton

Blacksmith’s Arms, Wormshill

Bowl, Hastingleigh

The Bowl Inn, Charing

Hoodener’s Arms, Great Chart

The Plough, Stalisfield Green

Canterbury & area

The Foundry Brewpub, Canterbury

Hop Pocket, Bossingham

The Lady Luck, Canterbury

The New Inn, Canterbury

The Phoenix, Canterbury

Unicorn, Canterbury

White Horse, Bridge

Festivals and stockists with specific dates

27th – 29th Sept: Canterbury Food & Drink Festival, Dane John Gardens, Canterbury. Launch of the Fortnight; all (or nearly all) Kent Green Hop Beers available on our bar throughout the weekend. More details on our Canterbury F&D page.

Friday 4th Oct: Orpington Liberal Club will have Canterbury Brewers/Foundry Brewpub’s East Kent Belgian at its Greater London Club of the Year night. More details here.

Sat/Sun 5th & 6th Oct: UKP Leisure Club, Sittingbourne. (Dartford, Medway and along the North Kent Coast area)

Sun 6th Oct: East Kent Open Day – Five breweries open their doors to the public so you can drink Kent Green Hop Beer with the people that make it. More details on our East Kent Open Day page.

Sat 12th Oct: Merlins Entertainment Complex, Leysdown on Sea (Along the North Kent coast).

Fri 18th to Sun 20th Oct: The Padwell Arms, Seal, Sevenoaks.         Beer Festival including Kent Green Hop Beers; 12 beers plus the regulars on the bar, six of which will be Kent Green Hop. (West Kent Area)

Sat/Sun 19th & 20th Oct: Ham Hill Working Mens Club, Snodland (Mid Kent).

The Berry, Walmer

The Berry, Walmer

Not on the list? If you’re a pub stocking Kent Green Hop Beer and you’re not listed above, contact us and we will do our best to add you. It would be a HUGE help if you told us which of our areas you are in when you get in touch.

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