Where to drink

***Below is the 2014 list of stockists of Kent Green Hop Beer. NB, more venues will be added as we receive updates/confirmation of them. ***

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

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 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 or for special events. 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 – once a cask is open it lasts approx three days or until it is sold out so we can’t guarantee when/where the beers will be available. **

Dartford, Medway and along the North Kent Coast

Dartford & area

Compass Alehouse, Gravesend – Opening soon, est. 26th Sept!

Dartford Workingmans Club, Dartford

George and Dragon, Swanscombe

The Ivy Leaf, Dartford (The Ivy)

(Jolly Millers, South Darenth) – to be confirmed

Naturist Foundation, Swanley

Rum Puncheon, Gravesend

Ship and Lobster, Gravesend

Medway Towns  & area

(King George V, Brompton) – to be confirmed

Kings Arms, Upper Upnor

Man of Kent, Rochester

Paper Mill, Sittingbourne

Past and Present, Gillingham

Swan, Teynham, Sittingbourne

(Three Sisters, Otterham Quay, Rainham, Gillingham) – to be confirmed

Three Tuns, Lower Halstow, Sittingbourne

Who’d Ha Thought It, Rochester

Wigmore Smallholders Club, Gillingham

Faversham, Whitstable, Herne Bay & area

Butcher’s Arms, Herne Bay

Bouncing Barrel, Herne Bay

Elephant, Faversham

Firkin Frog, Herne Bay

Old Wine Vaults, Faversham

Pearson’s Arms by Richard Phillips, Crab & Oyster House, Whitstable

Ship Centurion Arminius, Whitstable

Shipwright Arms, Faversham

Tankerton Arms, Whitstable

Westgate & Margate

Ales of the Unexpected, Margate

Bake & Alehouse, Westgate on Sea

Hair Of The Dog, Minster

Harbour Arms, Margate

Heritage, Minster

Lifeboat Ale & Cider House, Margate

Wheel Ale House, Birchington


East Kent

Broadstairs, Ramsgate & area

Artillery Arms, Ramsgate

Australian Arms, Ramsgate

The Chapel, Broadstairs

Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate

Comrades Club, Broadstairs

The Conqueror, Ramsgate

The Four Candles, Broadstairs

The Great Tree, Ramsgate

Hotel de Ville, Ramsgate

Hovelling Boat, Ramsgate

Montefiore Arms, Ramsgate

New Inn, Minster

Pavilion, Broadstairs

Prince Harry, Ramsgate

Queen Charlotte, Ramsgate

Queen’s Head, Ramsgate

Red Lion, Ramsgate

Rose of England, Ramsgate

Sir Stanley Grey, Pegwell

Tartar Frigate, Broadstairs

Thirty Nine Steps, Broadstairs

White Swan, Broadstairs

Yard Of Ale, Broadstairs

Canterbury & area

City Arms, Canterbury

The Foundry Brewpub, Canterbury

(Grove Inn/Grove Inn Pantry) – to be confirmed

Hare and Hounds, Blean

Hop Pocket, Bossingham

King’s Head, Canterbury

The Lady Luck, Canterbury

The New Inn, Canterbury

The Phoenix, Canterbury

Two Sawyers, Canterbury

Unicorn, Canterbury

White Horse, Bridge

Wrong Turn, Barfrestone

Sandwich & Deal area

The Admiral Owen, Sandwich

Bay Point Club, Sandwich

The Berry/The Green Berry, Walmer

The Crispin, Sandwich

The Crown Inn, Finglesham

The George & Dragon, Sandwich

Hop and Huffkin, Sandwich

The Just Reproach, Deal

Red Cow, Sandwich

The Ship Inn, Deal

Dover & area

(Blakes, Dover) – to be confirmed

Carpenters Arms, Coldred

Louis Armstrong, Dover

Mash Tun, Dover

Port of Call, Dover

Rack of Ale, Dover

Royal Oak, Nonington

White Cliffs Hotel, St Margarets-at-cliff


Southern Kent

Folkestone, Hythe & area

Earl of Clarendon, Folkestone

The Firkin Ale House, Folkestone

Kipps Ale House, Folkestone

Rocksalt, Folkestone

(Red Lion, Snargate) – to be confirmed


South West Kent

Tonbridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells & area

The Bedford, Royal Tunbridge Wells

Little Brown Jug, Penshurst, Tonbridge

Chequers Inn, Laddingford

Halfway House, Brenchley

Hopbine Inn, Matfield

Mount Edgcumbe, Royal Tunbridge Wells

Ragged Trousers, Royal Tunbridge Wells


Mid and Western Kent

West Kent – and a bit of London

One Inn the Wood, Petts Wood (Bromley, Greater London)

Orpington Liberal Club, Orpington (Greater London)

Padwell Arms, Sevenoaks

Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood

Maidstone & area

Bull Inn, West Malling

Flowerpot, Maidstone

Fox and Goose, Weavering

Nevill Bull, Birling, Nr. Maidstone

Stile Bridge, South of Maidstone

White Horse, Sandway, Lenham

Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, Maidstone

Ashford & area

Black Horse Pub & Restaurant, Stowting, Monks Horton

(Blacksmith’s Arms, Wormshill) – to be confirmed

The Bowl Inn, Hastingleigh

Bowl Inn, Charing

Hoodener’s Horse, Great Chart

The Plough Inn, Stalisfield Green


**Festivals, events and stockists with specific dates  – list in progress please check back for updates or sign up for our news by email (right hand side of page towards the top).**

Confirmed for 2014 so far…

26th – 28th Sept 2014: 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.

26th – 28th Sept: Green Hop Beer Festival and Jazz, Booze and Blues Weekend, The Crispin Inn, Sandwich. More details by contacting the pub on 01304 621967.

26th – 28th Sept: Octopump, Royal Albert, London, SE14. Three day real ale and cider festival including a number of Kent Green Hop Beers.

3rd –  5th October:  Broadstairs Food Festival 2014, Victoria Gardens and Promenade.

9th – 12th October: The Green Hops of Kent, The Snooty Fox, London, N5. “The biggest collection of Green Hop Ales ever seen in London.”

10th -11th October: Green Hop Festival, The Berry pub, Walmer. Includes green hop beers from beyond Kent.


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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