Where to drink

>>>Below is the 2015 list of stockists of Kent Green Hop Beer. NB, it is a work in progress as more venues will be added as we receive updates/confirmation of them and as we work through the updates we have received (the list is huge and ever-growing!). <<< *Asterisked pubs were stockists in 2014 but may be tbc for 2015. Please check with the pub before making a special trip.

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

Dartford Workingmans Club, Dartford

George and Dragon, Swanscombe

The Papermakers Arms, Hawley

The Ivy Leaf, Dartford (The Ivy)*

(Jolly Millers, South Darenth) – to be confirmed*

Naturist Foundation, Swanley*

Rum Puncheon, Gravesend*

Ship and Lobster, Gravesend*

The Three Daws, Gravesend

George Staples, Sidcup

The Door Hinge, Welling

The Penny Farthing, Crayford

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*

Beer on the Pier, Herne Bay

Beer Brothers, Herne Bay (off licence)

Macknade Fine Foods, Faversham

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*

The Duck, Pett Bottom

The Red Lion, Stodmarsh

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*

East Cliff Tavern, Folkestone

Three Mariners, Hythe

The Gatekeeper, Folkestone

South West Kent

Tonbridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells & area

The Poacher & Partridge, Tudeley (also the venue for the West Kent Green Hop Festival 2 – 4th Oct)

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*

Fuggles Beer Cafe, Tunbridge Wells

The Wheelwrights Arms, Matfield

The Barn, Tunbridge Wells

The Goudhurst Inn, Goudhurst, Nr Cranbrook

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*

The Long Pond, Eltham, SE9

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

The Dirty Habit, Hollingbourne

The Kings Arms, Offham

The Bell and Jorrocks, Frittenden

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*

Sussex and Surrey NEW SECTION FOR 2015!

East Sussex

Coopers Arms, Crowborough

Ypres Castle, Rye

Dolphin, Eastbourne

Queens Head, Icklesham

Salehurst Halt, Robertsbridge

The Brewer’s Arms, Lewes

West Sussex

The Nag’s Head, Chichester


Cobbetts, Dorking

Prince of Wales, East Molesey

The Radius Arms, Whyteleafe

The Sun, Redhill

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

Confirmed for 2015 so far…

25th – 27th Sept 2015: 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.

2nd – 4th October: West Kent Green Hop Beer Festival, The Poacher & Partridge, Tudeley (nr Tonbridge). Beer, music, food and craft stalls!

2nd –  4th October:  Broadstairs Food Festival 2015, Victoria Gardens and Promenade.

15th – 17th October: North v South Real Ale Festival, The Snooty Fox, London, N5. (Not all green hop as last year but will have some KGHB).

23 – 25th October: Spa Valley Railway/West Kent CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival, Tunbridge Wells

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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