Tuesday, 10 December 2013

New Micro Pub Opens In Minster On The Isle Of Thanet

Hair of the Dog    Thanets newest Micro Pub.

Opened on Friday 6th December.

Situated in a former Hair Salon in Minster High Street CT12 4AB



Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The Paper Mill Swales First Micro Pub Opens In Sittingbourne

The latest addition to Kents blossoming Micro Pub garden is The Paper Mill.

It opened its doors for business on Saturday12th October 2013

Located at 2 Charlotte Street ME10 2JN



Friday, 11 October 2013

New Micro Brewery Has Started Production In Kent. Musket Brewery At Linton.

Just received this email from Beccy at Kents newest Microbrewery.

"Hi Malcolm,

We are a new microbrewery in Linton, Maidstone and wondered whether we could be added to your microbrewery site please? Our website is


Our beers will be ready from 21st October and we have a Golden Ale at 3.8% and a Best Bitter at 4.2%

Kind regards,
Beccy Stroud"

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Rack Of Ale Micro Pub Dover Planning To open Thursday 10th October 2013

I have just received an email from Steve and Trish which states.

"Update re our project.
Its looking like we will open Thursday of this week 10/10 - all being well.
Grateful if you could give us a mention, even though we are 'down the road'
from Thanet.


Steve & Trish 

Rack of Ale, 7 Park Place, Dover. CT16 1DF
Situated opposite Dover Police  Station"

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

The Tap Room Clftonville Thanets Latest Micro Pub

The Tap Room opened for business on Saturday the 3rd April 2015 at

4 Northdown Parade Prices Avenue Cliftonville CT9 2NR 

See Phils Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tap-Room


Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Faversham Micro Pub Is Now In The Planning Stage

New Micro Pub is aiming to open in Preston Street Faversham Kent.

Andrew Sach is hopeing to be open for business by Christmas.

My thanks go to David Wainwright for pointing me in the direction of this newspaper article.

Click on the Faversham News link of the KMG Editions below.



Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The Rack Of Ale Micro Pub Dover Aims For An October Opening Date.

The Licence has been granted for Dovers first Micro Pub.

According to The Rack Of Ales Twitter Page.

"Find out this Friday if Change of Use has been approved. - Tense week!!"




Sunday, 15 September 2013

New Micro Pub Opens In Whitstable Kent

The Black Dog, Kents newest Micro Pub Opens today Sunday 15th September 2013.

The opening hours and days can be found at The Black Dogs FaceBook page.



Ales Of The Unexpected

Monday, 2 September 2013

Micro Pub For Sittingbourne Kent ME10 2JN

A new Micro Pub in Kent has been given planning permission.

The Paper Mill as it is to be called is on the corner of Charlotte Street and Church Street

Mine Hosts will be Marianne and Harvey.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Minster Thanet Micro Pub Planning Permission Granted.

Proposal  Change of use from hairdressing salon to drinking establishment

Location   73 High Street, Minster, Ramsgate, CT12 4AB

"Local Planning Authority, has decided to grant planning permission in this instance."

Extract from letter dated 22/08/2013

Micro Pubs currently open for business on The Isle Of Thanet are now a total of 9.


Friday, 23 August 2013

Ales Of The Unexpexted Westbrook Margate Will Open This Afternoon Friday 23rd August At 5 PM

Today  Friday the 23 rd of August I was on my way to the Bake & Alehouse on the number 8A bus when I saw from the window that Carl was out side his Micro Pub in Westbrook

The good, infact very good news is that the newest micro pub in Thanet, The Ales Of The Unexpected will open today at 5 PM today.


Wednesday, 21 August 2013

New Micro Pub Opens In Middlesbrough

A new Micro Pub has just opened in Middlesbrough

Its called Dr Phils Ale House

ITV have a report on it here


A copy of the ITV Player software is required to watch the video report.

Looks great to me as I do like to see real ale dispensed using a swan neck and a sparkler.

Please dont shout at me. Its just that I spent 30 years in Coalville drinking Draught Bass and Marstons Pedigree when they were at their prime.


Wednesday, 14 August 2013

New Micro Pub Due To Open In Thanet

Ales Of The Unexpected Micro Pub Westbrook Margate Opening Date


The planned opening day is on Bank Holiday Friday 23rd August 2013 at appox 5 PM

There is still a little work to be done so this date is not set in stone.


Friday, 9 August 2013

New Micro Pub Planning Application For Cliftonville Margate In The Isle Of Thanet


A planning application has been put in for change of use of a former Asian Takeaway at  4 NORTHDOWN PARADE, PRICES AVENUE, MARGATE, CT9 2NR into a micro pub

Phil tells me all being well the Micro Pub will be called The Tap Room

See Phils Blog  http://thetaproom-micropub.blogspot.co.uk/
Thanet District Council Application Number F/TH/13/0631
Reception Date 01/08/2013
Expiry Date      26/09/2013


Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Micro Pub Planned For Dover

New Micro Pub Planning Application For Dover

Initial information supplied to me by  :-

Martyn Hillier
The Butchers Arms
A planning application has been put in for change of use of a former Opticians at 7 Park Place Ladywell Dover CT16 1DF into a micro pub.

To be known as The Rack Of Ale

Mine host :- Patricia Gulliford

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

New Micro Pub Planning Application For Minster In The Isle Of Thanet

Initial information supplied to me by  :-

Steve Saunders
Thanet CAMRA
Pubs Officer
"Hi Malcolm
A planning application has been put in for change of use of a former hairdressers at 73 High Street Minster into a micro pub and there should be a planning application submitted for change of use of a shop in Northdown Road in the next few weeks.
Cheers Steve"

Thanet District Council Application Number F/TH/13/0526
Reception Date 27/06/2013
Expiry Date      22/08/2013


Thursday, 2 May 2013

New Micro Pub The Bouncing Barrel Due To Open In Herne Bay Kent.


Further details Of The Bouncing Barrel as supplied by Penny


Dear  Malcolm,

Another update for you, we will be opening on Saturday 4th May at 12pm to 11pm,

 we are open all day on the Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday also.

On Sunday 5th May there is a classic car show along Mortimer street and  round past our pub.

Kind regards Penny


Friday, 26 April 2013

First Micro Pub Opens In Herne Bay

New Micro Pub The Firkin Frog Opens In Herne Bay Kent

Formerly Steve’s Kitchen Showroom, the premises has undergone a massive transformation to become Herne Bay’s Micropub. Steve, together with long time business colleague, Mark, have teamed up to bring the best of British cask ale and local banter to the people of Herne Bay.

The old shop front has been transformed to look more like a pub, and we have installed another door entry point to replace the old communal entry door which was part of the planning application to change the use of the building into a micropub.

We opened on April 23rd 2013. ( Copied From Their Site At)  http://www.thefirkinfrog.co.uk


Wednesday, 10 April 2013

The Bouncing Barrel Herne Bays Latest Micro Pub

New Micro Pub Due To Open In Herne Bay Kent

                                                                                                                                   Further details Of The Bouncing Barrel as supplied by Penny and Trevor 

Dear Malcolm

At last we can give you an update. Planning permission was granted last week and we sign contracts with the Landlord on Friday.

It will be all systems go to get the place furnished and stocked as we plan to open early May. At least that's the plan anyway!  We will let you know a definate date as soon as we know.

Please conatact us if you have any questions.

Kind Regards

Penny & Trevor

Of the soon to be, Bouncing Barrel, Herne Bay


Thursday, 28 March 2013

Kent The Micro Brewery County

Latest Micro Brewery Opens In Kent

Mad Cat Brewery Ltd.
Brogdale Farm
Brogdale Road
Kent, ME13 8XU


Added To My Kent Micro Brewery Map At


Sunday, 10 March 2013

The Wheel Alehouse Birchington Micro Pub

 The Wheel Alehouse (Birchington's first real ale micro-pub).

Opening at 5PM (that's 1700 in nautical lingo) on Monday, 11th March 2013 is the Wheel Ale House at  60 Station Road, Birchington, Kent CT7 9RA

On the opening day, the following ales will be on offer:

Nelson Brewery - Pieces of 8

Millis Brewing - Kentish Red

Firkin Ales - Ravening Wolf

Canterbury Ales - Pardoner's Ale

Nelson Brewery - Frigging in the Rigging



Wednesday, 6 February 2013

kent The Micro Pub County Of England

This Is A Simple Blog About The Simple But Brilliant Concept Of The Micro Pub As Found In Thanet.

The First Micro Pub As They Are Now Known Is Also To Be Found In Kent

The Butchers Arms. Herne Village. CT6 7HL



Not only does Thanet have more than its fair share of Micro Pubs it also has a very good bus service which links to the 7 railway stations located at Birchington, Westgate, Margate, Broadstairs, Dumpton Park, Ramsgate, and last but not least Minster.

A good way to sample some of the Micro Pubs is to use the Thanet Loop Bus Service operated by Stagecoach.

The Thanet Micro Pub List Is Here.