There is a micropub revolution across the whole of the UK, the trend for locally brewed ales and ciders is about as hot as it gets right now.
The experience is unique, with many of these bars being set up in old shops, where you can expect a handful of chairs and shared tables, surrounded by barrels and a sprinkling of sawdust on the floors. Bar snacks tend to be the likes of boards of local cheeses, meat pies or smoked fish – If it’s a cold pint, a packet of Walkers and a spin on the ‘fruitie’ you’re after then stop reading now.
With the emphasis on local (in a very un-League of Gentlemen way!) it’s little wonder that the Isle of Thanet has become the beating heart of this revolution, boasting the highest concentration of micropubs of anywhere in the UK. When you’re surrounded by Kent’s famed hops and cider apples, what could be finer than to milk the native crops for such pleasurable purposes.
Elsewhere, in and around the Isle, there’s The Bake & Ale House (Westgate) The Wheel Ale House (Birchington) The Hair of the Dog (Minster) and over in Ramsgate you can lose yourself in The Hovelling Boat Inn or The Conqueror.
With so many snifters to sup, in so many fine establishments – and with so many of the brews at an eye watering percentage – chances are you wont want to drive between them all … You might like to think about booking with Galvers Micropub Tours who will take you between seven of Thanet’s finest micropubs to experience the very best each has the offer. £30 will cover your transport and a pint of ale, cider or a glass of wine in each pub (or £17 if you’re on the halves)
Better still, book a stay with Beeches Holiday Lets – that’s us – and take your time to explore them one by one. It’s the perfect way to acquaint yourself with the area whilst immersing yourself in the local culture and heritage, quenching your thirst for knowledge as well as wetting your whistle!
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