Real ale pubs in Kent: 10 of the best

PUBLISHED: 15:00 01 March 2016

There is nothing like a glass of real ale

There is nothing like a glass of real ale

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Check out our guide to some of the best real ale pubs in our county. For a quick pint or a long afternoon by the log fire, we have the real ale pub for you

The Black Lion

The Black Lion is a free house located in the historic village of Appledore and serves a variety of seasonally changing real ales. It is also known for having delicious locally sourced food. With friendly and welcoming owners and staff, The Black Lion is a relaxing escape from urban life.

Halfway House

With up to ten different beers available daily, Halfway House in Brenchley prides itself on providing high quality real ales for its thirsty customers.

The Montefiore Arms

With a passion for serving fresh cask ales with the permanent Gadds’ Number 7 as the house beer and special guest beers too, The Montefiore Arms in Ramsgate is the perfect stop for beer lovers.

The Berry

With eight different real ales and many awards from CAMRA, The Berry in Walmer is a must-visit for real ale fans.

The Chambers

The Chambers in Folkestone support local breweries with their real ales and ciders. Located on the busy street corner of Sandgate, this popular pub is a local favourite.

The Bell Inn

With an annual beer and cider festival in which 50 plus beers are served and being situated in the picturesque village of Ivychurch under the St George’s church tower, it’s no wonder The Bell Inn is such a popular spot for real ale aficionados.

The White Hart

Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the village of Newenden is The White Hart pub. Steeped in history and being featured in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide for 12 years running, this charming pub will have you coming back for another glass of real ale.

The Milk House

The Milk House in Sissinghurst is a traditional village pub that serves cask ales and beers from local breweries in the 16th century building that features open fireplaces and wooden beams.

The Bell and Jorrocks

The winner of Maidstone and Mid Kent CAMRA Pub of the Year 2015, The Bell and Jorrocks in Frittenden is a popular pub that serves three regular and one guest ale at all times in this 18th century building.

The Stile Bridge

With guest ales from all over the country on frequent rotation and two delicious permanent real ales, The Stile Bridge in Marden is a favourite for real ale lovers who like to try something different.

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