Deal Road, Dover
Swingate offers comfortable rooms, a nice restaurant and fine pub. A great lodging choice for visits to Dover and Deal.www.swingate.co.uk
BLAKES OF DOVER
52 Castle Street, Dover
Peter and Kathryn Garstin (pictured above) have turned Blakes into THE
real ale destination in Dover. The pub also features a fine restaurant
and accommodations. Local CAMRA pub of the year 2006.
The Bay, CT15 6DY, near Dover
short drive from downtown Dover, Coast Guard pub affords lovely views
of the white cliffs and ships coming in and out of the busy Dover port
area. Excellent seafood and cask ales highlight the pub menu.
1 Bench Street, Dover
Found between Dover's Market Square and seafront, Flotilla sports a nautical decor and 2-3 cask ales.
58 Maison Dieu Road, Dover
Numerous guest ales are featured along with regular, live jazz.
THE PARK INN
Park Place, Dover, CT16 1DF
A favorite of locals, five or so real ales are usually on handpump.
47 Beach Street, Deal
establishment offers a delightful food menu that features many creative
items not normally found in pubs. The cask ales were in fine form on
our visit, and the garden area out back seems inviting in the warmer
187-189 Middle Street, Deal
Shepherd Neame can be found on cask alongside regular guest ales. The building dates back to the 18th century.
141 Middle Street, Deal
nice range of cask ales from Shepherd Neame, Hook Norton, Youngs and
Hopback are usually available, along with a warming fireplace in the
front lounge room.
5TH HANS VOLUNTEER ARMS
74 Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth
Now a Fuller's pub, this place has been a real ale favorite in Portsmouth for decades.
THE BARLEY MOW
39 Castle Road, Southsea, Portsmouth
Big, friendly, locals pub with live music, nice pub fare and marvelous real ales.
DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth
Comfortable pub with two real ales.
THE EASTFIELD HOTEL
Prince Albert Road, Eastney, Portsmouth
Two bar areas make up this attractive establishment, and a fine range of guest ales highlight the real ale list.
THE FLORENCE ARMS
Florence Road, Southsea, Portsmouth
Located right across from the seafront, this pub offers a pleasing range of ciders and four real ales.
HOLE IN THE WALL
36 Gt Southsea Street, Southsea, Portsmouth
relatively new owner of this pub (pictured above) has converted the
place into a tribute to cask ale in the city. Locals and visitors alike
flock to the Hole in the Wall to sample an ever-changing range of cask
154 Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth
Look for six rotating real ales and a cask cider.
Marmion Road, Southsea, Portsmouth
Small, one bar pub on a busy shopping street in Portsmouth.
Duncan Road, Southsea, Portsmouth
Look for a nice range of cask ales from independent, local brewers.
THE ROSE IN JUNE
Milton Road, Milton, Portsmouth
Large pub with nice beer garden and fine cask ale menu.
ROYAL MARINE ARTILLERY TAVERN
58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, Portsmouth
Friendly old pub with a good range of ales from Fullers.
SIR LOIN OF BEEF
152 Highland Road, Eastney, Portsmouth
Expect 8-9 cask ales at this personable pub.
THE TASWELL ARMS
Taswell Road, Southsea, Portsmouth
Located off the beaten track in a quaint neighborhood, "The Tas" offers a friendly welcome.
Just what is cask ale (or real ale)? Why is it so important?
From London's Independent Real Ale Guide...
"Real ale or cask-conditioned beer is a natural, living product. At the
end of the production process - using the finest malted barley, hops,
yeast and pure water - the beer if not filtered, pasteurised or
artificially carbonated. It's placed into casks (called firkins), often
with extra hops for aroma, and delivered in unfinished form to pubs.
Here the beer enjoys a secondary fermentation in cask that creates a
full, mature flavour. In UK pubs, when the yeast has settled, the
beer is drawn by the familiar hand-pump attached to a suction pump
known as a beer engine. Some pubs without cellars still serve beer
straight from the cask using a simple gravity tap."
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