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The Dog House, Ashford

Pub added by aleand hearty
The Evegate Centre, Station Road
Smeeth
Postal town: Ashford
TN25 6SX

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Rex Rattus left this review about The Dog House

There were three ales advertised here - Range Ales Double Tap, Romney Amber Ale, and Old Dairy Red Top. But although only the latter two were on, they were in super condition and at £3.60 a pint seemingly quite cheap for someone used to London prices. The food menu was quite limited, with sandwiches and jacket potatoes being the main fare, but I also saw a curry advertised.

This is a micropub and microbrewery. Being a micropub, the ales were on stillage only, and of course there were no fruit machines or TVs. There was some booth seating, as well as a couple of tall chairs (as opposed to stools) with a table that had some mechanical contraption is its pedestal. There was also some outside seating. There was an operational turntable, along with loads of vinyl albums with a note to the side of it saying that punters are happy to put on a record of their choice. The classic Carole King album Tapestry was playing when we went in, but as it wasn't very busy we took the opportinity to put on the Stones' Some Girls when it finished. The were lots of other classic albums, by artists such as Sam Cooke. I know that music can disqualify a pub from micropub status, but I reckon the music here is an unusual pub feature, rather than the banal pop music we usually get foisted on us.

This pub is a bit out of the way to put it mildly, but it's certainly worth a visit if you're nearby.

On 18th October 2016 - rating: 8
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