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Barnacles Steak & Ale, Margate Town, Margate

1 King Street
Margate
CT9 1DD
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Roger Button left this review about Barnacles Steak & Ale

This mid-19th Century building was previously the bar of the Royal Albion Hotel but was converted in the 1980’s into a separate entity (the hotel itself is now flats and apartments). Since 2005 it has been part of the Thorley Taverns chain.

The slightly rambling interior is divided into a main bar area, a cosy middle room and a rear section contaiuning a pool table and dart board. There are large expanses of exposed wood throughout and parts of the rear section feel like being below deck on an old galleon that make you expct the pub to lurch from side to side. The middle room in particular is quite a cosy spot separated from the main body of the pub by a dividing glazed screen. There is also some outside pavement seating overlooking the harbour.

The décor contains plenty of nautical pictures and ship wheels as well as several photos of the town in days gone by including a large panorama in the pool table section. Unfortunately there is also an abundant display of promotional material that clutters things up. There are a couple of TV's showing sport and piped music but nothing intrusive. Film buffs may wish to note that the pub featured in the film Last Orders.

On the beer side of things, there were 2 ales available on my visuit, Courage Dirctiors and Ripple Steam Best Bitter which at £3.10 for the latter was reasonably priced and good quality. Service was welcoming and efficient.

It may be a little contrived but the place certainly has some character and appeared to attract a decent customer base. It certainly comes over as one of the better places in town.

On 30th July 2012 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Margate, 0.73 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Westgate-on-Sea, 2.41 miles, 46 min walk (show)
Broadstairs, 3.43 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Barnacles Steak & Ale, Margate
9th Dec 2017, 21:30
Pub map correction submitted by Graham Coombs approved
 
9th Dec 2017, 21:30
Pub map correction submitted by Graham Coombs

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 09 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 09 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : Yes last updated 09 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : No last updated 10 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 10 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 10 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 09 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 10 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 10 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
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