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Yard of Ale, St. Peters, Broadstairs

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61 Church Street
Broadstairs
CT10 2TU
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Aqualung . left this review about Yard of Ale

This place is something different. I was expecting the usual shop conversion so wondered where on earth it could be as I approached. I saw the sign and then discovered it's through a garden gate and is an old flint building set in a small hollow. As noted below it was originally a stable and is accessed via the partly decked patio.
Inside it's a single room with a small bar counter to the right with a sliding door glass chilled cabinet behind for the beers and ciders. It's a proper micropub with no music or TV and nothing in the way of keg beers or speciality spirits. There's a wood burning stove but apart from that it's the original stable with a few bits of pub furniture added. Obviously the horses have been relocated. There were already a few locals in when I arrived just after midday on a Saturday.
There were four beers available, Gadds' Green Hop, Dark Conspiracy & No 7 and Northdown Hebru IPA. I went for the Green Hop and the Hebru both at £3.00 and both excellent.
I thought this was a quirky and excellent micropub and it's highly recommended.

On 26th October 2018 - rating: 10
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Yard of Ale

Embarrassingly, you enter this micro via a latched gate on a low picketed fence, where on a busy Saturday afternoon, you feel as though all eyes are on you, when you are crossing the busy courtyard to the outbuilding to retrieve a pint. Still, they all seemed a friendly and like minded bunch, so a smile and mumbled good afternoon saved my grace. Once inside the bar area, we had a choice of four ales, Mighty Oak Glory Days, Gadds No.3, Gadds Old School and Rockin Robin Mild. The interior had a cobblestone floor with some hay scattered about, and along with some bench seating and high tables and chairs, there were a few bales of straw with rugs on. I went for the Gadds No3, which was fair to middle, but a tad on the flat side as it was near the end of the barrel. So I went for the Mild, which was a better choice.

On 9th June 2018 - rating: 8
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Yard of Ale

Compact alehouse in a converted single-room outbuilding (formerly a funeral director's stables, apparently), with some seating on benches out in the courtyard for the better weather. Basic furniture and décor, what really strikes you is the friendly welcome (despite arriving a bit before the official opening time) and the convivial atmosphere as the locals started to come in. Four real ales available on gravity from a total of ten casks visible in the tap room at the back of the 'bar', with the splendid local Gadd's Oyster Stout (£3.00) supplemented by beers from Great Heck, Skinners and Triple fff from further afield. Six cider boxes also noted. This place not only won the branch, East Kent and Kent region pub of the year, but was also a Camra National Pub of the Year 2015 finalist, and you can quite see why - top of the range!

On 13th March 2016 - rating: 9
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Map location corrected by Wynne Route
Broadstairs, 0.87 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Dumpton Park, 1.81 miles, 34 min walk (show)
Ramsgate, 2.15 miles, 41 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Yard of Ale, Broadstairs
26th Oct 2018, 17:29
Review submitted by Aqualung .
 
9th Jun 2018, 18:09
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 21 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 21 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 21 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 21 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 21 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 September 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Darts : No last updated 21 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 30 September 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Function Room : No last updated 22 October 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : No last updated 21 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 21 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 21 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 21 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 21 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 17 March 2015 by David McNally
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 21 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Every other Tuesday - last updated 30 September 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 21 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 21 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 22 October 2018 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : No last updated 21 July 2014 by ROB Camra
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