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The Admiral's Arm, Queenborough

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Trafalgar Court, West Street
Queenborough
ME11 5AD
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Admiral's Arm

Just off The Swale at the Westernmost edge of Queenborough, this is a surprisingly large micropub split across two rooms. You enter to the smaller of the two rooms – a bare boarded space with a few high, hard benches and stools around the entrance and a couple of steps up to the bar area which sees the servery along the rear wall and a few high tables and stools to the right. The bar has a smart modern counter with all the taps and handpumps lined up along the bar back which also has a window through to the ‘cellar’ room behind. Boards around the bar list a wide variety of drink options as well as a few snacks. The room has been decorated with all manner of nautical themed items, as you might expect from its name and location, plus a few bits of breweriana, including a ship’s wheel, model ships, beer bottles, brewery mirrors, hop-lined beams, sailor caps, naval charts, CAMRA certificates and knot display cases. A door to the left leads through to a larger second room which was being used for a private function on our visit, with tables arranged in long rows through the centre, so it was difficult to know what this room is normally like. The décor here was a bit more light-hearted and included fishing nets full of plastic sea creatures strung around the walls. A small outdoor smoking area with limited seating can be found out to the left of the building and it appears mobile phone users are also expected to head out here to make or take calls, as signs around the bar threated a £1 fine for anyone caught on their phone inside the pub.
The beer boards listed a good cask ale selection which comprised Wansum Black Prince Mild, Boutillers Doris’ Delight, Wild Beer MMXX, Romney Best Bitter and Mighty Oak Winter Wonder. I gave the Doris’ Delight a try, as it was a new brewery to me, and thought it was in excellent condition and a tasty drop. Seven craft keg beers were also listed from the likes of Dark Star, Lost & Grounded and Brew York among others. The staff were really personable, with the landlord stopping by for a chat at one point and a new barman making up for gaps in his knowledge of the beers by being incredibly friendly and helpful.
I thought this was a cracking pub that acts as a real asset to the local community. It commits several sins in the eyes of micropub purists, but I don’t see that as being of any great concern when you have beer, ambiance and service of this quality. Absolutely a must-visit if you find yourself out on the Isle of Sheppey, this place will not disappoint.

On 17th April 2020 - rating: 9
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Admiral's Arm

We called in here on a Saturday lunchtime, where we were instantly chatting away with a couple of the locals at the bar, the young barmaid was also chatty and jolly. This is a two roomed micro with the bar facing you as you enter, plus a glass partitioned cold room behind the bar. There was also small snug on the left hand side of the bar. Four ales on handpump, Slaters Bitter, Gadds No3, Goachers Stout and Skinners Porthleven, with always one from Gadds as a regular.
They also had a choice of 12 ciders, hence they were awarded Kent Cider pub of the Year and also a choice of over 30 Gins.
The interior was mainly constructed from timber and this included all of the bespoke tables and chairs. The main theme throughout is of seafaring memorabilia and some hops added across the ceiling for good measure. The locals here also support the local lifeboat association and a tally on the wall beside the bar gives the totals raised to date.
We briefly enquired how far it would be to walk to the Heritage micropub, when one of the locals offered to give us a lift, as it was on his way. Respect there, as it saved us a good 30min walk.

On 31st March 2018 - rating: 9
[User has posted 2976 recommendations about 2976 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Queenborough, 0.44 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Sheerness-on-Sea, 2.23 miles, 43 min walk (show)
Swale, 3.51 miles, 1 hr 7 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Admiral's Arm, Queenborough
17th Apr 2020, 09:32
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
31st Mar 2018, 14:46
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 17 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 17 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 30 March 2018 by Real Ale Ray
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 17 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes - Pizza menu - last updated 17 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 17 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 17 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 17 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 17 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 14 November 2016 by Alan Hurdle
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 17 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes - 4 changing beers - last updated 14 November 2016 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 30 March 2018 by Real Ale Ray
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 17 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
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