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Breakwater Taproom, Buckland, Dover

St Martin's Yard, Lorne Road
Dover
CT16 2AA
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Pub SignMan left this review about Breakwater Taproom

Quite a fair way out into the Northern suburbs of Dover, on the banks of the River Dour, stands this rather smart little brewpub operation. The venture is housed in a most unlikely looking single storey, weatherboard building with a small grassy space out the front offering a few picnic bench seating options. You enter into a smart, bare boarded room with plain painted walls and large front windows that let in plenty of light. Long benches formed into booth-like formations run along the left-hand wall beneath a large mural depicting Dover’s breakwater, whilst smaller tables and chairs run through the centre of the room and a few tub chairs with wacky upholstery fill the space to the rear. The bar is over on the right-hand wall and has an unusual counter comprised of rocks stacked inside a wire-mesh frame, almost like a breakwater/groyne. The bar back is one of those craft beer bar standard white tile affairs with large, informative beer board above. The rear part of the room has been set aside for the brewery, which can be seen through large glass screens with some interesting breweriana on the wall behind including a nice old enamel sign for Lenny’s Ale and Stout. There’s a small rear garden accessed by a door in the rear left corner of the room, whilst inside customers were regaled with 70’s rock tunes playing quietly over the sound system.
The cask ales were all home brews, with options on this visit comprising Breakwater Best, Dover Pale Ale, Kicks, Golden Blend, Samphire Gold and Black Ensign. Alongside this, five keg beers and six ciders rounded out a good draught selection. I tried the Black Ensign, at a well-priced £3.25 a pint, and thought it was a tasty brew. The extremely friendly barmaid encouraged my other half to try a few different cider options before settling on the one she wanted.
I really liked this place and thought it was a very nicely put-together brew pub that deserves to do well. I liked the unusual building, the helpful staff and the interesting beer selection and would happily have stayed for longer, were it not for the long walk that faced us back to our accommodation. Well worth seeking out, this is a good addition to Dover’s pub scene.

On 25th October 2019 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Dover Priory, 0.94 miles, 18 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for Breakwater Taproom, Dover
25th Oct 2019, 18:40
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
17th Sep 2017, 16:59
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 03 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : No last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes - Pizzas on Fri and Sat evenings - last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 03 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 25 October 2019 by Pub SignMan
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