Margate, Broadstairs, and Ramsgate offer a thriving – and growing – Micro Pub scene, each with its own individual style and atmosphere. Far from the world of large breweries or corporate groups, these small businesses have gone back to the basics of the pub experience: a friendly, family-run, local watering hole, where you can try (and even take away) specialist ales and ciders. Some are no bigger than a living room, while others offer live music, beer gardens, or fantastic views!
Why not sample some of East Kent’s best local ales and ciders and enjoy what’s fast becoming Thanet’s new way to drink?
Did you know Thanet has the highest concentration of micropubs, with more opening all the time. The first Micropub opened just along the coast at Herne Bay in 2005 The Butcher’s Arms
Ramsgate itself boasts its very own brewery, Gadd’s, established in 2002 and selling fresh local ales in casks and bottles some with a seaside theme name.
Margate already hosts the Thanet Beer Festival each Easter, showcasing the transformation of fine Kentish hops into an irresistible array of perries, bitters and ales.
And if that’s not enough, Broadstairs’ Spring Fair and autumn’s Broadstairs Food Festival each offer a 3-day celebration of Thanet's finest meats, cheeses, pickles and breads - all washed down with Kent wines, ciders and ales.