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The Black Dog, Whitstable - pub details

Address: 66 High Street, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1BB [map] [gmap]

Nearest train stations Chestfield & Swalecliffe (2 miles), Herne Bay (4.4 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.6/10 (rated by 13 users)
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The Black Dog was my final stop in Kent and was a very good way to finish. The interior is quite dark and as the previous reviewer states, there are some strange things on the walls. I sat next to a poster depicting how various organs of the body look for a normal person and for an alcoholic! With 24 real ciders in here, I can imagine most visitors' organs would look more like the latter. Ales were Kent Session Pale, Burning Sky Plateau, Tonbridge Rustic, Thornbridge Tonttu & Goachers Mild. Ciders are listed on a small chalkboard on the bar. Most are fruit ciders and it's just their flavour that is listed. The owner/barman was very knowledgeable though and I established that there was Garden Cider Company Vintage, Dudda's Tun Bone Dry & Cheery Old Dudda, Biddenden Red Love & Sweet Cider, Turner's Apple Pie, Kent Cider Company Pear Cider,Mango Cider & Cloudy Rocket, Purbeck Devil's Leaf, Seacider White Peach & Snail's Bank Pineapple & Grapefruit Cider. Other varieties were Spiced Cider, Strawberry Cider, Apricot Cider (probably Dudda's Tun), 2 varieties of Rhubarb Cider, Elderflower Cider, Salted Caramel Cider, Toffee Apple Cider, Blackcurrant Cider, Passion Fruit Cider, Strawberry & Lime Cider, Ginger Cider & Medium Cider. This is easily the best pub in Whitstable. I could have quite happily had a session here. But alas, all good things have to come to an end. Maybe the next time I'm in town......
blue_scrumpy - 13 Jan 2019 22:01
Decent micropub with unusual and often disturbing d├ęcor with photos of Victorian freaks and diseased organs along with very weird modern art. OK choice of ales but no dark or strong ones - I have come to expect micropubs to cover all bases with minimum choice of one best bitter, one light hoppy, one dark and one strong.
Notice they charge 25p for tasters.
baxterfish - 11 Sep 2017 14:16
A smashing micropub. Well served with good ales and a great lively bunch of locals.

harlequin - 24 Aug 2017 20:08
Small shop now micropub. Layout is all one single line of table against the wall (a bit like your average tube train layout as in all longitudinal no transverse).

Ale was drinkable (there was a choice of 4 on). it was okay but one of those places you stop for a pint then move on (as in nothing to keep you there)
anonymous - 8 Mar 2017 19:12
As a post-script, if you should need a haircut, and it should also happen to be a Monday, then the barman would be more-than-willing to swirl a black cape around your neck, as he guided you into a chair before a mirror, and then plugged in his clippers to administer a highly professional job to your locks. You could enjoy a pint during the process too, and also savour being a talking-point, among the customers to whom this might be something out-of-the-ordinary.
eddybeer - 6 Feb 2017 22:38

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