MICRO HUNTING IN EAST KENT

As Simon Everitt discusses in his BRAPA blog, planning pub visits is half the fun.  But while annotated A-Zs and WhatPub map functions are fine, there’s nothing as rewarding as tracking down a pub that doesn’t want to be found with just an out-of-date Ordnance Survey map.

Take a bow, The Wrong Turn in Barfrestone in deepest Kent.

Often the difficulty only arises because of odd addresses; the Rising Sun in Altarnun turned out to be nowhere near that tiny Cornwall village.  The restrictions on signage in picturesque towns and villages is also an issue.

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The Wrong Turn isn’t marked on OS map, being a recent conversion of what looks like an out building. I didn’t mind the 30 minutes search, or the 30 minute walks from Shepherdswell station though, as the whole thing looks like a plot to avoid being found.

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Once you realise Pie Factory Road is a real, if unmarked road, you get one of the most pub-like micros yet, in an atmosphere close to the Margate micro by the Turner.

 

And the beer was excellent too, at the micro-pub format adhered too –  3 localish ales all at £3.  With more daylight you could walk to the Carpenters Arms at Coldred too; a good companion for the Wrong Turn.

At least you were open when you said you would be.

2 thoughts on “MICRO HUNTING IN EAST KENT

  1. Great find! I had heard about the perils of finding this Pub. I might need to move to Kent for a decade actually for BRAPA.

    Are you learning to love Micros a bit more now?? They seem quite varied in terms of quality. Loved Beer in Hand in Hereford but not many have come close to that level.

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    1. Not my thing, though the one in Worthing just about to write up was great. Bit like a houseparty, and I’m Jona Lewie (must use that line).

      Beer in Hand best so far, felt like a pub you could hide in !

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