GOODNIGHT, RAMSGATE – MIXING RHUBARB CIDER WITH SHIPYARD IPA

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Crystal unimpressed with my beer menu

12th/13th January 2020

Today’s cover star is Crystal, seen enjoying Ramsgate hospitality the night before her trip back to the States with Nick.

After Arthur Brown and rhubarb cider we took a head-clearing stroll along the bay back to our digs. (Harold House, £32).

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Ram

No, I hadn’t had tea yet. And I’d just spent three (3) hours in the Artillery Arms, my longest stint in one pub since I got trapped in Sinclair’s Oyster House watching England v the Swiss in Euro ’96. Detail, detail.

A last half in the Queen’s” said Nick, whose biggest fault is the halves.

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Patience, Nick

Actually I’d only walked past this beauty that Wednesday, took a couple of snaps, and thought “Wonder what that’s like these days“.

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Could be in Worcester
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Lovely

When I first came to Ramsgate in the mid-2000s it was pubs like this, and the scruffier Thorley Taverns in the High Street, that won me over. And Peter’s chippy.

Despite a decade of micros the locals remain, seemingly all appealing to the older folk with canine companions.

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Welcoming
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Man, dog, pub
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Following Crystal into the pub

Safe to say we don’t have much like the Queen’s Head in Cambridge, though obviously Manchester is full of them.

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Snob screens ?
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Proper fire

Just looked at these photos and seen it was gone 10pm on Sunday by now. Where does the time go ? as someone once sang.

A No. 5 (NBSS 3)then, as Nick said “Bye” to another Ramsgate Landlord.

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Gadd’s half pint glasses OK with me

I took no notes of obscure ’70s classics they might have been playing. Here’s the seats.

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Fault that. Even beer mats

So, where do you go for a proper meal at 10.30pm on a Sunday in January.

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Surf’n’turf @ Spoons

Yes, that is a pint of Shipyard IPA. My lad recommends it.

I felt fine in the morning.

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12 thoughts on “GOODNIGHT, RAMSGATE – MIXING RHUBARB CIDER WITH SHIPYARD IPA

  1. Another thing I noticed with Ramsgate was the number of extension-style estate pubs. Few of these about these days, and to be fair I don’t know if there’s more in Ramsgate than other places, but an essential part of any self-respecting pub-town.

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  2. England – Switzerland 96, sat in the Steamer in Fleetwood trying not to laugh when the Swiss got their penalty. That may well have been the weekend I saw a Mancunian in full Klingon battle gear try to chat up a barmaid in the Mariner in Bispham.

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