Kent pubs and breweries recognised in CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2013
By kentsussex | Thursday, September 13, 2012, 09:18
Lover of real ale can raise a glass in celebration as the publication of the Good Beer Guide 2013 proves Kent's brewing scene is going from strength to strength.
The county now boasts 26 real ale breweries – with five new beer producers having opened in the space of just 12 months.
Drinkers wanting to enjoy the brews being created right here in the Garden of England also have plenty of choice when it comes to finding a great pub. The Good Beer Guide 2013 features 42 new entries from across the county.
Among those hostelries featured in the beer drinker's bible is the Conqueror Alehouse in Ramsgate which has been named Kent Regional Pub of the Year 2012.
Kae Mendham, Kent regional director for the Campaign for Real Ale, said: "The Good Beer Guide has always been about celebrating the best community pubs serving a high standard of real ale, and in the Guide's 40th year, the competition to become one of the 4,500 pubs included has never been greater.
"To this day, the Guide remains completely independent and driven by the hard work of CAMRA members surveying their local pubs to ensure readers enjoy the perfect pint of real ale."
The Guide describes the Conqueror as a 'superb micropub, probably the smallest free house in Thanet'.
It was opened in November 2010 by an ex-local CAMRA chairman, it has room for around 20 customers. CAMRA members have recognised it as a friendly pub offering 'a pleasant music- and TV-free atmosphere'.