Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

The Best of the Kent Rail Micropub Trail

Saturday 13 April 2024 10:30

THIS IS A BRANCH SOCIAL led by Alan Molloy (07864 020570).

As you probably know, Kent has the highest concentration of micropubs in the country. This will be my four trip to Kent.

We will all meet at St. Pancras mainline station by the entrance ticket M/cs. to catch the 11.20 train that travels along the North Kent coast to Margate.

IT IS 15mins WALK FROM KINGS CROSS TO THE ST. PANCRAS TICKET M/Cs. and it was very busy last Saturday. We will meet there and buy Super Off-Peak Day Returns which allows you to leave the train at any station and get back on! I suggest you wait for all the group to be present, because 3 or more travelling together can get a Group Save ticket for £22 a discount of 33%.

I have COMPLETED a dry run on the 6th April and chosen the best of my favourites from trips 1 & 2:

1. Starting off in the "Compass Alehouse," Gravesend where it started all those years ago.

2. "Past & Present," Gillingham.

3. "Prince of Ales," Rainham.

4. A new one I liked "Yellow Stocks."

5/6. Lastly on to Margate to visit two favourites from trip 2, "Two Halves" & "Fez,"

None of the Micropubs do food other than crisps & nuts, but there are Wetherspoon's in Rainham, Sittingbourne and Margate for food.

If you are coming please let me know, so I know who to look out for.