Turner Contemporary was our first destination.
|Turner Contemporary & Visitor Information Centre|
The Harbour ArmsThe Harbour Arms is located in one of these units and is open all day so we were able to find our first beer in the appropriately nautical surroundings.
G2 Brewing (Ashford, Kent) Otava IPA 4.4% ABV and Caveman Brewery (Swanscombe, Kent) Shatkora 5.5% ABV with lime and ginger notes.
Lifeboat Ale and Cider HousePreviously a winebar, the Lifeboat Ale and Cider House at 1 Market Street was established in May 2010.
|Lifeboat Ale & Cider House is the corner building at far right of Market Place|
The Ramsgate Brewery Gadds' No 7, a Kentish pale bitter ale.
Cobb & Co's Margate Ales. Whitbread acquired the brewery in 1968 and closed it the same year.
We would visit the Lifeboat's sister pub, the Chapel, in Broadstairs later in the day.
FezPhilip Evans is the man behind the Fez micropub in Margate, which opened in December 2015. If you are lucky you will find him wearing a fez!
Bay Restaurant & Bar of the Sands Hotel.
Martin Taylor's eye after it was featured in a tweet but my fellow beer blogger was disappointed to discover that the micropub does not actually serve Bass.
AVS Wines & Beers Ltd of Gravesend, Kent. Beers and Ciders were only £3 pint (April 2016).
Tonbridge Brewery Golden Rule. Other beers were from Grafton Brewing Ltd (Worksop) and Acorn Brewery (Barnsley).
|Phil reading 'Ullage' from a raised seat in the Fez|
|View from raised seat at a high table|
|Permanent wave machine|
|Art by Angela Malone|
Meg didn't find it easy to get me out of the Fez but the promise of a return visit the next day did the trick.
Rooster's Brewing Co (Knaresborough) Buckeye and Pig & Porter (Tunbridge Wells) Dance First Stout were now listed. Both beers were sampled and found to be in superb condition.
I look forward to a return visit to the Fez, in my opinion a good enough reason on its own to visit Margate.
|The Tudor House, Margate|