Butchers Arms29A Herne Street
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The original micropub, and a real ale gem, though now with very limited opening hours. Once a butcher's shop, it still has the original chopping tables, with hooks and other implements. There is seating for 12 customers and standing room for about 20, the compact drinking area ensuring lively banter. An ever-changing variety of guest beers are offered, and customers can buy beer to take home. The pub has won five CAMRA awards and was the East Kent Pub of the Year in 2009. Cask ales are served on gravity dispense from stillage in a temperature controlled cellar room at the rear. Expect to walk through the cellar room to get to the unisex toilet at the very back of the pub. There is a public car park in School Lane. Although the pub is closed on Saturdays, groups of experienced cask beer drinkers wishing for a private session should contact Martyn in advance