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The Butchers Arms

Closes in 28 min: 12:00 - 13:30, 18:00 - 21:00
Open today: 12:00 - 13:30, 18:00 - 21:00
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Folkestone Winter Holiday

Was doing a Kent pub crawl with my mate Doug using our Stagecoach bus tickets ant train tickets. We... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
David W
Southport, United Kingdom
via mobile
A Unique Experience

If you are an Ale lover and are in the area you must pop in to this quaint establishment. Martin... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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29A Herne Street, Herne CT6 7HL, England
+44 1227 371000
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Was doing a Kent pub crawl with my mate Doug using our Stagecoach bus tickets ant train tickets. We decided to take a detour to Herne and our visit there was priceless. The UK'so first official micropub, it was tiny but the locals welcomed us...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

If you are an Ale lover and are in the area you must pop in to this quaint establishment. Martin, the landlord, is a character in himself and a font of knowledge when it comes to talking about micro pubs and their history. The regulars...More

2  Thank Bruciesmate
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This is a traditional ale house, small and cozy, I think it is one of the smallest in the UK if not the smallest. A great selection of ales, a great landlord who keeps a great cellar and has been doing so for years. Located...More

3  Thank David G
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We're punching above our weight with micro pubs and micro breweries. This is the ultimate Sunday lunchtime or alternative date night pub.

1  Thank Grahame M
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This English pub gem opened 10 years ago and is the first micro-pub in The Country. A micro-pub sells only micro-brewery cask real ale, some artisan cider and wine. They are typically very small (this one is in postage stamp league) and intimate. No gaming...More

2  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is a very curious pub indeed, and all the better for it. Excellent beer, snacks on the bar (I visited on a Sunday afternoon) and some distinctly interesting and friendly locals. It is rather like a micro-pub, although it isn't one. I love it!

1  Thank RichardG-L
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

As per Martyn the convivial host and landlord; the pub opened in November 2005 making this the first Micro Pub. This is an absolute gem with a fantastic range of beer's plus some very friendly fellow drinkers. Not to be missed.

1  Thank Tony087
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Visited here recently to see where the Micropub revolution started. This is the smallest micropub I have been in yet, but it works well, since within no time at all you will be enjoying lively conversation with the landlord and other customers over a great...More

1  Thank colin p
Reviewed 15 May 2016

The very first Micropub in the world. The very best beer served in the world - as far as my experience can offer of course!

3  Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 15 May 2016

This is where the micropub revolution began - and now with over 200 nationwide, it's good to come here and see where it started. It's a quirky and lively place, great for locals and for people coming from further away. The ale is always spot...More

2  Thank Artistmitch
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