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“At last a local pub” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Firkin Frog

The Firkin Frog
157 Station Road, Herne Bay CT6 5QA, England
07460 895 527
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Ranked #2 of 16 Nightlife in Herne Bay
Type: Bars
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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“At last a local pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This is the nearest pub to my house and fortunately it serves a rather nice pint of ale (real)
Steve and Mark are always welcoming and have 3 - 4 ales of differing strength and colour.
Id spend more time in the pub gathering evidence for this review if only "er indoors" would let me.
The FF along with the BB (Bouncing Barrell) are most welcome additions to the beer scene in HB and long may they last.

Visited June 2013
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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“Real ale house. Top marks for my new local!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Found this place that has recently opened in the bay just around the corner from me. What a great idea, a real ale house that serves propper beer and cider and keeps them well! And not a chav a or pikey in sight! The beer and ciders on offer change regularly and they even give you a loyalty card for a free pint on your 5th visit.

Proper beer at a good price, and not a Fosters or Stella badge in sight! What a great addition to Herne Bay

Visited May 2013
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“Pickled”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

Popped in to try the beer. Great little place to escape to. Anyone that goes in there must try the pickled onions! Friendly pub and a good place to be in. Keep it up chaps.

Visited May 2013
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“A little gem.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

While wandering the real ale Armageddon that is Kent, it’s great to find a gem like The Firkin Frog. It’s a really great little place that sells excellent beer, unlike the more well known dysentery-inducing pint that dominates the rest of the county. They don’t serve any eurofizz lagers or kiddies alcopops either, which means that there aren’t any spannered 12 year olds throwing up on their boyfriend’s ankle tag in the corner while their mastiff curls one off in the garden, which is another bonus. The beers and ciders change regularly, are always in top condition and the atmosphere’s great. I’d recommend the Firkin Frog to anyone that’s reading this as a great place to have a beer, wine, cider or snack.
Unless you’re from London, or France, in which case it's really dreadful; you'll hate it, don't visit.

Visited May 2013
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“Great beer and atmosphere, a blast from the past with an eye to the future”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Herne Bays first Micro pub following the trail blazed by by the countries first the Butchers Arms in Herne. This place is founded on the great tradition of fantastic real ale and conversation. If you need a fizzy beer/alcoho pop/loud music then this place is not for you but there are many other watering holes close by whom will happily cater for your needs. There is a cozy snug room if you want to escape the banter or be alone with your friends. Alternatively you can rub shoulders (literally this is a micro pub!) with an eclectic mix of characters and lovers of beer, cider, pork pies, scotch eggs and pork scratchings.
They serve soft drinks for those nominated to drive or need a rest from the fine ales.
It is also a stones throw from the fantastic oyster & chop house and the Ghandi curry house. So drop in and say hi to Steve & Mark who clearly know more about beer than they do dress sense!

Visited April 2013
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