Real Ales

We are a CamrA Pub of the Year!

In 2011 The Chequers Inn was honoured to be awarded the much coveted ‘Pub of the Year’ status by
CamrA – The Campaign For Real Ale, Canterbury, Herne  Bay and Whitstable Branch.

Currently, all our Real Ales  are ‘Gravity Served’, directly from the Barrel into the Glass.  The Barrels are all arrayed behind the counter, and sample bottles are displayed for each Ale to show their variety and colour.

Real Ales that can often be found at The Chequers Inn include:

Jarl Ale 3.8% Abv
Hoppy Blonde from Fyne Ales, Argyll Scotland

‘Blonde Ambition 4.2% Abv
Kentish Ale from Tonbridge Brewery

Coppernob 3.8% Abv
Kentish Ale from Tonbridge Brewery

Hophead 3.6%  Abv
Pale Ale from Dark Star Brewery in Sussex,

Citra 4.2% Abv
Golden Ale from Oakham Brewery in Peterborough.  (Recently voted Best Golden Ale in Britain!),

Red Top 3.8% Abv
Best Bitter from The Old Dairy Brewery in Tenterden, Kent

G.T.A. 3.8% Abv
Honey infused Ale from Skinners in Cornwall

Old Speckled Hen Bitter 4.5% Abv
Greene King Brewery

Ginger Tosser 3.8%Abv
Honey infused Golden Ale from Skinners Brewery, Cornwall

Blonde Ambition 4.2% Abv
Golden Ale from Tonbridge Brewery

Coppernob 3.8% Abv
Bronze Ale from Tonbridge Brewery


We also regularly feature Ales from St. Austell, Whitstable Brewery and Westerham Brewery. Please call ahead to find out what Real Ales we are currently serving on 01227 700734!