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The Bouncing Barrel

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Great staff, amazing ales, superb setting

An amazing warm welcome was received on a cold wet day. The locals were friendly & the atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Whitstable, United Kingdom
via mobile
Quick pint became free lunch & more

I happened to drop in on a day when a number of regulars bring their own buffet lunch. Despite not... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Portishead, United Kingdom
via mobile
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“micro pub”(18 reviews)
“warm welcome”(5 reviews)
“onion roll”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

An amazing warm welcome was received on a cold wet day. The locals were friendly & the atmosphere was welcoming. The ales were all superb, served by a superb, helpful staff. The place is comfortable & a true micro pub in style, design & layout,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shaolincleo
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

I happened to drop in on a day when a number of regulars bring their own buffet lunch. Despite not knowing anyone I was constantly offered free food & was made to feel wonderfully welcome by everyone. Can’t speak highly enough of this brilliant micropub....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank yosser1126
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Friends told us the Bouncing Barrel micro pub in Herne bay has a beer festival on the Sat, Sun and Mon. We met them there in the afternoon and had a great selection of beers. This is a lovely micro pub in town and easy...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank tonyrG7870BA
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Great little venue with lovely beers. Clean and very friendly place. Great find somewhere different makes a lovely change.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lllwing
Reviewed 22 November 2017

As always micropubs are great places to go to. Decent real ale and people with owners that enjoy a beer and meeting and talking to customers. No big screen TV or loud music - great Please visit to keep local independent micropubs going - great...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank akirasann
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Located at the top of town. Lovely selection of real ales, good atmosphere, great cheese & onion rolls!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Julie S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Visited the Air Show weekend, although very busy the staff were welcoming and friendly, the selection was good though limited, mainly because they had sold out because of the Air Show One minor criticism is that it shuts at 9pm

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank dh006g7482
Reviewed 31 August 2017

You feel at home as soon as you walk in, A constantly changing selections of beer and cider. All at reasonable prices. I liked the T-shirts hung from the ceiling - see if you can guess what group the land lord is fanatical about.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Discosk8
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A late lunchtime stop for some light refreshment. The Landlord is really friendly to the point that it was pass closing time and he was not pushy to ask us to leave. Lots of great ales and plenty of local banter! Thank you.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank WilfSurrey
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We looked high and low for this one . Situated near the job centre off of the high street. Great decor , friendly host decent ale. Plenty of sociable conversation with the regulars. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank lobster64
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