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The Four Candles

Open Now: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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An excellent pint served by Mike, brewed in the cellar below, with guest beers on the backboard... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Get your walking shoes on

Take the nice walk between Margate and Broadstairs, and make this your reward after reaching... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
California Hot Springs, California
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“micro brewery”(5 reviews)
“warm welcome”(4 reviews)
“the pub”(4 reviews)
The Four Candles is Britain's Smallest Brewpub (not the smallest pub, not the smallest brewery - just the smallest proper micropub that is also a proper microbrewery. We sell an ever-changing selection of our own beers as well as a small range of...more
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1 Sowell Street | St Peter's, Broadstairs CT10 2AT, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent pint served by Mike, brewed in the cellar below, with guest beers on the backboard. This as a real community pub. The venue is fairly basic and all the better for it, (saw dust on the floor), but does serve excellent pork scratchings....More

Thank dickiethedude
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being a Margate resident I've been meaning to find the Four Candles for a while. Finally got there yesterday and unfortunately the experience was quite disappointing. It started well and we were being taken through the ales on offer when a lady arrived, I assume...More

1  Thank Ba1drick
LargelySmaller, Owner at The Four Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Ba1drick, I'm sorry about this. It's certainly not something that's typical of service at the Candles. I don't want to make excuses. This incident doesn't ring a bell with me and all I would say is that sometimes things can get a bit confused...More

Reviewed 20 July 2018

Take the nice walk between Margate and Broadstairs, and make this your reward after reaching Broadstairs. Tiny, friendly, good beer...

Thank mafac
Reviewed 10 July 2018

One of a number of micro brewers around the county all of which are offering excellent beer at really good prices but the only problem I have with them is a completely different set of opening times at all of them so you are never...More

Thank penfolds_bin_95
LargelySmaller, Owner at The Four Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Penfolds, I'm sorry you were closed when you called round here. It's true that the micros all have their own opening hours. It's because we are small, independent businesses who do our own thing. Whether that makes us "amateurs" - talented or otherwise -...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018

A delight indeed! We don't live in UK, but spent a night in Broadstairs to meet up with a real ale mate of ours who had never visited the Four Candles - Thumbs up all round! Wish I lived up the road from it! Thanks...More

Thank CostaAlmeriaTours
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Several great Ales on offer brewed by Mike and his crew of motley brewers. Cider and other drinks available along with cheeses , pickled eggs and several varities of kent crisps . Plenty of local characters to keep you amused . Located within 10 minutes...More

Thank Vic M
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Step into the Four Candles and you will not be disappointed. An amazing micro brewery with a fabulous front room, Lynda will talk you through the beers and ciders and get your change from her apron pocket. Large high tables with comfortable stools means that...More

Thank Zenabelton
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely friendly pub. Watch out for Nelly the Elephant (ask the staff). Smallest brewpub in Britain. Need more seats

1  Thank Gillian P
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I have just returned from a short break with friends in Broadstairs, and one of the bars /pubs we visited was the Four Candles which is a micro brewery located in a backstreet not far from the Station. There are no fruit machines and no...More

Thank John W
LargelySmaller, Owner at The Four Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you John. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Come back and see us again!

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

We thought we would try the smallest micro-brewery. We spent an entertaining hour or two trying the beers and nibbles. The other drinkers were friendly and the lady serving very helpful with samples and advice. Great value to boot!

Thank md_stewart
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27 February 2015|
Response from LargelySmaller | Property representative |
Open from 5pm Mon-Sat and from 6pm on Sundays. Lunchtime opening on Sat and Sun - noon until 3-ish. Check out our website for more info. Regards, Mike