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The Four Candles

Closed Now: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Simply fantastic

Popped in on a Thursday evening. It is what it says on the box. A front room with a brewery in the... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great place

The Four Candles is a brilliant micro pub which consistently produces great beer.It is presided... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Ian R
Faversham, United Kingdom
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“micro brewery”(5 reviews)
“great beer”(5 reviews)
“warm welcome”(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 3 November 2018 via mobile

Popped in on a Thursday evening. It is what it says on the box. A front room with a brewery in the cellar. Landlord and clientele very friendly. Beer excellent, it hasn't had to travel far! This is a brilliant, cosy venue where everyone is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HalDavies
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The Four Candles is a brilliant micro pub which consistently produces great beer.It is presided over by landlord Mike who goes out of his way to come up with a great atmosphere.The beer is brewed on the premises to a high standard.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ian R
Reviewed 29 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dickiethedude
Reviewed 23 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Ba1drick
LargelySmaller, Owner at The Four Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

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...

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank penfolds_bin_95
LargelySmaller, Owner at The Four Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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m t
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