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Campaign for Real Ale

Hoptimist Taproom & Bar

3 Bench Street
Dover
CT16 1JH
Telephone07515 367802
Real AleFamily FriendlyGardenLunchtime MealsGamesCiderParkingSmokingDog FriendlyServes LocAleLive Music
Opening times: Mon closed; Tue–Thu 13:00-21:00; Fri and Sat 13:00-22:30; Sun 12:00-18:00

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

Newly reopened in December 2019, following major refurbishment, this taproom and bar is located near Dover's Market Square and St. James Retail Park.

Traditional cask ale, real cider and modern craft beer is available alongside premium keg beers and an ever-changing gin menu. The cask ale and real cider is served on gravity, dispensed from the rear, chilled cellar room. The aim of the landlord is to have a selection of beer styles on at all times. Almost all ales are from Kent breweries with the occasional guests from further afield.

Food offering is simple, consisting of ploughmans and a cheeseboard.

There’s a selection of board games. Live music events are held once or twice a month and there’s the occasional food event.

Opens at midday on Saturdays when Dover Athletic FC is playing at home.