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Campaign for Real Ale

Hoptimist Taproom & Bar

3 Bench Street
CT16 1JH
Telephone07515 367802
Real AleFamily FriendlyGardenGamesCiderSmokingDog FriendlyServes LocAleLive Music
Opening times: Mon–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.

Branch Pub of the Year Finalist 2022.

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.

On Sunday, a courtesy cheeseboard is provided.

There’s a selection of board games. On occasion, live music and food events are held.

Opens at midday on Saturdays when Dover Athletic FC is playing at home.Kent’s Public House Archive: Hoptimist Taproom & Bar, DoverPhotos courtesy of Hoptimist Taproom & Bar, Dover.