Hoptimist Taproom & Bar3 Bench Street
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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.