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The original micropub in Birchington

Today's opening hours are 1200-2200 - tomorrow, the Wheel is open 1700-2100(ish).
Full details of the Opening Hours can be found on the 'About' page - clicking on this line will take you there.

The Wheel is a larger than average micro-pub in Thanet, that sells a myriad of Real Ale, Premium Lager, Cider & Wine. Being somewhat different, The Wheel also offers a small selection of spirits (including Vodka, Dark Rum, Brandy, Port and Gin & Tonic).


Current Brews
Below are the 3 ales that are currently believed to be on offer at the Wheel Alehouse - but remember, some/all of these could have sold-out by the time you get there :-
Exe Valley Brewery's It's Phil's AleGoppy Ale (Golden and Hoppy ale!) (Golden Ale 4.8%)
Isla Vale's Bosun's BestUnique to The Wheel - Isla Vale specially created this ale for The Wheel. And you'll only ever get it in The Wheel Alehouse (Best Bitter 4.2%)
Mighty Oak's Kings - Citra HopGolden Ale (4.2%)

There are details of the next beer, the ones to follow and those on delivery below

Aptly for a business located in such a maritime area, the Wheel is a proud sponsor of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution

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RNLI presentation

These pictures show good-old Alan getting an award from the local RNLI.
(Wendy Teale, George Washer, Bob Anstice and Robert Teale - we even have Carl, the Quiz Master, in some of these!).
The Wheel managed to raise the highest RNLI contribution in this area for a year - yet it had only been open for just over six months when it got this award.
The Wheel Alehouse is a proud sponsor of the RNLI - EVERY £2 quiz entry fee is given to the RNLI.

The Next Liquid Refreshment
The Captain reliably informs us that his next ale on will be:-
Triple fff Brewery's Rock LobsterRed Ale (Bitter 5%)

Beer Due On Offer Soon
Landlord Alan says that he is expecting this fermented beverage to be available soon:-
Mighty Oak's Yellow JerseyRich Golden Ale (Golden Ale 4%)

On the Stillage
The Captain says that the following 5 Real Ales are waiting on the stillage:-
Mighty Oak's Cascade IPAIPA (6.2%)
Settle Brewery's Napier NZPale Ale (4.8%)
Mighty Oak's Simply CitraGolden Ale (4.2%)
Ilkley's Lotus IPAEnglish IPA - a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (5.6%)
Cotleigh Brewery's Syrian WolfGolden Ale (4.4%)

Beer Due In Soon
Landlord Alan says that he is waiting for this fermented beverage to be delivered:-
Mighty Oak's Jake the SnakeViper Ale (4%)

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