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Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 2015

(Name from)

Berry

Open 2019+

23 Canada Road

Walmer

01304 362411

https://www.facebook.com

http://www.theberrywalmer.co.uk/

Berry 2015

Above photo 2015. Kindly supplied by Taylor Blacker.

 

I am informed that the pub has lost the Green in it's name and is now just known as the "Berry," even though the sign still says otherwise. To compensate this, I suppose, the colour of the pub has been transformed a bright green.

 

From an email received 10 January 2016.

Hello!

I have been working at the "Berry" for two and a half years now - and I thought I'd send some up to date information for you!

Originally called the "Green Beret," the name of the pub was changed to the "Green Berry" due to insurance. To be military associated the cost was near on 5,000 more. The pub is now known simply as "The Berry".

The licensee is now Chris Barnes. He has had the "Berry" since 2005. The pub is family run with Chris' parents Bev and Malcolm having active roles.

Since owning the "Berry," Chris has maintained a high quality of Real Ale and is associated with CAMRA. (Campaign for Real Ale) In 2008 the pub first won CAMRAs 'Pub of the Year' for the Deal, Dover and Sandwich district. Then in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 we were fortunate enough to win it again!! In 2011, 2013 and 2014 we were awarded the CAMRA 'East Kent Pub of the Year" and in 2013 we won the CAMRA 'Kent pub of the year'. We have these awards on display at the "Berry" and we have also won awards for our real Ciders and Perrys.

We have 11 hand pumps, 6 real coders and 6 Key keg beers.

I have included some pictures of the Berry in its previous white (click here) and it's now vibrant green.

I hope you find this information useful :-)

Taylor Blacker.

 

From the Dover Express, 26 June, 2014.

Berry fine pint.

WALMER: The "Berry" has been named the CAMRA Deal Dover and Sandwich Branch Pub of the Year for a seventh successive year.

The boozer has also won the CAMRA East Kent Pub of the Year for a second year in a row and now goes through to the final for Kent Pub of the Year.

The pub’s Chris Barnes said: “We are over the moon that we have won these awards again.”

 

From the Dover Express, 2 July 2015.

Berry plays host to its very own Glasto.

FORMER X Factor star Lucy Spraggan took to the stage during our district’s very own version of Glastonbury at the weekend.

Lucy Spraggan etc

While thousands of people trudged through muddy fields in the West Country, the sensible folk of Walmer enjoyed a drink and some great music at “Glastonberry”. The music extravaganza was held in The Berry pub, packed with jolly punters on Friday and Saturday.

On Friday evening Andrew Dohan performed and invited his good fried Lucy Spraggan to join him on stage for a few duets - to the surprise and delight of the audience.

Allen family

On the Saturday evening, the Allen family gave an “awesome” performance.

Beverley Barnes, mum of landlord Chris, said: “The beers sold well, too.

“There were ten cask ales and ten key keg ales. At close of business on Saturday evening, all that was left was three cask and two key kegs - and there wasn’t much of them left either!”

Weird Beer Brewery

 

During the Covid 19 crisis of 2020, this pub was able to offer a take away service in June, possibly earlier.

 

LICENSEE LIST

Last pub licensee had BARNES Chris & Malcolm (son & father) 2015+

https://www.whatpub.com/berry

 

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