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Welcome back!


We are open – but things are a little different.

We have spaced our inside seating in accordance with Government guidelines and will restrict customer numbers appropriately, and have increased our outside seating capacity. Sitting or drinking at the bar is not permitted so we will be operating ‘Table Service’ only. Hand sanitiser is available on entry, and at key points in the bar, including prior to entering and exiting our toilet facility, which also has liquid soap, disposable paper towels, and a lidded pedal bin to help reduce the risk of any cross contamination.


We respectfully ask that you adhere to current Government guidance during your visit; maintain social distancing rules, and wash your hands or use hand sanitiser regularly. Groups must be restricted to a maximum of 6 people. And it goes without saying PLEASE STAY AWAY if you have, or think you may have, symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has.


We are required to retain contact details of all customers to assist NHS Track and Trace either through our QR code or by keeping a paper record. We’ll need to note this at every visit but it will be ONLY be used for the purposes of notification of any outbreak of COVID-19 and will be confidentially disposed of after 21 days.


As always, all our glasses are hot water machine washed; our bar serving equipment / Take Out bottles are regularly sterilised, and tables, door handles, common areas etc will remain regularly cleaned with appropriate antibacterial products.


Thank you for your continued support, for taking the time to read this, and for respecting this guidance on your visit. Please note that procedures may change as we reopen and establish any additional steps to ensure your, and our, safety during this pandemic.


Cheers all. Kirsty and Phil xx


New hours : Wednesday to Saturday 5 til 9pm. Sunday 12 til 4pm.

Off sales are still available.


We’ve temporarily removed our home delivery service to enable adequate safe staffing during opening hours. If you are shielding and require a local delivery, please contact us and we’ll try to accommodate you if we can.

 You must be 18 or over to purchase alcohol from us. We continue to operate a Challenge 25 policy and appropriate ID may be requested on collection or delivery.

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Runner Up

Thanet CAMRA Micro Pub of the Year 2020!

Joint Runner Up

Thanet CAMRA Micro Pub of the Year 2019

Joint Runner Up

Thanet CAMRA Pub of the Year 2018

Committed to serving quality real ales, ciders and wines as well as a good selection of gins and soft drinks, double award winning Old Bay Alehouse is located in the parade of shops in Minnis Road, just a five minute walk from the seafront and the Viking Coastal Trail at Minnis Bay.

Sharing its name with the nearby Old Bay Cottage, the premises was H C Johnsons Old Bay Stores in the 1930’s, a family run general stores and Post Office for three generations. 

In keeping with the history of the property, Old Bay Alehouse has a subtle 1930’s styling, and is a comfortable and friendly addition to the Micropub scene, as well as being a homely hub for the local community.

Old Bay Alehouse

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Old Bay Alehouse

137 Minnis Road

Minnis Bay


Kent  CT7 9NS