Having helped out at two micropubs for around two years in the Thanet area (as well as frequenting many micropubs for research purposes!) we decided it was something we wanted to do for ourselves and started looking for the right location and luckily found the old fancy dress shop in Sandgate and the dream became a reality.
We received the keys to the property on the 18th August 2015 and then realised that there was a real ale and food festival being held in Sandgate on the 28th August so we literally had 10 days to completely renovate the property, build a stillage and then get the best selection of beers in place – but with a lot of hard work we achieved it and we opened the doors at 5pm to find people waiting outside and we haven’t looked back since.
The aim of Inn Doors is to create a small, friendly comfortable area where customers can meet to enjoy a drink and good conversation. We have created the look of a 1930s living room with period furniture and decoration – oh and don’t forget the pub dog Mabel (well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome in the pub) and the stuffed budgie!
We serve real ale from the cask which is kept at the perfect temperature in our purpose built stillage. We offer a small selection of bottled craft beers and a variety of ciders (including the very poplar rhubarb cider). Red, white and rose wine, prosecco . We have also become known for our extensive choice of premium gins (70+). We also have vodka , port, brandy , whisky and a choice of soft drinks.
Bar snacks are available which include pork pies, cheese or meat platter, cheese ploughman’s, olives, bread and olive oil & balsamic vinegar, amazing pickled eggs with a chilli kick, pickled onions and a selection of crisps and snacks. We also now have Pie and cheesy mash, mushy peas and gravy (subject to availability) and a choice of pizzas.
There is no loud music, large tv screens or gaming machines, mobiles are on silent as we want to encourage people to socialise. Children are welcome as long as they are properly supervised by an adult! We are dog friendly.
We have “bring your own vinyl” nights when you can bring in your favourite records to be played on our vintage record player during the week.
We hold a charity quiz once a month with all profits going to Prostate Cancer UK. Our gin club is once a month where you can discuss and sample a variety of gins.
Gary Edwards: 07958474473
Jane Sharpe: 07944958118