Today in its twelfth year (and 6 years, 10 months & 18 days since
John Morphy took over as Landlord), this
micropub is located in the main shopping area of Westgate,
close to both Town Centre Bus Stops and the Railway Station
(The Bake & Alehouse is somewhat hidden, being in a 'secret' alley, between The Carlton Cinema & Coral's Bookmakers) Although the Bake has been here for a number of years, many Westgate residents still haven't heard of it and don't know where it is!
The Bake & Alehouse offers a selection of alcoholic beverages. What's on offer varies, but usually includes:
A selection, generally between 5 and 8, of different Real Ales -
To date, the Bake & Alehouse has had over 852 different
brews available (or on the stillage, waiting to be served), from over 180 different breweries For the 839 where we have recorded the alcoholic strength, this has varied from 2.90% to 7.00%
A selection of Ciders - both Apple & other fruit (such as Rhubarb & Mango)
Red, White & Rosé wines
Gin - with Fever Tree, or Schweppes, tonic
Other alcoholic beverages (some seasonal, some one-off)
Non-alcoholic drinks, such as
Coffee, Tea, Coke, Lemonade and 'J2O' - not forgetting FREE Squash for the Children
On top of
this range of drinks and a few morsels of food (Peanuts, Pork Scratchings, Kettle Crisps, & other pub snacks), there is also a local area notice board, a range of Books (many CAMRA, but not all), a newspaper, a few pub-games and, perhaps most importantly, some Dog Treats.
Westgate-on-Sea is a village on the Isle-of-Thanet in Kent, situated on the seaside, it is between Margate & Birchington (just a few miles from Ramsgate and under 15 miles from Canterbury).
Real Ales are offered from a range of breweries and, to date, The Bake & Alehouse has supplied beers from over 180 breweries/micro-breweries, including breweries on the Isle-of-Thanet, such as
Wantsum Brewery (brewers of 47 different ales, supplied so far, at the Bake & Alehouse), 4 Candles (7 ales) and Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds) (42 ales).