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Review of The Just Reproach

The Just Reproach
Ranked #1 of 28 Nightlife in Deal
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Owner description: We are Deal's Micropub. Started in December 2011 we are now firmly part of the Deal community. We specialise in real ales from microbreweries across the UK and have a constantly changing menu. Beers are kept in a temperature controlled room, served directly from the cask and brought to you. We also sell: real ciders; a selection of wines and soft drinks; a limited range of snacks including Kentish cheese; Kent crisps and pork pies from a local, award winning butcher. We do not sell lager or spirits nor do we have piped music or television. Mobile phones can be used to access the internet but a ringing phone results in a fine (money going to the Pilgrims Hospice). We offer a friendly and unique venue in Deal and hope to see you soon.
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Quite honestly this is an absolute gem of a boozer. My wife and I moved back to the area in 2014 and in this smashing place we found an instant home. The antithesis of chain pub unpleasantness. It's a bit titchy and so you'll end up sitting next to all sorts. Being Deal this could be absolutely anyone (A couple of years ago we ended up sitting near the pythonesque Terry Jones ) *Funny and quirky* doesn't even begin to describe it. Mark and Bron have produced a monster. Look out for *Dave Shorts* *Check your Change Dave* *French Dave* and others who are not called Dave. Sit with Michael at your peril. Roast potatoes on Sundays, regular Cheese afternoons, a cracking (constantly changing) array of local beer cider and wines. If you buy one of the pork pies don't forget to ask for the pickles (supplied by regulars and all the loot goes to local charities). Quite simply this is one of the nicest places that you could ever visit. Deal has received a rather well deserved upturn in visitors of late. Start here.

1  Thank Richard F
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"micro pub"
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"real ale"
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"great beer"
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"pickled onions"
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"soft drinks"
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"pork pie"
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"spiced cider"
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"warm welcome"
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"no cell phones"
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"local cider"
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"non beer drinkers"
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"great little place"
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"local charities"
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"an absolute gem"
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"friendly and helpful staff"
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"on tap"
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Very friendly regulars happy to engage in conversation, great beers very well kept and a gem of a bar. Central location.

1  Thank Robin L
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Great beer, a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere. Will definately seek out again next time we're in Deal.

1  Thank N B
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Where do I begin with this one, so many positives. As with all microbreweries it’s all about the product (ale and cider), the people, the atmosphere and of course the staff and this place has it in abundance.

With two children in the party we were unsure of the policy and protocol, thinking not really the obvious place to bring the kids, but we’re beckoned I’m by a really polite and friend barmaid who made us feel extremely welcome and attentive to the kids who had fun sampling the establishments offerings too - pink and cloudy lemonade that’s is.

We enjoy a good couple of hours here, sampling a couple of their most excellent ales and ciders whilst enjoying a family game of dominoes. A real must for all the connoisseurs out there and those simply intrigued to grab a slice of customer service - keep up the good work people; more of these places needed.

1  Thank clarkielondon
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

This is our second visit this year to The Just Reproach and it is just what a pub should be; excellent beers on tap, friendly and helpful staff, great atmosphere and locals, no TV screens and no mobile phones!

As previous reviewers have stated, there is a rotation of beers by the barrel; but for non beer drinkers, there are house wines, gins, cider and soft drinks available, all at very reasonable prices. They also serve pies and other nibbles!

The clientele are very friendly and it is almost impossible not to get involved in some deep and meaningful conversations within a short space of time. However if you just want to go in and enjoy a quiet drink, no problem!

It is a small bar, with no counter and the staff take your orders from you when you enter.Seating is limited, however we had no problem getting a seat as the regulars will always try and make space for you; but a lot of people just opt to stand and enjoy their drinks.

A great find and thank goodness, there are still pubs like this around. It's a pity there are not more establishments like this!

2  Thank Mijobish
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