Welcome to The Cellars Alehouse
The Cellars Alehouse is Maidstone’s newest micropub dedicated to the enjoyment of cellar-kept real ale and real ciders dispensed straight from the cask in an environment that promotes conversation and general social interaction with other members of the human race. You may enter a stranger but you will certainly leave as a friend.
Who’er has travelled life’s dull round
Where’er his stages may have been
May sigh to think he still has found
His warmest welcome at an inn.
(William Shenstone 1714-1763)
We host a fortnightly Fun Quiz, “meet the brewer” evenings, and have a regular folk night (see the “News and Events” page for details of dates). We provide playing cards and a selection of board games for customers to play in the pub – bagatelle, shut-the-box, chess, draughts, backgammon etc. Daily newspapers and a book exchange/library are also available .
Micropubs are characterised not just by what they do – great real ale straight from the cask – but also by what they don’t do. We are no exception, so before you travel a long way, here is a list of what we don’t do!
What We Don’t Do:
- Alcopops and Shots
- Fruit Machines
- Jukebox or background music
- Pool or darts
- Mobile Phones
- Very Expensive Nouvelle Cuisine
- and not a trace of Farrow & Ball paint!
Disabled: Unfortunately, the stairs down to The Cellars are quite steep and narrow and are therefore unsuitable for wheelchair-disabled customers. Ambulant-disabled customers are very welcome if they feel able to tackle the stairs – there is an ambulant-disabled toilet on site.
Children: Our Premises Licence does not allow children access to the pub. The Cellars doesn’t have a restaurant or a garden, the stairs are quite steep and narrow and the floor is uneven. Consequently, it has been deemed to be unsuitable for children.
Dogs: We are dog-friendly provided that your dog is well behaved, kept on a lead and doesn’t bark, especially in the presence of other dogs.
We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards. From 13th January we are no longer able to pass on the 2.75% commission we are charged on each credit card transaction. Instead, we have introduced a £10 minimum spend. Please bear in mind that cash is still king and if you are able to pay in cash it reduces our costs and helps to keep our prices down.