Sort file:- Herne, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest Apr 2013

Firkin Frog

Open 2020+

157 Station Road

Herne Bay

Firkin Frog 2015

Above photo kindly supplied by Bas. January 2015.

Firkin Frog sign 2018

Above sign by Doogie Moon, 10 March 2018.


Classed as one of the new Micro Pubs, the premises opened  April 2013. This has one bar and one back room.


From the By Thomas Brown 4 June, 2014.

Herne Bay micropub voted Kent's best.

A HERNE Bay micropub has been voted the best in Kent in a reader poll.

The Firkin Frog in Station Road beat dozens of contenders in a vote by more than 400 Kentish drinkers.

Micropubs are growing in popularity after Martin Hillier's original the "Butcher's Arms" in Herne opened in 2005.

Landlord Steve Chandler was inspired to join the micropub revolution and converted a kitchen showroom into the "Firkin Frog" with long-time friend and business partner Mark, opening on St George's Day 2013.

Mr Chandler said: "People seem to like the micropub concept for a number of reasons, but mainly because it provides a venue that is a safe and social place to be.

"The size of the pubs create an intimate atmosphere where people interact and chat amongst themselves. They all promote old fashioned community spirit.

"Micropubs are completely opposite to many conventional high street pubs.

"The Firkin Frog has a fantastic and varied customer base, and unlike some micropubs that are male-orientated, the "Firkin Frog" appeals to both men and women alike."

1. Firkin Frog, Herne Bay

2. The Conqueror, Ramsgate

3. Paper Mill, Sittingbourne

4. Harbour Arms, Margate

5. Bouncing Barrel, Herne Bay

6. Bake & Alehouse, Westgate

7. Just Reproach, Deal

8. Tankerton Arms, Whitstable

9. Kipps Alehouse, Folkestone

10. Firkin Ale House, Folkestone


From the By Aidan Barlow, 16 February 2015.

Ukip party leader Nigel Farage keeps promise to return to Herne Bay.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage kept his promise to return to Herne Bay by visiting the party campaign office today.

Mr Farage greeted surprised shoppers in Mortimer Street on a walkabout, and enjoyed fish and chips for lunch. He then went to the Firkin Frog micropub in Station Road as part of the whistle stop visit.

In January he was forced to abandon his visit when protesters gathered outside the party’s office, preventing him from meeting potential voters, but vowed to return.

Talking about his previous no-show he said: “Normally I don’t get that kind of reaction. But there are a few people who act outside of the political process.

“It is frustrating that it does happen. But the worst thing to do is give these people more publicity.”



CHANDLER Steve & ???? Mark Apr/2013+


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