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Louis Armstrong

(formerly Grapes (1862-1972))

58 Maison Dieu Road
CT16 1RA

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Premises Description

Reknown pub & live music venue.

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Opening Times


Monday5.00 pm - 11.00 pm or later
Tuesday5.00 pm - 11.00 pm or later
Wednesday5.00 pm - 11.00 pm or later
Thursday5.00 pm - 11.00 pm or later
Friday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm or later
Saturday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm or later
Sunday7.00 pm - 11.00 pm or later

Meal Times

Mon & Tue No Service
Wed 5pm - 9pm
Thu - Sun No Service



About the Pub

Branch Pub of the Year Finalist 2022

This down-to-earth pub and renowned local music venue has featured live music for over 50 years. Rock, folk, blues and jazz feature, including comedy nights. Opening times may vary when shows are scheduled. Check Facebook page for details.

The large L-shaped bar and stage are surrounded by music posters, a large mirror and long bench seating.

Up to four real ales are on offer, principally from Kent microbreweries. Real cider, from Kent cider makers, is available from time to time.

On Wednesday, good-value food is served in the evening. Charity quizzes are held periodically.

To the rear there is a pleasant beer garden.

The pub is easily accessible by bus and car parking is available nearby.

The pub can open earlier by prior arrangement.
Kent’s Public House Archive: Louis Armstrong, Dover
Photo(s) courtesy of the Louis Armstrong, Dover.

Regular ales

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Changing ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Old Dairy --varies--
  • Ramsgate --varies--
  • Romney Marsh --varies--

Guest beers, usually from Kent breweries feature.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Available from time-to-time, normally from Kentish cider makers. Is it real cider or perry?

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Beers from a range of Kent micro-breweries feature. What is LocAle?


  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Wednesday evening only.

  • Garden Garden

    Pleasant garden at the back and some on-street seating.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Must be kept on a lead.

  • Events Events

    Regular quiz & comedy nights.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Daddlums (Kentish table skittles) can be played by arrangement.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    On Friday and Saturday, rock, folk and blues and on Sunday trad. jazz.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

    With benches & parasols.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Louis Armstrong

58 Maison Dieu Road
CT16 1RA

Sat Nav Reference

51.131428, 1.307551


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Nearby Bus Routes (150m)


Nearby Station (850m)

Dover Priory

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Louis Armstrong

58 Maison Dieu Road
CT16 1RA

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Events
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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