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Breakwater Brewery to open bar on Dover’s new Marina Curve

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Original article from Kent Live

Dover's trendy independent Breakwater Brewery will be the first to open on the new Marina Curve.

A brand new paved area known as Clock Tower Square opened to the public last month as part of the Western Docks Revival scheme.

The wider scheme involves moving the marina from where it lies next to the A20 to the main seafront.

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Adjacent to it a concrete curve adjacent would be home to commercial space including food and drink options.

But it's not been without problems.

As we reported in recent weeks, the new marina still doesn't have any boats, and won't do until at least 2022.

Mooring them on the new pontoons is still deemed too dangerous, following inaccurate tidal modelling carried out prior to the development.

The marina is still empty

Nevertheless the Port of Dover is ploughing on with the Marina Curve development.

Clock Tower Square recently opened and it's been confirmed to MyDover that Breakwater Brewery are set to open first on it.

They are due to open on Saturday July 10 from midday.

Manager Andrea Evans said they were "very excited".

Andrea Evans owns the business with husband Victor

She said: "We love the location and are very excited to be going down there and excited for Dover itself.

"The Marina Curve will be an amazing place for locals to spend their weekends.

The new Clock Tower Square public area

"We're so proud to be a Dover brewery and to be able to sell our own brewed beer and cider down there.

"We're hoping to put on live music hopefully from the following weekend and I'm sure on sunny weekends it will be buzzing with locals and visitors."

Opening in Lorne Road in 2017, Breakwater Brewery quickly proved to be a popular local venue.

Andrea's husband Victor grew up in Dover and built the operation from scratch using second hand equipment from a local beer enthusiast.

Breakwater has hardly looked back since, recently opening a pizzeria alongside the Taproom.

The pizzeria in Breakwater Brewery

They have artists playing live music most weekends too.

Dedicated brewer Tom Hall produces around a dozen different types of beer, ale and cider at any one time.

The bar area at Breakwater

All are made using chalk-filtered spring water straight from the ground and the borehole nearby.

Breakwater currently enjoying a 4.7 out of 5 rating on Google from hundreds of reviews.

Meanwhile, in yet more positive news for local food and drink lovers, it looks like Breakwater Brewery won't be the only to open in Clock Tower Square soon.

Two further licence applications for alcohol sale have been lodged with Dover District Council in recent weeks.

Pretty Bubbles Horsebox Bar has applied to sell alcohol there with a consultation period that's due to end on July 14.

And a firm called K B Trading has one that's due to end on July 22.

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