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The Thomas Ingoldsby (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Temperance Union - Vfm SoftyExceptional1
Caledonian - The Bruery Oatmeal Stout (American Craft Brewers Showcase)Excellent1
Whitstable - Pearl of KentGood1
Saltaire - Juniper RyeGood1
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerGood1
Westerham - Summer PerleGood1
Wickwar - Cotswold WayGood1
Westerham - Hop Rocket India Pale AleGood1
Wantsum - Yellow TailGood1
Wantsum - Figgy PuddingGood1
Hopdaemon - IncubusAcceptable1
Spencer's - BlondePoor1
Greene King - Double Hop Monster IPAPoor1
Whitstable - East India Pale AleUndrinkable1
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Whitstable - Kentish ReserveNot Tried0
Wantsum - HengistNot Tried0
Westerham - Single Hop TargetNot Tried0
Spencer's - Galaxy Golden AleNot Tried0
Adnams - Sixpoint Bengali (previously Bengali Tiger)Not Tried0
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)Not Tried0
RCH - Chocolate Slug PorterNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Whitstable - Native BitterNot Tried0
Wadworth - Coronado Mermaid's RedNot Tried0
Westerham - God's WallopNot Tried0
Arundel - Old ScroogeNot Tried0
Whitstable - Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Green DaemonNot Tried0
G2 - Otava IPANot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPANot Tried0
Dorset Brewing Company - Jurassic DarkNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Thomas Ingoldsby, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

10 Oct 2015 (Andrew)
Ah a 'spoons on a Saturday afternoon. Sticky uncleared tables and bitter at £1.55 a pint with a CAMRA token.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wickwar - Cotswold Way4.20GoodBrown, soft in mouth, low hopping, touch sweet.
Wantsum - Yellow Tail4.50GoodNice smokey light puckering beer.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Not Tried
Dorset Brewing Company - Jurassic Dark5.90Not Tried
27 Sep 2015 (Alenomore)
1130 and a better crowd here. Seats available too. Enjoyed my 99p Limonata...
BeerABVScoreNotes
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00ExceptionalI like these cans from Italy. Good value too.
27 Sep 2015 (Dosser)
Disappointing selection in a packed pub
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Good
15 Aug 2015 (Andrew)
Pub no. 3. Busy but cheap! We stood about a bit then moved on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Pearl of Kent4.50GoodBit bland
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Green Daemon5.00Not Tried
G2 - Otava IPA4.40Not Tried
27 Dec 2014 (Jack William)
Saturday lunchtime - busy - some beers at £2 a pint - coincidence?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Figgy Pudding4.50Goodnot as puddingly as I expected - very nice beer though.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Westerham - God's Wallop4.00Not Tried
Arundel - Old Scrooge5.00Not Tried
04 Oct 2014 (Andrew)
Wow what a good line up of Kent beers. Well done.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80GoodLight fruity with mellow pineapple hop
Westerham - Hop Rocket India Pale Ale4.80GoodYeah hoppy in the "slightly pushing a imperial ipa" sense. Imperial ipa - can't believe I'm making reference to am American term for a non existent style.
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00AcceptableNo strawberry; just the reed.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70Not TriedWent off as I ordered it.
Wadworth - Coronado Mermaid's Red5.70Not Tried
25 Apr 2014 (Dosser)
Big crowd in. Reasonable Wetherspoons prices. Full range of beers, but we had coffee. Nice toilets
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not TriedOn special offer at £2.20
12 Apr 2014 (Ian)
Saturday lunchtime. Thin Spoons crowd
BeerABVScoreNotes
Saltaire - Juniper Rye4.20GoodGood spice ok condition decent flavours. Interesting.
Greene King - Double Hop Monster IPA7.20PoorBit boozy. Had this 4 times now and it varies from good to poor. This example is average as it reeks of alcohol on the aroma.
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)4.80Not Tried
RCH - Chocolate Slug Porter5.00Not Tried
27 Feb 2014 (Gareth S)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caledonian - The Bruery Oatmeal Stout (American Craft Brewers Showcase)5.50ExcellentChocolate / Coffee American dark stout/ale
Spencer's - Blonde4.20Poor
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale4.10Undrinkable
23 Sep 2013 (Alenomore)
11:30 visit. Took a day off work to show my two pals from Manchester around the best pubs in Canterbury. And they weren't disappointed either? Having parked the car in the nearby Travel Lodge this was our first call and fairly busy too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Whitstable - Kentish Reserve5.00Not Tried
Wantsum - Hengist5.00Not Tried
Westerham - Single Hop Target4.00Not Tried
Spencer's - Galaxy Golden Ale4.70Not Tried
Adnams - Sixpoint Bengali (previously Bengali Tiger)6.40Not Tried

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About The Thomas Ingoldsby

The pub sign. The Thomas Ingoldsby, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent28
Good51
Acceptable45
Poor12

Website.

The pub is found in Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2HG.

Located in Burgate just off The Parade. Very substantial frontage but not too deep. History of pub name: Richard Harris Barham was born in 1788, at 61 Burgate, across the road from this Wetherspoon pub. Using the pen name Thomas Ingoldsby he wrote The Ingoldsby Legends, which first appeared in 1840, in a periodical edited by Charles Dickens. Richard Harris Barham, alias Thomas Ingoldsby, had an accident when he was 14, which crippled his right arm. During a long convalescence he began to write. Re-opened on 29th May 2018 after 4 months of closure to add hotel facilities (13 rooms) and an upstairs bar and bar counter.

We have visited this pub 94 times, seen 277 different beers and tried 126 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 2HG