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The Unicorn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)Excellent1
Colchester - No. 1Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Strangely BrownExcellent1
Whitstable - CitraExcellent1
Hopdaemon - BewitchedExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye (superseded by 5.5% version)Good1
Hopdaemon - IncubusGood1
Colchester - Red DieselGood1
Thwaites - Lancaster Bomber (please now use the Banks's entry)Acceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterAcceptable1
Caledonian - Deuchars IPAAcceptable1
Caledonian - Flying Scotsman (superseded by 3.5% version)Not Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPANot Tried0
Black Sheep - Golden SheepNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Weltons - Highland FlingNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Unicorn, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The Unicorn, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

11 Apr 2015 (Jack William)
Afternoon, busy with mild mannered drinkers, much anticipation for the Grand National. Pleasant.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30ExcellentTop condition - and a table of five seemed to agree. "Five pints of Gadd's please". Simple orders, simple pleasures.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
28 Mar 2015 (Andrew)
Not been here for a while but I was meeting John and he lived round the corner.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70AcceptableStripped a bit of flavour with a processed feel to it. Sparkler too tight.
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80AcceptableReedy.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Weltons - Highland Fling4.40Not Tried
15 Feb 2015 (Jack William)
Mid Sunday afternoon - quite busy, rugby on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Citra4.40ExcellentLovely balance of hops and citrus tones. Excellent condition.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
20 Oct 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Well run house with relaxed atmosphere. Amused when someone asked the strength of the Kentish Pip real cider and was told "anything between 5 and 6 per cent".
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye (superseded by 5.5% version)4.80GoodLittle white sticker showed abv as 4.7%
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
27 Sep 2014 (Jack William)
Late evening - heaving - the death of the English pub has been greatly exagerated.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)4.10ExcellentNew on as the Golden Sheep ran out.
Pig & Porter - Strangely Brown4.40ExcellentGreen hop porter - taste the freshness.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Golden Sheep3.80Not Tried
23 Jul 2014 (Jack William)
Mid evening - good few drinkers in - nice low key atmosphere
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Bewitched3.70ExcellentDistinctive ginger flavoured bitter - nice.
Colchester - Red Diesel4.20GoodFull rounded maltiness.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
04 Jun 2014 (Baymart)
Busy for a Wed lunchtime, homely, low ceiling, good beer
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00GoodGood, but served in a Tim Taylor glass!
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
25 Apr 2014 (Dosser)
Canterbury Pub of the Year. Looking forward to our visit but what a disappointment. Gloombar, Master brew and Bombadier on 3 of the pumps. No thank you. Moved on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
02 Jan 2014 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon - busy. Much newspaper reading going on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thwaites - Lancaster Bomber (please now use the Banks's entry)4.40AcceptableClear and bright but with a faint soapiness.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Not Tried
16 Dec 2012 (Alenomore)
13:00 visit. En-route to the centre and always worth a look in. Not too busy at this time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Colchester - No. 14.10ExcellentA new ale for me. Very good too.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Caledonian - Flying Scotsman (superseded by 3.5% version)4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried

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About The Unicorn

The pub sign. The Unicorn, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent29
Good25
Acceptable15
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8BS.

Tudor style, low ceilinged pub with U-shaped bar counter which is close to Canterbury West railway station. A corridor leads to the toilets and then a well appointed garden. Good selection of beers and a cider served in good condition. 5 handpumps. CAMRA Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable Branch Pub of the Year 2014.

We have visited this pub 60 times, seen 59 different beers and tried 42 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT2 8BS