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The New Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)Excellent1
Dark Star - RevelationExcellent1
Salopian - Lemon DreamExcellent2
Oakham - CitraExcellent1
Adnams - Southwold BitterExcellent1
Oakham - AsylumExcellent1
Adnams - Cashmere IPAExcellent1
Redemption - Rock the KazbekGood1
Cotleigh - Golden SeahawkGood1
Purity - Mad GooseGood1
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleGood1
Oakham - JHBGood1
Turnstone - High SeasGood1
Ripple Steam - GoldGood1
Alechemy - Photon IPAAcceptable1
Tiny Rebel - JuicyAcceptable1
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Whitstable - Kentish ReserveNot Tried0
Whitstable - Winkle PickerNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPA (superseded by 5.6% version)Not Tried0
Skinner's - Hops 'n' HoneyNot Tried0
Skinner's - Cornish Knocker AleNot Tried0
Oakham - PreacherNot Tried0
Lytham - DingoNot Tried0
Muirhouse - Greedy KingNot Tried0
Exmoor - GoldNot Tried0
Dark Star - Partridge Best BitterNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Marsh MellowNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Special Ale (previously Ale)Not Tried0
Redemption - HopspurNot Tried0
Dancing Duck - Nice Weather (was Nice Weather 4 Ducks)Not Tried0
Wantsum - Black PrinceNot Tried0
Itchen Valley - Pride of the ValleyNot Tried0
Westerham - Finchcocks OriginalNot Tried0
Wantsum - MontgomeryNot Tried0
Cotleigh - Golden SeahawkNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - Classic IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Evening Not Tried0
St Peter's - Bloomin' MarvellousNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord MarplesNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - 99 Red BaboonsNot Tried0
Picture 1. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

10 Aug 2017 (Jack William)
Back home after a short narrowboat trip on the Ouze. Very quiet in the New Inn toninght - but good beer selection as always.
Salopian - Lemon Dream4.50ExcellentDelicious, clear, lemony with a good head.
Ripple Steam - Gold3.80Good
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord Marples4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Blue Monkey - 99 Red Baboons4.20Not Tried
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
15 Jul 2017 (Brian)
As the Two Sawyers is currently closed came here instead. 7 beers on starting from £3.20 a pint. Quite a few in around 13:30. Friendly barman.
Salopian - Lemon Dream4.50ExcellentReally nice, grassy, fresh and bitter. Not too lemony strangely.
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not TriedHad a couple of these in here last Wednesday and it was excellent.
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Evening 3.40Not Tried
Ripple Steam - Gold3.80Not Tried
St Peter's - Bloomin' Marvellous4.10Not Tried
04 Jul 2017 (Jack William)
About 6 - must have just missed Andrew? Sat in the bar and talked about barrels and suchlike - the barman's father was a Cooper and was going to emigrate to Canada to make fish barrels - but got convicted for stealing a gross of screws that put paid to his dream! Same beers as Andrew as well as Ripple IPA.
Dark Star - Revelation5.70ExcellentSuperb - I really like the complexity of this beer.
Cotleigh - Golden Seahawk4.20Good
Ripple Steam - Classic IPA4.50Not Tried
04 Jul 2017 (Andrew)
Sat with Ian in the garden and talked about school and stuff like that.
Westerham - Finchcocks Original3.50Not Tried
Dark Star - Revelation5.70Not Tried
Wantsum - Montgomery4.00Not Tried
Cotleigh - Golden Seahawk4.20Not Tried
Itchen Valley - Pride of the Valley3.80Not TriedOaky brown bitter. Slightly tart.
28 Jun 2017 (Jack William)
Early evening - just popped in for a swift one on a bike ride, but got talking and with 7 ales on ... you now how it is. Couple of the tastings were only samples.
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Good
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80Good
Turnstone - High Seas4.80GoodMarked as 5.0%. Very good body with complex flavours, moorish.
Alechemy - Photon IPA4.30AcceptableBit bland I thought. Good condition.
Tiny Rebel - Juicy4.80AcceptableTaster only - seemed like an alcopop - light pineapple flavour.
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
Itchen Valley - Pride of the Valley3.80Not Tried
07 Jun 2017 (Jack William)
Here for the wake of a very good friend. The pub and garden were heaving with mourners.
Oakham - Asylum4.50ExcellentA beautiful example of Oakhams in excellent condition.
Redemption - Rock the Kazbek4.00GoodLovely blonde.
Black Sheep - Special Ale (previously Ale)4.40Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Redemption - Hopspur4.50Not Tried
Dancing Duck - Nice Weather (was Nice Weather 4 Ducks)4.10Not Tried
03 May 2017 (Jack William)
Evening - a few old blokes in - I felt quite at home.
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentAh - bliss.
Oakham - JHB3.80GoodConsistently good brew.
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
Dark Star - Partridge Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Marsh Mellow3.60Not Tried
18 Feb 2017 (Andrew)
First stop on Ian and my old school tour of Canterbury. I like the New Inn; it's quiet and the beer's good.
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Good
Skinner's - Cornish Knocker Ale4.50Not Tried
Oakham - Preacher4.30Not Tried
Lytham - Dingo4.20Not Tried
Muirhouse - Greedy King4.70Not Tried
02 Dec 2016 (Andrew)
Great range of beers today.
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10ExcellentReally nice pint; much better than the bottled version.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Whitstable - Kentish Reserve5.00Not Tried
Whitstable - Winkle Picker4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPA (superseded by 5.6% version)6.50Not Tried
Skinner's - Hops 'n' Honey4.00Not Tried
03 Sep 2016 (Mick)
Quiet early evening. Friendly pub.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70ExcellentGood pint of this distinctive beer, peppery and full bodied.
Adnams - Cashmere IPA4.70ExcellentJust had a taster, very, very pale, light fresh and floral, a touch of lemon and other fruit, very nice.
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried

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About The New Inn

The pub sign. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1NP.

A narrow terrace house that was once a Fremlin's pub and now a freehouse. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2017.

We have visited this pub 107 times, seen 210 different beers and tried 116 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 1NP