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The New Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oakham - Blue Skies IPAExcellent1
Oakham - Hangar 17Excellent1
Dark Star - RevelationExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisExcellent1
Salopian - Lemon DreamExcellent2
Oakham - AsylumExcellent1
Mobberley - Route 97Excellent1
City of Cambridge - Hobson's ChoiceGood1
Cotleigh - Golden SeahawkGood1
Purity - Mad GooseGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleGood1
Turnstone - High SeasGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Good1
Ripple Steam - GoldGood1
Goose Eye - Golden GooseGood1
Redemption - Rock the KazbekGood1
Dark Star - SunburstGood1
Kelham Island - LegendAcceptable1
Alechemy - Photon IPAAcceptable1
Tiny Rebel - JuicyAcceptable1
Black Sheep - Special Ale (previously Ale)Not Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot 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
Ripple Steam - Classic IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot 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
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Tring - Mansion MildNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Hoppin RobinNot Tried0
Triple fff - Distant SunNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Elsie MoNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Seven Not Tried0
Otter - AleNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - InfinityNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)Not Tried0
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish BitterNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Mister SquirrelNot Tried0
Animal Brewing (sub brand of XT - see XT entries) - BearNot Tried0
Picture 1. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

03 Oct 2017 (Jason)
Not long after 1730 opening a few other customers in. My last visit here 20 or so years ago not long before it went downhill, am pleased to say its returned to being a superb boozer.
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50ExcellentOaky wheaty and nutty with a strong bitter finish.
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)4.00Not Tried
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish Bitter3.80Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Mister Squirrel4.30Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Evening 3.40Not Tried
Animal Brewing (sub brand of XT - see XT entries) - Bear5.00Not Tried
17 Sep 2017 (Jack William)
Early evening - a few in. The new intake of students haven't yet discovered this gem - just the four having vodka shots. I keep returning for the excellent range of beers at good prices for Canterbury. I
Oakham - Blue Skies IPA6.00ExcellentWow!
Dark Star - Sunburst4.80GoodLovely, full bodied amber ale.
Otter - Ale4.50Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Infinity4.60Not Tried
29 Aug 2017 (Jack William)
Post beer festival visit hoping to sample the Jaipur - but obviously a good crowd in Monday and nearly a full change of beers on the pumps.
Mobberley - Route 974.40ExcellentA very well balanced American Pale - citrus, of course, but not too overpowering.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Good
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Seven 4.20Not Tried
Kelham Island - Legend4.60Not Tried
27 Aug 2017 (Jack William)
Early evening visit for their bank holiday beer festival. Nicely busy. Listed only beers in the bar plus two I tried from the casks outside - about 20 on for the weekend.
Oakham - Hangar 174.10ExcellentAnother great beer from Oakham.
Goose Eye - Golden Goose4.50Good
City of Cambridge - Hobson's Choice4.20GoodA very nice dryness to this.
Kelham Island - Legend4.60AcceptableRather too bananary for me.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Tring - Mansion Mild3.70Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Hoppin Robin3.70Not Tried
Triple fff - Distant Sun5.00Not Tried
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.
Cotleigh - Golden Seahawk4.20Not Tried
Westerham - Finchcocks Original3.50Not Tried
Dark Star - Revelation5.70Not Tried
Wantsum - Montgomery4.00Not 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

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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 111 times, seen 224 different beers and tried 122 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 1NP