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The New Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oakham - Hangar 17Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisExcellent1
Salopian - Lemon DreamExcellent2
Mobberley - Route 97Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPAExcellent1
Oakham - Blue Skies IPAExcellent1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Good1
Ripple Steam - GoldGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - East Kent Green Hop Collaboration (with Wantsum, Canterbury Brewers, Canterbury Ales, Goody)Good1
Burning Sky - PlateauGood1
Goose Eye - Golden GooseGood1
Blue Monkey - NUTSGood1
Dark Star - SunburstGood1
City of Cambridge - Hobson's ChoiceGood1
Bristol Beer Factory - FortitudeGood1
Kelham Island - LegendAcceptable1
Oakham - Scarlet MacawAcceptable1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - A.D.H. MEPoor1
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
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - 99 Red BaboonsNot Tried0
Wantsum - Black PrinceNot 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 - Infinity IPA (was Infinity)Not Tried0
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)Not Tried0
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish BitterNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Mister SquirrelNot Tried0
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing BearNot Tried0
Wantsum - FortitudeNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Woodforde's - WherryNot Tried0
Saltaire - Cascade Pale AleNot Tried0
Musket - Flintlock Best BitterNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Island HoppingNot Tried0
Woodforde's - ReedlighterNot Tried0
Salopian - Gravity WaveNot Tried0
Picture 1. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

04 Feb 2018 (Jack William)
Lunchtime - surprisingly quiet - but chairs being arranged for the expected rush to watch the rugby later.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPA5.60ExcellentSuperb rich flavours. Pricing at this pub is by ABV - so this was £4.20 - a full £1 more expensive than the Burning Sky Plateau.
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50GoodVery refreshing and very light.
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Island Hopping3.90Not Tried
Woodforde's - Reedlighter4.20Not Tried
Salopian - Gravity Wave4.90Not Tried
14 Jan 2018 (Jack William)
Sunday evening- a few in, nostalgic sounds on the juke box. Name that tune: "you would cry too if it happened to you".
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40ExcellentIn top condition.
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Good
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - A.D.H. ME5.20PoorOnly had a taster, but it was rather flat and cloudy, so I declined. Cellarman said it has been on a few days.
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Saltaire - Cascade Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Musket - Flintlock Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
21 Oct 2017 (Brian)
Came here to avoid the Doom Bar at the Sawyers. Fairly quiet lunchtime.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - East Kent Green Hop Collaboration (with Wantsum, Canterbury Brewers, Canterbury Ales, Goody)5.00GoodGood green hop stuff
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40AcceptableReally strange - smelt like damp labrador but tasted OK.
Wantsum - Fortitude4.20Not TriedThere were of course several other beers on too.
20 Oct 2017 (Andrew)
Nice. Quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Blue Monkey - NUTS4.60GoodDark brown earthy bitter.
Bristol Beer Factory - Fortitude4.00GoodBrown bitter. Nice
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - East Kent Green Hop Collaboration (with Wantsum, Canterbury Brewers, Canterbury Ales, Goody)5.00Not Tried
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing 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
BeerABVScoreNotes
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 - Infinity IPA (was Infinity)4.60Not 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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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

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About The New Inn

The pub sign. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional20
Excellent99
Good76
Acceptable16
Poor4

Website.

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 115 times, seen 234 different beers and tried 128 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 1NP