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The New Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mobberley - Route 97Excellent1
Oakham - Blue Skies IPAExcellent1
Oakham - Hangar 17Excellent1
Dark Star - RevelationExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisExcellent1
Salopian - Lemon DreamExcellent2
Ripple Steam - GoldGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - East Kent Green Hop Collaboration (with Wantsum, Canterbury Brewers, Canterbury Ales, Goody)Good1
Goose Eye - Golden GooseGood1
Blue Monkey - NUTSGood1
Dark Star - SunburstGood1
City of Cambridge - Hobson's ChoiceGood1
Bristol Beer Factory - FortitudeGood1
Cotleigh - Golden SeahawkGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Good1
Kelham Island - LegendAcceptable1
Oakham - Scarlet MacawAcceptable1
Westerham - Finchcocks OriginalNot Tried0
Wantsum - MontgomeryNot Tried0
Itchen Valley - Pride of the ValleyNot 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
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
Animal Brewing (sub brand of XT - see XT entries) - BearNot Tried0
Wantsum - FortitudeNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Picture 1. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

21 Oct 2017 (Brian)
Came here to avoid the Doom Bar at the Sawyers. Fairly quiet lunchtime.
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.
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.
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 - 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.
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.

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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 113 times, seen 227 different beers and tried 125 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 1NP