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The New Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Moor - HoppinessExcellent1
St Austell - Liquid SunshineExcellent1
Dark Star - American Pale AleExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Cloud SurferExcellent1
Oakham - TranquilityExcellent1
Fyne - FyneBankExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPAExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellGood1
Box Steam - Stoker’s QuenchGood1
Purity - Pure UBUGood1
Oakham - Mompesson's GoldGood1
Three Sods - Mon Cheri IPAGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - East Kent Green Hop Collaboration (with Wantsum, Canterbury Brewers, Canterbury Ales, Goody)Good1
Three B's - Bee ThriftyGood1
Burning Sky - PlateauGood1
Blue Monkey - NUTSGood1
Castle Rock - Elsie MoGood1
Adnams - Ghost ShipGood1
Bristol Beer Factory - FortitudeGood1
Isle of Avalon - SunsetGood1
Mobberley - Boom JuiceGood1
Lakehouse - Amber Session AleGood1
Oakham - Scarlet MacawAcceptable1
Great Orme - Red DragonAcceptable1
Fuzzy Duck - Cunning StuntAcceptable1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - A.D.H. MEPoor1
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
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish BitterNot Tried0
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleNot Tried0
Brick - Kinsale BitterNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American AmberNot Tried0
Georges - EmpireNot Tried0
Ghost - D.VaNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Not Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Frog Island - Natterjack (aka Pale)Not Tried0
Salopian - Hop TwisterNot Tried0
Hammerpot - Red HunterNot Tried0
Hop Back - GFB (sometimes GB)Not Tried0
Cairngorm - Nessie's Monster MashNot Tried0
Harvey's - IPANot Tried0
Musket - Matchlock MildNot Tried0
Newby Wyke - Festive AleNot Tried0
Purity - Mad GooseNot Tried0
St Austell - TrelawnyNot Tried0
Redemption - HopspurNot Tried0
Picture 1. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

15 Jul 2018 (Jack William)
Early evening- (world cup just finished) but plenty of people here to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Katrina running the pub - free food, music and Jaipur on at “2 bloody 50” a pint. Two other real ales on as well as the five listed - Azacca and Session IPA - but didn’t note the brewers on these. This pub just gets better and better.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90GoodWould have rated excellent earlier in the day no doubt - but this was on its last legs (at £2.50 a pint it was going quickly. Still packed a punch.
Purity - Pure UBU4.50Good
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not TriedGoing fast.
Redemption - Hopspur4.50Not Tried
Three Sods - Mon Cheri IPA4.50Not Tried
29 Jun 2018 (Jack William)
Friday evening visit as I saw they had Oakham’s Tranquility on. Busy with familiar and not-so-familiar faces.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Tranquility6.50ExcellentSo drinkable for a strong ale - just a tad on the sweet side or this may have got top marks from me.
Fyne - FyneBank4.60ExcellentI was almost dissuaded from tying this as it was described by another customer as having a medicinal flavour. I really liked it - thought it was similar to a peaty malt whisky that had been diluted. yummy.
Mobberley - Boom Juice3.60GoodA good warm up for the Tranquility.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Newby Wyke - Festive Ale3.80Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Trelawny3.80Not Tried
27 May 2018 (Jack William)
Back for the Freeborn Brothers music set on Sunday afternoon of the beer festival. Very good band “Polish Gypsy/Punk/Hobo Trash Band”. Very busy in the garden, a bit of space on the pub. Great atmosphere. Some other beers still on from Thursday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moor - Hoppiness6.50ExcellentOh yes - body and flavour superb.
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70GoodFresh, nice.
Isle of Avalon - Sunset4.30GoodMarked up as 5%. Pleasant.
Box Steam - Stoker’s Quench4.40GoodI have a soft spot for this brewery because of its location near the K&A canal, but this was quite an ordinary malty bitter.
Three Sods - Mon Cheri IPA4.50GoodThis was 3/4 pint at the end of the barrel - gratis - still a very crisp, clean IPA - surely would have rated excellent at its best.
Harvey's - IPA3.50Not Tried
Musket - Matchlock Mild3.80Not Tried
24 May 2018 (Jack William)
Bank Holiday beer festival - excellent choice - about 12 on at a time with about 20 over the weekend - and an appearance from Gadd’s brewer (with her mum!)
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Liquid Sunshine3.90ExcellentVery popular - favourite to be the first to go.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Cloud Surfer4.50ExcellentSuperb complex flavours.
Three B's - Bee Thrifty3.40Good
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50GoodSelling this off at £3 a pint to make room for more beer festival ales.
Fuzzy Duck - Cunning Stunt4.30AcceptableTrad bitter rather lacking the body its strength suggested.
Great Orme - Red Dragon4.50AcceptableRed, thin, that’s about it.
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Frog Island - Natterjack (aka Pale)4.80Not Tried
Salopian - Hop Twister4.50Not Tried
Hammerpot - Red Hunter4.30Not Tried
Hop Back - GFB (sometimes GB)3.50Not Tried
Cairngorm - Nessie's Monster Mash4.10Not Tried
Box Steam - Stoker’s Quench4.40Not Tried
03 Apr 2018 (Jack William)
Swift evening visit - eclectic mix of customers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Excellent
Oakham - Mompesson's Gold5.20GoodUnusual flavour for Oakham’s - not the big hoppy bite, more a mellow, rather sweet ale.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Musket - Flintlock Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
10 Mar 2018 (Andrew)
Pub 2. A handful in. Lovely interior, friendly staff and great beer line up.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lakehouse - Amber Session Ale3.90GoodAn amber ale.
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish Bitter3.80Not Tried
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
Brick - Kinsale Bitter4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American Amber4.50Not Tried
Georges - Empire4.00Not Tried
Ghost - D.Va4.60Not Tried
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

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About The New Inn

The pub sign. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional20
Excellent105
Good87
Acceptable18
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 and 2018.

We have visited this pub 121 times, seen 258 different beers and tried 143 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 1NP