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The New Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPAExcellent1
Oakham - Blue Skies IPAExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Moor - HoppinessExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisExcellent1
St Austell - Liquid SunshineExcellent1
Dark Star - American Pale AleExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Cloud SurferExcellent1
Blue Monkey - NUTSGood1
Castle Rock - Elsie MoGood1
Dark Star - SunburstGood1
Adnams - Ghost ShipGood1
Bristol Beer Factory - FortitudeGood1
Isle of Avalon - SunsetGood1
Lakehouse - Amber Session AleGood1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellGood1
Box Steam - Stoker’s QuenchGood1
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
Fuzzy Duck - Cunning StuntAcceptable1
Oakham - Scarlet MacawAcceptable1
Great Orme - Red DragonAcceptable1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - A.D.H. MEPoor1
Otter - AleNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Wantsum - Black PrinceNot 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
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Evening Not 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
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
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
Picture 1. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

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.
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!)
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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 (Magnus Greel)
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
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
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

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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 119 times, seen 255 different beers and tried 140 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 1NP