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The New Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mobberley - Route 97Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPAExcellent1
Oakham - Blue Skies IPAExcellent1
Oakham - Hangar 17Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisExcellent1
Dark Star - American Pale AleExcellent1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Good1
Oakham - Mompesson's GoldGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - East Kent Green Hop Collaboration (with Wantsum, Canterbury Brewers, Canterbury Ales, Goody)Good1
Goose Eye - Golden GooseGood1
Burning Sky - PlateauGood1
Blue Monkey - NUTSGood1
Dark Star - SunburstGood1
City of Cambridge - Hobson's ChoiceGood1
Bristol Beer Factory - FortitudeGood1
Lakehouse - Amber Session AleGood1
Oakham - Scarlet MacawAcceptable1
Kelham Island - LegendAcceptable1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - A.D.H. MEPoor1
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
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
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Not Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Picture 1. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

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
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

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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 117 times, seen 240 different beers and tried 130 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 1NP