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The New Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
St Austell - Liquid SunshineExcellent1
Dark Star - American Pale AleExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Cloud SurferExcellent1
Oakham - TranquilityExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPAExcellent1
Fyne - FyneBankExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Moor - HoppinessExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellGood1
Box Steam - Stoker’s QuenchGood1
Oakham - Mompesson's GoldGood1
Purity - Pure UBUGood1
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
Castle Rock - Elsie MoGood1
Blue Monkey - NUTSGood1
Adnams - Ghost ShipGood1
Isle of Avalon - SunsetGood1
Bristol Beer Factory - FortitudeGood1
Lakehouse - Amber Session AleGood1
Mobberley - Boom JuiceGood1
Great Orme - Red DragonAcceptable1
Oakham - Scarlet MacawAcceptable1
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.
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.
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.
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

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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 and 2018.

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

Map location

Postcode: CT1 1NP