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City Arms (Stoneset Inns)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry Man's GoldExcellent2
Canterbury Brewers - GBExcellent1
Canterbury Brewers - Little Red RyeExcellent1
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry TorpedoExcellent4
Canterbury Brewers - Pale AleExcellent1
Canterbury Brewers - TopazGood1
Canterbury Brewers - Biggleston's Bird ManGood3
Canterbury Brewers - Heresy IPLAcceptable1
Canterbury Brewers - Christmas Pudding AleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'AleNot Tried0
Canterbury Brewers - Oktoberfest AleNot Tried0
Canterbury Brewers - Biggleton's Brown AleNot Tried0
Canterbury Brewers - Red RyeNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Canterbury Brewers - Saxon InvaderNot Tried0
Picture 1. City Arms, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. City Arms, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

31 Oct 2017 (Andrew)
Done up for Halloween. A lady with a home countries accent asked her companion what "Mac and Cheese" was and then expressed horror at the explaination.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry Torpedo4.50ExcellentSpot on (if a little more ruby flavoured and slightly less hippy than I recall)
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry Man's Gold4.00Not Tried
16 Jan 2016 (Andrew)
First pub in a random tour of where ever the bus goes. Reasonably busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Brewers - Pale Ale4.00Excellent
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry Man's Gold4.00Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - Oktoberfest Ale4.80Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - Saxon Invader4.60Not Tried
14 Mar 2015 (Jack William)
Lunchtime, busy - but got a window seat. Good buzz.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry Torpedo4.50ExcellentAt its best.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry Man's Gold4.00Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - Little Red Rye4.50Not Tried
12 Dec 2014 (Andrew)
Quite busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry Torpedo4.50ExcellentFruity with great nettly hops.
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry Man's Gold4.00Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - Red Rye5.60Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - Biggleston's Bird Man3.60Not Tried
27 Nov 2014 (Jack William)
Mid evening, quiet. but a very good welcome from the barman who ingratiated himself with my wife by samples of the unusual ciders on - a warm mulled dry cider with cinnamon and a toffee-apple flavoured offering. I stuck with the rather good beer selection.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry Man's Gold4.00Excellent Spot on.
Canterbury Brewers - Little Red Rye4.50ExcellentA cheek sucking bitterness in excellent condition.
Canterbury Brewers - Biggleton's Brown Ale3.80Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - Topaz4.70Not Tried
22 Oct 2014 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon and the diners were just starting to disperse. Friendly and helpful bar staff made us welcome, Camra discount applied on our beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Brewers - Biggleston's Bird Man3.60ExcellentA good brown ale.
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry Man's Gold4.00Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - Oktoberfest Ale4.80Not Tried
07 Aug 2014 (Jack William)
Small handful of drinkers in. Good beer knowledge - Canterbury brewer behind the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry Man's Gold4.00ExcellentGreat fresh hop taste - excellent condition.
Canterbury Brewers - Biggleston's Bird Man3.60PoorBrewer admitted he wasn't happy with this - and it tasted old and stale.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'Ale3.80Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - Topaz4.70Not Tried
08 Jun 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Late Sunday afternoon call, at a time when the pub was pretty quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Brewers - Topaz4.70GoodAmber-coloured. A slightly jarring mix of sweetish malt and very bitter hop character.
Canterbury Brewers - Biggleston's Bird Man3.60GoodA Brown Ale with plenty of hops.
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry Man's Gold4.00Not Tried
31 Jan 2014 (Brian)
About 16:00, almost full with a mixed crowd of folk.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry Torpedo4.50ExcellentFruit and body, not at all like a lager.
Canterbury Brewers - Heresy IPL4.90AcceptableServed in a jug like I used to drink Double Diamond out of in the Olive Branch back in the day. Not my style any more, too dry, thin lacking any kind of depth. I guess it's how it's supposed to be and it went down easily enough. Better than Skol but only average.
Canterbury Brewers - Little Red Rye4.50Not Tried
24 Jan 2014 (Andrew)
Quiet. Friendly service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Brewers - GB4.20ExcellentHint of Belgium yeast
Canterbury Brewers - Christmas Pudding Ale4.60Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - Little Red Rye4.50Not Tried

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About the City Arms

The pub sign. City Arms, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent31
Good15
Acceptable5
Poor1

The pub is found in Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2JR.

Found in one of the side streets near the Cathedral this is a long single roomed pub popular with drinkers. Has links to Canterbury Brewers at The Foundry so its beers are always on offer.

We have visited this pub 42 times, seen 50 different beers and tried 32 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 2JR