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The Dolphin

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsExceptional1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordExcellent2
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Little CrackerGood1
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPAGood3
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Common ConspiracyGood1
Hopdaemon - IncubusGood1
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)Good1
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Dolphin, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The Dolphin, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

06 Sep 2017 (Andrew)
Very quiet so we sat in the corner where the poster of Jimmy Savile used to stare down at you.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70ExceptionalStunningly good. Superb condition. Soft in the mouth with excellent body and juicy hops
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
26 Oct 2016 (Andrew)
Let the train take the strain said Jimmy Saville on the long gone posyer on the wall at the Dolphin.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Excellent
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50AcceptableI've had better pints of Skrim.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
16 Aug 2015 (Andrew)
No. 8. We sat round the corner of the bar and remembered what the pub usef to be like.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Good
27 Dec 2014 (Jack William)
very busy - nice welcome
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
22 Oct 2014 (ChrisE)
Mid day, the bar staff kindly opened up slightly early as they spotted us waiting outside. Our group appeared to be the only customers who were not eating. We were impressed by the Meccano models and Michelin Men that adorned the pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
12 Apr 2014 (Andrew)
Really busy with people eating or with reserved tables. Had to sit outside in the chill.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50GoodQuite nettly.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
21 Dec 2013 (Brian)
Pub No 4. Christmas parties going on, had a quick half.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Little Cracker5.00GoodQuite good, some spice.
02 Sep 2013 (Andrew)
Swift half on a sunny afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Good
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
10 Jul 2013 (Blair)
Sun was shining and we were hungry so this seemed a no brainer. Garden was full of people enjoying themselves and a lot were eating. Had an awful wait for my second round due to a barman seemingly ignored my presence, slight dampener to the visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)4.10GoodGreat condition.
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80AcceptableHmm, didn't taste the same beer as I've enjoyed in other places. Tired and quite flat.
20 Apr 2013 (Andrew)
Very busy but we got the table by the side of the bar that used to have a poster-up of Jimmy Savile advertising the Intercity Trains from the 80's. Needless to say that all that remains of the poster are the 4 screws that held it up.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Common Conspiracy4.80GoodGood solid Gadd's beer
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried

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About The Dolphin

The pub sign. The Dolphin, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent15
Good26
Acceptable11
Poor-

Website.

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

This pub has undergone quite an extensive refurbishment and is now a very nice pub reminiscent of a very comfy hotel bar. The garden to the rear is now very impressive. Books and board games available.

We have visited this pub 54 times, seen 24 different beers and tried 20 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 2AA