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The Thomas Ingoldsby (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Evan Evans - Celt Castro MosaicExcellent1
Purity - Mad GooseExcellent1
Wantsum - GolgothaExcellent1
Temperance Union - Vfm SoftyExcellent2
Hopdaemon - Green DaemonGood1
Wantsum - Grim ReaperGood1
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidGood1
Wantsum - Yellow TailGood1
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerGood1
Whitstable - Winkle PickerAcceptable1
Greene King - Ruddles CountyNot Tried0
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Dragon SlayerNot Tried0
Burton Bridge - Top Dog StoutNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)Not Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Weltons - Black DragonNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Caledonian - Trojan HorseNot Tried0
Brewster's - Seven HeavenNot Tried0
Vale - SteampunkNot Tried0
Banks's - Arcadia Autumn WheatNot Tried0
Banks & Taylor's (B&T) - SOSNot Tried0
Adnams - Young Henrys NewtownerNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Wantsum - ImperiumNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Thomas Ingoldsby, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

03 Jun 2018 (Jack William)
Sunday afternoon - thought Id check out the refurb. Not busy and so quite pleasant - I got served straight away! Layout has not changed but the two dominant TVs have been replaced by just in a more discrete location. It seems lighter and more relaxed than before. Rather disappointing beer selection - just 6, and 3 of those standard spoons fare.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Winkle Picker4.50Acceptable
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Not Tried
26 Oct 2017 (Gareth)
Lunchtime visit, managed to get the last table. Very busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50ExcellentA very smooth and flavoursome oatmeal stout - tasty little badger.
Wantsum - Grim Reaper5.50GoodA fine tasting Ruby Ale with a malty aftertaste.
19 Oct 2017 (Andrew)
Busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Evan Evans - Celt Castro Mosaic3.90ExcellentLight citrus hops yum
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Caledonian - Trojan Horse5.50Not Tried
Brewster's - Seven Heaven4.70Not Tried
Vale - Steampunk5.10Not Tried
Banks's - Arcadia Autumn Wheat6.00Not Tried
Banks & Taylor's (B&T) - SOS5.00Not Tried
Adnams - Young Henrys Newtowner4.80Not Tried
24 Jul 2017 (Dosser)
Cold but busy Canterbury. Beers well cheap for Canterbury on cheap Monday in spoons.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00GoodA good pint that I wasn't expecting.
09 May 2017 (Jack William)
Swift one at lunchtime. Plenty of customers but like most spoons no focal point - unless you smoke.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Yellow Tail4.50GoodA very nice pint.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Weltons - Black Dragon6.20Not TriedThink it was this one - definitely a Black Dragon on the clip.
25 Jul 2016 (Andrew)
I went to the New Inn first but it was closed. I knew this would be open and it was. About a third full.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70GoodBit cold and a touch apply but also very drinkable.
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Not Tried
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Dragon Slayer4.50Not Tried
Burton Bridge - Top Dog Stout5.00Not Tried
16 Feb 2016 (Mick)
25 minutes to wait for bus so took a peep in here. Only listing beer tried.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Green Daemon5.00GoodNice enough pint of this crisp, tasty beer.
16 Jan 2016 (Mick)
Only listing the beer we had. The place was heaving, managed to get a table though.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purity - Mad Goose4.20ExcellentA favourite of mine and this was in good condition.
10 Jan 2016 (Alenomore)
3pm and busy enough. Our two Sunday Club meals were very good.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00Excellent'Free' with the meal!
29 Nov 2015 (Alenomore)
14:30 visit. In the City, shopping for a decent cycle. Very busy here, and an uncleared table was taken, but soon cleaned up.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00ExcellentTime for afternoon tea and a slice of victoria spongecake.

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About The Thomas Ingoldsby

The pub sign. The Thomas Ingoldsby, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent28
Good51
Acceptable45
Poor12

Website.

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

Located in Burgate just off The Parade. Very substantial frontage but not too deep. History of pub name: Richard Harris Barham was born in 1788, at 61 Burgate, across the road from this Wetherspoon pub. Using the pen name Thomas Ingoldsby he wrote The Ingoldsby Legends, which first appeared in 1840, in a periodical edited by Charles Dickens. Richard Harris Barham, alias Thomas Ingoldsby, had an accident when he was 14, which crippled his right arm. During a long convalescence he began to write. Re-opened on 29th May 2018 after 4 months of closure to add hotel facilities (13 rooms) and an upstairs bar and bar counter.

We have visited this pub 94 times, seen 277 different beers and tried 126 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 2HG