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The Unicorn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ripple Steam - Original Best BitterExcellent1
Wickwar - BOB (Brand Oak Bitter)Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderExcellent1
Box Steam - Tunnel VisionExcellent1
Oakham - CitraExcellent1
Whitstable - Winkle PickerExcellent1
Whitstable - CitraExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Big K IPAGood1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterAcceptable1
Caledonian - Deuchars IPAAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Weltons - Highland FlingNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale AleNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidNot Tried0
Sharp's - Dawn PatrolNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Battersea RyeNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Unicorn, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The Unicorn, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

09 Nov 2017 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon - a nice buzz with a handful of drinkers at the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentSpot on.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Battersea Rye4.50Not Tried
17 Aug 2017 (Jason)
Perfect railway station waiting room, not too busy for a weekday mid evening. This place hasn't changed a bit, glad the temptation by the owners to wreck it has so far been unfounded.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Big K IPA5.20GoodVery hoppy and malty but lacking the bitterness I was expecting.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedI must need my eyes testing, first sighting today but nevertheless heartwarming.
Sharp's - Dawn Patrol4.00Not Tried
21 Oct 2016 (Jason)
Second visit late evening, waiting room for last train home. Busier than earlier.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wickwar - BOB (Brand Oak Bitter)4.00Excellent
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedGood to see this in Canterbury
Ripple Steam - Original Best Bitter4.10Not Tried
21 Oct 2016 (Jason)
Late afternoon quieter than I expected for this time on a Friday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ripple Steam - Original Best Bitter4.10ExcellentFull bodied bitter hit.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedGood to see this in Canterbury
Wickwar - BOB (Brand Oak Bitter)4.00Not Tried
26 Mar 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening - quick pint before off to the West station. Other beers details lost in this website's server crash.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30AcceptableNot at its best. Some haze
22 Aug 2015 (John)
Nice sunny day for a visit to one of Canterbury's best pub gardens.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Winkle Picker4.50Excellent
10 Jun 2015 (Jack William)
Mid evening usual buzz of people coming and going ... and staying. Seems to do well for passing trade and regulars. Continues to be a good traditional boozer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Box Steam - Tunnel Vision4.20ExcellentThis really was delicious - but I had cycled about 5 miles to get here (via the pretty route),
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
11 Apr 2015 (Jack William)
Afternoon, busy with mild mannered drinkers, much anticipation for the Grand National. Pleasant.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30ExcellentTop condition - and a table of five seemed to agree. "Five pints of Gadd's please". Simple orders, simple pleasures.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
28 Mar 2015 (Andrew)
Not been here for a while but I was meeting John and he lived round the corner.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70AcceptableStripped a bit of flavour with a processed feel to it. Sparkler too tight.
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80AcceptableReedy.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Weltons - Highland Fling4.40Not Tried
15 Feb 2015 (Jack William)
Mid Sunday afternoon - quite busy, rugby on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Citra4.40ExcellentLovely balance of hops and citrus tones. Excellent condition.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried

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About The Unicorn

The pub sign. The Unicorn, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent26
Good25
Acceptable15
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8BS.

Tudor style, low ceilinged pub with U-shaped bar counter which is close to Canterbury West railway station. A corridor leads to the toilets and then a well appointed garden. Good selection of beers and a cider served in good condition. 5 handpumps. CAMRA Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable Branch Pub of the Year 2014.

We have visited this pub 57 times, seen 52 different beers and tried 39 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT2 8BS