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The West Gate Inn (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wantsum - One Hop AmarilloExcellent1
Whitstable - Single Hop ChinookExcellent1
Burton Bridge - Burton PorterGood1
Moorhouse's - Pride of PendleGood1
Exmoor - GoldGood1
Whitstable - Pearl of KentGood1
Westerham - Audit AleGood2
Temperance Union - Vfm SoftyAcceptable2
Wantsum - Turbulent PriestAcceptable1
Whitstable - Winkle PickerAcceptable1
Belhaven - Robert Burns Brown AleAcceptable1
Greene King - Ruddles CountyAcceptable1
Whitstable - Kentish ReserveAcceptable1
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Temperance Union - Swift ExitNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Wantsum - GolgothaNot Tried0
Whitstable - RenaissanceNot Tried0
Westerham - 1965 Special Bitter AleNot Tried0
Tring - Side Pocket for a ToadNot Tried0
Nelson - Powder MonkeyNot Tried0
Strathaven - Winter GlowNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Up & UdderNot Tried0
Picture 1. The West Gate Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

08 Dec 2017 (Jack William)
Start of my Xmas shopping - the rules are one pub for every shop - starting here around 1230. Busy and not quite enough bar staff on (no change there then). 4 or 5 other ales on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Exmoor - Gold4.50Good
11 Feb 2017 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon - thought I ought to use a voucher and see what was on offer. Only listed the more unusual beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burton Bridge - Burton Porter4.50GoodA smooth winter warmer to lift the gloomy weather.
Tring - Side Pocket for a Toad3.60Not Tried
Nelson - Powder Monkey4.40Not Tried
Strathaven - Winter Glow5.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Up & Udder4.00Not Tried
02 Dec 2016 (Andrew)
Came for a night out with the guys I train with. Busy but with a good atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - One Hop Amarillo4.50ExcellentTasty stuff
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Acceptable
Whitstable - Kentish Reserve5.00Acceptable
Westerham - 1965 Special Bitter Ale4.80Not Tried
24 Sep 2016 (Alenomore)
Late morning for Chai. Fair crowd in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00PoorGetting fed up with lukewarm Chai....health & safety gone mad!
10 Mar 2016 (Jack William)
Using up my vouchers before the end of March - and at 50p off festival ales that are only £2.15 to start with this feels like being back in the 80s. Only noted those supped.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moorhouse's - Pride of Pendle4.10GoodSolid brew.
Westerham - Audit Ale6.20GoodBarley wine notes - very nice.
Whitstable - Winkle Picker4.50AcceptableDisappointing - I like their IPA a lot - but this was very bland.
06 Feb 2016 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon - very busy. Just noted the two beers tried.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Pearl of Kent4.50GoodA flowery little number.
Westerham - Audit Ale6.20AcceptableRich, malty brew - but not much life in it.
25 Jan 2016 (Jack William)
Burns night - but not a sign of a wee promotion. No worries quite calm and pleasant in fact for a 'spoons.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Single Hop Chinook4.40ExcellentDry, crisp and hoppy and sparklingly bright. £1.49 with my CAMRA token - I feel rather guilty.
Wantsum - Turbulent Priest4.40AcceptableLove the name - especially relevant in Canterbury (Henry II v Becket reference) - but I''m not keen on this recipe at all.
Belhaven - Robert Burns Brown Ale4.20AcceptableI lied about the Burns theme - this looked liked a token gesture to Rabbie's night. Had a taster - too brown and sweet for me.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50Not Tried
Whitstable - Renaissance3.80Not Tried
10 Jan 2016 (Alenomore)
5pm, quick stop before our train leaves. Fair crowd in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00Good
29 Nov 2015 (Alenomore)
15:30 in/out visit. Ales looked interesting and seasonal but the bar was overwhelmed with diners and their time consuming orders.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Temperance Union - Swift Exit1.00Not TriedPoor service today...
27 Sep 2015 (Alenomore)
11am. Maybe the worst JD in Kent. Nothing to keep me here with the City's 'finest' residents hard at it already!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried

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About The West Gate Inn

The pub sign. The West Gate Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional3
Excellent25
Good32
Acceptable24
Poor5

Website.

The pub is found in Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7EB.

Located just in North Lane. Quite substantial floor space and nooks and crannies to drink in. This Wetherspoon pub takes its name from its proximity to Canterbury's West Gate, one of the finest medieval gateways in Britain. This is a Grade II listed building, and dates from the 17th century. Over the years, it has been modified and rebuilt, and has lost much of its timber frame and original features.

We have visited this pub 68 times, seen 141 different beers and tried 79 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT2 7EB