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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
Westerham - Audit AleGood2
Burton Bridge - Burton PorterGood1
Moorhouse's - Pride of PendleGood1
Exmoor - GoldGood1
Adnams - BroadsideGood1
Whitstable - Pearl of KentGood1
Whitstable - Kentish ReserveAcceptable1
Temperance Union - Vfm SoftyAcceptable2
Wantsum - Turbulent PriestAcceptable1
Whitstable - Winkle PickerAcceptable1
Belhaven - Robert Burns Brown AleAcceptable1
Greene King - Ruddles CountyAcceptable1
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
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The West Gate Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

16 Jan 2018 (Jack William)
Celebratory pint - halfway through January and my 50p vouchers have arrived making it just £1.69. The barman said that their trade was about 50% up since the Ingoldsby closed - but it was quiet this afternoon. Just noted two of the beers on.
Adnams - Broadside4.70GoodA warming brew for January.
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
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.
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.
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.
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.
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00PoorGetting fed up with lukewarm & 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Temperance Union - Swift Exit1.00Not TriedPoor service today...

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About The West Gate Inn

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

Summary of Beer Scores



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 69 times, seen 142 different beers and tried 79 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT2 7EB