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The New Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Moor - PMA (Pale Modern Ale)Exceptional1
Oakham - MaelstromExcellent1
Kent - KGBExcellent1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellExcellent2
Oakham - CitraExcellent1
Three Sods - Mon Cheri IPAExcellent2
Stealth (formerly Kennet & Avon) - AmbushExcellent1
Hawkshead - AuroraExcellent1
Bad Seed - Mandarina Bavaria Pale AleExcellent1
Fyne - AvalancheExcellent1
Otter - BitterExcellent1
Kent - MandarinaExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent2
Redemption - Rock the KazbekGood1
Adnams - Ghost ShipGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Summer's DayGood1
Wild Weather - King St PaleAcceptable1
Tiny Rebel - Super Sharp ShooterAcceptable1
Redemption - HopspurAcceptable2
Musket - Ball PullerNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - MosaicNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Exmoor - AleNot Tried0
Rudgate - VikingNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)Not Tried0
Old Dairy - Blue TopNot Tried0
Milestone - OktoberfestNot Tried0
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
Rooster's - Three French HensNot Tried0
Redemption - TrinityNot Tried0
St Austell - Proper JobNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - ÜberHopNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island HoppingNot Tried0
Brighton Bier - West PierNot Tried0
Triple fff - MoondanceNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Mister SquirrelNot Tried0
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
St Austell - TrelawnyNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Picture 1. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

20 Nov 2019 (Jack William)
Early evening visit to celebrate the end of a few days decorating. I left my cold, gloss-smelling lounge to sit and warm up in front of the roaring wood burning stove and enjoy the classic sounds from the jukebox. 7 ales on in all - but didn’t note them all.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Mandarina4.50ExcellentSo good I didn’t try any of the other tempting brews.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
St Austell - Trelawny3.80Not Tried
18 Oct 2019 (Jack William)
Early Friday evening - very busy, lots of familiar faces and a chance meeting with an old school friend. We enjoyed the beers as we caught up on a few years.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hawkshead - Aurora5.60ExcellentYummy
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Good
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60GoodSmooth, rich.
Triple fff - Moondance4.20Not Tried
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Not Tried
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
06 Sep 2019 (Jack William)
Early evening - a good scattering of customers inside and in the garden with a number of familiar faces. The juke box selection included a Vera Lynn number but nobody seemed to mind.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - KGB4.10ExcellentExcellent blend of goldings and fuggles hops with a good body.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Summer's Day4.30Good
Redemption - Hopspur4.50GoodSubtle bitter.
Tiny Rebel - Super Sharp Shooter3.80AcceptableJust a taster - badged as a “Marmalade Pale” - too sweet and slightly scented for my liking.
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island Hopping3.90Not Tried
09 Jul 2019 (Jack William)
Evening, reasonable crowd for some live music outside. A very pleasant acoustic guitarist.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Sods - Mon Cheri IPA4.50ExcellentUnfiltered- but pretty clear - and a superb fresh, hoppy flavour.
Redemption - Hopspur4.50PoorDisappointing- especially as I had mentioned to someone recently that I’d never had a rough pint in this place.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
01 Apr 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening and a few around the bar area, great atmosphere in this cosy drinkers pub, I could've quite happily stayed here and worked my way through the selection.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Avalanche4.50ExcellentBarman's recommendation on a light hoppy ale and it didn't disappoint.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Exmoor - Ale3.80Not Tried
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
28 Mar 2019 (Jack William)
Early evening - quiet in the main bar (except some excellent music from the traditional juke box). A few customers in the back. Good chat with the barnan about the attempt to save the Two Doves in Canterbury.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moor - PMA (Pale Modern Ale)5.30ExceptionalAbsolutely splendid - and very bright for an unfined ale.
Three Sods - Mon Cheri IPA4.50GoodA very nice, well balanced IPA.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
Musket - Ball Puller4.00Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Mosaic4.00Not Tried
03 Mar 2019 (Archie14)
Quite lunch time visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Excellent
Oakham - Maelstrom5.20Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
29 Jan 2019 (Andrew)
In for a swift one. Nice and relaxed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Otter - Bitter3.60ExcellentLovely.
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - ÜberHop5.20Not Tried
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
Brighton Bier - West Pier4.00Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Mister Squirrel4.00Not Tried
06 Jan 2019 (Jack William)
Lunchtime- very quiet until after 2 hen it started to fill up. I went through the board here for the first time (albeit on halfs). Good selection as usual.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80ExcellentPerfect pint.
Stealth (formerly Kennet & Avon) - Ambush4.50ExcellentLovely dry, crisp ale.
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Good
Redemption - Rock the Kazbek4.00GoodHint of apricots?
Wild Weather - King St Pale4.20AcceptableSo cloudy it looked more like a cocktail. Fruity.
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not TriedTaken off - just finished less than 48 hours of going on apparently A sip confirmed.
06 Dec 2018 (Jack William)
Early evening - very few in at first - had a good chat with the guv, Katrina.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60ExcellentAs expected as well - couldn’t fault it.
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentMet my expectations - faultless.
Bad Seed - Mandarina Bavaria Pale Ale4.50ExcellentAn unfined and unfiltered ale - but very clear nonetheless. A soft, silky feel in the mouth. Lovely.
Rudgate - Viking3.80Not Tried
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)4.00Not Tried
Milestone - Oktoberfest4.20Not Tried
Rooster's - Three French Hens3.90Not Tried

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About The New Inn

The pub sign. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional21
Excellent136
Good105
Acceptable21
Poor5

Website.

The pub is found in Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1NP.

A narrow terrace house in Havelock Street that was once a Fremlin's pub and now a freehouse. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2017 and 2018.

We have visited this pub 145 times, seen 327 different beers and tried 172 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 1NP