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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Little CrackerExcellent1
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleExcellent5
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPAExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Common ConspiracyGood1
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidGood3
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)Good1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Exmoor - AleNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Dolphin, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The Dolphin, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

02 Sep 2013 (Andrew)
Swift half on a sunny afternoon.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Good
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
10 Jul 2013 (Blair)
Sun was shining and we were hungry so this seemed a no brainer. Garden was full of people enjoying themselves and a lot were eating. Had an awful wait for my second round due to a barman seemingly ignored my presence, slight dampener to the visit.
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)4.10GoodGreat condition.
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80AcceptableHmm, didn't taste the same beer as I've enjoyed in other places. Tired and quite flat.
20 Apr 2013 (Andrew)
Very busy but we got the table by the side of the bar that used to have a poster-up of Jimmy Savile advertising the Intercity Trains from the 80's. Needless to say that all that remains of the poster are the 4 screws that held it up.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Common Conspiracy4.80GoodGood solid Gadd's beer
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
23 Dec 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Not too busy on a Sunday afternoon.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Little Cracker5.00ExcellentFull bodied dark ruby bitter with sweetish toffee malt flavours and some fruity hop for balance. My score 16/20.
10 Nov 2012 (Brian)
Starting towards evening. Not many in, but tables being reserved for the evening eaters.
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80AcceptableOK pint of completely adequate beer. Pump clip said that it had won some awards just lately, probably for being innocuous I suppose.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not TriedPete's best pint up to this point - but the best was yet to come.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
20 Oct 2012 (Ian)
Mid Saturday afternoon and after looking through the window, I was delighted to see She Sells She Shells still on.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70ExcellentBeer of the summer for me even if it is mid October.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
06 Oct 2012 (Eddie)
Busy here this afternoon
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80ExceptionalSuperb :)
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70GoodNot had this for a while and very nice it was to :)
18 Aug 2012 (Blair)
Best beer garden I know of in this place. Other than a group of louts almost having a mass brawl this place was the perfect hideaway from the heat and the bustle of the centre.
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80ExcellentWas slightly worried by how much the barman was having to pull on the handpump but the worry was proved unwarranted. Crisp and refreshing pale ale.
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50ExcellentTop notch.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
13 Aug 2012 (Eddie)
18:00 visit: Steady early evening with the customer base being all young ladies apart from me and a couple of chaps but I'm not complaining ;) nice atmosphere most if which are all Playing board games.
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80ExceptionalTip top condition!
01 Jul 2012 (Andrew)
Had been in Canterbury for lunch and decided to come here as it had a garden. We sat out the back until it rained and then sat in the back room. Nice pub.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70AcceptableBit too soapy in the mouth and a bit dull for this usually nice beer.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Exmoor - Ale3.80Not Tried

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About The Dolphin

The pub sign. The Dolphin, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



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

This pub has undergone quite an extensive refurbishment and is now a very nice pub reminiscent of a very comfy hotel bar. The garden to the rear is now very impressive. Books and board games available.

We have visited this pub 57 times, seen 25 different beers and tried 20 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 2AA