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Two Sawyers (Punch Taverns)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Excellent3
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'AleExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Rye Pale AleExcellent1
Portobello - StarGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Time Ball SpecialGood2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderGood1
Wadworth - IpanemaGood1
Tonbridge - Ebony MoonAcceptable1
Greene King - IPAAcceptable1
Bays - Up 'n' UnderAcceptable1
Tonbridge - TraditionalAcceptable1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage DirectorsNot Tried0
Tonbridge - RusticNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - Classic IPANot Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - Original Best BitterNot Tried0
Kent & Sussex (contract brewed - location(s) unknown) - RockhopperNot Tried0
Weltons - Ale & HeartyNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Two Sawyers, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. Two Sawyers, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

24 Feb 2016 (Jack William)
Wednesday evening around 6. One large family group but no other customers - feels like it is struggling still.
Bays - Up 'n' Under4.00AcceptableNice dry, crisp flavour but a little hazy.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
11 Apr 2015 (ChrisE)
Saturday afternoon and I was the only customer which was a shame as the pub was very good and spotlessly clean. This pub is currently being managed by the Penguin Pub Company but still owned by Punch who are still advertising it for tenancy. I had a good chat with the lady who is running the pub who gave me the current opening hours which are 15:00-22:00 on Mondays and Tuesdays, 15:00-23:00 on Wednesdays, and 12:00-23:00 on Thursdays to Saturdays. Sunday hours are 12:00 -17:00. There is a discount on pints for card carrying Camra members.
Portobello - Star4.30Good
Kent & Sussex (contract brewed - location(s) unknown) - Rockhopper4.30Not Tried
Weltons - Ale & Hearty3.50Not Tried
22 Nov 2014 (Jack William)
Saturday evening - fairly busy mid- evening but empty as we left around 2230. The pubco is advertising for new managers. The existing landlord (of about 3 years) says that trade has suffered badly since nearby Canterbury prison closed and a drop-off in custom from Christchurch University. Shame - a pleasant, well appointed pub with a reasonable, well kept ale offering usually.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20Not Tried
08 Nov 2014 (Jack William)
Busy but not crowded, nice ambience.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Rye Pale Ale4.00ExcellentBright and lively, great hoppy bite.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30GoodGood condition, good session beer.
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20Acceptablethink this may have been in the pipe a while - no others drinking it - bit flat but nice chocalatey overtones..
27 Jun 2014 (Mick)
Quick lunchtime visit. Sat in the sunny yard.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'Ale3.80ExcellentPale, hoppy and delicious.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Time Ball Special3.90GoodDark clean and tasty.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
21 Jun 2014 (Jack William)
Saturday evening - very quiet but good selection of Gadd's.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80ExcellentExcellent condition - lively.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Time Ball Special3.90GoodVery malty, heavy body.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
Wadworth - Ipanema3.80Not Tried
07 Jun 2014 (Andrew)
Sat in the back yard on comfy bench seating. Very brief visit though.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80ExcellentTop stuff. Clinical and yet yeasty Sunday lunch.
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Time Ball Special3.90Not Tried
Wadworth - Ipanema3.80Not Tried
31 May 2014 (Jack William)
Saturday evening - nice ambience, not too busy. Interesting home-made pie selection - and they looked good.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40ExcellentTip top condition - good body and a traditional balance of hops and malt. Very moorish.
Wadworth - Ipanema3.80GoodA soft silky IPA, a bit buttery.
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Ripple Steam - Original Best Bitter4.10Not Tried
17 May 2014 (Andrew)
Nice pub with 3 Kent micros on. Been done up since I was last in. I'll be back.
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60AcceptableBit too cold. Sweet malt with reedy body. Condition was ok.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Not Tried
Ripple Steam - Classic IPA4.50Not Tried
08 Jun 2007 (Andrew)
Lunch time drink as it was someone's birthday at work. Not too busy but still most of the chairs had gone.
Greene King - IPA3.60AcceptableBrown, slightly bitter, bit too cold, fairly bland. i.e. Greene King IPA
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Directors4.80Not Tried

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About the Two Sawyers

The pub sign. Two Sawyers, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



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

This is a long pub with good brick & beam feel to it. It's close to the centre of town and often full of students and local office workers.

We have visited this pub 28 times, seen 31 different beers and tried 20 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 1TU