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The Thomas Tallis Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Tonbridge - Golden RuleExceptional1
Musket - TriggerExcellent1
Old Dairy - AK 1911Excellent1
Romney Marsh - Best BitterExcellent3
Four Candles - MosaicExcellent1
Four Candles - Pacific GemExcellent2
Four Candles - Summer PaleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleNot Tried0
Four Candles - BradstowNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Capel Pale AleNot Tried0
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - McCanns Graham'sNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Up & UdderNot Tried0
Four Candles - English AleNot Tried0
Kent - Black MirrorNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CountrymanNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Thomas Tallis Alehouse, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The Thomas Tallis Alehouse, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

10 May 2017 (Jack William)
4 pm, quiet. I am off to check on part of my patch of Sustrans National Cycle Route 1 with my trusty secateurs. The Tallis isn't quite on the route but near enough to mark this new adventure!
Four Candles - Mosaic4.40ExcellentSuperb condition.
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Not Tried
23 Feb 2017 (Andrew)
Swift one in the Tallis.
Romney Marsh - Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Kent - Black Mirror4.50Not Tried
Four Candles - English Ale4.00Not Tried
19 Feb 2017 (Jack William)
Early Sunday lunchtime - only two other in - but a friendly chat as one expects in a (sort of) micro.
Romney Marsh - Best Bitter4.00Good
Old Dairy - Up & Udder4.00Not Tried
Four Candles - English Ale4.00Not Tried
18 Feb 2017 (Andrew)
Second stop in Ian and my tour. Quiet when we arrived but packed out after about 15 minutes. Another great pub in Canterbury.
Romney Marsh - Best Bitter4.00ExcellentBrown bitter at its best
Old Dairy - Up & Udder4.00Not Tried
Four Candles - English Ale4.00Not Tried
20 Jan 2017 (Andrew)
A few in. Very nice with the fire going.
Old Dairy - AK 19114.00ExcellentNutty.
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - McCanns Graham's4.20Not Tried
28 Oct 2016 (Andrew)
Very pleasant as usual.
Musket - Trigger3.60ExcellentReedy astringent sandy brown beer
Tonbridge - Capel Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
06 Sep 2016 (Andrew)
Swift visit. Quite and peaceful. This is such a nice pub to drink in.
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50ExceptionalSoft mellow red fruit. Lovely
Four Candles - Bradstow3.70Not Tried
16 Jul 2016 (Wittenden)
Early afternoon on a muggy Saturday:plenty of drinkers sitting outside.I perched by the open window in the room with the woodstove.Only two cask beers on.
Four Candles - Pacific Gem4.40ExcellentRich gold.Peppery nettley hops.Hop led.Light for the ABV.
Four Candles - Summer Pale3.80Not Tried
13 Jul 2016 (Andrew)
2nd and last stop for ian and I tonight. Great pub.
Four Candles - Pacific Gem4.40ExcellentA touch pappy in the mouth but well constructed with lime and black pepper
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80Not TriedUmm. Tasted like a weak Saison.
23 Jun 2016 (Jack William)
Mid evening - not busy but friendly - good chat with the manager about key keg - this is taking over here and real ales reduced to just a couple, apparently to avoid waste. Four candles magnum triple hop rather nice.

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About The Thomas Tallis Alehouse

The pub sign. The Thomas Tallis Alehouse, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



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

Alehouse in Northgate in an attractive and historic ancient half-timbered building which opened on Tuesday 22nd March 2016. There are 2 rooms at the front separated by a low doorway, the left hand one of which has a log burning stove. There is a rear room with low tables and chairs and some sofas. Generally at seat service applies here and the cask ales and ciders are served under gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room at the back. 10 taps on the outside wall of the cellar room dispense KeyKeg beers. All beers and ciders are listed on a large blackboard on the wall partition between the front rooms. Will inevitably be arguments as to whether this is a Micropub or not. Owned by the same individual as The Just Reproach in Deal.

We have visited this pub 27 times, seen 56 different beers and tried 26 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 1BE