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Old Gate Inn (Vintage Inns (Mitchells & Butlers))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - Southwold BitterGood2
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Good3
Brains - The Rev James OriginalAcceptable1
Marston's - PedigreePoor1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Old Gate Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

08 Feb 2015 (Jack William)
Sunday lunchtime, busy. Slow service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Good
Marston's - Pedigree4.50PoorWhat has been done to this once fine beer? Almost tasteless.
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40Not Tried
16 Nov 2014 (Jack William)
Mid Sunday evening - I think there were some in the restaurant but the bar was empty. Five staff idling around did not add to the ambience - nor did the two out of three pump clips turned round - although these did come on later after the pipes were cleaned (rinsed through?) for about 10 minutes.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50AcceptableGood condition and a pleasant enough maltiness - but lacked body for a 4.5 in my view.
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
16 Jan 2013 (Andrew)
Not been here for years. Very pleasant interior and not too crowded.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20GoodGood temperature. Good condition. Good pint.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
04 May 2007 (Andrew)
Popped in with some work buddies for a quick half at lunch. Fairly busy with folk having lunch.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70AcceptableBit tired with a slighly stale maltmarmite bite to it. Drinkable though.
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
08 Sep 2006 (Andrew)
Came at lunch time and had a half. Sat in the garden at the rear with lots of other office workers and some kids. Nice view of carpark
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20AcceptableStarted off well with plenty of bitterness well complemented by the hops but dropped off to a kind of warm bath water.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
13 May 2005 (Andrew)
Friday lunch time and it was full of groups of office workers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70GoodToo cold but at least it had that fresh hoppy malt combination that characterised Adnams of old.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried

About the Old Gate Inn

The pub sign. Old Gate Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent-
Good3
Acceptable3
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3EL.

Large corporate pub on the edge of Canterbury. Lots of tables to seat large groups. 20p per pint CAMRA discount available here on cask ales.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 7 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 3EL