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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
Bad Seed - Mandarina Bavaria Pale AleExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent2
Oakham - MaelstromExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Summer's DayExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Excellent1
Rockin Robin - Rock A HulaExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPAExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - PujaExcellent1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellExcellent1
Fyne - AvalancheExcellent1
Dark Star - SunburstExcellent1
Stealth (formerly Kennet & Avon) - AmbushExcellent1
Oakham - CitraExcellent1
Otter - BitterExcellent1
Purity - Pure UBUGood1
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Yakima Grande (was Dobbin's Yakima Grande Pale Ale)Good1
Great Heck - ChristopherGood1
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale AleGood1
Adnams - Ghost ShipGood1
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop (now 4%)Good1
Three Sods - Mon Cheri IPAGood1
Redemption - Rock the KazbekGood1
Wild Weather - King St PaleGood2
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood1
Triple fff - Ramble Tamble (previously 4.6%)Good1
Chapter - That Old RopeAcceptable1
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
Redemption - HopspurNot Tried0
Donnington - SBANot Tried0
St Austell - TrelawnyNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking Not Tried0
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Docker's Delight BitterNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Elsie MoNot Tried0
Cairngorm - Sheepshagger's GoldNot Tried0
Brewster's - Hop a Doodle DooNot Tried0
Cotleigh - Honey BuzzardNot Tried0
Redemption - TrinityNot Tried0
Brentwood - BestNot Tried0
Moor - Nor'HopNot Tried0
Piddle (Dorset Piddle) - PiddleNot Tried0
Dancing Duck - Ay UpNot Tried0
Dorset Brewing Company - Dorset KnobNot Tried0
Clouded Minds - N253 Oatmeal Pale AleNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - CrackendaleNot Tried0
Four Candles - Green BulletNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - All the Small ThingsNot Tried0
Rudgate - VikingNot Tried0
Wantsum - MontgomeryNot Tried0
Milestone - OktoberfestNot Tried0
Rooster's - Three French HensNot Tried0
St Austell - Proper JobNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - ÜberHopNot Tried0
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleNot Tried0
Brighton Bier - West PierNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Mister SquirrelNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Musket - Ball PullerNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - MosaicNot Tried0
Exmoor - AleNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Blue TopNot Tried0
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
Picture 1. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 - Montgomery4.00Not Tried
Milestone - Oktoberfest4.20Not Tried
Rooster's - Three French Hens3.90Not Tried
28 Sep 2018 (Jack William)
Friday beer o’clock - lots of comings and goings.
Rockin Robin - Rock A Hula4.00ExcellentNice bite to this fresh, pale ale.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Good
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop (now 4%)4.00GoodA very smooth beer.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - All the Small Things3.70Not Tried
24 Aug 2018 (Jack William)
Evening visit to their bank holiday weekend beer festival. Well attended with a lot of comings and goings. I was treated to a whisky by the landlady - on a very nice Yew tray. The craftsman of the trays was also there, “I love Yew” I told him, time to leave ...
Dark Star - Sunburst4.80ExcellentGood body and cheek-sucking finish.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPA5.60ExcellentSpot on.
Triple fff - Ramble Tamble (previously 4.6%)5.00GoodGood balance of malt and hops.
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Yakima Grande (was Dobbin's Yakima Grande Pale Ale)5.00GoodGood, complex hopped pale ale -not quite bright or would have been rated excellent.
Great Heck - Christopher4.50GoodVery nice dry aftertaste.
Wild Weather - King St Pale4.20GoodUnfined and quite cloudy - but a good fresh lemony taste.
Chapter - That Old Rope6.20AcceptableDisappointed with this - rather bland for a strong American West coast IPA.
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Cairngorm - Sheepshagger's Gold4.50Not Tried
Brewster's - Hop a Doodle Doo4.30Not Tried
Cotleigh - Honey Buzzard4.50Not Tried
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
Brentwood - Best4.20Not Tried
Moor - Nor'Hop4.10Not Tried
Piddle (Dorset Piddle) - Piddle4.10Not Tried
Dancing Duck - Ay Up3.90Not Tried
Dorset Brewing Company - Dorset Knob3.90Not Tried
Clouded Minds - N253 Oatmeal Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Crackendale5.20Not Tried
Four Candles - Green Bullet4.30Not Tried
17 Aug 2018 (Jack William)
Early Friday evening - usual mix of locals and suits for this time of the week.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Summer's Day4.30ExcellentPerfect.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Puja6.70ExcellentLip-smackingly good. Fresh on as the Viceroy finished.
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale Ale5.00GoodI had the last pint - and a bit more gratis. Very drinkable - and rated very highly by a number of other customers who bemoaned the end of the barrel.
Donnington - SBA4.60Not Tried
St Austell - Trelawny3.80Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking 4.40Not Tried
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Docker's Delight Bitter4.20Not Tried
15 Jul 2018 (Jack William)
Early evening- (world cup just finished) but plenty of people here to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Katrina running the pub - free food, music and Jaipur on at “2 bloody 50” a pint. Two other real ales on as well as the five listed - Azacca and Session IPA - but didn’t note the brewers on these. This pub just gets better and better.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90GoodWould have rated excellent earlier in the day no doubt - but this was on its last legs (at £2.50 a pint it was going quickly. Still packed a punch.
Purity - Pure UBU4.50Good
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not TriedGoing fast.
Redemption - Hopspur4.50Not Tried
Three Sods - Mon Cheri IPA4.50Not Tried

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About The New Inn

The pub sign. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



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

A narrow terrace house 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 131 times, seen 302 different beers and tried 159 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 1NP