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The New Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oakham - JHBExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent2
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent1
Redemption - HopspurExcellent1
Kent - Session PaleExcellent1
Redemption - Rock the KazbekExcellent1
Anarchy - X-Ray EyesExcellent1
Kent - Brewers ReserveExcellent1
Kent - MandarinaExcellent1
Box Steam - Tunnel VisionExcellent1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleExcellent1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellExcellent1
Salopian - Lemon DreamGood1
Kent - Yule LogGood1
Bad Seed - Flare StarGood1
Oakham - OPA Original Pale AleNot Tried0
Grey Trees - Digger's GoldNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Brew Foundation (brewed at Wincle) - C-BombNot Tried0
Butcombe - Original Not Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Musket - TriggerNot Tried0
Five Points - PaleNot Tried0
New Bristol - My Mosaic RomanceNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Not Tried0
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
Oakham - InfernoNot Tried0
Moor - So'HopNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Great Heck - ChristopherNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Pump up the JamNot Tried0
Iron Pier - BitterNot Tried0
St Austell - TrelawnyNot Tried0
Goacher's - Real Mild AleNot Tried0
Great Heck - MercyNot Tried0
Goacher's - Silver StarNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Mandarin SkyNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Picture 1. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

01 May 2021 (Jack William)
Late afternoon- a nearly full garden and a full beer menu - nice.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Excellent
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Salopian - Lemon Dream4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Goacher's - Silver Star4.20Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Grey Trees - Digger's Gold4.00Not Tried
13 Apr 2021 (Jack William)
Lunchtime - just after noon First one in and my first post lockdown #3 proper pint. Plenty of tables in the extended garden. More ales on - but I didn’t note them once I heard “Bishops Farewell”.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60ExcellentGorgeous.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
13 Oct 2020 (Jack William)
Here by myself - 3 other senior gentlemen with similar ideas - each of us sitting in our own partitioned space. The partitions are well done - and I appreciate Chris E’s sentiments about it being snug-like, but I found it more like a library atmosphere tonight. I did eventually get chatting to and interesting chap though.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Box Steam - Tunnel Vision4.20ExcellentDon’t recall seeing this beer so far east- but it travels well.
Salopian - Lemon Dream4.50Good
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Not Tried
02 Oct 2020 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening and busy, all tables taken apart from the perch bar along the wall so we opted for that rather than the covered outside area.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentSpotting this I prohibited myself from trying anything else.
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Trelawny3.80Not Tried
08 Sep 2020 (ChrisE)
Punctual opening at 12:00. We were the only customers for the first forty five minutes or so. Good COVID precautions here, entry is from Havelock Street, perspex screens on the bar and between tables. Table service only, exit is from the rear in to Old Ruttington Street. I like having screens between tables, it reminds me of old fashioned snugs and drinking booths.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Excellent
Oakham - JHB3.80Excellent
Five Points - Pale4.40Not Tried
New Bristol - My Mosaic Romance4.50Not Tried
23 Aug 2020 (Jack William)
Sunday lunchtime - I sat in the garden and enjoyed the peace and quiet near the middle of the city.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Hopspur4.50ExcellentI lied - having put my notes on here I saw that this other Redemption ale was on - superb.
Redemption - Rock the Kazbek4.00ExcellentNew barrel - I enjoyed this enough to stick on it.
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
St Austell - Trelawny3.80Not Tried
11 Aug 2020 (Jack William)
Early evening- the newly extended garden was very busy. Much talk about the refugees landing on the Kent coast - the government has clearly done a good job at diverting attention from the main issues of the day. I didn’t join in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Mandarina4.50ExcellentSuperb beer full of body and citrus flavour.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00Not Tried
Musket - Trigger3.60Not Tried
12 Jul 2020 (Jack William)
Late Sunday afternoon visit. The garden has been extended by the demolition of a small garage. Table service throughout as COVID-19 precautions and plastic screens around the bar. A good few tables occupied outside. Very pleasant.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Session Pale3.70ExcellentSparklingly fresh.
Anarchy - X-Ray Eyes5.70ExcellentUnfined - a superb peachy, full bodied beer.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Brew Foundation (brewed at Wincle) - C-Bomb4.20Not Tried
Butcombe - Original 4.00Not Tried
11 Feb 2020 (Jack William)
Evening snifter. Normal warm ambience with various groups of regulars in. 7 ales on in total.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentSpot on.
St Austell - Trelawny3.80Not Tried
Great Heck - Mercy4.00Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Mandarin Sky4.20Not Tried
Oakham - OPA Original Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
29 Dec 2019 (Jack William)
Well this just about wraps up my recent foray of Canterbury pubs - for a short while. Joined my son and friends for a few. Quietish - but the jukebox was being well used for nostalgic tunes.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00ExcellentGreat body, easy drinking.
Kent - Yule Log4.50GoodOn key-keg - very good, smooth, dark beer.
Bad Seed - Flare Star4.20GoodA pale ale in good nick - not much in the way of flavour - but I am struggling with a December lurgy that seems to have attacked my senses of taste and smell.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Moor - So'Hop4.10Not Tried
Great Heck - Christopher4.50Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Pump up the Jam5.00Not Tried

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About The New Inn

The pub sign. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional21
Excellent136
Good105
Acceptable21
Poor5

Website.

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

A narrow terrace house in Havelock Street 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 145 times, seen 327 different beers and tried 172 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 1NP