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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
Hawkshead - AuroraExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent2
Kent - Session PaleExcellent1
Kent - MandarinaExcellent1
Oakham - MaelstromExcellent1
Anarchy - X-Ray EyesExcellent1
Kent - Brewers ReserveExcellent1
Kent - KGBExcellent1
Three Sods - Mon Cheri IPAExcellent2
Fyne - AvalancheExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Summer's DayGood1
Kent - Yule LogGood1
Bad Seed - Flare StarGood1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellGood1
Redemption - HopspurAcceptable2
Tiny Rebel - Super Sharp ShooterAcceptable1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleNot Tried0
Musket - Ball PullerNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - MosaicNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Exmoor - AleNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Blue TopNot Tried0
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
Redemption - TrinityNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island HoppingNot Tried0
Triple fff - MoondanceNot Tried0
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterNot Tried0
St Austell - TrelawnyNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Moor - So'HopNot Tried0
Great Heck - ChristopherNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Pump up the JamNot Tried0
Great Heck - MercyNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Mandarin SkyNot Tried0
Oakham - OPA Original Pale AleNot Tried0
Brew Foundation (brewed at Wincle) - C-BombNot Tried0
Butcombe - Original Not Tried0
Picture 1. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

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
20 Nov 2019 (Jack William)
Early evening visit to celebrate the end of a few days decorating. I left my cold, gloss-smelling lounge to sit and warm up in front of the roaring wood burning stove and enjoy the classic sounds from the jukebox. 7 ales on in all - but didn’t note them all.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Mandarina4.50ExcellentSo good I didn’t try any of the other tempting brews.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
St Austell - Trelawny3.80Not Tried
18 Oct 2019 (Jack William)
Early Friday evening - very busy, lots of familiar faces and a chance meeting with an old school friend. We enjoyed the beers as we caught up on a few years.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hawkshead - Aurora5.60ExcellentYummy
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Good
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60GoodSmooth, rich.
Triple fff - Moondance4.20Not Tried
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Not Tried
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
06 Sep 2019 (Jack William)
Early evening - a good scattering of customers inside and in the garden with a number of familiar faces. The juke box selection included a Vera Lynn number but nobody seemed to mind.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - KGB4.10ExcellentExcellent blend of goldings and fuggles hops with a good body.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Summer's Day4.30Good
Redemption - Hopspur4.50GoodSubtle bitter.
Tiny Rebel - Super Sharp Shooter3.80AcceptableJust a taster - badged as a “Marmalade Pale” - too sweet and slightly scented for my liking.
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island Hopping3.90Not Tried
09 Jul 2019 (Jack William)
Evening, reasonable crowd for some live music outside. A very pleasant acoustic guitarist.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Sods - Mon Cheri IPA4.50ExcellentUnfiltered- but pretty clear - and a superb fresh, hoppy flavour.
Redemption - Hopspur4.50PoorDisappointing- especially as I had mentioned to someone recently that I’d never had a rough pint in this place.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Excellent
Oakham - Maelstrom5.20Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried

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About The New Inn

The pub sign. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional21
Excellent127
Good104
Acceptable21
Poor5

Website.

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 138 times, seen 319 different beers and tried 170 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 1NP