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The New Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goacher's - Fine Light AleExcellent1
Oakham - JHBExcellent1
Three Sods - Mon Cheri IPAExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Hawkshead - AuroraExcellent1
Kent - Session PaleExcellent1
Kent - MandarinaExcellent2
Kent - KGBExcellent1
Anarchy - X-Ray EyesExcellent1
Kent - Brewers ReserveExcellent1
Redemption - Rock the KazbekExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good1
Redemption - HopspurGood3
Bad Seed - Flare StarGood1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Summer's DayGood1
Kent - Yule LogGood1
Tiny Rebel - Super Sharp ShooterAcceptable1
Great Heck - MercyNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Mandarin SkyNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Oakham - OPA Original Pale AleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsNot Tried0
Brew Foundation (brewed at Wincle) - C-BombNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Butcombe - Original Not Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island HoppingNot Tried0
Musket - TriggerNot Tried0
Triple fff - MoondanceNot Tried0
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Not Tried0
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
Five Points - PaleNot Tried0
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleNot Tried0
New Bristol - My Mosaic RomanceNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot 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
Picture 1. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

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.
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 an quiet near the middle of the city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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

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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 142 times, seen 323 different beers and tried 173 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 1NP