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The New Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Surrey Hills - Greensand IPAExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Kent - The Quiet AmericanExcellent1
Kent - ChinookExcellent1
Box Steam - Tunnel VisionExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Five Points - BestExcellent1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellExcellent1
St Austell - Proper JobExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - BoosterGood1
Tiny Rebel - Peloton PaleGood1
Salopian - Lemon DreamGood1
Saltaire - Cascade Pale AleGood1
Grey Trees - Mosaic Pale AleNot Tried0
Bellfield - Session AleNot Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Not Tried0
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale (now use separate 3.4% entry)Not Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Salopian - Darwin's OriginNot Tried0
Oakham - InfernoNot Tried0
Anarchy - New Age CrisisNot Tried0
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
Surrey Hills - Shere DropNot Tried0
St Austell - TrelawnyNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Kent - PaleNot Tried0
Iron Pier - BitterNot Tried0
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleNot Tried0
Goacher's - Real Mild AleNot Tried0
Goacher's - Silver StarNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Grey Trees - Digger's GoldNot Tried0
Redemption - Pale AleNot Tried0
Musket - TriggerNot Tried0
Picture 1. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

30 Sep 2021 (Archie14)
Quite lunchtime visit. The two of us sitting in the bar & two in the garden. Barman busy sorting out pump clips, seems that there were a few casks of Goachers ales in the cellar as he was placing said brewery “s pump clips on the coming soon pole.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40ExcellentExcellent proper best bitter, delicious malt with excellent long lingering notes of biscuit. Top stuff
Surrey Hills - Shere Drop4.20Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Not TriedI asked for this but was murky as bottom of cask
Kent - Pale4.00Not Tried
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
21 Sep 2021 (Jack William)
Mid evening for a couple of pints. This has to consistently be the best pub in Canterbury for choice of interesting ales and very reasonable prices*. About a dozen drinkers in - good ambience. “Like a rolling stone” on the jukebox just before I left. * still priced by ABV - tonight 4.3 and under @ £3.50, 4.5 @ £3.60 and 4.8 @ 3.70
Kent - Chinook4.50ExcellentAnother superb brew from Kent in top condition.
Tiny Rebel - Peloton Pale4.20Good
Goacher's - Silver Star4.20Not Tried
Salopian - Darwin's Origin4.30Not Tried
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Anarchy - New Age Crisis4.80Not TriedSession IPA - vegan friendly
19 Jul 2021 (Jack William)
Lunchtime- a group of us here to try Gadd’s “freedom day” brew: Booster. I arrived a bit late - just as the barrel was going on - ordered 4 pints at the bar and was served just like in the good old days. Let’s hope it lasts. (4 other ales on, not noted)
St Austell - Proper Job4.50ExcellentI really wanted to score the Booster higher - but after 2 pints of that I have to say that the Proper Job just had the edge.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Booster4.20GoodA special brew from Gadd’s to celebrate the end of most COVID restrictions. I believe that this has been supplied FOC to the pubs to help them recover. A light flowery number that went down very well.
14 Jul 2021 (Magnus Greel)
A few minutes after 17.30 opening I was the second customer for a short while when another couple of folk came in. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere with soft background music playing.
Five Points - Best4.10ExcellentMore akin to an IPA than a best bitter, golden with caramel and smoky hints.
Saltaire - Cascade Pale Ale4.80GoodRather sweet and syrupy for my palate
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
St Austell - Trelawny3.80Not Tried
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale (now use separate 3.4% entry)3.60Not Tried
03 Jul 2021 (Jack William)
Early Saturday evening - all seats in the front bar reserved for the England match (the TV only goes on here for special occasions). The variety of ales here continues to impress. I sat in the garden and had a good chat about the construction of the original Thames Tunnel at Rotherhithe.
Surrey Hills - Greensand IPA4.60ExcellentGreat body and condition.
Kent - The Quiet American4.20ExcellentAnother very good brew from Kent, dry and fruity.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Musket - Trigger3.60Not Tried
Grey Trees - Mosaic Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Bellfield - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
20 Jun 2021 (Jack William)
Rather a dry Father’s Day - so I treated myself to a couple of pints here early evening. Small group in with landlady Katrina in good form telling stories of the shenanigans of the estate agents regarding her attempt to get the Two Doves in Canterbury reopened. Saw Jaipur - and didn’t then note all the others on.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Excellent
Redemption - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
01 May 2021 (Jack William)
Late afternoon- a nearly full garden and a full beer menu - nice.
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”.
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.
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.
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

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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 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 151 times, seen 340 different beers and tried 177 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 1NP