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Hobgoblin (Wychwood)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Marston's - Wychwood HobgoblinGood5
Wychwood - BountifulGood1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Wadworth - 6XNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Hobgoblin, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

13 Sep 2009 (Blair)
It's been ages since I was here, I used to be here most weekends a few years back, the jukebox is excellent. Good relaxed vibe with only around half a dozen others in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wychwood - Bountiful4.00GoodI actually rather liked this. Sweet and fruity chestnut coloured bitter. Pretty easy drinking.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
09 Apr 2009 (Blair)
It's been a long time since I was here, I really like the vibe here and it has a great jukebox. Really eclectic mix of people.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin4.50AcceptableI still shed a tear whenever I see this 'new improved' version of Hobgoblin. Malty and a little fruit. Not bad but not particularly memorable.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Wadworth - 6X4.10Not Tried
23 Mar 2007 (Brian)
Half full with young people with strange haircuts (skinheads, mohicans, long pony tails etc). The jukebox was hammering out the heavy metal and a middle aged couple who wandered in from the High Street wandered straight back out again. Debbie said it would be OK if you'd already had a few.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin4.50ExcellentThis was still excellent. It was smooth, easy drinking, with chocolate malts and a bitter bite.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
17 Mar 2007 (Brian)
Late Saturday lunchtime. Pretty full with plenty of non-Irish people celebrating St Patrick's day. A fairly mixed but mainly young crowd with an eclectic mix of music on the jukebox.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin4.50ExcellentI liked this. Dark brown with a ruby tinge, lasting beige head, chocolate malt in the mouth and a rounded bitter finish.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
09 Jul 2005 (Ian)
Part of pub crawl with Andrew. This used to be the Black Griffin an old haunt for us 15 years ago when I used to drink Stella in here. Now a Wychwood pub with 3 beer engines. Alright, but a bit studenty with a good juke box
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin4.50PoorAcidic but alcoholic sweet malt fruit, not enough body or structure
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
09 Jul 2005 (Andrew)
Once upon a time this was the 'Black Griffin' and the old sign on the wall inside the pub is still there. Now it's a Wychwood pub and the inside looks much like it did when it was the Griffin - bare.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin4.50AcceptableDark coloured with a sickly maltyness about it and very little hops.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried

About the Hobgoblin

The pub sign. Hobgoblin, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good1
Acceptable2
Poor1

The pub is found in Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2BG.

Town centre pub that was once the Black Griffin. Now a Wychwood pub.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 6 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 2BG