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The Cricketers (Shepherd Neame)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterGood2
Shepherd Neame - Rudolph's Reward (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)Good1
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Acceptable4
Shepherd Neame - Goldings (superseded by 4.1% version)Undrinkable2
Shepherd Neame - Best BitterNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Cricketers, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

13 Dec 2014 (Jack William)
late afternoon - heaving - Xmas jumpers, pub crawlers, shoppers all intermingling.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Rudolph's Reward (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)3.70Gooda hint of cloves perhaps?
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
20 Oct 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Open mic night in full swing with a rather good if frenzied solo singer guitarist.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Acceptable
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
31 Dec 2013 (Andrew)
Well I was down this end of town and felt like a change. Fair few dinners in and mainly families.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20AcceptableAgain I just felt like a change. Lively. Tasted a bit like watered down orange with a rough bitter finish.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
01 Oct 2010 (pavorossi)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Acceptable
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not Tried
20 Apr 2009 (Chris S)
Went in on a sunny afternoon while my wife was shopping, chatted to the barman, who was telling me that they are trying to get away from the sudent reputation and get more real-ale based clients, which is nice.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodNot too bad, but nothing special, as a lot of master brew. Nice hoppy aroma.
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
09 Jul 2005 (Ian)
Corner Shepherd Neame pub in Canterbury High Street, here with Andrew as well. Was an Oranges bar but now reconverted back to its old name. 3 beer engines plus some continental bottled beers
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20AcceptableFine nothing wrong with it but nothing special either
Shepherd Neame - Goldings (superseded by 4.1% version)4.70UndrinkableHad to return this. Give the landlord his due, he took it off sale and went and changed the barrel
Shepherd Neame - Best Bitter4.10Not Tried
09 Jul 2005 (Andrew)
Fairly empty for a Saturday but I suppose people may have been in the garden
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20AcceptableNever liked this beer much. Hops and malt but just no ballance between them
Shepherd Neame - Goldings (superseded by 4.1% version)4.70UndrinkableThis was off so we took it back and they changed the barrel
Shepherd Neame - Best Bitter4.10Not Tried

About The Cricketers

The pub sign. The Cricketers, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent-
Good2
Acceptable5
Poor-

Website.

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

Town centre street corner pub with front and back rooms. Popular for live music events and open mic nights. 3 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 7 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 2BQ