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Parrot (Shepherd Neame)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hogs Back - Tongham TEA (previously T.E.A.)Excellent1
Shepherd Neame - Late RedExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerExcellent2
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterGood1
Long Man - Best BitterGood3
Shepherd Neame - Christmas AleAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Early BirdAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Pale AleAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale AleNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold (or Spitfire Golden Ale)Not Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Hog Island APA (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)Not Tried0
Picture 1. Parrot, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. Parrot, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

02 Dec 2023 (Andrew)
Last pub of the night and we got two seats at the bar. Busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Christmas Ale5.00AcceptableLack lustre (certainly compared to the same beer at the Miller's Arms).
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
20 Apr 2023 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon and very quiet just 2 others sat at the bar. A few of us decided to eat here and the loaded chips looked very tempting!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale4.00AcceptableRather flat and lifeless
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
02 Oct 2020 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening and noticeably quiet, we had the choice off all but two tables, one of which was occupied by diners.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50ExcellentHints of blackcurrant and licqorice gave this a Bishop's Finger-ish flavour
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
08 Sep 2020 (ChrisE)
Early evening visit, very welcoming and relaxing. The manager informed us the Late Red was now in the cellar and conditioning.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
01 Apr 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Evening one group just left not long after our arrival so we enjoyed the exclusivity of the bar area.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Long Man - Best Bitter4.00GoodEarthy traditional English bitter
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold (or Spitfire Golden Ale)4.10Not Tried
03 Jul 2018 (Andrew)
Hot so sat outside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hogs Back - Tongham TEA (previously T.E.A.)4.20ExcellentThis stuff is just lovely
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
25 May 2018 (Andrew)
Not too busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Early Bird4.30AcceptableI suspect this was just about to turn
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold (or Spitfire Golden Ale)4.10Not Tried
23 Nov 2017 (ChrisE)
We needed to eat something so we came here and were not disappointed. Attentive staff and a good range of Shepherd Neame beers and some guests. I did not make a note of all the beers on sale.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00ExcellentVery good Bishops Finger so I had a second one.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Hogs Back - Tongham TEA (previously T.E.A.)4.20Not Tried
21 Oct 2017 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon - here for a bit of a do. Pleasant enough, bit pricey.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00GoodThe expected Sheps flavour with a bit of a bite.
Long Man - Best Bitter4.00GoodA good best bitter.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Not Tried
01 Jul 2017 (ChrisE)
A busy Saturday evening, staff appeared to be well trained and enthusiastic. One customer at the bar accused me of being anti-Yorkshire when I mentioned that I did not like John Smiths.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Long Man - Best Bitter4.00Good
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold (or Spitfire Golden Ale)4.10Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Hog Island APA (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)4.80Not Tried

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About the Parrot

The pub sign. Parrot, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent11
Good22
Acceptable9
Poor-

Website.

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

Externally signed as Parrot Pub & Dining. Located in Church Lane in the City's St Radigund's area. Has had various owners over the years and operated in various guises. Until recently run by Young's but now the Shepherd Neame brewery website offers this pub as one operated by it although not prominently signed as such externally.

We have visited this pub 41 times, seen 39 different beers and tried 25 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 2AG

This pub was formally know as the The Parrot (Young's).