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The Crispin Inn (Punch Taverns)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mad Cat - Crispin PaleExcellent1
Mad Cat - Special Relationship Anglo-American Pale AleExcellent1
Ripple Steam - Black IPAExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green & Pale East Kent Goldings Green Hop AleExcellent1
Mad Cat - Crispin AmberExcellent1
Canterbury Brewers - Loco IPAExcellent1
Mad Cat - Crispin AleGood3
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood1
Whitstable - Native BitterNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye (superseded by 4.8% version)Not Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPANot Tried0
Exmoor - GoldNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Crispin Inn Single Hop Summer AleNot Tried0
Laine - Brighton (North Laine) - DoubloonNot Tried0
Ossett - Yorkshire BlondeNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Crispin Inn, Sandwich, Kent

Visits Details

06 Jan 2020 (Dosser)
3 beers on, all £3.90
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodNot bad
07 May 2019 (Jack William)
Afternoon, quiet but pleasant.
Mad Cat - Crispin Pale4.00ExcellentSpot on.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Laine - Brighton (North Laine) - Doubloon4.20Not Tried
15 Aug 2017 (ChrisE)
Final pub of a tour of Sandwich, busy with both drinkers and diners. I have not listed all the beers that were on offer.
Mad Cat - Crispin Amber4.00ExcellentI was not previously aware that there are two versions of this beer, the amber version has more dark malt but is otherwise the same as the pale.
Mad Cat - Crispin Pale4.00Not Tried
26 Sep 2015 (Wittenden)
Saturday lunchtime: we'd come in search of the Magna Cartas and Kent Green Hop Ale:success on both fronts.We sat in the little courtyard by the river, where the barman fussed our dogs.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green & Pale East Kent Goldings Green Hop Ale3.80ExcellentPale, slight haze. Fresh 'n' spicy.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Not TriedSorely tempted.
Mad Cat - Crispin Inn Single Hop Summer Ale4.00Not Tried
10 Sep 2015 (Jack William)
Late afternoon - following the coastal cycle route - I was gratefully corrected by a gent - Andy - who had been instrumental in helping to set up National route 1 - it comes off the coast here and heads towards Canterbury. I of course needed route 15 to continue towards Thanet!
Mad Cat - Crispin Ale4.00Good... May even have rated excellent if I hadn't just had an ice cream.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
31 Jan 2015 (Wittenden)
Lunchtime on a wintry Saturday . We came to be fortified by the Carribean cookery before braving the arctic wind. Beer choice seemed to be seasonally limited.Grand pub.
Mad Cat - Crispin Ale4.00ExcellentMalty, earthy with a mid range smack of hops.A proper brown bitter:not boring.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
14 Jul 2014 (ChrisE)
Early evening, we needed to eat so we came to this part of Sandwich with three pubs on the road junction, we chose this one. A good selection of ales (I have not listed them all) and some very nice food.
Ripple Steam - Black IPA5.80ExcellentVery good black ale, a bit sweetish.
08 Jun 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Boy was I ready for a pint when I got here after a hot but enjoyable hike around Pegwell Bay from Ramsgate. Busy with Sunday lunch trade and it was a case of having to prop up the bar.
Mad Cat - Special Relationship Anglo-American Pale Ale4.80ExcellentA golden and refreshing pint with some good US hop tastes.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Not Tried
Mad Cat - Crispin Ale4.00Not Tried
07 Sep 2013 (HSB)
15:30 & 15:45 Had a real problem getting served. On my first attempt I assumed I had donned a cloak of invisibility. Went back because I wanted to try the new house beer. Service only slightly better.
Mad Cat - Crispin Ale4.00GoodStrong malt flavour
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye (superseded by 4.8% version)5.50Not Tried
20 Mar 2012 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon, a few customers enjoying meals. We sat by the window and enjoyed the fact that there was no traffic along Strand Street thanks to road works.
Canterbury Brewers - Loco IPA3.90ExcellentA really amazing beer, deliciously hoppy and citrusy. Tasted stronger than 3.9%
Ossett - Yorkshire Blonde3.90Not Tried

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About The Crispin Inn

The pub sign. The Crispin Inn, Sandwich, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9EA.

Found opposite the Admiral Owen in High Street. Very pleasant old building and an enthusiastic landlord. By the Barbican and old toll bridge over the River Stour. Low ceilings, wooden beams and brick walls create an old world feel. 6 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 12 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 10 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT13 9EA