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Cherry Tree (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Tonbridge - Alsace GoldExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Rudolph's RewardExcellent1
Cellar Head - Red Rye IPAExcellent1
Romney Marsh - Amber AleGood1
Romney Marsh - Marsh MellowGood1
Nelson - Admiral IPAGood1
Nelson - Santa's SalvoAcceptable1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AlePoor1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideUndrinkable1
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Not Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HealthNot Tried0
Thwaites - Good ElfNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleNot Tried0
Whitstable - Kentish ReserveNot Tried0
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (now use 4.1% entry)Not Tried0
Caledonian - Hop CropNot Tried0
Thwaites - Yule Love It!Not Tried0
Wantsum - Black PrinceNot Tried0
G2 - Vela BlondeNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Picture 1. Cherry Tree, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. Cherry Tree, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

22 Dec 2019 (Jack William)
Stop 5. I’m more than twice the age of the other customers - even the older ones - but we all enjoy singing along to “Life on Mars”.
Cellar Head - Red Rye IPA4.50ExcellentVery tasty and in good condition.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
23 Nov 2017 (ChrisE)
Oh dear, I used to like this pub but today it was noisy and unwelcoming. Three of the four handpumps are now used for cider, replacing some of the ales, and there is a massive font with a huge choice of keg beers and Prosecco.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10UndrinkableWe both left our beers.
30 Aug 2016 (Andrew)
Was passing. Handful in. Pleasant enough.
Romney Marsh - Marsh Mellow3.60GoodVery good condition. Light gold colour. Reedy watery orange flavour.
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Health4.00Not Tried
13 Aug 2016 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon, quiet - I was pleased to get served promptly.
Romney Marsh - Amber Ale4.40Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
06 Jul 2016 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit for a pint and a sandwich. Both were very enjoyable. I drank a Wantsum beer which was called Uhelski, Uholski or something like that at 4.3% but I am not sure of the spelling and have not (yet) listed it below.
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
G2 - Vela Blonde4.20Not Tried
23 Dec 2014 (Jack William)
early evening - it was buzzing with after work drinkers - then eight people left and it was less so
Tonbridge - Alsace Gold4.00ExcellentVery good condition and subtle citrus notes.
Thwaites - Yule Love It!4.00Not Tried
23 Sep 2013 (Alenomore)
16:00 visit. A few noisy bods outside and less inside. Ales were acceptable.
Whitstable - Kentish Reserve5.00Not Tried
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (now use 4.1% entry)4.20Not Tried
Caledonian - Hop Crop3.90Not Tried
15 Sep 2013 (Andrew)
I saw they had a Canterbury Ales beer on so I came in. It was quite quiet.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90PoorCloudy and no condition. Shame that such a good beer was not on form. I didn't bother drinking it.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's Ale4.60Not Tried
30 Dec 2012 (Alenomore)
14:30 visit. Few in and a couple of interesting ales. Value food menu noted too.
Shepherd Neame - Rudolph's Reward3.70ExcellentA spiced type and quite nice too. Good to see this seasonal again, one of Shep's better ales.
Nelson - Admiral IPA4.00GoodFair condition.
Thwaites - Good Elf4.90Not Tried
23 Dec 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Not too busy on a Sunday lunchtime.
Nelson - Santa's Salvo4.50AcceptableReddish bitter with a dry, malty character and little hop flavour. Dry, malty finish. My score 14/20.

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About the Cherry Tree

The pub sign. Cherry Tree, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores


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

Located on a side street off the lower High Street, this pub is popular with students and locals alike. Juke box is normally pretty good and there are normally a couple of real ales on as well as real cider. The pub is quite small so can feel cosy on busy days/evenings

We have visited this pub 28 times, seen 42 different beers and tried 26 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 2RU