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Thomas Becket (Punch Taverns)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleExcellent1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Off Piste IPAExcellent1
Bath Ales - Frosty HareGood1
Leeds - CalypsoGood1
Old Dairy - Idaho 7Good1
Dark Star - Winter SolsticeGood1
Oakham - Five Leaves LeftGood1
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)Good1
Bradfield - Farmers Brown CowGood1
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)Acceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideAcceptable1
Exeter - Avocet AlePoor1
Greene King - AbbotNot Tried0
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin GoldNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Adnams - Sloe StormNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleNot Tried0
Kent - Black GoldNot Tried0
Nelson - Friggin in the RigginNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Elsie MoNot Tried0
Bowland - BusterNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - Ice WitchNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Hog Island East Coast Pale Ale (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)Not Tried0
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Thomas Becket, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. Thomas Becket, Canterbury, Kent

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26 Feb 2022 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon. Comfy, not too busy.
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)4.00Good
Kent - Black Gold4.00Not Tried
Nelson - Friggin in the Riggin4.50Not Tried
24 Oct 2021 (Jack William)
Sunday afternoon, quite busy with lunches. The large table in the front window has been replace with three small tables. The open fire seems to be non-functional now. Pleasant ambience though.
Old Dairy - Idaho 74.00GoodServed in a jug and a short measure - reluctantly topped up. A well rounded pale ale in good nick.
Exeter - Avocet Ale3.90PoorRather flat and insipid.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90Not Tried
22 Dec 2019 (Jack William)
Stop 6. Warm, nice ambience, log fire - but oh the beer choice! Shame, previous visits have found some unusual ales on.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Acceptable
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
25 Feb 2019 (Jack William)
Early lunchtime. No one else in. Disappointingly only ales on.
Bath Ales - Frosty Hare3.50GoodA very nice amber ale in good condition.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
11 Dec 2018 (Jack William)
Evening - fairly quiet - but three seasonal ales on.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Off Piste IPA4.60ExcellentFull flavour IPA in good nick.
Dark Star - Winter Solstice4.20Good
Adnams - Sloe Storm4.00Not Tried
29 Apr 2018 (Jack William)
Sunday lunchtime a few eaters in the far end - after a long wait at an empty bar I finally settled down in the comfy armchair with my pint for a quiet read - a family of seven came in shortly with other ideas. I drank up and departed.
Leeds - Calypso3.60GoodPleasant blonde ale in good nick.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
05 Jan 2018 (Jack William)
Evening. Not many in for a Friday - but ok.
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10ExcellentVery nice, fresh and hoppy.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold4.20Not Tried
19 Oct 2017 (Brian)
Few in just after lunch time
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)4.30AcceptableAlright, nothing special, but not a particularly inspiring line up of beers.
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
18 Feb 2017 (Andrew)
Haven't been here for a bit. We sat at the back where the big Fremlins sign used to be back in the day. Busy.
Bradfield - Farmers Brown Cow4.20GoodNice. Vanilla ice cream with toffee sauce.
Moorhouse's - Ice Witch4.30Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Hog Island East Coast Pale Ale (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)4.80Not Tried
01 Oct 2016 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon. A dozen or so in. Continues to have a small but varied choice of ales. Noted a 50p discount per pint on Tuesdays after 5 pm.
Oakham - Five Leaves Left4.50GoodTangy - and good to see a rare appearance of Oakhams in Canterbury.
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Bowland - Buster4.50Not Tried

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About the Thomas Becket

The pub sign. Thomas Becket, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



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

A single roomed pub in Best Lane with plenty of seating. Look out for the stained glass above the main window. 4 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 37 times, seen 55 different beers and tried 25 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 2BD