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The Old Brewery Tavern (Michael Caines Taverns)

We believe this building is NO LONGER a pub

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wantsum - More's Head (previously 3.4%)Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsExcellent2
Wantsum - Black PrinceExcellent1
Wantsum - One Hop WillametteExcellent1
Wantsum - Black PigGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good1
Marston's - Revisionist Salted Caramel Tawny AleGood1
Wychwood - HayburnerAcceptable1
Marston's - Ugly SistersUndrinkable1
Wantsum - Ravening WolfNot Tried0
Banks's - Black DiamondNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidNot Tried0
Ringwood - FortyninerNot Tried0
Banks's - SunbeamNot Tried0
Ringwood - Red BoarNot Tried0
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)Not Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Banks's - Fine FettleNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Wantsum - Dynamo (superseded by 4.3% version)Not Tried0
Whitstable - Renaissance Ruby MildNot Tried0
Marston's - MarynkaNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Common ConspiracyNot Tried0
Marston's - East Kent GoldingNot Tried0
Wychwood - BountifulNot Tried0
Jennings - Crag RatNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Old Brewery Tavern, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

18 Feb 2017 (Andrew)
Last stop before Ian and I parted ways. Very quiet but then I don't know how people find out it's here.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Good
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
21 Oct 2016 (Magnus Greel)
Came in here after a meal mid evening hardly anyone here, quietest Friday evening I've seen in Canterbury
Marston's - Revisionist Salted Caramel Tawny Ale4.30GoodToffee and Caramel with sweet-salty note. What will they think of next??
Ringwood - Red Boar3.90Not Tried
06 Sep 2014 (Jack William)
Just after noon - a few early diners in. Good sanctuary from the shops.
Wychwood - Hayburner4.20AcceptableFirst pint poured of the day I suspect and just a hint of staleness. Pump clip claimed pine aroma - but I couldn't discern that. Fairly ordinary. Pump clip included the additional name "Hoppy Little Warrior"
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Banks's - Sunbeam4.20Not Tried
23 Sep 2013 (Alenomore)
15:00 visit. Just the two of us in at this time and one on duty.
Jennings - Crag Rat4.30Not Tried
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90Not Tried
Banks's - Black Diamond4.00Not Tried
15 Sep 2013 (Andrew)
No one in, including staff. Very odd. Anyway, someone turned up and served me.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40GoodSolid stuff from a solid brewer.
Wychwood - Bountiful4.00Not Tried
Wantsum - Dynamo (superseded by 4.3% version)4.60Not Tried
27 Apr 2013 (Andrew)
Jane and I had a night out in Canterbury. Canterbury at 6pm is an odd mix of tourist stragglers and weird locals. Off the beaten track its just weird locals. The pub was fairly busy and highlights of the days football was on the tele.
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80GoodGood beer. Bit cold though.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Common Conspiracy4.80Not Tried
Marston's - East Kent Golding4.00Not Tried
30 Dec 2012 (Ken)
Very quiet. Welcome was good but that's as good as it got. We tried a couple of Marston's ales and, regrettably, chose this one. Considering the name over the door, Michael Caine, Chef and proprietor of high renown, it was extremely disappointing to drink a Marston's ale of such poor quality. Needless to say we didn't finish our drinks and when we took our glasses back to the bar to complain there was no one there. So we left.
Marston's - Ugly Sisters4.50UndrinkableFlat. Dead. Metallic taste. Not recommended.
04 Aug 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Dining area and garden area full, but inside the pub seating area it was quiet with the Olympics on TV.
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90ExcellentAll set to get this at the SE SIBA festival, glad to catch up with it here. A dark brown mild with a toasty malt character and some fruit in the finish. My score 16/20.
Wantsum - One Hop Willamette4.50ExcellentAmazingly smooth tasting beer with a luscious fruity hop character with citrus notes. Restores my faith in Wantsum after one or two ropey beers. My score 16/20.
Marston's - Marynka4.00Not TriedUnfortunately finished before I got to it.
23 Jun 2012 (Ian)
Mid afternoon and not very busy
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70ExcellentMy favourite Gadds beer
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)4.50Not Tried
Wantsum - Dynamo (superseded by 4.3% version)4.60Not Tried
Whitstable - Renaissance Ruby Mild3.80Not Tried
04 Feb 2012 (Andrew)
Not very busy but then it was only 5pm. Stood at the bar and had a swift half.
Wantsum - More's Head (previously 3.4%)3.50Excellent
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)4.10Not Tried
Banks's - Fine Fettle4.20Not Tried

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About The Old Brewery Tavern

The pub sign. The Old Brewery Tavern, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores


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

A long large pub in Stour Street, with modern fittings and furnishings. One half of the building is given up for food but there remains plenty of drinking areas. There are at least 2 large screen TVs showing sport. Part of Abode Hotel and closed for other use.

We have visited this pub 37 times, seen 46 different beers and tried 25 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 2RX