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Two Doves (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)Good3
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Good3
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'AleGood1
Hop Fuzz - GoldsmithUndrinkable1
Mad Cat - Auburn Copper Ale (previously Meaney's Auburn Copper Ale)Not Tried0
Wantsum - Miller's MirthNot Tried0
Wantsum - FortitudeNot Tried0
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)Not Tried0
Picture 1. Two Doves, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. Two Doves, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

23 Jun 2016 (Jack William)
evening - thought I would revisit this surprisingly pleasant pub from my 2014 tour - unfortunately not inspiring - very quiet, almost deathly.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Acceptable
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)4.00Not Tried
25 Aug 2015 (John)
Good barmaid.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'Ale3.80GoodA refreshing pint... If only to take away the taste of Hopfuzz Goldsmith (see separate review)
25 Aug 2015 (John)
Quiet on a Tuesday night, as you might expect. I steamed in and order Goldsmith (Hopfuzz) and the barmaid was like, you might like to try that first. Good advice. We then chatted and she knows her ale.
Hop Fuzz - Goldsmith4.00UndrinkableMinging. Tasted ok, until I was hit by a sourness that I didn't enjoy. It was fairly new on... but 2 or 3 had been pulled, so I don't know. My advice is def try b4 u buy!
22 Oct 2014 (ChrisE)
We arrived soon after the 4pm opening and were the only customers at first, but it was not long before a good trade built up.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80ExcellentIn very good condition today.
Wantsum - Fortitude4.20Not Tried
23 Sep 2014 (Jack William)
Mid evening - four others in - nice layout - friendly.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40ExcellentGood rounded ale in excellent condition.
Wantsum - Miller's Mirth4.20Not Tried
17 May 2014 (Andrew)
On entering we were the only people in. On leaving, 3 others were there. Nice pub with good juke box.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80ExcellentMeaty. Quality beer. No messing around.
Mad Cat - Auburn Copper Ale (previously Meaney's Auburn Copper Ale)4.20Not Tried
11 Jul 2009 (Ian)
First time I've been in here and I quite liked it. Part of the 3 pub chain of the Carpenter's Arms and the Bell & Crown. Down to earth corner boozer showing rugby league on TV and conversations about rabbits and train timetables.
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)4.10GoodExcellent condition, good sherberty flavours.
07 Dec 2007 (Andrew)
Walked past a couple of days ago and saw 'Whitstable IPA' chalked up on the board. See, pays to advertise. Very friendly and the landlord poured off about a pint and inspected the next pull before giving us ours. Felt very relaxed and friendly. I'll be back.
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)4.10GoodGood bready malt with citric hop. Could have drank it all day - wish I had.
11 Nov 2006 (Brian)
Two handpulls at the bar but only one beer on. No problem though, it was Whitstable EIPA. Only a couple of people in an a Saturday lunchtime. Football on the TV.
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)4.10Excellent1st pint of the day. If you're only going to have one beer on, then you can't do much better than this. Excellent.

About the Two Doves

The pub sign. Two Doves, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3JN.

Smallish pub set at the end of a row of terraced houses in Nunnery Fields. Two adjoining rooms, one with pool table, the other with dart board, fruit machine and wide-screen TV.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 9 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 3JN