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Old City Bar (formerly The Old City) (Shepherd Neame)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bootleg - Fool's GoldExcellent1
Fuller's - London PrideGood2
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's BitterGood2
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium AleGood1
Joseph Holt (see also Holt's) - Hat TrickGood1
Shepherd Neame - Christmas AleAcceptable1
Adnams - Southwold BitterPoor1
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Not Tried0
Picture 1. Old City Bar (formerly The Old City), Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

20 Sep 2016 (Andrew)
A swift pint after work. Very relaxed and enjoyable.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bootleg - Fool's Gold3.90ExcellentNice and crisp. Pale gold. Leaft hop.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
25 Sep 2015 (Andrew)
Very quiet
BeerABVScoreNotes
Joseph Holt (see also Holt's) - Hat Trick3.90GoodInoffensive brown bitter
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
23 Sep 2014 (Jack William)
Now called the "Old City Bar" - presumably some Shepherd Neame marketing decision. A large screen in each of the two bars showing league cup football - really loud volume despite only two people watching. Bar staff friendly enough - but not really tuned in to the customers. Nice layout, would have been very pleasant if the TV had not been so dominant.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium Ale4.10GoodVery good condition, taste nothing special.
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
20 Dec 2013 (Andrew)
Here for Glen's leaving drinks.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Christmas Ale5.00AcceptableVery cloudy so had a taste of yeast, but still, not too bad.
20 Dec 2011 (Andrew)
Fairly busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Good
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
24 Nov 2011 (Andrew)
Sat in a nice corner and enjoyed some interesting conversation about burgers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Pride4.10GoodThis was quite good. Fruity but just lacked a little condition.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
05 Aug 2011 (Andrew)
Tristan was off again to a better world writing code to cure the lame. The pub was busy with groups of office workers in the garden.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70AcceptableOkay conditions
25 Sep 2009 (Andrew)
Went to buy my, soon to be ex, boss a drink. Sat in the front bar on some comfy sofas.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Pride4.10GoodFunny half really this one. All the right components but assembled in the particular ratios.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
11 Nov 2006 (Brian)
Quite a few people in watching the football. Mainly a young crowd, good friendly atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70PoorNasty aroma of bad eggs. No head. Brown. Lifeless. Pointless.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried

About the Old City Bar (formerly The Old City)

The pub sign. Old City Bar (formerly The Old City), Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good5
Acceptable2
Poor1

Website.

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

Originally called the Old City of Canterbury, situated in Oaten Hill Place. Long, front bar with smaller areas to each side. Wide-screen TV.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 3HJ