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Kings Head (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goacher's - Real Mild AleExcellent1
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Kimberley BitterGood2
Cotleigh - Barn Owl BitterGood2
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood2
Greene King - Ruddles CountyGood1
Greene King - XX Dark MildGood2
Greene King - Patron Saints Ale Good1
Wantsum - 1381Good1
Greene King - Morland OriginalAcceptable1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Wantsum - Black PrinceNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - Farmhouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip Not Tried0
Greene King - Scrum DownNot Tried0
Greene King - London GloryNot Tried0
Picture 1. Kings Head, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

10 Apr 2018 (Andrew)
Handful in watching the TV.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Kimberley Bitter3.90Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip 4.30Not Tried
Greene King - London Glory4.10Not Tried
28 Feb 2018 (Jack William)
Walked on the icy pavements to my local. Good few in - the common enemy - the weather - helping with a convivial atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30GoodPleasant enough - but not the brew of days gone by.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Kimberley Bitter3.90Not Tried
Greene King - Scrum Down4.20Not Tried
14 Dec 2017 (Jack William)
Early evening - swift half in passing - a few in but not the ale selection of Dover! I donít know why there are 4 very similar, average ales on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Morland Original4.00Acceptable
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Kimberley Bitter3.90Not Tried
27 Oct 2017 (Andrew)
Handful sitting at the bar. One pump clip turned around - maybe Harveys?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Kimberley Bitter3.90Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip 4.30Not Tried
07 May 2017 (Jack William)
Sunday lunchtime - unusually quiet - just me and two others. Sign on the blackboard apologising that there was no food. In conversation I was told that most of the regulars were probably at the Maidens Head. Doesn't bode well.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Patron Saints Ale 4.50GoodBit worried that this had been on since St George's Day - but turned out to be very acceptable.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
10 Mar 2017 (Andrew)
A handful in watching music videos on a big screen. I think this pub reminds me of a French tavern in Normandy with all its dark wood and straight edges. Anyway, I like it.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - XX Dark Mild3.00GoodReminded me of the dark mild I used to drink in the student union in Plymouth 25 years ago. Virtually no hops and just a reedy, watery, taste.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
14 Jan 2017 (ChrisE)
Morning and early afternoon visit for a meeting.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40ExcellentA new cask on and selling very well indeed.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Ripple Steam - Farmhouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
27 Nov 2016 (Jack William)
Sunday lunchtime - a few in, some chatting, some watching F1. Thought I would try again as Channel Draught mentioned it - 4 ales on but rather unadventurous in the choice still.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodAs hop-laden as usual.
Greene King - XX Dark Mild3.00GoodSmooth, good body for a low abv.
Cotleigh - Barn Owl Bitter4.50AcceptableOK but lacking in something.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
29 Jul 2016 (Jack William)
Early evening. Pleasant after the Maidens.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cotleigh - Barn Owl Bitter4.50GoodSmooth and malty.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Greene King - XX Dark Mild3.00Not Tried
24 Jan 2016 (Jack William)
Early Sunday lunch - sprinkling of locals in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - 13813.80GoodA lovely, fresh citrus ale with a nice bite - made me long for Spring.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried

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About the Kings Head

The pub sign. Kings Head, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional3
Excellent10
Good21
Acceptable4
Poor-

Website.

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

This is a traditional one room pub on Wincheap heading south out of the city. Central bar serves 2 areas. One has darts, bar billiards, Sky Sports on wall mounted flat screen TV and a fireplace, whilst on the other side of the bar are more tables and chairs. Hops decorate the wooden beams and bar. Four handpumps. Pumpclips behind the bar and on the wall are testament to the beers they've had on in the past but the range is far more limited of late. Bat and Trap and Darts leagues also feature.

We have visited this pub 28 times, seen 43 different beers and tried 27 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 3RY