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The Thomas Ingoldsby (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Marston's - Old Empire IPAExcellent1
Boss - Brave American IPAExcellent1
Evan Evans - Celt Castro MosaicExcellent1
Wantsum - GolgothaExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerGood1
Hook Norton - Crafty FoxGood1
Hook Norton - Twelve DaysGood1
Wantsum - Grim ReaperGood1
Theakston - Old PeculierGood1
Ringwood - FortyninerAcceptable1
Whitstable - Winkle PickerAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Hop CountyPoor1
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Caledonian - Trojan HorseNot Tried0
Brewster's - Seven HeavenNot Tried0
Vale - SteampunkNot Tried0
Banks's - Arcadia Autumn WheatNot Tried0
Banks & Taylor's (B&T) - SOSNot Tried0
Adnams - Young Henrys NewtownerNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Wantsum - ImperiumNot Tried0
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Crooked HookerNot Tried0
Wimbledon - PitbullNot Tried0
Daleside - Old Legover (a.k.a. Country Stile)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Thomas Ingoldsby, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

21 Jan 2022 (Jack William)
Swift half at noon before a “triangle” pub crawl.
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90AcceptableNot fresh.
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Daleside - Old Legover (a.k.a. Country Stile)4.10Not Tried
20 Sep 2021 (Dosser)
Came here for a curry and to watch my dads cousin's funeral on youtube. Raised a pint to 96 year old Sister Katherine.
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70ExcellentWent down very well.
12 Mar 2020 (Jack William)
Thirsty business getting back from Thanet on a bus - so a swift livener before we headed home. 3 other boring beers on.
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60GoodHaven’t seen this for a while in Kent
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Crooked Hooker4.70Not Tried
Wimbledon - Pitbull4.50Not Tried
20 Nov 2019 (Dosser)
Loads of beers were on, but only 3 guests. Enjoyed a pizza here
Hook Norton - Twelve Days5.50GoodA good pint.
29 Mar 2019 (Andrew)
Hook Norton - Crafty Fox4.40GoodBlack IPA.
Shepherd Neame - Hop County4.80PoorWell served but tasted of cardboard and marzipan. Yuk.
23 Sep 2018 (Dosser)
First visit to the newly opened upstairs bar
Boss - Brave American IPA5.50Excellentwow
03 Jun 2018 (Jack William)
Sunday afternoon - thought I’d check out the refurb. Not busy and so quite pleasant - I got served straight away! Layout has not changed but the two dominant TVs have been replaced by just in a more discrete location. It seems lighter and more relaxed than before. Rather disappointing beer selection - just 6, and 3 of those standard spoons fare.
Whitstable - Winkle Picker4.50Acceptable
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Not Tried
26 Oct 2017 (Gareth)
Lunchtime visit, managed to get the last table. Very busy.
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50ExcellentA very smooth and flavoursome oatmeal stout - tasty little badger.
Wantsum - Grim Reaper5.50GoodA fine tasting Ruby Ale with a malty aftertaste.
19 Oct 2017 (Andrew)
Evan Evans - Celt Castro Mosaic3.90ExcellentLight citrus hops yum
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Caledonian - Trojan Horse5.50Not Tried
Brewster's - Seven Heaven4.70Not Tried
Vale - Steampunk5.10Not Tried
Banks's - Arcadia Autumn Wheat6.00Not Tried
Banks & Taylor's (B&T) - SOS5.00Not Tried
Adnams - Young Henrys Newtowner4.80Not Tried
24 Jul 2017 (Dosser)
Cold but busy Canterbury. Beers well cheap for Canterbury on cheap Monday in spoons.
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00GoodA good pint that I wasn't expecting.

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About The Thomas Ingoldsby

The pub sign. The Thomas Ingoldsby, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



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

Located in Burgate just off The Parade. Very substantial frontage but not too deep. History of pub name: Richard Harris Barham was born in 1788, at 61 Burgate, across the road from this Wetherspoon pub. Using the pen name Thomas Ingoldsby he wrote The Ingoldsby Legends, which first appeared in 1840, in a periodical edited by Charles Dickens. Richard Harris Barham, alias Thomas Ingoldsby, had an accident when he was 14, which crippled his right arm. During a long convalescence he began to write. Re-opened on 29th May 2018 after 4 months of closure to add hotel facilities (13 rooms) and an upstairs bar and bar counter.

We have visited this pub 100 times, seen 286 different beers and tried 133 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 2HG