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The Shakespeare (Shepherd Neame)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Late RedExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Good1
Inveralmond - Ossian's AleGood1
Shepherd Neame - Amber AleGood1
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - DragonfireAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium AleNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Early BirdNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Shakespeare, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

26 Apr 2015 (Jack William)
Sunday lunch, quite busy. Despite the stacks of logs these are decorative only - no wood burning stove and a very chilly pub. Also a bit disappointed by the beer choice - I was told last year that there was not a full beer tie - but I've only seen Sheps on since.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00AcceptableThought this was a bit lifeless - pump clip turned as I left.
Shepherd Neame - Dragonfire4.50AcceptableMalty with some odd flavour that I couldn't quite discern. Not to my taste.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Early Bird4.30Not Tried
21 Feb 2015 (Jack William)
Mid Sat evening until late. heaving in the main pub but we sat in the wine bar annex that opens onto the Buttermarket, this was busy but not crowded. The wine bar and pub are connected by a patio area and if you want beer you have to bring it through from the pub. I guess if you get bored with Sheps ales you can also pop next door to the City Arms. We liked it and went back for Sunday lunch next day - very good.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Amber Ale4.50Goodvery pleasant - good quaffing ale
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
08 Oct 2014 (Jack William)
Two drinking establishments in one now. The corner shop in the Buttermarket has now been converted to the Shakespear's wine bar and the pub is linked via the patio area. Not very busy but a good ambience. Surprisingly not a full Sheps tie now. This brings up #20 for me in my quest to do all Canterbury pubs by the year end.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Inveralmond - Ossian's Ale4.10GoodSoft and quaffable if a little bland but nice lingering aftertaste.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium Ale4.10Not Tried
13 Mar 2014 (Andrew)
Met up with an old friend.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90GoodGood condition session Sheps beer
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
15 Nov 2013 (Andrew)
Umm, it's turned back into the Shakespeare. Nice job of the interior.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50ExcellentThis was really good.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried

About The Shakespeare

The pub sign. The Shakespeare, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good3
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

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

Next door to the City Arms in Butchery Lane. Formerly Irish styled and known as Casey's. Built in 1504 it was originally a theatre or playhouse and is the only surviving Tudor example after Oliver Cromwell had most of the theatres in England razed to the ground.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 9 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 2JR

This pub was formally know as the Casey's.