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The Eight Bells (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's BitterExcellent3
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's SpecialExcellent2
Sharp's - Doom BarGood1
Fuller's - London PrideAcceptable1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The Eight Bells, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The Eight Bells, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

30 Nov 2018 (Jack William)
A genuine old fashioned back street boozer (albeit on the old main London to Dover Road). Friendly welcome.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Special4.50Good
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
28 Mar 2015 (Andrew)
Not been here for years. Gone was the booth seating along the side. The pub was nice inside in a modern airy way.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Good
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Special4.50Not Tried
30 Sep 2014 (Jack William)
Early evening - I made six customers, average age over sixty - friendly welcome - rap style pop music playing. Over the road from my old primary school (St Dunstans) - I remember when this was the main London to Dover trunk road - but before I was old enough to get served in here. Still a very traditional, unpretentious "backstreet" pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Special4.50ExcellentJust about a perfect pint of this old stalwart.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
23 Dec 2012 (Alenomore)
16:00 visit. Having missed the City Centre pubs again this trip, we plotted up here for a couple of hours. Good ale and friendly company and amusement in watching some footy and an 8-0 demolition job? The pictures came from Greece, with some interesting holiday adverts coming from a supposedly broke country?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70ExcellentQuite refreshing. I think it tastes much better since coming from Bedford.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00GoodAs good as it gets.
16 Dec 2012 (Alenomore)
12:30 visit. Always a pleasure to come to Canterbury and I think the best day to do some pubs is on a Sunday, and I've not been here for some time too. After chatting in the Goods Shed at the bottle shop, I headed here, a genuine back street local, a current 2013 gbg entry and 17 times previous in 1978-83/7/8/2001/2/4-6/8/9/11-2. A nice place, well worth a look, and a pub I first visited in 2006.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70ExcellentIn good condition. A more refreshing bitter these days.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
03 Jan 2005 (Ian)
Smallish one bar pub. Upto 4 beers on with Greene King IPA and Fuller's London Pride as standard. Darts are on one side of pub
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Acceptable
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried

About The Eight Bells

The pub sign. The Eight Bells, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good3
Acceptable1
Poor-

The pub is found in Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8LN.

A genuine back street local on London Road, often listed in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide. Original embossed windows and adorned with memorabilia. Small walled garden.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 5 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT2 8LN