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Bishops Finger (Shepherd Neame)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterGood1
Shepherd Neame - Goldings AleGood1
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerGood1
Shepherd Neame - Double Stout (superseded by 4% version)Good3
Shepherd Neame - Late RedAcceptable2
Shepherd Neame - Sun & Planet Steam Ale (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse).Acceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Early BirdNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Kent's BestNot Tried0
Picture 1. Bishops Finger, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

01 Jul 2017 (ChrisE)
Time for a swift one on the way to the railway station.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Sun & Planet Steam Ale (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse).4.20AcceptableNot what I expected, the pump clip said this was a rich copper ale, it turned out to be a pale straw coloured slightly citrusy beer. ABV was shown on the clip as %2°h whatever that means.
20 Oct 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Walked in to the scream at the Fellaini Manchester United goal on TV.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50PoorFlat as a pancake
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not Tried
07 Aug 2014 (Jack William)
Evening, fairly busy - here to let my (rather young looking) niece buy a round on the occasion of her 18th birthday - she is disappointed that she is not asked for ID.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Goldings Ale4.10Good
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
08 Oct 2010 (Ian)
Sat at the bar talking to a bloke down from London, whose birthday it was and also had a Sambuca shot as they were only £1.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50GoodApparently ceasing to be all year round after this year's experiment and going back to its usual winter spot. I still like the flavours on this beer and is easily my favourite of Sheps major brands.
01 Oct 2010 (pavorossi)
First pub visited on my trip down to Canterbury.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not Tried
27 Mar 2010 (Blair)
After hearing on the site about the double stout I really wanted to come and see for myself. This is a good pub, light and airy, a great place to sit and people watch. Prices are a bit steep but then it is a Shepherd Neame.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Double Stout (superseded by 4% version)4.30GoodDark slightly tart stout, a little lacking in flavour but that really is only a small niggle. Roasted malt dominates with a smooth slightly creamy finish. Actually pretty good.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Kent's Best4.10Not Tried
20 Mar 2010 (Ian)
Again I had 5 mins before the train from Canterbury West, and I wanted to try the Double Stout again.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Double Stout (superseded by 4% version)4.30GoodI thought that this was even better than the day before. Really good roasted malts, even if they are slightly harsh on the finish.
19 Mar 2010 (Ian)
I had 5 mins before my train went so I popped in here quickly to see if the Amber or Early Bird were on and was delighted to find the Double Stout.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Double Stout (superseded by 4% version)4.30GoodBlack, with brown edges, lasting cream head. Decent dry stout, lots of burnt roast malt on finish. Aroma of choc and roast malt. Very burnt and roast with some body but the burnt malt dominates just a touch too much. But still really good and I sank a pint inn 5 mins no problem.
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Kent's Best4.10Not Tried
03 Apr 2009 (Blair)
Used this place as a meeting point before heading into town. Only a couple of people in which seemed strange for a friday night. Nice place though even if my beer was more than £3.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00GoodA lot of people don't like this beer but I actually think it's quite good. Rich, malty and satisfying. A good start to the night.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Early Bird4.30Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Kent's Best4.10Not Tried
27 Feb 2009 (Brian)
I was hoping to try this year's Early Bird but it wasn't on, so I started on the cider. A mixed group of people in, ranging from a family with a baby having lunch in the back to a few youngsters drinking lager and chatting up the barmaids. I sat with a friendly South African and watched England against the Windies (he seemed to want the Windies to win!).
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not Tried

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About the Bishops Finger

The pub sign. Bishops Finger, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good9
Acceptable3
Poor1

Website.

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

Narrow bare-boarded 16th century pub. One large open bar at the front and another area at the rear and a garden too. 4 handpumps. Popular when sports events are being televised.

We have visited this pub 16 times, seen 10 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT2 8AF