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The Old Coach & Horses (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Excellent1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideExcellent1
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)Good1
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Good2
Sharp's - AtlanticGood1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordAcceptable1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium AleAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Old Coach & Horses, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

23 May 2019 (Jack William)
I hadnít been here for a good while and was cycling past. Wonít be back in a hurry at these prices. Very much a food place.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Acceptable£4.45 a pint - and not at its best.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
10 Mar 2018 (Andrew)
Pub 3. In Harbledown. We got the bus here (which was late). The pub is a lounge like affair with modern music piped in. There was a staffing issue (according to a chap at the bar) which meant we stood waiting to be served for about 10 minutes. It didn't look like we were going to be served anytime soon after that so we left.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
04 May 2017 (Jack William)
Early evening - I was the only custmer for a while. Staff were friendly and had time to chat - the bank holiday weekend had been heaving apparently. Rather an unimaginative line-up of ales.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium Ale4.10Acceptable
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
30 Aug 2016 (Jack William)
Mid evening - a few diners in - no other drinkers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00ExcellentPossibly the cycle ride before helped - but this tasted like nectar. Cool, fresh and sparklingly clear.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
17 Oct 2015 (Jack William)
Saturday evening - not busy but ok - the bar area here is not very comfortable though - feels like a dining waiting area.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Good
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Acceptable
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
30 Jul 2015 (Jack William)
Nice in the garden with the extended family.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)4.00Goodpleasant if rather sweet
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80AcceptablePast its best unfortunately.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
11 Jun 2015 (Jack William)
Early evening - a few in the bar - plenty of diners.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20GoodReasonable condition - but where do they think they are at £4 a pint?
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
04 Jan 2014 (Jack William)
Restaurant busy, bar fairly empty until late evening. Pleasant ambience.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10ExcellentHeard this was the new guest ale - good condition, consistent Pride flavour, very acceptable.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried

About The Old Coach & Horses

The pub sign. The Old Coach & Horses, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good3
Acceptable4
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Canterbury, Kent, CT2 9AB.

Food oriented freehouse with two restaurant areas located in Harbledown. Small bar and large hillside garden with views over the village and orchards beyond.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT2 9AB