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The West Gate Inn (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wantsum - One Hop AmarilloExcellent1
Enfield (branded as Enefeld) - Enefeld London Pale AleExcellent1
Wantsum - HurricaneGood1
Whitstable - Single Hop Styrian WolfGood1
Burton Bridge - Burton PorterGood1
Lacons - EncoreGood1
Exmoor - GoldGood1
Adnams - BroadsideGood1
Wantsum - OlicanaGood1
Evan Evans - Grand Cru St David’s Ale Acceptable1
Whitstable - Kentish ReserveAcceptable1
Greene King - Ruddles CountyAcceptable1
Whitstable - Winkle PickerUndrinkable1
Old Dairy - Up & UdderNot Tried0
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleNot Tried0
Wold Top - Wold GoldNot Tried0
Ringwood - Old ThumperNot Tried0
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Dakota RedNot Tried0
Greene King - AbbotNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin GoldNot Tried0
Nelson - Buccaneer BunnyNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Blue TopNot Tried0
Westerham - 1965 Special Bitter AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Tring - Side Pocket for a ToadNot Tried0
Nelson - Powder MonkeyNot Tried0
Strathaven - Winter GlowNot Tried0
Picture 1. The West Gate Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

25 Nov 2021 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening not too busy, I chose a table at the rear of the pub and enjoyed a noisy character's false loud laughter while I waited for my gourmet gristle burger to arrive.
Wantsum - Hurricane4.50GoodSickly sweet honey ale
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedI opted for a local beer instead, saving this one for my next Cornwall trip.
29 May 2019 (Andrew)
Spoons by the Westgate Towers. Busyish.
Wantsum - Olicana4.20GoodMid gold. Mango flavour. Single hop olicana.
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Nelson - Buccaneer Bunny4.20Not Tried
25 Feb 2019 (Jack William)
Lunchtime - pleasantly sunny inside under the glazed roof area.
Enfield (branded as Enefeld) - Enefeld London Pale Ale5.00ExcellentA delicious pale ale. (Enefeld is the Doomsday Book spelling of Enfield, where the brewery is based.)
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold4.20Not Tried
06 Oct 2018 (Jack William)
Lunchtime. Very slow service and a fowl pint after the long wait.
Lacons - Encore3.80Good
Whitstable - Winkle Picker4.50UndrinkableVinegar. This should never had made it to a glass. Changed without an apology.
20 Apr 2018 (Jack William)
Late afternoon - Canterbury is heaving in the unusually hot spring weather - but the pub is surprisingly quiet. Only 4 or 5 ales on - and only one of interest.
Whitstable - Single Hop Styrian Wolf4.40GoodVery good, lemon zest.
02 Mar 2018 (Jack William)
Heaving as expected on a Friday evening. Bad practice continues of displaying pump clips for beers that are not available. Only listed the more interesting beers.
Evan Evans - Grand Cru St David’s Ale 4.40AcceptableVery ordinary beer despite the showy name.
Wold Top - Wold Gold4.80Not Tried
Ringwood - Old Thumper5.10Not Tried
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Dakota Red5.40Not TriedDisappointingly not on. Pump clip showing with not even a “coming soon” tag.
16 Jan 2018 (Jack William)
Celebratory pint - halfway through January and my 50p vouchers have arrived making it just £1.69. The barman said that their trade was about 50% up since the Ingoldsby closed - but it was quiet this afternoon. Just noted two of the beers on.
Adnams - Broadside4.70GoodA warming brew for January.
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
08 Dec 2017 (Jack William)
Start of my Xmas shopping - the rules are one pub for every shop - starting here around 1230. Busy and not quite enough bar staff on (no change there then). 4 or 5 other ales on.
Exmoor - Gold4.50Good
11 Feb 2017 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon - thought I ought to use a voucher and see what was on offer. Only listed the more unusual beers.
Burton Bridge - Burton Porter4.50GoodA smooth winter warmer to lift the gloomy weather.
Tring - Side Pocket for a Toad3.60Not Tried
Nelson - Powder Monkey4.40Not Tried
Strathaven - Winter Glow5.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Up & Udder4.00Not Tried
02 Dec 2016 (Andrew)
Came for a night out with the guys I train with. Busy but with a good atmosphere.
Wantsum - One Hop Amarillo4.50ExcellentTasty stuff
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Acceptable
Whitstable - Kentish Reserve5.00Acceptable
Westerham - 1965 Special Bitter Ale4.80Not Tried

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About The West Gate Inn

The pub sign. The West Gate Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7EB.

Located just in North Lane. Quite substantial floor space and nooks and crannies to drink in. This Wetherspoon pub takes its name from its proximity to Canterbury's West Gate, one of the finest medieval gateways in Britain. This is a Grade II listed building, and dates from the 17th century. Over the years, it has been modified and rebuilt, and has lost much of its timber frame and original features.

We have visited this pub 75 times, seen 155 different beers and tried 85 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT2 7EB