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The West Gate Inn (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Enfield (branded as Enefeld) - Enefeld London Pale AleExcellent1
Bays - Devon DumplingExcellent1
Lacons - EncoreGood1
Goddards - Fuggle (or Fuggle Dee-Dum)Good1
Wantsum - OlicanaGood1
Wantsum - HurricaneGood1
Whitstable - Single Hop Styrian WolfGood1
Lees (see also JW Lees) - Gold AleGood1
Three Acre - Best BitterAcceptable1
Evan Evans - Grand Cru St David’s AleAcceptable1
Whitstable - Winkle PickerUndrinkable1
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Blue TopNot 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
Picture 1. The West Gate Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

24 Jan 2024 (Jack William)
Post-match pint to calm down. Serene in here after the Tuns.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goddards - Fuggle (or Fuggle Dee-Dum)4.80GoodSmooth, full bodied.
09 Sep 2023 (Andrew)
This is the end of the tour. Westgate done. Good fun.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Acre - Best Bitter4.00AcceptableIt's a bitter. Drinkable. Umm,had to rush off so not a lot of detail to my review I'm affraid.
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
01 Jul 2023 (Jack William)
Swift one mid afternoon- very busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bays - Devon Dumpling5.10ExcellentSuperb golden ale - best ‘spoons pint I’ve had for good while.
27 Apr 2023 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon- swift half to help me home on a 35 mile cycle. Other beers not noted.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lees (see also JW Lees) - Gold Ale4.50Good
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Hurricane4.50GoodSickly sweet honey ale
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedI opted for a local beer instead, saving this one for my next Cornwall trip.
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
29 May 2019 (Andrew)
Spoons by the Westgate Towers. Busyish.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Evan Evans - Grand Cru St David’s Ale4.40AcceptableVery 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.

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About The West Gate Inn

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional3
Excellent27
Good39
Acceptable26
Poor5

Website.

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 79 times, seen 160 different beers and tried 89 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT2 7EB