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The Monument (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Cellar Head - FiresideExcellent1
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium AleGood1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Good1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Not Tried0
Wantsum - FortitudeNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish BestNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Monument, Canterbury, Kent
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Visits Details

19 Nov 2021 (Jack William)
Lunchtimes, quiet. Meeting an old friend - we sat by the window and watched the world go by. Landlord very knowledgeable about his beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cellar Head - Fireside5.20ExcellentJust on, a great winter ale.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Good
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish Best3.70Not Tried
24 Oct 2021 (Jack William)
Sunday afternoon. At least the second incarnation since I was last here. Now a Freehouse having been purchased from Sheps. The insides have been transformed - almost to wine bar standards, the garden has been made over as well and is much larger than I remember. A few other customers in - but not busy - it deserves to do better.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70Excellent
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Wantsum - Fortitude4.20Not TriedJust ran out unfortunately - haven’t tried this yet.
20 Oct 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Feels like a bit of TLC needed here from state of the brass on the handpump bases and the curled up bar counter rubber runners.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70AcceptableProbably first out for a while
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
11 Oct 2014 (Jack William)
5 ish - three at the bar - seemed to have been there for some time. Interior is very basic - but not in a "shabby chic" way. I knew my quest to do all Canterbury pubs would be challenging at times - this did not feel comfortable - but the beer was good.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium Ale4.10GoodIn excellent condition - went down well.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried

About The Monument

The pub sign. The Monument, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good2
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

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

Mid-terrace pub in St Dunstan's Street - single main bar leading to a garden (has in the past had with bat and trap). Sold by Shepherd Neame into private hands and re-opened after a significant refurbishment on 11th June 2021. 3 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 8 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT2 8BZ