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The Thomas Tallis Alehouse (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Northdown - Pale Ale MaryExceptional1
Romney Marsh - Best BitterExcellent1
Four Candles - Citra Hopburst BitterExcellent1
Old Dairy - Red TopExcellent1
Four Candles - Pacific PaleExcellent1
Hopdaemon - Session AleExcellent1
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the MooExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Trotty Veck PorterGood1
Hop Fuzz - FalloutGood1
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingGood1
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyAcceptable1
Pig & Porter - O Green WorldAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Old School MildNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Rye MildNot Tried0
Kent - Craft PaleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Temporary TruthNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop JesterNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - EKG PaleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - RusticNot Tried0
Northdown - He-BruNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - RedNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Got The Face OnNot Tried0
Four Candles - BramlingNot Tried0
Breakwater - Docker's Oatmeal PorterNot Tried0
Breakwater - Castle on the HillNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Thomas Tallis Alehouse, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The Thomas Tallis Alehouse, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

28 Feb 2020 (Jack William)
Lunchtime first in - nice chat with Sky as she was getting the log burner going. Had mentioned this pub to some CAMRA people recently who were a bit dismissive of the high prices - but all three cask ales are £3 a pint with CAMRA discount. Great value for the Moo! (Two other cask ales on but not noted).
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the Moo7.00ExcellentDelicious pint - brilliant name. All together now “and when the band you’re in starts playing different tunes. I’ll see you on the ...”
22 Dec 2019 (Jack William)
Stop 8 - I didn’t plan on this many - good choice - best beer all evening.
Four Candles - Pacific Pale4.50ExcellentSparklingly clear, very good flavour.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Trotty Veck Porter5.00Not Tried
14 Dec 2019 (Jack William)
Just after noon. A few in already, keeping out of the cold.
Pig & Porter - Trotty Veck Porter5.00GoodVery welcoming pint.
Pig & Porter - Got The Face On4.50Not Tried
Four Candles - Bramling4.40Not Tried
25 Sep 2019 (Jack William)
Thought I’d give this another try (not always felt comfortable here). Ok, reasonably busy - good three ales at a very reasonable £3 pint with CAMRA discount.
Four Candles - Citra Hopburst Bitter4.50Excellent3.8 version according to the chalk board - but a superb pint bursting with flavour.
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00GoodVery nice, a hint of peach I thought.
Pig & Porter - O Green World4.50AcceptableA good, dry bitter but rather flat.
01 Apr 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening a few in the left side bar, we sat in the right side by the entrance. Engaging barman - table service and banter.
Hopdaemon - Session Ale3.80Excellent
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Red4.20Not TriedThis had just gone on
04 Dec 2018 (Andrew)
Walking to the bus stop we realised the bus had gone, so we came here to wait for the next one.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Excellent
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Jester4.60Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - EKG Pale3.90Not Tried
16 Nov 2018 (Andrew)
Quick visit
Northdown - Pale Ale Mary4.00ExceptionalMid brown. Chestnut flavours. Hint of mandarin and apple peel and black pepper.
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Not Tried
Northdown - He-Bru4.80Not Tried
14 Jul 2018 (Andrew)
Second pub in the tour. We sat in the back on the sofas and concluded that a economic system based on bartering would cause customs and excise to take a dim view.
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10AcceptableNo condition.
Kent - Craft Pale4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Temporary Truth4.20Not Tried
25 May 2018 (Andrew)
Nice and quiet in.
Romney Marsh - Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Old School Mild4.00Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Rye Mild3.20Not Tried
10 Apr 2018 (Magnus Greel)
1950-2139hrs, fairly quiet for this time of the evening, we sat in the left hand bar. Welcoming and friendly, the barman doubled as waiter service during our stay. I've not listed the KeyKeg beers on offer.
Hop Fuzz - Fallout3.60GoodDelicate and hoppy IPA
Breakwater - Docker's Oatmeal Porter4.10Not Tried
Breakwater - Castle on the Hill4.40Not Tried

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About The Thomas Tallis Alehouse

The pub sign. The Thomas Tallis Alehouse, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1BE.

Alehouse in Northgate in an attractive and historic ancient half-timbered building which opened on Tuesday 22nd March 2016. There are 2 rooms at the front separated by a low doorway, the left hand one of which has a log burning stove. There is a rear room with low tables and chairs and some sofas. Generally at seat service applies here and the cask ales and ciders are served under gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room at the back. 10 taps on the outside wall of the cellar room dispense KeyKeg beers. All beers and ciders are listed on a large blackboard on the wall partition between the front rooms. Will inevitably be arguments as to whether this is a Micropub or not. Owned by the same individual as The Just Reproach in Deal.

We have visited this pub 34 times, seen 72 different beers and tried 34 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 1BE