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The Thomas Tallis Alehouse (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionExceptional1
Tonbridge - Capel Pale AleExcellent1
Four Candles - Citra Hopburst BitterExcellent1
Tonbridge - Capel Pale Green HopExcellent1
Tonbridge - Easy Street PaleExcellent1
Four Candles - Pacific PaleExcellent1
Hopdaemon - Session AleExcellent1
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Dark Side of the MooExcellent1
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingGood2
Pig & Porter - Trotty Veck PorterGood1
Pig & Porter - O Green WorldAcceptable1
Pig & Porter - Got The Face OnNot Tried0
Four Candles - BramlingNot Tried0
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Red TopNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Lilac Time MildNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CoppernobNot Tried0
Tonbridge - TraditionalNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Ebony MoonNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - RedNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Thomas Tallis Alehouse, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The Thomas Tallis Alehouse, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

27 Mar 2024 (Jack William)
Early evening- monthly quiz in the larger room so non-quizzers were told to sit in the smaller front room. The long-time manager has now become the owner. It doesn’t seem to have cheered him up much. Enjoyed the beer at £3.90 a pint. Listened to a bit of the quiz, Round 1 - Balls!
Tonbridge - Easy Street Pale3.90Excellent
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
02 Dec 2023 (Andrew)
Fair few in, but the comfy back room was empty, so we sat in there. Ian struggled to get out of his seat when we came to go - the downsides of a puffer jacket.
Tonbridge - Capel Pale Green Hop4.50ExcellentToffee, slight sherbet, red apple peal. Really liked this golden light brown beer
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
18 Jul 2023 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening sadly just the three of us during our short stay in this comfortable cosy and welcoming pub. Just the two cask ales available amongst a sea of 'craft' beers..
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20ExceptionalInstant and well deserved top marks for this faultless ale. Despite being full of beer this was a joy to drink and finished off the night perfectly!
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Not Tried
19 Nov 2022 (Andrew)
A swift half on the way to get the bus home. Busy, but got a seat at the back.
Tonbridge - Capel Pale Ale4.50ExcellentReally good.
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
27 May 2022 (Jack William)
Friday mid afternoon. Landlord bemoaning the slow sales of real ale - he is now down to just two at a time but says he still has to throw beer away at times. Craft (key keg) ales (8) doing well though. Strange - at only £3 a pint the cask is the cheapest in the city (excluding ‘spoons of course).
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00GoodJust short of excellent - £3 pint
Pig & Porter - Lilac Time Mild3.80Not Tried
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 (being contract brewed after it closed) - 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 (being contract brewed after it closed) - 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

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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 39 times, seen 78 different beers and tried 38 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 1BE