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The Thomas Tallis Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Old Dairy - Über BrewExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialExcellent2
Romney Marsh - Best BitterExcellent1
Old Dairy - Silver TopExcellent2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal StoutExcellent1
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleExcellent1
Hop Fuzz - FalloutGood1
Tonbridge - Golden RuleGood1
Four Candles - Pacific PaleGood1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - McCanns Graham'sGood1
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyAcceptable1
Brew Buddies - PA03 Cascade Sybilla Pale AleAcceptable1
Brew Buddies - SaisonPoor1
G2 - NebulaNot Tried0
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley SoulNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Brew Buddies - BB01 Best BitterNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CountrymanNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Breakwater - Docker's Oatmeal PorterNot Tried0
Breakwater - Castle on the HillNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Old School MildNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Rye MildNot Tried0
Kent - Craft PaleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Temporary TruthNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Thomas Tallis Alehouse, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The Thomas Tallis Alehouse, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Fallout3.60GoodDelicate and hoppy IPA
Breakwater - Docker's Oatmeal Porter4.10Not Tried
Breakwater - Castle on the Hill4.40Not Tried
13 Mar 2018 (Jack William)
Early evening, just one other customer - good chat with him and the lady serving. CAMRA discount offered without prompting. Possibly my best visit here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal Stout4.60ExcellentVery good, smoky.
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80ExcellentTip top.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
18 Feb 2018 (Jack William)
Late Sunday’s afternoon. Heard that it was £3 a pint for the real ales for CAMRA member so thought I’d try it again. OK - half a dozen in but spread through the 3 rooms. To me this falls between two stools - too big for a micropub but no bar making it difficult for those ad-hoc conversations on which a good pub thrives.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50GoodVery nice amber ale.
Brew Buddies - PA03 Cascade Sybilla Pale Ale4.30AcceptableUnfined - so very cloudy. Tasted pleasant enough but I do like a bright beer.
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Not Tried
05 Dec 2017 (Andrew)
Nice atmosphere
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80Excellent
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
Brew Buddies - BB01 Best Bitter4.30Not Tried
22 Oct 2017 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon. Quiet. Disappointing selection of real ales - 3 on the board - one withdrawn after I ordered it - one rather iffy. 12 cask beers on the board - does this have something to do with it? When will we get a proper micro-pub in Canterbury?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brew Buddies - Saison4.50PoorFlat with a bit of a whiff.
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay Social3.80Not TriedOrdered this as it was on the board - told it was off.
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley Soul4.20Not Tried
13 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
Final stop of a day out using the number 8 bus route and a bit of walking. We sat in the left hand side and soaked up the atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Silver Top4.50Excellent
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - McCanns Graham's4.20Good
G2 - Nebula3.20Not Tried
07 Jun 2017 (Andrew)
Quiet. Very pleasant.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay Social3.80ExceptionalSimilar to Canterbury Ales' Wife of Bath minus some of the nuttiness. Superb.
Old Dairy - Silver Top4.50Excellent
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - McCanns Graham's4.20Not Tried
04 Jun 2017 (Jack William)
Early Sunday evening - very quiet - more like a library.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay Social3.80Good
Four Candles - Pacific Pale4.50Good

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About The Thomas Tallis Alehouse

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent19
Good8
Acceptable3
Poor1

Website.

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 27 times, seen 56 different beers and tried 26 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 1BE