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Old Brewery Tavern, Canterbury

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user reviews of Old Brewery Tavern, Canterbury

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Seems to be owned by Lieutenant Gonville Ffrench-Bromhead V.C. [Michael Caine] of Rourke's Drift fame [Zulu].

6 points.

Plus one point for actually giving me a receipt after the purchase of a drink.

Less one point for no comprehensive drinks list available for customers to peruse.

Less one point for no price list for beers available for customers to peruse.

6 +1 -1 -1 = 5 points
mycetes - 26 May 2013 16:40
very good in the evenings with the dj, gets very busy, nice looking place.
Redwine100 - 16 Jan 2012 22:01
I was in here the other evening. It's a bit hit and miss as regards the real ale. Luckily I picked a good night. Wantsum, Brakspear and another I can't recall being available. The Wantsum was fine!
It's as much of a restaurant as a pub. Nevertheless a good place to go to watch sport on the TV. The TV areas are the opposite end to the eating area.
Modern, smart and clean but despite the friendliness of the staff I find there is a lack of character about the place.
Although there are generally 3 ales on I have to agree with Hodge 1 that there are more deserving pubs in Canterbury for inclusion in the GBG. The New Inn and the Dolphin for instance.
outtamehead - 17 Sep 2010 10:45
In the good beer guide yet on my visit at 1130 last Friday had no real ale on at all, and no signs of any being put on. Had to make do with a pint of Biddenden cider which was ok. Wouldnt bother again , its a cafe bar not a pub, surely there must be better pubs in Canterbury to put in the guide?
Hodge1 - 2 Aug 2010 17:29
clean modern bar type pub with garden decking.had the best pint of the day here(including kent beer festival)of whitstable faversham creek.and my 2 real ale pals agreed.good bar staff also.
hoppyal - 28 Jul 2010 14:51
Popped in a for an early supper with the wife and kids and it was fine. Not a trad boozer but had some local ales on and my pint was good. Was offered a taste first too. Pretty quiet when we went but it was a funny time. I imagine the place gets quite busy.
Good.
eveningall - 28 Mar 2010 20:51
A superb addition when it opened to the Canterbury pub (and real ale) scene. This is a spacious pub/restaurant with a proper bar (with space for drinkers) and two dedicated areas for drinking. The ale is always well-kept, even if the selection is sometimes limited, and sourced from Kentish breweries. Hopdaemon beers always feature, including the superb but rarely seen Dominator. The food, if you wish, is superior fare at a fair price. A good place to drink beyond 11pm in a city still in thrall to the demands of the Dean and Chapter.
CJG - 8 Mar 2010 12:18

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