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The Hop Pocket

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Gastropub
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The Street | Bossingham, Stelling Minnis, Canterbury CT4 6DY, England
01227 709866
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sunday Lunch at the Hop Pocket

We booked on Sunday morning after reading the previous reviews. From the outside the Hop Pocket doesn't look anything special but venture in and you will find some of the best food you ever tasted. Sunday roast, steak pudding and the deserts were superb, portions were more than required, service... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Michael D
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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English first
Hythe, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Went for Sunday lunch. My husband had eaten here years ago & recalled it being of a high standard. Unfortunately the same cannot be said today. Although my roast lamb was cooked very well & the roast potatoes were also scrummy, the vegetables were over cooked & grated carrot was a rather odd accompaniment to the mix! But by far... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We booked on Sunday morning after reading the previous reviews. From the outside the Hop Pocket doesn't look anything special but venture in and you will find some of the best food you ever tasted. Sunday roast, steak pudding and the deserts were superb, portions were more than required, service was excellent and overall cost was very reasonable. What more... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We were in on Sunday afternoon with our kids and we felt really welcome. The children had fun running around in the garden and we enjoyed a lovely pint in front of the fire. Looking forward to our mother's day lunch.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The previous tenants ran this pub successfully for 6 years, produce was sourced locally and quality was excellent with a good menu choice. The pub has had a makeover which is not easy in an old building. The drive to the rear car park needs some hole filling, this is nothing new though. On entry the pub was comfortably warm... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Myself and my partner had Sunday lunch here and both the starters (pate and baked Camembert) and mains (roast pork and hop pocket burger) were delicious. In fact they were so good that it was surprising we were eating in a pub and not in a high class restaurant. We can be critical of the food at the best of... More 

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Canterbury
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Went for first Sunday lunch since change of ownership and can report it was just as good! We all had roast beef,which was rolled sirloin served pink in the middle, which was just perfect and really tender and tasty. Lots of nice vegetables which were well cooked and, of course roasties and Yorkshire pud. Starters and puds also very good.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Went with my wife had a lovely meal. Look forward coming back again soon with the family. Nice place, nice people, nice food.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Lovely welcoming open fires, varied selection of wines, beers and ales, staff lovely. The menu is varied and always presented well, steak and ale pudding and fish and chips are a must. Children are welcomed and catered for exceptionally well. Sunday dinner is traditional and plentiful. Live music once a month is an excellent evening and always very busy. Well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Our 1st visit to The Hop Pocket in Bossingham. The staff we very friendly and service was delivered with a smile. We ordered food from the set lunch menu and it was delicious, loaded potato skins for starter, sausage & mash main too full for dessert! Food was served in a timely fashion and we weren't left waiting too long... More 

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Canterbury, UK
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I have now had two meals at my local pub in Bossingham and both very nice. The pub has been redecorated and is under new management and I think the food is now better than it was. The food is reasonably priced and delicious and I don't think anyone visiting would be disappointed. I can't speak for the beer, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Street | Bossingham, Stelling Minnis, Canterbury CT4 6DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Stelling Minnis
  • Phone Number: 01227 709866

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Gastropub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?