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The Hop Pocket

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The Street | Bossingham, Stelling Minnis, Canterbury CT4 6DY, England
01227 709866
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Lovely food

A good menu for a pub-really liked the Lemon Posset for dessert. Found that the published opening times were incorrect-not open on Mondays-shame as we wanted to pay a return visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
kate k
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Saint-Agnan, France
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78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dover, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend & myself visited hop pocket last night,after having booked a table the staff didnt seem to know where our table was,after seating us we had a drink & ordered, waited 45 mins for stater i had brie & partner had Calamari he refused to eat his as stone cold !! should of been deep fried lol mine was... More 

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Beanacre, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A completely awful experiance. Avoild this creche opps Pub. Arrived after booking a table in advance. The staff hant a clue who i was, no booking so suggested i just take a table. The place was busy and packed with children. Eventully someone came to take the order. The starter arrived 43 minutes later and it was stone cold. When... More 

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Saint-Agnan, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A good menu for a pub-really liked the Lemon Posset for dessert. Found that the published opening times were incorrect-not open on Mondays-shame as we wanted to pay a return visit.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

We have been eating here for many years, and have had about 5 or 6 meals under the new owners of 6 months. Each time we've eaten though, things have got slightly worse. The food quality was good at first, they were obviously trying hard to live up to their well deserved reputation, but the last meal I had, vegetable... More 

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Hythe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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8 restaurant reviews
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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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: Pub, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?