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The Hop Pocket

The Street | Bossingham, Stelling Minnis, Canterbury CT4 6DY, England
01227 709866
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Gastropub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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89% Recommend
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English first
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

To be honest, this is a pub we would have driven past if we had not booked following reading glowing reviews on Trip Advisor. The front of the pub looked very run down and neglected. On entering the waitress was very friendly and efficient and showed us to a table in the 'conservatory'. This was an area badly in need... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

As a family, we love this pub. Always fantastic ambiance and very busy. A wide-ranging, well- priced menu with an ever-changing range of great beers.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We were looking forward to dining here as it apparently has a good reputation and has some specialist Vietnamese dishes on the menu. There were five of us and we had a nice table with an open fire nearby to cheer us on a winter's evening. We all had starters which were ok, nothing brilliant, and then four of us... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The little village of Bossingham hold one of the finest pubs in Kent, quite why they have not won awards I have no idea! We sampled the Christmas menu last night and blown away by the standard of the food. The quality was excellent, my Wife chose the slow roasted lamb which was cooked to perfection but hidden in the... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This public house has excellent beers and ciders kept to perfection. I was introduced to this gem by a friend who took me there for a drink and to watch England play rugby. The viewing took place in the conservatory where there was a large pull down screen away from the diners. I returned with others for lunch. A varied... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We love The Hop Pocket; it's a fantastic country pub, not far out of Canterbury. If you're visiting Canterbury and also want to visit a Kent village pub, then come here. Very friendly staff, excellent premises with a enormous garden with excellent play equipment for children. My favourite on the menu is chilli beef. The spicing of this dish is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Myself and my partner booked a table here as we were child free for the night and decided to go for a quiet meal. We arrived a bit earlier than planned but was still seated at our table. It turned out to be "greek night" which to start with we were a bit sceptical about as weve never really eaten... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is slightly out of the way but just adds to the charm of such a delightful find. Recommended by I friend, I had mussels to start, steak and chips and a very rich chocolate mousse for desert. All were delicious and the staff are so friendly and efficient. It has a great relaxed atmosphere and I am looking forward... More

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Zutphen, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A lovely, cosy but also lively restaurant with great food. And...Otter Ale! It is a pub so you get pubfood; but it is of excellent quality!

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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Just spent an evening here celebrating with friends. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and attentive to our needs, without over doing it. We were quite a big party and our orders were taken promptly, all food arrived in good time. I had butter bean and chorizo followed by the crab tagliatelle, both lovely. The tagliatelle was slightly... More

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