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21 Best Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JB, England
01227 464384
Today
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Beer

Usually pop in here before (or after) going into Pizza Express. Vaping friendly pub with great beer at a reasonable price...

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Graham G
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English first
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is my dads regular pub we sometimes eat in here I really enjoy it the food comes in a good portion and the quality of meat is great. The pub always has a nice atmosphere too and the menu changes regularly

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Usually pop in here before (or after) going into Pizza Express. Vaping friendly pub with great beer at a reasonable price...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This place is a nice little pub to have a drink and a meal for a very reasonable cost. There is nothing 'special' about it, but it is good value for the money. The staff was very helpful and we had a pleasant time with a bite to eat and a brew.

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Greenwood, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The Becket has been very gracious to take my student groups for years, and we always enjoy the good food and relaxed atmosphere.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Came here for dinner, and while the service was a bit slower, I had a good time. The staff all seemed like young students. They were a bit slow, but it's understandable. In any case, they were very friendly. The food was good, as was the beer. The bathrooms were clean, and the decor and restaurant were clean and welcoming... More 

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NewMaldenLittlemiss
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Chose this restaurant as I had been here before and it had an extensive menu, both pub grub and fresh, local fish with occassional specials like venison. I was, until I arrived, that the pub has undergone a change of both management and menu. This appeared to be trying to be trendy, gastro and appeal to the 'younger' market. The... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a great little pub just down a road off the main high street in Canterbury. I used to go here many years ago and went again recently and was pleased to find it had been tastefully refurbished. The food was really quite excellent and there is a decent choice of wines and ales. Would recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had the best Sunday roast here today! Me and my partner both had roast pork. All vegetables was fresh. Pork was cooked very well and juicy. Sometimes shoulder of pork can be very dry and fatty. Staff was very friendly. Very reasonable prices for Canterbury town center. I have never had a bad meal here.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My friends and I were having drinks in town the other night and this pub by far had the best service, nicest atmosphere and friendliest staff. My only complaint would be with the choice of ciders on tap. There seems to be a decent selection of everything else, but I am a fan of Aspalls (not many pubs around here... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

after two rounds of drinks, we were served another round. The girl in charge at the time, served the incorrect wine. It was recognised straight away as even the colour was different. We politely asked if it could be changed. The three staff refused and said if we didn't like it we could go elsewhere. We were horrified at how... More 

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Additional Information about Thomas Becket

Address: 21 Best Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JB, England
Phone Number: 01227 464384
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Cuisine: Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Best Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: 01227 464384

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:30 am

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