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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: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Uninspiring

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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NewMaldenLittlemiss
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NewMaldenLittlemiss
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We ordered our first round of drinks. 3 beers and one small glass sauvingnon blanc. Staff reasonably friendly but when they got our second order wrong., giving us a Pinot Grigio and not Sauvignon blanc, they flatly refused to rectify. They said we had ordered the wrong drink and if we wanted to change it then we would have to... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a good place, I personally recommend the sausage and mush… Beer is also good, service is average, may be a bit slow…

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Whenever we go to Canterbury (which is quite often) this is always our first stop after a bit of shopping. On our most recent visit it was nice to see that the pub had had a light redecoration. It's clean and comfortable and, unlike a lot of pubs these days, has resisted becoming a 'themed' pub. It is what you'd... More 

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Lincoln
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

In Canterbury on an overnight business trip so needed somewhere for dinner. This place looked great and I'm not disappointed. Very welcoming from the moment I entered. Barman was great. Food was well cooked and fresh. Atoms is nice and chilled. All walks of life through the door which keeps it interesting. Free wifi, good service. My only criticism...and it's... More 

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Alicante
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We went to Canterbury for a wedding and went out on the Friday evening to find a pub with good pub food. The first six pubs we went to did not serve food after either 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. Having lived for many years in Belgium and Spain, we found this state of affairs utterly shocking. For a city... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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