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21 Best Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JB, England
01227 464384
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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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, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Last Saturday in November lunch

We enjoyed large plates of tasty food at reasonable prices. The staff and locals seemed friendly and helpful. The food arrived before I would normally start to fidget about timing issues given that it was busy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Coulsdon, United Kingdom
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Coulsdon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed large plates of tasty food at reasonable prices. The staff and locals seemed friendly and helpful. The food arrived before I would normally start to fidget about timing issues given that it was busy.

Thank Suwentout
Wirral, United Kingdom
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429 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great night in here, drinks were nicely chilled, served very quickly, staff were very friendly and the place was very nice, toilets nice and clean and they were checked, food was very good , all our meals wete very nice ,all 8 of us ,all said meal was great, will be back for sure, thank you all

Thank alanerobson
Clevedon, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this bar after work when working in Canterbury. There were two staff working, and one other customer (apart from myself) yet i still waited five minutes to be served. As one of the members of staff was just stood talking to the other customer and the other was preparing her drink. When i eventually ordered my food and drink,... More 

1 Thank wild_smurf001
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

A cosy, friendly pub. Very good staff with excellent selection of ale. What was really surprising was the quality of the food. Absolutely sublime

Thank wsquared
Washington DC
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231 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

A comfortable town pub with good food and genuinely welcoming staff. There are a number of pubs inside the Canterbury city walls; this is one you can trust.

Thank MrsRehoboth
Shepperton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

My wife and I walked in at 5.00 ish on Sunday 13 Sept 15. We stood at the bar waiting to be served. One girl looked at us from behind the bar and walked out into the main area totally ignoring us, and then the other girl, who had been chatting to two customers sitting at the bar finally looked... More 

Thank SteveL1952
Pasian di Prato
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We arrived late on Friday in 12 , they did all their best and were very kind in finding an accomodation for the all of us. Food was good, the place was clean and service prompt. I found the ale very tasty but light as well.

Thank annalisa161
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Good honest pub grub in a friendly little pub with character. Food was reasonably priced and staff were polite and professional. Central to Canterbury.

Thank JoWilley
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84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

After a full day's walking (and shopping) in Canterbury, we didn't feel like travelling back to the area around our accommodation so we looked for somewhere within the city centre which would be comfortable, offer a good menu choice and be reasonably priced. We stumbled upon the Thomas Beckett and were not disappointed. This is my idea of a proper... More 

Thank PandPBlackpool
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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

Thank Lauren B

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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: British, Pub
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?