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10-11 Palace Street, Canterbury CT1 2DZ, England
01227 784 639
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Laid back place

Very laid back place with plenty of seating outside ( out front on very wide pavement). Nothing to fussy or flash about this place just decent friendly staff, good local beers and food looks good (I didn't eat there). Prices very reasonable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Very laid back place with plenty of seating outside ( out front on very wide pavement). Nothing to fussy or flash about this place just decent friendly staff, good local beers and food looks good (I didn't eat there). Prices very reasonable.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I hadn't been back to England in 27 years. I took my family and we did a packaged coach tour that included a stop at Canterbury Cathedral. We were on our own for lunch and I decided I wanted a traditional ploughman's lunch. The Bell & Crown did not disappoint.

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Peachland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I stumbled upon this pub a few years ago and had such a great experience I found it again this trip! I brought a group of 11 and every meal was great! Large portions, great choices, friendly staff behind the bar! Locals were coming in and out and posters advertised night entertainment. Will definitely go back again when in the... More 

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

A great place for a sunny day, the Bell always had a good selection of drinks - A Canterbury staple for sure. Well worth checking out.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We popped in here on a recent trip to Kent. The range of beers, all local, is good and the quality excellent. We found the staff very friendly and, from the look of the menu and empty plates, the food is reasonably priced and enjoyed by all who choose to dine. Prior arrangements meant we didn't partake in food ourselves... More 

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Schwyz, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We left the Cathedral after an extensive tour via the quadrangle at the rear, and past the school that is there. Onto the lane and heading towards the town, we came across the Bell and Crown. This is a small pub, evidently of considerable age, and well kept. Some seating outside attracted us first, and we ordered inside. Armed with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I've been in here a few times since moving to Canterbury - nice little pub, good banter out of the staff and some decent beers on tap. Nice to sit outside on a warm day and put the world to rights. Or you could be like us and prop the bar up on a Saturday night until closing. Either way,... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

A fantastic friendly pub-with a great range of drinks all at very competitive prices. Sitting outside you see the cathedral and another old church making it a bit more scenic than a city centre pub (although it is pretty close to the town centre) locals are friendly and may even welcome a hand as they do the crossword at the... More 

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Isle of Sheppey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This pub is a must visit for us when in Canterbury, arguably the best and most traditional old style boozer in the heart of the city, yes there are many traditional pubs in the area but many rely on food, the bell and crown is mostly wet trade but there is a good pub grub menu on offer to. The... More 

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Isle of Sheppey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We always make a visit here when in Canterbury. The pub offers great local ales from small Kentish brewery's and are served in fine condition. The pub has a nice atmosphere through the day with locals and visitors to the city having a bite to eat but it is the evening that this place comes alive, a buzzing atmosphere with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10-11 Palace Street, Canterbury CT1 2DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: 01227 784 639

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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