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Bell & Crown

10-11 Palace Street, Canterbury CT1 2DZ, England
01227 784 639
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Ranked #138 of 287 Restaurants in Canterbury
Cuisines: English, Pub
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English first
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Love this joint - been coming for ages. Do a good range of beers, got a great jukebox, its close to the centre of town and theres a chippy and curry house nearby. Outside seating too and while its in Canterbury, its not too close to the centre to be packed with tourists.

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Pontoise, France
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I had already eaten in this pub about a year ago and although the food was good, the service wasn't top as was really slow. This time, it was far better. The beers were good and local, though can't remember there names We all had the fish and chips, which was just excellent, far far better than I thought we... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Popped in for a spot of lunch and quick drink. Had the burger and it was one of the best burgers I've ever had. They had a selection of 5 local ales on which were beautifully kept and served . will be coming back.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Drinking pub. Decent jukebox - well kept beer. Friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere for all (even for women who enjoy the odd pint on their own)!!

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Came here twice during a 3 night stay. Loved the erdinger and leffe on draught and erdinger dark in bottles. Nathan the barman was fantastic. Great sense of humour and needs his own pub. Jazz the young blonde who's off to uni soon was also excellent and had a great personality. We just seemed to click with the staff and... More

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Stopped at this pub for a late lunch on a visit to Canterbury. The bar staff were friendly and the ambience good. However we waited over an hour for our fish and chips to arrive and when it did the batter was so hard we had great difficulty cutting through it and then the fish was so dried out it... More

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canterbury UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Very cosy in the winter, but also outside seating at the front for those warmer days, which is actually onto one of the nicer side shopping streets of Canterbury. Good selection of beers and can get busy of an evening so really vibrant atmosphere at times although not rowdy like some city centre pubs can be.

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Edmonton, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

My husband and I went into the Bell & Crown after our normal local changed hands and lost all it's charm and we wasn't disappointed! This is a proper English pub that has a lovely atmosphere where you could easily waste away the hours!! They also have real Ales and fab wine, which is the perfect combination for us hence... More

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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Whenever we go to Canterbury this Pub isn't only our meeting point, but also a very nice place to be. Friendly staff, great beers and ciders. The food was good too, nothing fancy, but good honest food. We def are coming back in summer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

Had a lovely meal with my boyfriend plus a couple of beers each. Very reasonably prices, my ham and eggs was basic food but tasted divine! The barman Nathan was born to be a publican. Great banter hilarious manner. In all a very enjoyable lunch time. Will most definately be going back sometime.

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