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Bell & Crown

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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Charming pub near the Centre

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Steve F
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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English first
Peachland, North Carolina
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a small local pub with a small menu available before 5:00 pm. The plough an is great! It is so good I haven't tried anything else. The ploughman is large enough to serve two as a meal or four as a snack. We order the cheese and ham which consists of two large chunks of cheese (different types),... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

There's nothing wrong with the furniture, decor, or stock of this small traditional side-street pub. However, a potentially pleasant evening here was completely marred by the appalling behaviour a group of men in their 30s at the next table, whose loud drunken singing (if their tuneless bawling could be called that) and aggressive shouting made it completely impossible for anyone... More 

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

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  • 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: English, Pub

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