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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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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Seating

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hot Cider - must try!

It is a regualr meeting spot for Couch surfers, with a Wednesday live music shows. They served the most tasty Hot Cider in town. Must try!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a regualr meeting spot for Couch surfers, with a Wednesday live music shows. They served the most tasty Hot Cider in town. Must try!

Thank 251larsn
Yateley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Small pub serving excellent sensibly priced food. Cheerful staff and a good atmosphere. Though quite basic they've got it right.

Thank bparkercars
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

A nice lunch here the other day. Big portions of tasty food and good service to with it. Wouldn't hesitate to come here again for lunch !

Thank OrientBoy71
Charing, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

this little pub in the heart of Canterbury is just delightful. plenty of seating inside and out where you can watch the world go by with views of Canterbury cathedral poking from the roofs of Canterbury. Food was delicious, reasonably priced and very good portions. the local ales that they have on offer are far better than the mass produced... More 

Thank Alex L
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Excellent ploughman's lunch washed down with perfectly conditioned best bitter in traditional pub atmosphere - unbeatable.

Thank mgtzngr
Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Last-minute visit to Canterbury today; looking for places to eat as a family (NOT McDonalds, thank you!) and looked at many menus before stumbling upon the Bell&Crown down a back street in Canterbury. First off; the scrubbed pine tables and lack of fuss inside was instantly appealing. Second; the guy behind the bar was welcoming without being false, said to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The Bell & Crown Pub, is quite an unassuming place, located at 10-11 Palace Street, about 5mins walk down from Canterbury Cathedral. However, don't let that deceive you - once you walk inside, you will be rather surprised by the interesting menu options available. During my visit, I had the opportunity to try the butternut squash, beetroot + goat’s cheese... More 

Thank Zippy-Oz
Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank JonathanBailey
Peachland, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank MTucker867
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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