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The Hop Pocket

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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The Street | Bossingham, Stelling Minnis, Canterbury CT4 6DY, England
+44 1227 709866
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sheerness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What an absolute gem of a find! We went to this lovely country pub for dinner with friends and couldn't have been more impressed. The food was outstandingly good with what could be described as the best fish and chips I've eaten in years. I chose the homemade ice cream for dessert and what a good choice it turned out... More 

1 Thank Dawn P
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

High quality food, well cooked & presented, good portion size at a sensible price. Washed down with fresh cask ale. Job done!

Thank SumtotaL
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94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a travel Zoo deal so decided to give The 'Hop Pocket' a go, so 4 of us went We had : Starters : 3 x Cooked Brie & Bread 1x King Prawns Mains: 3x Beer Batter Fish & Chips Triple cooked Chips 1x Belly Pork in a Jus Pud : 2x Assorted Ice Cream 2x Chocolate Fondue well... More 

1 Thank Saxblower
Ashford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there Saturday 11th February for a valentine's night , excellent food , lovely log fire , Nick and staff created a lovely evening , good choice of real ales , good traditional style public house , well worth a visit .

1 Thank movaco81
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed returning to The Hop Pocket, after several years away. Had a really good meal...the steak was really beautiful. The deal of 3 courses for 2, with bottle of wine included, was brilliant. Service was excellent and we were made to feel very welcome. Only criticism was the deconstructed Eton mess dessert...hard to get this wrong, but it wasnt... More 

1 Thank annatripper68
Horsham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food cooked to order. Friendly service, lovely log fire. Simple country pub. Would eat there again

1 Thank liz h
Stone, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch on a Monday afternoon and the food was cooked to perfection! The chilli prawns were some of the best we've ever eaten and the burger was superb. Nice cosy pub with good service, will definitely be back.

1 Thank kezandlee17
Folkestone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

I have now eaten at the Hop Pocket four times and it has been consistently good on every occasion.The lunch menu offers great value but does not compromise on the quality of the food where two people can eat for £12. We have also had Sunday lunch which just as good as the previous time i have eaten at this... More 

1 Thank Adam C
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

This is what a small country pub should be. I only had a few drinks but it was in a friendly and inviting setting. It does appear to be frequently full for dinner, so reservations are recommended.

1 Thank selondontraveller
Canterbury, UK
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

The staff were very welcoming, but the lack of menu choice and the food was disappointing. That is the verdict of three of us in the group of five. The burger was raw in the middle and the duck was tough. Our table was booked for 6.30pm and we didn't get our food until after 7.30pm. Probably won't go there... More 

Thank Ann D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street | Bossingham, Stelling Minnis, Canterbury CT4 6DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Stelling Minnis
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 709866

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?