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The Hop Pocket

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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The Street | Bossingham, Stelling Minnis, Canterbury CT4 6DY, England
+44 1227 709866
12:00 pm - 7:00 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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Ashford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having arrived slightly early we were allowed in to sit by the open fire and enjoy a drink. The real ale is very good. The food was very good, but was slightly disappointed there was not a cheese board option for desert, however this was not a problem and i must say a most excellent cheese board was presented. Mexican... More 

Thank kevster S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food excellent service with a smile. Roaring fire on a cold winters evening. Nice friendly atmosphere. Good price..

Thank Nicky G
Ashford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a Sunday hoping for roast, my partner had beef it was tough. I had fish and chips because I Don't eat red meat. The fish was repulsive and had an ammonia smell. I just turned it over and obviously could not eat it. The Landlord is pleasant and seems to like to encourage eating that's why we... More 

Thank 939couple
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had Sunday lunch here. The food was great food portions, the service very friendly and the atmosphere very nice and cosy with an open fire to keep you warm. Would recommend.

Thank Traveling E
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The Hop Pocket as re-opened under new management. We went for lunch and couldn't believe how great it was. The food was unpretentious but unbelievably good, not only that but we got two lunches for £12! This quality of food at these prices is almost impossible to find. The atmosphere is lovely, there is a big garden and a conservatory... More 

Thank Kerris M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We found this gem in the heart of the garden of England close to Canterbury. Great food, ale and staff. The lunch menu of 2 for £12 is very good value (even though I plumped for the veritable beef burger 😜). Thumbs up from me.

Thank Frazer L
Folkestone, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

I went yesterday evening for the first time, and was very impressed. The food was amazing and was served to us promptly. The staff were really friendly and the atmosphere was very relaxed and cosy. Best toilets I've seen in a pub too! The cost was really reasonable given the quality of the food, and I would definitely recommend this... More 

Thank _rdogbrowning
Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

The curry night was amazing, the onion bhaji's were very yummy and were even better than an Indian restaurant. It's a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Would truly recommend the pub to friends and family.

Thank carlyclaire2016
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Came here yesterday and had a chicken curry for main and a chocolate fondant with salted caramel ice-cream for dessert, it was amazing! The pub is lovely, friendly staff, very yummy food! Highly recommend :) I will definitely be returning!

Thank Shannon W
Kent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

First time I've been here since it re-opened under new ownership. Decor has been done really well and on a rainy October evening the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Wasn't sure what to expect from the food but it turned out to be excellent. Had a very tasty squid starter and then the main course was one of the specials... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups
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?