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The Hop Pocket

Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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The Street | Bossingham, Stelling Minnis, Canterbury CT4 6DY, England
01227 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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends. Food was so nice. And at a reasonable price We had Isla ( I think that was her name) as our waitress she was very happy to help with any request we had. Everything is cooked from scratch including the amazing ice cream. We will be going back. 😊

Thank SJ34
Bromley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this pub completely by chance. Camping a few miles away and wanted drinks,after day at beach. Initially stopped at The George on the main road which was shut ( early on a Saturday evening ?). Fortunately decided to drive on and saw this sign posted. Warm welcome from landlord and helpful bar staff. Obviously seems to have been redecorated... More 

Thank Rob B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this pub having visited several times in the past as we are local to area and CAMRA members. We were excited it had reopened to try their beer. The positives are the decor is beautiful, and it is open and airy and menu does look good, what I saw people eating and off menu. The beer garden is... More 

Thank tigfar
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We ended up here as the pub on the main road was shut. Very friendly, great service and really delicious food reasonably priced. The dessert was particularly delicious - perfect panecotta, Italian meringue and elderflower sorbet. Inside is refurbished to an eclectic country taste, quiet garden needs some tlc, but we sat inside as it was too hot! A great... More 

Thank Elizabeth S
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This pub has recently been reopened following a long spell of being closed. The building has had a complete refurb and looks amazing. The bar selection has some nice niche beers (Freedom a favourite). The owners and staff are equally friendly; as this place is about to become my local I couldn't be more pleased!

Thank Robert R
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

My partner and I are relatively local to this pub and we were keen to try it out after we heard it had opened under new management. Well we certainly weren't disappointed! We were greeted by a lovely lady behind the bar who was very knowledgeable about the gins (some 10 different brands on offer and not a Gordon's in... More 

Thank LouiseS-B1981
Rochester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Nice friendly welcome Nicely kept beer Good service, meals arrived quickly Delicious seabass tagliatelle and pork bellies, lovely desserts Pub is nicely refurbished in delightful little village in rural Kent. It is a long trip for us, we were on our way to a gig, but is definitely worth another journey.

1 Thank ProfTrout
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

We had a delicious meal at the Hop Pocket on June 29 th. The belly of pork and sea bass were both delish and the chocolate fondant positively scrummy! The meal was accompanied by a lovely red wine served by Mark who was a very attentive host. Really pleased that this local pub has reopened and will definitely visit again... More 

2 Thank Annemarie van d... L
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

My title tells it all really, but the Hop Pocket is recently re-furbished and makes a very pleasent location for a Sunday lunch in the tranquil village of Bossingham.

2 Thank Jeremy P
Canterbury, Kent
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Having been a regular over the years and having always enjoyed it, a large party of us were keen to try it once it reopened. All 15 of us ranging from 9 years to 89 years from varying backgrounds and corners of the UK unfortunately did not have many positive things to report about the experience. The 'rustic charm' of... More 

1 Thank Jenno_9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: 01227 709866

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