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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
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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Folkestone, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank PatBergin1000
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had my birthday meal here on Saturday night and it was spot on. The baked Camembert starter was nearly reordered as a main it was so good! Food delicious and the service was relaxed and not rushed at all. Nice to be given time to chat and let things settle between courses. The boss gave us an extra dessert as... More 

Thank Foodmadman
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in on the off chance tonight. We were given a very warm welcome and they found us a table without hassle. The pub had a lovely atmosphere, busy without being crowded. Great menu - something for everyone. Food and service were both fantastic. Will definitely be back to sample other things on the menu. A visit to see the... More 

Thank Becky A
Hatfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Searched for a restaurant out of the way . Found this little gem. Excellent food, excellent service. Staff and owner very nice. Chefs special is a must . Would highly recommend. Don't miss this place

Thank pkb1golf
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We met with friends for early evening meal. The pub has been tastefully refurbished recently. The menu offers a very good choice and the food was delicious and very well presented. Staff are all welcoming and friendly. We will be visiting again soon.

Thank Ally1963
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Visited this nicely refurbished pub on a rainy day in September with 13 walking friends. We pre-booked our choices to assist the caterers. The grub was very good and it was served promptly and efficiently by helpful staff. Despite the poor weather, the pub soon filled up at lunchtime and all the other meals looked as good as ours. The... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Recommended by friends - and deservedly so. Sunday Roasts all round for our group - the Sirloin Roast is a must, incredible for just £11! Great little pub in a nice little village - exactly what people think of when they think of pubs in Kent. Brilliant decorated - the toilets are well worth a visit for the wallpaper alone.... More 

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, 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: 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?