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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
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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Adam C
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank selondontraveller
Canterbury, UK
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Hove, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of five who had pre-ordered a Christmas menu. All the courses were very well cooked and all of us were very impressed.

1 Thank Peter S
Ashford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

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 November 19, 2016 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 November 15, 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 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

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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
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, 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: +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?