We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Thomas Becket

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
21 Best Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JB, England
+44 1227 464384
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Sun 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 129: English reviews
Ashford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in for a snack - both had a sandwich, my husband has fish finger and I had strong cheddar cheese. They were great and very filling. Just what we were looking for.

Thank paulah2oman
Camberley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a good pub! It is not the first time we go for our meal and each time we enjoy our culinary experience. Almost no waiting for food that comes in generous portions and has a sublime taste. Lovely staff happy to help We will see you again soon

Thank GracieUK
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

One of the best pubs within the City walls. This pub has slightly awkward seating (long benches and pew seats) but has a great atmosphere. The beer and wine selection is good and the staff are very friendly. We left a mobile phone behind by accident and not only did they call us to retrieve it, they also charged it... More 

Thank Jay M
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this pub, whilst out in Canterbury for the day. Thought we should go and find a pub, for lunch rather than walk into the city centre. We came to the pub, before going to see a show at the Marlowe Theatre. Bar staff were lovely and really nice. Brought drinks and I asked if they did food. I... More 

Thank Candice451
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Came here for a pre-theatre dinner, and luckily had left plenty of time! The staff were very pleasant, and the food was absolutely delicious, but it was extremely slow. It took almost 40 minutes from ordering our food to receiving it. Bearing in mind there were only 6 of us, and from what I could see, we were the only... More 

Thank Rachel L
Wye, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
210 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

We've often visited the Thomas Becket and usually at lunchtimes. On this occasion it was after the late night shopping hence the pub was busier than usual. Despite this the bar staff were very efficient and the food was served in good time. No problems with the food and it matched the predictable good value for money. However the evening... More 

Thank DavidA129541
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Visited this pub and had a wonderful time Nice friendly welcome from the gentlemen behind the bar Looked at very good menu I ordered the Bourbon glazed pork tenderloin,Husband Haddock chips Wow this was wonderful food if I could have licked my plate would have Definitely returning

Thank Chaz B
Malbork, Poland
Level Contributor
42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

When ordering food we didn't expect much but we were really happy! Portions are great, the food is so nice, burgers fantastic, full of flavour. The pub is cosy and clean. Recommended.

Thank Mags L
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Very good meal: Roast beef served with roast potatoes, pan fried vegetables Yorkshire pudding and gravy 😜

1 Thank Zita C
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Found this place by chance as we were wandering around looking for somewhere to eat. The staff were very welcoming and the beer was pretty good too. We had a meal and enjoyed it so much that we went back the next evening. My partner actually commented on the quality of the cutlery, maybe a small thing but it is... More 

Thank Helen J

Travelers who viewed Thomas Becket also viewed

Canterbury, Kent
Canterbury, Kent
Canterbury, Kent

Been to Thomas Becket? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Best Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 464384

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Thomas Becket and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Thomas Becket staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?