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Unicorn Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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61 St. Dunstans Street, Canterbury CT2 8BS, England
+44 1227 463187
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Just enjoyed a lovely meal here. Homemade pie. Looked lovely and tasted as good. Really good price and friendly staff. Will be visiting again next time I am in canterbury for sure.

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Thank anne t
Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Lovely littel pub went to lunch with my family today just need to put the heating on as was very cold other than that a lovely meal well worth a visit good atmosphere will definitely be back 😂

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Thank p0sh123
LorC61, Owner at Unicorn Inn, responded to this review

So happy you enjoyed your lunch, as for the heating - I will have a serious word with myself!! More 

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116 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Being in Canterbury there are many pubs and places to eat that are designed to cater for the tourist but this is a pub for locals and tourist alike . Good beer and a good atmosphere just like a pub should be - would definitely call in again when we go back to Canterbury

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Thank George M
LorC61, Manager at Unicorn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, we are glad to be of service, especially after our near disastrous kitchen fire back in July. We look forward seeing you again soon. More 

kent
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

My local. But I only use it now and then coming home from work or at weekends with visiting friends. Always friendly and welcoming. Very good beer all the time. Wholesome and imaginative burger menu is good value and good quality. Chat at the bar or sit in a corner and read your paper, you feel part of a comforting... More 

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Thank italianfishKent
LorC61, Owner at Unicorn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, we hope to have our kitchen up and running again in a month or so. More 

Malmo, Sweden
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106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

This lovely pub we visited twice, once to drink and once to eat. Both were to our liking. They serve good food in a friendly atmosphere and on a warm day the garden is really nice to sit in.

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Thank MariaRickard
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Great beer with an interesting selection, great food and great owner, Lorenzo. To be visited for a really english beer

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Thank Riccardo R
LorC61, Owner at Unicorn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for this kind words Riccardo. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Everytime I walk past this place is packed which is a good thing. The atmosphere in this pub is great and so was the food. it has great service, great meals, what more could you ask for.

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Thank emmie t
LorC61, Owner at Unicorn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, we try our best and we are pleased to receive the gratitude. See soon again soon More 

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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

We walked by several empty pubs on a Monday night in Canterbury. This one was packed. Food was delicious, they have a wall of games, and there were interesting conversations going on all around us. A talented bloke even started playing piano half way through dinner. If you are a tourist try this spot!!

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Thank Michelle C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

well after leaving the ferry, decided to give it a half hour and find a good pub for grub and watch the next euro match, then onto our drive up to manchester, I can say the staff were friendly, a good location, some reasonably priced and very nice food I had the thai green curry with a naan bread, nice... More 

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Thank dgraham76
LorC61, Owner at Unicorn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you. We were happy to have been part of return journey. I have made note regarding the curry. More 

London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

Fantastic meal, great service, loved the atmosphere in this pub we felt like we had stepped back in time, would definitely recommend and we will go back again.

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Thank d0nna8383
LorC61, Manager at Unicorn Inn, responded to this review

Thank You. We were glad to have been of service. Looking forward to your return. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 St. Dunstans Street, Canterbury CT2 8BS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 463187
Description
Established in 1604, The Unicorn Inn has since been a main feature of Canterbury in its many forms. We pride ourselves that we remain true to traditional standards. Selected Two Main Meals for £10 All Day Monday - Sunday!! (Ask for details) Come on in for a true English Pub experience, with some of the best Real Ale in Canterbury!

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