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The Monument

$$ - $$$
Barbecue, Bar, British, Pub
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37 St. Dunstans Street, Canterbury CT2 8BZ, England
+44 1227 456665
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Mon - Sat 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

How exciting to have an all vegan/cruelty free pub in the heart of Canterbury! We attended on the opening night and it was a friendly, calm atmosphere. Staff are great and the interior is lovely. Can't wait to come back for some delicious vegan food soon! I wish you all the best x

Thank Ruby C
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent ! Friendly and welcoming. Great background classic jazz playing - Miles / Coltrane etc. Great food- all vegan / plant based. Beers and wines all vegan too. Will certainly return often!

Thank phil k
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here today it was very nice. Would recommend to vegan and non vegans Several burgers to choose from although I had kebab which was very nice and filling. Lovely hot chunky chips and fresh salad. Will definately be going back. Cocktails looked amazing. Would recommend. Very friendly staff.

Thank actuali
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn't ever visited the Monument even though it's close to where I live. It always felt very unfriendly and dank walking past in previous years, so I was very surprised that a friend recommend it as the menu had become entirely vegan. After a day out,we thought we'd pop by for a late lunch as it's rare to find... More 

Thank troubadourG
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as my friend is a vegan and all the food served caters for vegans and there are also gluten free options. The oven was broken on the day we visited so the menu was very basic. For me, personally, the burger I had was not filling enough and the chips had a strange flavour. My friend was... More 

Thank southeasternguy
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2017

This is a pub that has changed drastically, for the better, in my opinion. The pub was refurbished and had a more wine-bar feel, which perhaps wasn't completely tonally correct for the St Dunstans end of Canterbury. Now it has changed hands again (Feb 2017?) and has become more of a 'pub' that more locals seem to be attending. I... More 

Thank SovegnaVos
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2016

Visited for lunch. Usually find shepherd means pub great value and qualify but whoke experience was disappointing. menu was very limited. When arrived hardly warm and very greasy. Bar person didn't seem to have much idea. Doubt if I'll go again for some time.

Thank Myrtle63
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 9, 2016

Enjoyed a good few drinks here for my Brothers Birthday... Such a great fun & lovely staff at this place... They went out of their way to make sure everything was just perfect for our celebrations... Thank you so much guys...xxx

Thank kimR4244YF
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2016

Haven't been in here for a couple of years and was nicely surprised how it looks now. Very smart and modern with a lovely garden. Didn't eat there just had some wine which I was able to sample before I bought. I would recommend and if you get the table by the window you can watch the world go by.

Thank Clu61
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2016

This is a friendly pub with a good Sunday lunch. I have been several times on a Sunday and it has always been great. I did go once mid-week and was a bit disappointed both by the food and the portions. Perhaps it was a different chef.

Thank Kerris M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $13
Barbecue, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 St. Dunstans Street, Canterbury CT2 8BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 456665
After a major refurbishment we are pleased to announce that..
we are NOW OPEN!

The Monument is established as a premium venue offering our customers a fine selection of wines, draught beer, branded spirits and the finest cocktails made using our own in-house recipes.

We are dedicated to delivering excellent customer service whether that is for simply a drink in our elegant, stylish bar area with soft furnishings within an ambient setting, or for a bite to eat off of our Grazing menu. We provide accommodating menus at affordable prices to suit all occasions. Enjoy traditional English food as well as a selection of tapas and sharing platters.

During the day we welcome customers who are looking for a simple hot drink, a quick lunch from our lunch menu and a relaxing sit down on one of our sofas. As well as those who wish to hold their business lunches in the comfortable setting of the bar. This relaxing environment with acoustic background music, friendly staff and superb food is perfect for enjoying your afternoon at leisure.

For those of you looking for somewhere to be of an evening with a vibrant atmosphere then look no further! Our bar area transforms into a lively and social environment where we have up to date music all night long & drink deals to suit everyone.

On top of this The Monument is available for private hire for all events; christenings, birthdays, wedding receptions etc, with a choice of buffet menus catered to suit your budget.

We are a very versatile family business who can cater for anyone and everyone,
and we look forward to seeing you soon!

The Monument is located on the West side of Canterbury, just a few minutes’ walk from the City Centre and directly opposite St Dunstan's Church.

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