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The Old Coach & Horses

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Church Hill | Harbledown, Canterbury CT2 9AB, England
+44 1227 766609
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came for our first visit yesterday after a lovely day at Howletts zoo for Mothers Day. Sadly the day was ruined by dinner. We arrived at 4pmish and finally ordered 5 roast dinners after the waitress having to go back and forth to others as she didn't have the answers to some basic questions like is there a children's... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Surrey, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

As I am going to be away on mothers day next week, I thought to treat my mum and grandmother to a lovely mothers day lunch on the 19th march instead. Considering the old coach and horses is the best roast around canterbury, where else would I book to take them ?! I phoned and booked up and explained I... More 

1 Thank Gastrogirl32
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed March 19, 2017

My Sister and I, have been coming here for a few years now, as a little treat for lunch or dinner. We've enjoyed the wonderful food and service each time, so much so, that this is the place where we take family, friends & neighbours, throughout the British seasons. We love the different floor levels for more intimate or larger... More 

Thank F1411XBkerry
1 review
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Wonderful meal at this incredible pub! Warm welcome, very pleasant, attentive staff who ensure that you have a great evening. Food amazing! First class menu! Great choices. Puddings out of this world. Impossible to resist! Thanks so much!

Thank Gail D
1 review
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

A little gem with wonderful food and people. The lamb and sticky toffee pudding is highly recommended! Check their faceboook to see what's going on -- there's a beautiful art exhibition with free entry this week xx

Thank Christina D
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2017

A friend and I went TOC&H for lunch today. We both had the same thing: Scallops to start and then smashed avocado with poached egg, bacon and yummy extras.The food was fantastic. Despite the room being full, the service was prompt and attentive. I'll be back!

1 Thank Heather R
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I made a reservation for Sunday lunch after being recommended by family. The staff were great, really attentive and smiley however the food was not good. We both ordered roast beef and the beef was very good however the roast potatoes were burnt and the Yorkshire puddings uncooked. We were informed that the head chef was on... More 

2 Thank April_Jake
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Visited the pub yesterday. Staff were great, and very friendly. Was considering eating. Food appeared rather expensive for a pub. Very small bar area. I like to sit at the bar. Need more bar space. On the whole a nice pub though. It's a pub I would visit in passing, not to make a special visit to

Thank Nick B
Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Having surprised our son by attending his CCCCU vs UKC varsity rugby match, we were in need of some dinner! Despite three generations and very short notice, the team here accommodated us. They kindly made variations to the Valentine's menu to suit. The food was exquisite, our table setting comfortable. Service was impeccable. We were thanked for our custom by... More 

1 Thank Anne J
Solihull, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2017

Went on a quiet Tuesday evening, we were given a friendly welcome and enjoyed a very good meal most of which had been freshly prepared. Pity we were driving as would have liked to check out some of the ales on offer, still next time we are in the area we'll take a taxi

1 Thank pandlhem

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $32
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Hill | Harbledown, Canterbury CT2 9AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 766609
A lovely old English Coach House in the picturesque village of Harbledown. Just 5 minutes drive from Canterbury City Centre, or a leisurely 15 minute walk. A village pub with a friendly, informal atmosphere serving top qualtiy food from local suppliers and seasonal ingredients. Open for Lunch and Dinner every day, serving a wide range of local beers, cask ales and the finest wines. There is also a lighter bites Lunch/Garden every lunchtime excluding Sundays. Our garden is simply breathtaking with stunning views of the surrounding woods. Open for drinks all day. Now open for lunch and dinner Mondays.

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