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The Black Robin

$$ - $$$, , British
Covet Lane, Kingston, Canterbury CT4 6HS, England
+44 1227 830230
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Covet Lane, Kingston, Canterbury CT4 6HS, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Held my Mums Funeral reception here. A lovely cosy room just right for having family and friends gather to remember a special lady.Very professionally done and wonderful buffet of home made food-and everyone commented on how good it was.Thankyou Tom and team.

Thank judy r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

7 of us had Christmas lunch at this pub. The food was okay but not great - sprouts were so hard I was fearful that as I tried to put my fork into a sprout, it would bounce off my plate!

Thank dianea14u
Reviewed December 9, 2017

37 adults and 4 children had the £10 Buffet lunch which was all home made and absolutely delicious and plenty of it, the best I have had and very good value for money. Everyone loved the Pub and Tom and the Staff were brilliant. A...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed December 7, 2017

We were looking for a nice venue for my mother's funeral reception near to the crematorium at Barham. We were so lucky to have found the Black Robin. It is located close to the A2 between Canterbury and Dover and easy to find within a...More

Thank Evo5man
Reviewed December 1, 2017

Went here to meet my sons fiances parents for the first time,very enjoyable evening,good food.good wine list,very friendly waitress "izzy" lovely fire gave a warming welcome to us.w Will not be long in going back,excellent.

1  Thank terence c
Reviewed November 21, 2017

We have had a drink in here a last year was impressed with the Landlord , so this time we decided to have a meal there, Good choice food was excellent , staff friendly , Good choice of Local ales and cider , we were...More

1  Thank DMbubble
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Desserts were probably the standout dishes from the menu. Staff were very accommodating and friendly. On the downside starters and roasts were pretty average, the cut and quality of the meats being like school meals with gravy that seemed to be from a packet. Decor...More

2  Thank Calexor19
Reviewed November 3, 2017

My wife and I visited this pub for the first time in years based on the online menu, which sounded reasonable with some funky-sounding burgers. There was a good supply of beers and we were given a choice of table. We both had the homemade...More

Thank Matt A
Reviewed October 22, 2017

Yummy generous food, hard working staff, accessible countryside location, local history. Best local for food. We'd go more regularly if they had a children's play area however if it's not too busy we get to run around the dining room. The night we visited, staff...More

Thank Auntygingercat
Reviewed October 13, 2017

this pub is a bit out of the way and needs to up its game! we are locals and thought we would try the pub again after a gap.. what a let down.. we tried two starters as a light lunch as we occasionally do...More

Thank LarryLB
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Yes, we're here with a large dog and no problem
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $28
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Covet Lane, Kingston, Canterbury CT4 6HS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Kingston
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 830230
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We are a traditional country pub located in the picturesque village of Kingston, about 6 miles south of the historic city of Canterbury. We serve the best Kentish ales, a carefully selected wine list which including award winning English wines, and a freshly cooked menu of British classics and seasonal favorites, all made from the very best locally sourced produce.
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