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The Black Robin

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
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Covet Lane, Kingston, Canterbury CT4 6HS, England
+44 1227 830230
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a Sunday drive around are local area ish, when we started to feel a bit hungry, a few pubs had stopped serving or fully booked, found the black Robin and popped in for a beer and some crisps, they said they can still do lunch if we wanted so stayed and a great lunch it was to,... More 

Thank rogerfane
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Eat here numerous time in all seasons. Best pub in area for food and lovely venue to boot. Homemade burgers are a centrepiece although I should add I eat veggie and fish... take friends and family here as the first choice due to it being a decent relaxed meal. Gets 4* as menu is a bit 'samey' all year round.

Thank John T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

After a three mile walk from Bridge with 8 + 2 dogs, this was a perfect location for lunch. The staff were very welcoming, and happy to allow dogs to come in whilst we ate. The food was varied, reasonably priced, swift and delicious. And the beer was excellent. I thoroughly recommend the Black Robin.

1 Thank Supersingingdog
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Came for lunch as a midday point on a hike over the Christmas period. In spite of muddy boots and even muddier dog the staff couldn't have been more welcoming. The open fire was roaring and the food was ideal. I took a punt on the veggie curry (which can be disappointing in some establishments) but it was very tasty.

1 Thank Toni P
Blackpool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

No words, just incredible, food just out of these world, a place not to miss!!!!!!!, will return for sure.

1 Thank nienafu
London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

I visited this pub with a group of friends for lunch on our way to the coast for Christmas week. We had planned to detour to visit here. We had planned a quick stop but seeing how good their pensioner offer is we each had full and good lunches. My meal was not one with chips but those of my... More 

1 Thank Ivor M
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

The staff at the Black Robin couldn't have been more friendly, helpful and welcoming on what was a really bad day for myself, family and friends. Service was brilliant, they were ready for us even though we turned up a little early, serving very welcomed cups of tea and coffee, on arrival. The buffet I ordered was nicely presented and... More 

1 Thank Sallysgood
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Having previously had a lovely meal here this summer we decided to return for a pre-Christmas treat. The lovely log fire made the place feel warm and the beer and wine were really nice and tasty. However, we couldn't help but feel disappointed at the quality and presentation of the food. The burger was a bit dry and tasteless, the... More 

Thank Caroline S
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Called into the Black Robin midway through a walk. Only wanted a snack and they were extremely busy with a party of 30 just about to sit down. The very helpful barman said he could squeeze our order through if we could decide quickly. This wasn't easy as the range of sandwiches is fabulous, all slightly different from the norm,... More 

Thank Owen3737
Hythe, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

We throughly enjoyed a walk through local woods and once worked up an appetite went for lunch here. Thank goodness we had worked up that appetite as the lunch was great! There were 8 of us , including 4 troublesome children, the place was really busy but the level of service and the quality didn't suffer - would totally recommend... More 

Thank David B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $25
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
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?