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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
(0)1227 830230
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was looking at the beautiful Kent countryside and found this lovely eatery. Greeted with a lovely smile, very busy but friendly. Ordered our drinks, had a trio of handmade sausage, also day special risotto, very enjoyable, great find. Would recommend

Thank Cathyhodder
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely setting, friendly and welcoming. The meal was excellent, I had the roast beef, which was tender, succulent and beautifully cooked. I followed this with rhubarb crumble and custard, unfortunately there was only A thimble full of custard, when asked the waitress bought a refreshed jug, unfortunately this seemed no more full. The overall ambience is friendly and fun, and... More 

Thank mattn28
Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really do hate giving negative reviews and it was a couple of months since we ate here so it might have improved. However, the food we were served will last in my memory for all the wrong reasons. It was a Sunday so roasts were on the menu. Both my son and I had the chicken. There was plenty... More 

1 Thank Toastie H
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

After all the hype, we were rather looking forward to our visit here but, in the end, were rather disappointed. We found the choice of beer very limited; just two were offered and one of those was the ubiquitous Doombar. Why, in the middle of Kent, are 50% of theirs beers from Cornwall? It was quiet but we were still... More 

1 Thank East-House
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful pub, friendly and good selections of wine and real ales. I had herb crusted loin of cod with mint and pea purée it was delicious. The boys had teriyaki duck breast with noodles and tempura veg looked amazing and clean plates all round. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Emma J
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

There is a lot that is. The space, the staff, the ambience, the service, the beers are all spot on. It has a light and spacious interior with comfortable seating and tables inter-spaced so you are not right on top of fellow customers. Although a very popular spot for locals, you do not feel an outsider - in fact you... More 

Thank David E
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Good food, especially Sunday lunch - we tried all options and everyone was happy. Home-made ice cream was good. Nice pub, well-kept beer

Thank Steve D
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

I booked The Black Robin for an after Funeral function. It was brilliant, they have a private function room that we used for a buffet, we also made use of the garden areas. There were approximately 50 people in the group and they all commented on how great the food was especially the Scotch eggs. The staff were brilliant too... More 

1 Thank Ian M
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Great food.fresh,hot..couldn't fault it. Wasn't busy for a Friday especially as the sun was shining and always lovely outside on the decking Pity no water in the stream/river that I remember from years ago

Thank Pandora M
Poole, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We visited The Black Robin on our last night of a stay in the local area but wish we had visited sooner. Greeted by the friendly landlord who offered us a choice of the couple of tables he had left. The food was excellent, plentiful, freshly cooked and piping hot. I tried the Kent white wine on offer, wow, amazing.... More 

Thank Jackie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $26
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
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
Bar scene, 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: (0)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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