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“No printer” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Trappiste Bar

La Trappiste Bar
Ranked #6 of 69 Nightlife in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence
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1 review
“No printer”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

Was initially very pleased finding an Internet cafe on a bank holiday and it is useful to use a computer but my purpose was to print something urgent of which I was told I could but then found that there wasn't a public printer which was a shame.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“great for a drink in afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

went to canterbury for 5 nights and went in here for a drink each day it was amazing the selection of beers available there must be over hundred in the beer bible and i tried different ones the fruit beers were delicious had a sandwich one day very nice it was a nice week so it was very pleasant sat outside on pavement watching the world go by did not dine there at night but if snacks and beer and service was to go on i think it would be okay definitely go in just to try a beer you will not be disappointed choice is amazing

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“SLOW, SLOW, SLOW SERVICE”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Visited here on 11 May with a couple of friends. Ordered a bottle of rose bubbly and 3 glasses. The place was quiet as it was about 5pm so lunch time rush had ended and evening rush had not yet begun. Still waiting after 15 minutes we asked how much longer our drinks would be!!! After a further 5 minutes or so it arrived. The waiter uncorked it and poured the drink one of which went all over the table!!! Not very professional.

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lots of potential but very unorganised!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Firstly let me start by saying this place is in a great location with some nice character inside (including its own bakery and a roof terrace) and a great list of beers. The food is also good if you're just looking for a quick lunch although I probably wouldn't come in the evening.

The service however is pretty poor with the staff seeming quite unorchestrated. The lack of a managers presence (whether there was or not) may have contributed to this as there were definitely enough staff to attend to all the customers. It took at least 10 minutes for a drink order to be taken from us but the food and drinks when they did arrive were pleasant, especially the croque monsieur. Some background music would have also been quite nice.

So basically if you want something to eat and drink you wont leave being sick however I cant rate it any higher due to the clear need for better management and staff training, which is evident during every visit.

Visited June 2013
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Kent
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117 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Enjoyable drinks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

We went to Le Trappiste for the first time yesterday evening and really enjoyed our visit. We just had drinks (beer for hubby, tea for me) and both were good. it was a lot more atmospheric than we though it would be, some live piano music and a nice bustling but relaxed feel to the place. Impressed with the look of cakes and homemade bread; we'll be back.

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