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Canterbury Pubs & Restaurants

Canterbury has been a European pilgrimage site of major importance for over 800 years since the assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170. Today it is one of the most beautiful and historic cities in England. The medieval city centre bustles with famous name stores and exclusive boutiques while the picturesque side streets are home to smaller specialist shops, pubs and restaurants.


Canterbury Pubs

Simple Simons
All-night happy hours and live music on Thursday nights make this tiny pub a favorite among the college crowd. Beverages served include a variety of beer and ales, as well as mixed drinks. This establishment tends to get extremely crowded during the summer time. Simple Simons is a great place to go if you're looking to meet new people.

Jolly Sailor
This establishment is especially popular among students of the nearby universities, although locals of all ages frequent the Jolly Sailor. A good selection of draft beers is available. Customers can choose to sit inside and enjoy the lively atmosphere, or, if the weather permits, they can find a seat in the outside beer garden.

Franklin and Firkin
BUTTERMARKET. This popular establishment is located just across from the entrance to Canterbury Cathedral. The numerous outdoor tables and indoor seats stay full throughout the day and night. This pub offers a good selection of draft beers, while the menu selection provides a variety of well-prepared food.


Canterbury Restaurants

Café des Amis
This popular restaurant has the atmosphere of a genuine Mexican Cantina. The interior is decorated with blue-and-white tiles on the walls, wooden tables, and southwestern artwork. Menu selections provide a wide variety of Mexican cuisine with a British twist. In addition to fajitas, paella, and margaritas, customers can order mashed potatoes and hot tea

Marlowe's Restaurant
Step back in time into the world of Hollywood in the 1930s. As the name suggests, this popular restaurant features a movie-star theme. Menu selections include a wide variety of reasonably priced meals including mesquite salmon, Marlowe Canterbury Pie, and blackened fish. Diners can choose to dine inside or out on the refreshing patio, weather permitting. This establishment enjoys a convenient location in the centre of town.

Tapas en las Trece
This is a great place to go with a group of friends to engage in good conversation over a sampling of Spanish tapas. Large, reasonably priced menus offer a variety to choose from including chicken, beef, pork, and vegetarian dishes. The lively atmosphere is created by the live musical entertainment that is frequently presented. Located northwest of the city centre.