Canterbury has been looking after visitors for well over a thousand years. In the middle ages pilgrims from far and wide swarmed to Thomas Becket’s shrine. In modern times visitors still come in droves to visit the Cathedral and the city’s other attractions and amenities. What is the common factor? It’s Canterbury’s legendary hospitality.
The city’s pubs, inns, cafes, hotels and restaurants are continuing to entertain visitors as they did of old. In recent years local traditions of brewing have also taken off again. Canterbury has its fair share of these brewers and brewsters on its doorstep, producing top quality beer by traditional methods and with locally produced ingredients. The garden of England grows hops!
This new map is a handy guide to some of the city centre hostelries. Some inns are in the same place they were at the time of Thomas Becket. Others have sprung up over the years. Some are in unusual properties which have found a modern use such as the city gaol, a medieval hall, a foundry and rooms of an almshouse.
All these pubs, cafes and restaurants keep local beer and many showcase the best of our local small independent breweries.
Why not plan a small tour during your stay?
Download the map HERE
Alternatively you can pick up a paper copy of the map from The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge on Canterbury High Street.