Getting cosy in the city | Things to do | Visit Canterbury

Getting cosy in the city | Things to do

Getting cosy in the city

Getting cosy in the city


There is nothing more lovely than curling up by a roaring fire when it is cold or drizzly outside. Here are just a few of our traditional pubs that come with a warm welcome, real ale and a hearth to warm your toes after a good day of Christmas shopping.

Black Griffin

40 St Peter’s St, CT1 2BG

This busy high street pub near the historic Westgate Tower hosts a variety of events including live music every Thursday to entertain you as you warm up by the fireside.

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The Bell and Crown

10-11 Palace Street CT1 2DZ

Situated on The Kings Mile this local favourite will have their gas fire lit, great Kentish and imported beers, spirits and home-cooked meals – keep an ear out for their live music events.

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The Bishop’s Finger

St Dunstan’s Street, CT2 8AF

With its charming olde-worlde exterior and beautiful wood-panelled interior, the 16th Century Bishop’s Finger is the perfect place to warm ye olde clogs. 

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The Canterbury Tales

12 The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS

Located along The Friars just opposite The Marlowe Theatre, this is a great spot for crowd watching from a leather chair in front of an open log fire.

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The Cricketers

14 St Peter’s Street, CT1 2BQ

The Cricketers is a traditional English pub on the busy High Street – expect a warm welcome and a cosy corner with a beautiful wood burner.

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The Dolphin

17 St Radigunds St, CT1 2AA

Not only will you find excellent ale and a well stoked wood burner – they also have a whole host of board games to keep you entertained and a fantastic menu of hearty meals.

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The Miller’s Arms Inn

Mill Lane CT1 2AW

Built in 1826, this local favourite combines a smart and stylish modern décor with a cosy inglenook fireplace to warm your toes by. You can even rest your head as the pub boasts 12 beautiful ensuite bedrooms.

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The Parrot

1-9 Church Lane, CT1 2AG

This 14th century inn, tucked away on a cobbled street is the perfect place to get cosy. Low medieval beams, comfy seating and a roaring open fire. They even boast a medieval banqueting hall, available for private functions.

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The Thomas Becket

21 Best Lane, CT1 2JB

A friendly, traditional pub, beautifully decorated with hops, Thomas Becket is a wonderful celebration of Kentish brewing. Sit by the wood burner and enjoy a wide variety of ales.

The Three Tuns

Watling St, Canterbury CT1 2UD

A traditional 15th Century pub houses oak beams and stone-flagged floors that hide the remains of a Roman Theatre below. Enjoy their open fire and screens offering live sports on Sky TV.

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Unicorn Inn

61 St Dunstans Street, CT2 8BS

Established in 1604, The Unicorn Inn has since been a main feature of Canterbury in its many forms. In addition to their roaring fire, they are one of the only pubs in Canterbury with a bar billiards table!

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White Hart Pub

Worthgate Place CT1 2QZ

The White Hart is a cosy, historic pub, offering a fine selection of freshly home-made dishes. Enjoy a glass of wine or a Shepherd Neame ale then curl up by the fire.

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Various locations around the citycentre