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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Various locations around the citycentre