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Bishops Finger, Canterbury

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Looks great from the outside but less so inside. It's a Shepherd Neame pub so you know what beer to expect. On the pricey side. OK
baxterfish - 10 Jun 2018 17:29
Decent pub decent beer nice beer garden
Illavhalf - 5 Jun 2014 23:02
Great pub! Friendly atmosphere and really nice bar staff. Great place for getting together for a game of Trivial Pursuit :D
RachelsRevenge - 3 Apr 2011 19:20
I tried Master Brew in this pub. The beer cost 3.40 per pint but tasted terrible.
AshfordRambler - 19 Aug 2010 13:37
I paid this place a flying visit after an appointment with Randy Mandy and her older sister, Mistress Rita. They specialise in tie & tease, hot plating and drag and crust. I'll give you the number if you like.
The pub? Oh the pub? Crap beer and very expensive.
Nice floor though.
Ladhimself - 26 May 2010 14:15
It's not a bad place. Three ales - all Sheps, but well kept.

Probably the best of the pubs you'd pop into on the way back to the railway station, but there's not a very high standard between the west gate and the railway
MankyBadger - 18 Jul 2009 10:28
I've only been in once with a friend who knew the new landlord and wanted to see what he had done to the palce (I say new, I'm not sure if he is, but he was the person responsible for the make-over). We ended up drinking a Dutch lager...all I remember is we decided to call it 'Oranj-ee-boom'. And it did the trick. Clean place that I'd say is trying to keep the students (such as myself) out, which I think they will succeed at because at 3 a pint I can find plenty of other places I'd rather go.
Creg - 18 Sep 2008 12:29
Given the noticeably generous number of ecclesiasts parading the streets of Canters courtesy of the Lambeth Conference recently, I was somewhat disheartened to find none of them quaffing in what surely must be their spiritual home?! But were these holier-than-thou types mising anything? Well, nothing too out-of-the-ordinary. But on balance I'd say that they would've found something worthy of attention. Well-kept Sheps, and a more generous range than some with 4 tapped. Young 'n' feisty bar staff but seemingly efficient and friendly. Food sampled was basic nibbles but good enough. Plenty of space, including a garden which, regrettably, played host to some horseplay amongst my peers - sorry folks, it was a stag do!
All in all well worth a visit, either for a quiet pint at the front or a bigger meeting towards the rear. Though it's always tricky to avoid the nearby Unicorn for too long....
TWG - 6 Aug 2008 13:31
I used to drink in this pub regularly with a bunch of teachers. The experience of a friend of mine a university lecturer, two years ago - who was actually assaulted by staff meant that I have never been in there again. I hope they have employed better staff in recent times!
RAFsprog - 15 Nov 2007 19:52
An interesting pub...with even more interesting drinks. Nice friendly fairly quiet pub. Decent beer garden open at night for the alcohol blanketed amongst us. Fairly cheap drinks, however a little out of town and not on my pub crawl list. Prefer sticking further up into town. Though a must for students living near Canterbury West
Mazzieboozer - 5 Mar 2007 21:21
A Shep's pub whose exterior blends in well with the local architecture.

Good friendly service with a choice of Master Brew, Bishop's Finger and Late Red. The latter is a seasonal offering from Shep's and very tasty!

Food decent and not overpriced, but I'm none too impressed by Sky, occasional Karaoke and background "muzak".

5thearlofwimbourne - 7 Oct 2006 15:16
Went in looking for Chris from the Compasses, and found a pretty decent pub too. Don't care much for the jukebox and wish they served Stella, but it's a great place to watch football -- large-screen TV in the back, if I remember correctly. Great location as well (within stumbling distance of the taxicabs on a Friday or Saturday night).
anonymous - 9 Apr 2005 19:05
Used to be called "The Nun's Delight." Really is essential for any Canterbury pub crawl.
Liam - 5 Feb 2005 00:30
One of my faves as a student, they have decent Shepherd Neame beers (Spitfire, Bishop's Finger), good continental lagers (Oranjeboom, Hoegaarden) and cheap cocktails on wednesdays. Close to Canterbury West train station and the city centre. Thoroughly recommended.
Bill - 4 Jun 2004 13:17
Dank, cheap enough, always got a good atmosphere. A must on any pub crawl in Canterbury!
max zammon - 24 Jun 2003 17:54

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