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Student pub. One real cider & London Pride. Small inside, two seating areas, so quite cosy
Wilson_MacDonald - 23 Oct 2018 17:51
not too bad. Definately a student pub made famous for their own cocktail called a pig fucker.
Redwine100 - 16 Jan 2012 21:58
Pleasant little backstreet pub serving decent beer. Bit spit and sawdust, very friendly. Better still, the posh Abode hotel has complained to the council about the noise in a bid to either close it or curtail its hours of opening. Tough. Recommended. Visit it if only to annoy the w*nky hotel.
palecitrus - 10 Nov 2011 22:09
Small side street pub featuring 3 cask ales. The pint of locally brewed Wantsum Dynamo(2.90) was very good. Exceptionally cheap grub menu incl double egg & chips for 2.20, but yeah due to the size of the place it did smell like a greasy spoon cafe...still a well deserved 7/10 i reckon
fat_beer_badger - 14 Oct 2010 16:31
Pretty basic pub.

When I was there it was very quiet, and smelled strongly of deep fat fryers. Had one drink and cloths smelled of fat for an hour after I left.

Loki - 4 May 2010 20:16
A cosy little pub. The majority of the customers seem to be students. I use this pub most times I visit Canterbury. Until quite recently it was the only place I knew which still served pints of Flowers.
A small bar with a bohemian atmosphere.

outtamehead - 23 Jan 2010 05:19
Went in there yesterday afternoon and agree with TherockFFC also didnt like having to have a plastic glass because i wanted to sit outside.
Gunner1 - 22 Oct 2008 09:36
This place is alright, nothing too spectacular. I liked the tables outside but my beer wasn't great. Bit smelly on the inside, but I think it's cause they were cooking something earlier on. Felt like a fine local, had some charm to it. Friendly enough staff person.
TherockFFC - 2 Oct 2008 15:44
Have to echo what people have previously said - this is a pub with no pretensions. Always good beer and usually only one friendly barperson, fairly priced and clean. It's small and simple and as such you can't really fault it. The tables outside offer a ridiculously good area for drinking and talking with friends, I can't explain it, it's just works better than you can imagine.

Star of the show, however - Biddendens! I had a couple of pints after giving blood, a fantasically cheap night!
Creg - 18 Sep 2008 12:20
Quiet and peaceful on a busy Saturday afternoon. Nice friendly little pub with a couple of real ales and Biddenden cider. Nice one.
bobito2 - 23 Aug 2008 21:21
A cosy little pub tucked up a narrow street. It was quiet when I visited mid afternoon.

Service was good and friendly. There are three ales on offer - "Old Speckled Hen" ( still at 5.3 % - get it before Greene King really ruin it! ), but way overpriced at 2.90. The other two ales were "Bass" and Flowers' "I.P.A."

For afficionados of Pfizer's produce, there was Staropramen and Stella Bock.

It'll be some considerable time before they prise any of the folding stuff from my grasp - 4/10.

5thearlofwimbourne - 7 Oct 2006 16:41
Nice inside with quite a cozy feel to it. There was also quite a good selection of drinks (as far as I can remember). However it is VERY studenty.
anonymous - 13 May 2006 16:35
Yeah, nice cosy pub and certainly cheap if you get there 5-8: 2 for any pint, including staropramen! Also a good jukebox. Second best in Canterbury, after the hobgoblin.
life_in_a_glasshouse - 7 Apr 2006 13:36
Have to agree with other comments - great 'cosy' pub with no pretensions, one of the best in canterbury - this is one of the pubs that keeps me coming back to Canterbury years after I was a student in the city.
anonymous - 20 Apr 2005 11:54
The perfect drinking hole - tucked away in an alley, cheap and always packed full of people. Nearly always spills out onto the street, and contains The Best Jukebox In Canterbury tucked away in the corner.
Adam - 25 Oct 2004 17:26
nice, friendly local tucked away in the narrow streets, popular with students as well.
JP - 13 Jan 2004 17:58

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