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The Parrot, Canterbury - pub details

Address: Radigunds Hall, 1-9 Church Lane, St Radigunds, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2AG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5804) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Canterbury West (0.3 miles), Canterbury East (0.7 miles), Sturry (2 miles)

Brewery: Young's

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> Current user rating: 7.1/10 (rated by 66 users)
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A beautiful (very) old building with real fires, wooden beams, low ceiling and a large beer garden/courtyard.
That said I preferred it when it was Simple Simons and had live music and a variety of real ales.

However the Spitfire Gold I had the other day was ok and the staff were friendly enough.
outtamehead - 31 Dec 2015 03:03
A beautiful old building with two real fires and a spacious garden. In my opinion it's still not as good as it used to be when it was a freehouse called Simple Simons and offered live music. Now the beers are almost all Shepherd Neame (not my favourite brewery) and there is no live music. Although the restaurant is upstairs the whole pub seems more geared up for food.
The building is still wonderful and I wouldn't want to put anyone off going there either to warm up in front of one of the fires or to sit outside in the summer sun.
outtamehead - 5 Apr 2015 14:35
An unscheduled pit stop at this very attractive and olde worlde Shepherd Neame pub and restaurant.

On the bar are 6 hand pumps offering 5 ales all from Shepherd Neame, my choice was Amber Ale @ 4.5% and was thoroughly decent.

More of a restaurant than a pub but it’s worth a visit just to see the interior of this lovely building, there’s low beams, inglenook fireplaces, lots of wood panelling, hops hanging around the bar….a cracking interior.

The majority of tables were reserved for dinner later in the evening so the choice of seating was limited apart from the bar.

Semi busy at just after 5pm on a Saturday.

Decent pub, good beer and a cracking building. 7/10 but mainly for the building

lezford - 11 Feb 2015 12:59
An amazing old building dating bach to the 13th Century. Brilliant interior. Greeted on entry by a history lesson on a plaque which was a good read.A good range of ales. I had the Lion Ale. A sun trap for a beer garden which was lovely on the day of our visit
Buster_M - 12 Jun 2013 10:16
Was recently back in the city and had to give The Parrot a once-over since my (fond) memories of cutting through the smoke/fug when it was Simple Simon's. The (very) new landlords are making a good start although sanding and varnishing various bits of garden furniture in the courtyard whilst folk were drinking and eating was a bit odd!
After a nice drink in the courtyard, came back in the evening and tried - OK demolished - the Wagyu burger: very nice indeed (if it is genuine Kobe beef then all the more amazing for the price)!
I fondly remember Indian summer afternoons in the courtyard many moons ago and think the current staff are doing a good job to keep this place near the top of any discerning ale-tipplers 'must visit' list in Canterbury. OK it might be Sheps, but when served well I'd happily chose 'Finger' any day.
DocD - 28 Mar 2012 14:48

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