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Rose Inn, Wickhambreaux

Absolutely tip top!!! Beautiful pub in a beautiful chocolate box location on the green opposite the stunning St Andrew's Church. Great changing beers that are expertly kept and a wonderful menu thats cooked to perfection. Competetivly priced especially for the Sunday lunches. Thoroughly recomended!

18 Oct 2011 20:38

The Duke William, Ickham

Went recently (september 11) and was appalled by the confrontational attitude of the landlord when we were only prepared to pay the advertised price for an item on his desert menu - we were made to feel like conmen and not an apology for the confusion in sight. Having just moved into the next village along, we won't be going back. Such a shame as it used to be our favourite place to go.

18 Oct 2011 20:35

The Two Sawyers, Canterbury

Sadly the pub has gone down hill in the last 18 months. The food offering which used to be great really went off the number. A sense of decline seemed to sweep over the place, it was always incredibly dark with noisy piped music, the good ale choice although unchanging was let down by poor cellar keeping. The pub says it's closed for important decorating work but I'm not sure this is re-opening any time soon. It's a shame, if it was brightened up and given more comfortable seating it could work.

18 Oct 2011 20:31

The Horns, Otford

Food used to be oustanding. Inside used to be outstanding. Prices always pricey. Beer - gone down over the years to one single pump, which at least is Westerham. Now its completely ruined, owners have clearly gone mad...the inside has been ripped out and is the most souless tudor building I have been in. Gone are the brasses, brewing and farming decor, gone is the roaring open fire, gone are the cosy tables and chairs. Now painted lilac, bizarre artwork on the walls and cold black leather chairs. Poor quality food, outrageous prices. 19 for a bottle of wine. Avoid!

23 May 2010 15:45

The Duke William, Ickham

What a brilliant pub. Lovely location, Ickham is a very pretty village. Good selection of beers always in top Nick. The food is to die for, nothing pretentious but basic honest good pub food. The prices are steep but you get what you pay for. Super service and locally sourced food cooked on site. Always go here when people come to visit.!

23 May 2010 15:39

Unicorn Inn, Canterbury

Bit like going back in time when you come in here, don't be put off by the net curtains. Best kept beer in Canterbury. Super Garden. Food is basic but really tasty and very good prices. Best curry I have had in ages!

23 May 2010 15:36

Thomas Becket, Canterbury

What on earth has happened to the food in this pub?
Even as recently as a year ago this was the pub to go for food in Canterbury. We went almost every Sunday, but slowly little by little the quality dropped so far that it became was little more than uninspiring, cheap, under/over cooked mess on a plate. Its such a shame as this really is a gem inside. Always got a good selection of beers on although the beer quality was a little tepid but by no means bad.
A great shame, as I used to love eating here, it hasn't changed hands so maybe the eye has been taken off the ball.
The place to eat pub food in Canterbury has to be the Two Sawyers Ivy Lane for quality or perhaps the Unicorn, St Dunstans for something tasty if not a little basic.

23 May 2010 15:34

The Two Sawyers, Canterbury

A very very good pub two minutes from city centre down the beautiful Ivy Lane. The interior is rustic and traditional. Seating could be a tad more comfortable. Three real ales including Adnams Broadside, GK IPA and Doombar. Selection of standard largers but some bottled beers including Leffe and Crabbies. Nice sunny courtyard garden.
The food at this pub is its biggest selling point it really is amongst the best traditional pub food you can get. Its high quality and locally sourced. All cooked on site and looks the part; cooked to order including the veg served on hot plates. Just had Roast Belly of Pork which was a snatch at 8.00.
This really is the pub to eat in if your in Canterbury. Friendly barstaff, no fuss just good service. Thoroughly recommended!

23 May 2010 15:25

The New Inn, Canterbury

This is by far the best pub in Canterbury;
Kurt and Margaret have now sold and the place has been under new management since mid 2008. It has been extended and spruced up but this has added the character and has not taken anything away. Charming landlord who continues to foster the previous owners community spirit with the punters. Ever changing selection of real ale with at least three pumps on but they do have anything up to six. Somehow has managed to get a good mix between residents and students, which gives the place a lovely atmosphere.
Good prices, give it a go.

31 Dec 2009 00:01

The Olde George Inn, Shoreham

I went here with a friend towards the end of the Summer after hearing the new landlords had a wonderful pub nearby. On first impressions it seemed good, the real ale selection was good and well kept, the interior nice if not a little bland/cold. As it was a lovely day we sat outside ready to order but during peak times on a saturday lunch time, the management felt it was a good time to destroy a wasp nest in the roof which obviously meant it we all had to flock back inside, even the bargirl got stung!
Inside it was a different story, it was the drinkers at the bar that completely ruin the place, it was hard to relax due to the loud foul language and vividly retold stories of intimate conquests the night before. Food was OK, nothing special.
This place has so much potential but I think the food needs to be better as does policy regarding behaviour of a small element of the clientele.
Worth a try but if I was you I'd go to the Crown at the other end of the Village.

30 Dec 2009 23:53

The Crown, Shoreham

What a great unspoilt pub. The Crown does not pretend to be something its not, its a basic cosy country pub seperated into three bars with open fires and an old fashioned till. The beer range is good with GK IPA with regular guests, one always from the local Westerham Brewey. Last week when I visited it was Adnams Broadside and Westerham God's Wollop. Food is simple but hot and tasty at a resonable price, generous portions, cooked to order.
Landlord is a right character usually manning the bar with great efficiency with a huge mug of tea in hand, your always made to feel valued, seems to be the only pub in Shoreham where you see the management!
One small piece of advice the front bar is a bit bleak, best keep to the rear two bars as these give a much better feel of the place.

30 Dec 2009 23:42

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