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The Foundry Brew Pub

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Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub
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White Horse Lane, Canterbury CT1 2RU, England (Formerly The Foundry)
+44 1227 455899
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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Welling, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in Canterbury to do the Escape Kent rooms, and had boooked for 1pm and 4pm so popped in here for a bite to eat. The staff were friendly, restaurant was clean and atmospheric. Menu had good choice of food, most of us had a sandwich, which was like a door stop and very nice. My friend had the... More 

Thank VikiB200
Southampton, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shown to a table quickly, friendly staff. Good selection of beers, kept too cold unfortunately, had to give the stout 20 mins before it warmed up to taste. Good menu and good portions. I've seen full racks of ribs smaller than the half rack that was served :) All in all well worth finding

Thank mswep
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice people behind the bar. good location but no phone signal here however who needs that when you've got a sweet juke box and you can drink all of the Biddendens you want?

Thank jdtraveller89
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came back after our first great experience. Their beers and ciders are really really good. A lot of great variety and each one we tried was delicious. My faves were the Strawberry Sparkling Cider, IPA, and Oak Aged Cherry. They also have an extensive gin and tonic menu. Their food is wonderful as well. The sandwiches are huge, fish... More 

Thank Amie S
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Out in Canterbury for the afternoon and looking for something independent and less "High Street". Literally over the threshold and the staff were welcoming and friendly, sampled a couple of their ales, brewed on the premises (in fact you get to sit next to the brewing vessels) topped off with a damn fine beer braised beef sandwich. I get the... More 

Thank Darran C
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I was seeking somewhere quiet for lunch, and this proved to be a winner! I suspect that beer lovers would find much to enjoy here, and the wines are very drinkable. The Canterbury Rarebit was simply the one of the best I've had and proved to be an excellent light lunch.

Thank Gernsheim
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Visiting my daughter at university and wanted to find a decent place to eat. Advised by our host at the bnb we were staying at to try the Foundry. We all had excellent meals and service. I had a meal that any caveman like myself would die for! Beef brisket, ribs, chicken wings, and hidden under my ribs a pot... More 

Thank zanyamoll
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Had. Nice Sunday lunch here, food was ok, nothing special but nice, I had food from bar menu and a couple of things asked for wet missed off of order. Beer however as always is lovely and definitely worth a visit if into your real ales.

Thank Wayne G
Brussels, Belgium
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77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We came here to sample their ales & ciders and stayed for a meal. The ales were great, the cider delicious and the food fantastic. The food was exactly what you would expect from an English pub but with a modern flair that elevated it to restaurant quality. If I resided in Canterbury this place would definitely be my local!

Thank travelbug61u
Wickford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Took a chance and took my extended family to this pub for lunch, the staff were fanastic and the food was plentiful and good tasting, they also sell their own brew which is great

Thank olddog111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: White Horse Lane, Canterbury CT1 2RU, England (Formerly The Foundry)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 455899

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?