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The Old City Bar

Bar, British, Pub
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2 Oaten Hill Place, Canterbury CT1 3HJ, England
+44 1227 766882
11:00 - 13:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 13:00
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Kent England
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Much bigger than we thought. Plenty of seating and a very large outside area with Ping Pong!! Drinks were good quality. Nice touch of fresh flowers on the table. Menu looked good too. Will visit again!!

Thank holidaybuddynick
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We went for a friends birthday. They hired the cook and we all brought food for him to cook on the barbecue. Lovely pub with lovely atmosphere. 2 hour parking in front for the non drinkers and the garden is nice with benches and large covered seating area.

Thank Sharon J
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

a short walk from our hotel we found attentive staff and a lovely warm welcome plus a superb inn to relax and enjoy a drink.This led to the menu and a very tasty meal at a very reasonable price.We were all impressed by the help our disabled companion was given and the two young children by staff who went out... More 

Thank David B
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

I often go to old city bar with work friends and it's a great little pub with nice food. It has friendly homely atmosphere. Drinks are rather cheap and all the staff are friendly

Thank CharlieCharles93
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We met up with an old school friend , Great pub good range of ales and excellent food a very pleasant lunch, highly recommend

1 Thank DMbubble
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

I have been to the Old City before for a drink, but this was the first time I had been for lunch, and I must say it wasn't bad at all! It's a great pub, with some fine ales, with a good atmosphere and friendly staff. I had the steak, medium rare, and chips. It was cooked just right and... More 

Thank Geoff H
Canterbury, UK
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

Lovely food, very reasonably priced. Service was excellent, friendly and warm - thank you ladies! Great for a lunch stop.

Thank Atsixesandsevens
Leyburn, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

You are made to feel welcome as soon as you enter. The staff explain about the beers and offer knowledge about the local area. The pub could be likened to the Tardis. Small bars at the front and then another small dining room which flows into a large room at the back and a great beer garden. The food is... More 

Thank Lindsay H
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Nice beer garden but the food was shocking. Burnt old cold chips re fried in dirty old oil at £3 and a handful of pre bagged and chopped mixed leaf salad that's pre bagged, about 1/4 of a chicken breast and a few slithers of tiny salami with a load of value salad dressing slopped over it for £7.25. Shockingly... More 

1 Thank DominicJSE
Sheffield, UK
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

Not overly impressed with the food menu - all a bit deep fried for my taste. Has a decent sized beer garden at the rear and is dog friendly

Thank MelB66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 13:00
11:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Oaten Hill Place, Canterbury CT1 3HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 766882

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