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The City Arms

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Bar, British, Pub
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7 Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
+44 1227 458081
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Annecy, France
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there with my family and we all enjoyed the pub food. The fish and chips was excellent, very fresh and very big ! The staff was adorable. They serve good beer from the foundry brewery. Apart from the fact that it took a little while to be served, everything was perfect, and we'll definitely be back.

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Thank WeeSoph
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just was strolling around looking for something to eat, and we found this nice pub. The guy servicing the bar is really good serving the busy pub and customers all the time, and the food is brilliant. Trust me I work in hospitality and the Sunday roast that I just had was one of a kind. Brilliant pork, delicious... More 

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Afton
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dropped in for lunch today, doors and windows ide open to let in the fine spring air. Nice portion of fish and chips with a bit of salad for me and sticky Inge with a bit if salad for my partner. I enjoyed a half pint if the local lager from their own brewery.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was in Canterbury doing some sightseeing and decided to pop in to the City arms for a spot of lunch. The barman was extremely friendly and welcoming. Asked for an ale and asked what he suggested. I just wish I could remember the name of the ale that I had as it was possibly the nicest I've ever tried. We... More 

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4 Thank DJ-SILKY
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Visited on a Saturday lunchtime, just looking for a pint and a snack. As previous reviews have said this pub is linked to the Foundry, where the beers are actually brewed. If you like to check out the local tipple, these are the pubs to try. The pub at lunchtime has a slightly cafe feel to it. We both ordered... More 

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1 Thank Martin W
1 review
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Brilliant, always enjoy my time in the pub and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. Had a brilliant night :)

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Thank Shannon G
Faversham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Have visited the City Arms many times on shopping trips to Canterbury in my opinion the beer served here is top quality. I believe it is brewed at the pubs sister pub just around the corner. On my last visit I did not have time to eat , as I had a train to catch, but on previous visits I... More 

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Thank islington16
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I am not in Canterbury often enough, but when I am there is only one place I bother with for a pub lunch. This is a gem of a city centre pub, very welcoming and friendly, and the staff most obliging. A good selection of local ales on the bar, including a couple of ciders (one spiced) and a nice... More 

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Thank DaveMilnes
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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799 reviews
417 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely old place very close to the Cathedral. It is almost opposite the Roman museum. Real ale on the pump. They do food also if you need refuelling. Good service at the bar. There were two friendly people on duty. Well worth a try if visiting or shopping in the great City.

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Thank LOBSTER64
Ashford, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Trudging up and down in this shop in this one. Burdened down by countless bags with repeated trips back to the car. Shopping for gifts in December well it's just not fun is it really. Walking along this little alley was a like being in the Harry Potter films and going to an old part of London. Small crowded alley... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 458081

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