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The Black Robin

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Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
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Covet Lane, Kingston, Canterbury CT4 6HS, England
+44 1227 830230
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We throughly enjoyed a walk through local woods and once worked up an appetite went for lunch here. Thank goodness we had worked up that appetite as the lunch was great! There were 8 of us , including 4 troublesome children, the place was really busy but the level of service and the quality didn't suffer - would totally recommend... More 

Thank David B
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We had an excellent Sunday lunch with family. Staff are welcoming, professional and make you feel relaxed.

Thank Lerrynethy
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This gastro-pub, built in 1740, is in the Elham valley, about a 15 mile drive from Canterbury. Very welcoming, good food. Very enjoyable, will go again.

Thank 33ash
Margate, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We went to the Black Robin on a Monday lunchtime, it is a lovely country pub in the middle of the Kent countryside. There were seven of us and we arrived just after 12 and were the only customers at the time. We asked if we could have a table for 7 and the chap kindly put a couple of... More 

Thank Singapore_Smiths
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

A wonderful country pub situated in the beautiful valley between Bridge and Barham, the food here never disappoints - my numerous visits have all been in the selfless interests of research! Reservation recommended as it tends to get busy at weekends.

Thank MrsDreviews
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73 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Pretty country pub in the middle of nowhere. Recommended as a good place to eat by a local. The evening wasn't overly busy, approximately half full, but the wait was extremely long; 45 minutes for each course. When the food came it was over cooked & very firm. My friend had the pigeon to start, which was apparently without flavour... More 

Thank stumpymonkey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Been here a numerous times and always superb. Beer is well kept - particularly good is the Gadds brewery beers. Last time I stayed for some food and had delicious Fish and Chips and shared some Onion Rings which were amazing. Highly recommended if you are ever in the area.

Thank Tom F
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely little place in the middle of what seemed like nowhere, nicest chips I have ever had, food was a little on the pricey side but was reasonable, staff were pleasant and nice quiet atmosphere, only problem was the flies, came under attack multiple times

Thank BigG226
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Second visit to the black robin as it didn't disappoint. I had the fish pie which was delicious and my friend had the 28 day ages steak which was absolutely fantastic. Locally grown rhubarb for pudding and Kentish beer on draught. Can't ask for more.

Thank Bobbydazler111
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

All food served was completly cold. The Duck was so tough I managed to eat 1 breast but the other was uneadible.The noodles was served cold. were cold and the belly of pork luke warm. We ordered a rib eye steak which was so thin and tough and the chips tasted as they had been reheated. No taste with rump... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 26
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Covet Lane, Kingston, Canterbury CT4 6HS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Kingston
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 830230
We are a traditional country pub located in the picturesque village of Kingston, about 6 miles south of the historic city of Canterbury.

We serve the best Kentish ales, a carefully selected wine list which including award winning English wines, and a freshly cooked menu of British classics and seasonal favorites, all made from the very best locally sourced produce.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?