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The City Arms

7 Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
+44 1227 458081
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chicken pate” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
“sunday roast” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here one very hot day! Lovely Food and the Best pimms at a fantastic price! Was very busy and the staff were great under pressure!

Thank 141dexter1980
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Lovely little pub in the centre of the city. Friendly staff and great food. Warm and cosy atmosphere.

Thank Mandy M
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Fairly small, down a lane from the main streets. Very close to the cathedral entrance. Very old beams. Very friendly staff. Unfortunately they were out of pies over the lunch area and that is what we went in for. We had fish and chips and...More

Thank Owenthomas
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent 15th Century bar situated right by Canterbury Cathedral. They carry an excellent range of ales from Canterbury Brewers (based in their sister pub The Foundry) and a good range of gins including Canterbury Gin (also distilled at The Foundry) The bar staff are very...More

Thank scout6624
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Great pub, with a welcoming atmosphere. The staff are lovely and friendly. The food is always consistently good.

Thank Mandy M
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were travelling around Kent and we decided to stop at Canterbury and discovered the city arms Simon and Frankie both served us and we really enjoyed our Sunday lunches Simon is a very good host and we would recommend anybody visiting...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch on a whim .it doesn't look much from the outside or in but looks can be deceiving, staff were nice and the food was even nicer . I had chicken pate and my wife had brie and it was lovely and...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 14 August 2017

In the midst of a day trip to Canterbury, I stumbled across The City Arms Inn. Situated in the heart of the touristy hotspots in Canterbury, this this 15th century inn has a range of local and popular beers (as well as other drinks) for...More

Thank Travelling_Tweet
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

I had the best Ploughmans lunch. Great cheese, Pate & Ham, with all the pickles & mustard etc. The Barman was so attentive, polite & treated everyone with heat respect. Oh nice beer as well!

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Trying to avoid tied houses, the City Arms is 'tied' to a brew pub. Good start. It is owned by the Foundry brand. Great beer, served at the right temperature but the star was the 'Ploughman's'. HUGE with warm bread, cheese, paté, pickles, and and...More

Thank Janet G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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