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Pilgrims English Restaurant

$$ - $$$
British, Bar, Pub
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18 The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS, England
+44 1227 464531
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great restaurant and excellent value for money.The staff are very polite and on the ball.We arrived at a busy lunchtime but were given a lovely table and our drinks we had ordered arrived prompt.We had something off the lite bite menu which was huge.We can`t wait to return.

Thank patrickplavin
Level Contributor
66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We realy enjoyed dinner here. Cozy place with nice atmosphere and very wellcoming staf. I was surprized to find tasty vegan options and enjoyed them... food and drinks were great, just beside the theatre and offers intervall drinks in ordering. Suits for aeting or enjoying a nice pub:)

Thank ma79
Level Contributor
38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Good food well presented and first class service from the staff. Beats all that rubbish you get over the channel.

Thank peterBroadstairs
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We walked in without booking and were given a nice table. the food was very good and the staff friendly and helpful. The restaurant is very convenient for the Marlowe theatre, which is just opposite.

Thank RonHCox
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We had their afternoon tea for 2 which was excellent value with a large warm scone, butter, jam and cream. Another time, I also had a baguette which was freshly prepared, filled with prawns and served with a large portion of chips and salad. Again very good value. Drinks were a reasonable price too. Well worth trying.

Thank bandslondon
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We turned up without a booking and were shown to a quiet table. Wait staff were very friendly and efficient and kept checking around the restaurant to see if they were needed. They did this without being intrusive. The meals we had were full of flavour, well presented & reasonably priced. We enjoyed a lovely New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc which... More 

Thank invicta054
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We frequently eat here before going on the Marlowe Theatre opposite. The food is good and the menu varied. There is a childrens' menu. The restaurant is popular with families pre pantomime season. Booking is essential.

Thank pagan43
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I cannot praise this restaurant/bar enough. To start with the staff were so friendly and helpful, especially the waiter. The food was first class, beautifully cooked and obviously home made. Lovely decor and atmosphere and if you are going to see a show at The Marlowe Theatre, then this place is ideal for either pre/post meal, and you can even... More 

Thank Sharon G
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Me and my husband had a night in canterbury one monday , we came across this pub opposite the marlowe theatre it was empty so thought we would go in. it was a lovely decorated pub, nice staff. We had garlic mushroom to start and i had the stew which was lovely, the beef just fell apart. My husband had... More 

Thank nikkisloan
Herne bay
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We went to the Pilgrim by accident. Next week will head there first.Amazing meal .Nice surroundings and live piano music made it magic.The pre theatre dinner is incredibly good value

Thank Linda H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
British, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 464531
A traditional, independent city-centre restaurant serving traditional English food - including Afternoon Teas and Sunday Roasts - freshly cooked at sensible prices. We are the nearest restaurant to The Marlowe Theatre and located just one minute from the High Street. The kitchen is open daily from 12 pm to 9 pm and the bar remains open until 11 pm everyday except Sunday, 10.30 pm.

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