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The Black Robin

$$ - $$$, , British
Covet Lane, Kingston, Canterbury CT4 6HS, England
+44 1227 830230
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Covet Lane, Kingston, Canterbury CT4 6HS, England
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1 - 10 of 142 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this pub for the first time in years based on the online menu, which sounded reasonable with some funky-sounding burgers. There was a good supply of beers and we were given a choice of table. We both had the homemade...More

Thank Matt A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yummy generous food, hard working staff, accessible countryside location, local history. Best local for food. We'd go more regularly if they had a children's play area however if it's not too busy we get to run around the dining room. The night we visited, staff...More

Thank Auntygingercat
Reviewed 13 October 2017

this pub is a bit out of the way and needs to up its game! we are locals and thought we would try the pub again after a gap.. what a let down.. we tried two starters as a light lunch as we occasionally do...More

Thank LarryLB
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely pub with a reasonable menu choice and some ales. All the food was good although the Shepherd pie my friend had required a bit of Worcester source. They make their own ice cream, very nice.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Friendly and helpful, a table was prepared for us but as it was sunny we sat outside. This was no trouble. The food was of a very high standard and at reasonable prices, the Scotch Eggs on the Lunch menu are to die for. We...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing and if you want to go to a pub in the Canterbury area make sure you go here cause they have really nice food and it's in a nice building in a nice location.

Thank CU 2
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Just the two of us had a lovely meal here, fab tapas dishes are def worth having. Very friendly staff and nice relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Enjoyed a mid week meal here with a friend. We both had the veggie burger with chips. Very tasty, probably the best veggie burger I've ever had. I also had the Banoffee pie with some home-made ice cream also extremely tasty. Add to that a...More

Thank Chris-Stanbury
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We all had a lovely dinner on a Saturday evening . The waitress was extremely helpful and efficient.The atmosphere was relaxed and the whole place felt friendly and welcoming. The food was very good with a particularly interesting array of desserts and a lovely cheeseboard...More

Thank annieX9219QU
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Favourite pub in this beautiful area. Very good pub food and staff kind and attentive.not too big, nice atmosphere. Open fire in winter. Tables in the garden in summer.

Thank Ann W
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9 March 2015|
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Response from Steve D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we're here with a large dog and no problem
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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