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The City Arms

7 Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
+44 1227 458081
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (25 reviews)
“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
7 Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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...More

Thank WeeSoph
Reviewed 16 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Jonyti
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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...More

Thank afton_traveler
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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...More

4  Thank DJ-SILKY
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...More

1  Thank Martin W
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Shannon G
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...More

Thank islington16
Reviewed 30 December 2016

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...More

Thank DaveMilnes
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...More

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...More

Thank Peter B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
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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