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“Don't forget the free ticket”

The Pound at One Pound Lane
Ranked #2 of 59 Nightlife in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Pound Bar & Kitchen has been voted by the public as Kent's Best Bar in the Muddy Stilettos Awards! Serving a spectacular range of handmade cocktails using premium ingredients and celebrating the best local products from Kent "The Garden of England". The Pound is home to a very British menu and has an exciting list of local beers, ciders, English wine and houses one of the city's largest gin selections. The bar is set within Canterbury's atmospheric former c1830 city gaol, gaoler's house and c1907 police station, providing many unique settings to enjoy cocktails and our fine selection of drinks, including in the 3 beautifully restored former police cells and on our picturesque riverside terrace. Explore England's largest surviving Medieval gateway in the adjoining Westgate Towers Museum & Viewpoint (free when you dine with us) and our award winning Escape Room attraction set in the original cells from c1830 (10% discount when you dine with us)!
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Perfect place for a delightful Sunday roast and a drink. Visited for lunch while we were in the vicinity and it was an overall good experience. The staff were fantastic and the food wasn't that bad. The roast was accompanied by a range of sides and was priced very reasonably. Not to mention, a meal here gets you free entry to the westgate so there's a real plus for visiting this restaurant.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sanka1
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

A brand new restaurant and in such wonderful historic surroundings. So much of the character has been retained of the old gaol and police station in this popular bar which now has both restaurant and bar food on offer.
The menu has something to suit all tastes, and the dishes are excellently prepared from locally sourced produce. Whatever you choose will not disappoint.
Book a table soon, because once word gets around, this will be the sought after place to dine in and around Canterbury.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DadS1955
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

went here on a Friday night to try some cocktails, classy bar in the old tower/prison I believe. bar has good atmosphere and bar staff put on a show making the cocktails

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank colin l
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

I am yet to try the food at The Pound, but I am always sure to visit for cocktails of an evening whilst in Canterbury. The Pound has a good atmosphere and usually has recent music playing. The bar staff seem skilled at what they do and manage to provide efficient service even when it is busy. The cocktails at The Pound are delicious and they are made with care- it is definitely worth a visit if you are in Canterbury, like cocktails and/or history as it used to be a old police station.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing venue with polite and friendly staff, cocktails are made perfectly and you can see how much effort is put into everything at this venue. Would highly recommend for a nice chilled drink on a date night or even going out with a group of friends on the weekend!

The historic theme is kept through the building making it an interesting and amazing experience, no matter when you come here.
5 star!!!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank teampeak
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