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Canterbury Tales, Canterbury

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user reviews of the Canterbury Tales, Canterbury

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Pleasant enough pub, although pretty empty if nothing is on across the road at the theatre. But at 3.70 for a pint of ale, it was the most expensive pub that I found in Canterbury.
Perry - 17 Aug 2012 23:48
Nipped in for a swift one prior to theatre-going at the Marlowe opposite. Place was heaving. Pleasant though.
tommo5 - 10 Aug 2011 16:38
Lovely pub; kind and helpful staff and a warm and cosy environment! Unsurprising it istypically packed out
Emzlidale - 14 Mar 2010 22:34
This pub is really frinedly with a great attitude from staff.
Good beers and the wine is priced really well. Gets really busy late on with the late licence and you never have to wait too long at the bar despite it being rammed.
During the daytime this place is quiet and realxing (no jukebox/TV) just great ales, eclectic music (landlord's choice), a warm fire and really friendly and talkative staff.
I love the place and reccommend it to anybody. Day time is for all ages, late night is for the students/younger local crowd.
BigGreg - 31 Oct 2008 18:25
I only go in here because it's the only place to go when everywhere else has closed. Can't say I would go in for any other reason. Normal Canterbury prices (expensive), average quality, staff are really a good bunch though.
Creg - 18 Sep 2008 12:34
I have to agree with higgsboson, this certainly seems to have gone downhill. Although I've only been there the once I made a point of visiting due to reviews I'd read elsewhere, eg; Good Pub Guide.
The night we visited there was only one other person in there! They'd made an effort with candles on each table, but the whole place was tired looking and slightly smelly. Two of the beers were off leaving only Greene King IPA, and they appeared to have some interesting lagers on tap, but again the San Miguel was off.
But at 6 for a pint of IPA and a bottle of Corona, I for one certainly wont be back!
Blackthorn - 21 Aug 2007 15:57
Smallish bar, in street opposite the Thwarter. Quiet, low key bar, with none of the binge drinkers. Nothing spectacular.

Nice enough atmosphere at around 19:00 on a sunny evening. One guy behind the bar, and only the locals were in (small group, something to do with the Thwarter).

Several selections on tap, including Becks, Staropomen, and Applegates Cider.

Magellan - 21 Jun 2007 13:28
No TV, no jukebox, just a very good pint of Spitfire in a lovely old pub.
Hopsucker - 4 Jun 2007 13:31
Used to be really good (and 10% student discount). Under new ownership as of last year sometime and it's gone downhill fast. Waited ages to get served when there were only two others at the bar!
higgsboson - 6 Dec 2006 14:27
okay, but what has happened to the Tales of old. If you remember Steve and Billy of years ago and a banging packed to the max pub its nothing like this! Shame but good beer.
indycant - 11 Oct 2006 00:14
For a drink it's absolutely fine. Nice bar area and good selection of beers. Ideal as a stop on a crawl. Foodwise - Don't go there!!! Dreadful roast dinner and were placed in a upstairs "function room" which was nothing more than a unfurnished undecorated bedsit!
garethcanterbury - 23 Apr 2006 13:57

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