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The Kings Head, Canterbury - pub details

Address: 204 Wincheap, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3RY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 27939) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Canterbury East (0.3 miles), Canterbury West (0.9 miles), Chartham (2.7 miles)

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user reviews of the Kings Head, Canterbury

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Needed a place to stay in Canterbury at short notice. Booked through laterooms.com -- very smooth and efficient.

Pros:
Exquisitely clean
A shower that works really well
Very comfortable, firm bed
Excellent (full English) breakfast
Very nice pint of Harveys in the bar
Unpretentious pub with friendly staff and clientelle

Cons:
The breakfast coffee was dire: weak instant coffee in a jug.
Room very warm but window opened onto A28: choice between being hot (even with the provided fan) or traffic noise.

That said, I would happily return if I again need accommodation in Canterbury.
Tetenterre - 22 Jul 2012 10:18
The King's Head is one of only a handful of proper pubs left in Canterbury. It's a bit of a walk from the town centre (Wincheap) but worth the walk.
This is the kind of place many people my age (54) remember from our youth. Bar billiards, darts, proper pub food like shepherds pie, real beer rather than stuff with fizz in it and barmaids that look like they do on Coronation Street. The barmen are usually good for a laugh and will actually chat to people they don't know.
Old Dairy Brewery beers are common here but there is always a good selection, including some interesting stouts (Ilkley was a good one). This is a lovely place to hang out for an hour early in the evening or afternoon, listening to a half cut, workshy old painter and decorator spinning yarns with the barman and a retired taxidermist. They have a darts team and bar billiards team etc and copies of Chanel Draft the local CAMRA publication always lying around.
By the way it's also a reasonably priced B&B. I've always been in a fit state to walk home, so no idea how good or bad the rooms are.
Primative - 30 Apr 2012 18:00
Medium sized one-roomed pub with the bar as it's central focus. Four ales on (GK IPA, Gadds Dark, Harveys Sussex and Westerham Kings Head). the westerham Kings Head was okay if nothign spectacular and the pub was pleasant enough.
anonymous - 5 Nov 2011 23:22
A friendly "local pub" with excellent beer - it was close to where we were staying and we used it for the final drinks of evening, we found a warm welcome here both nights we went in.


mikecterry - 14 Feb 2009 12:16
The Kings Head is located on Wincheap, the main road out of Canterbury towards Ashford. It is well worth the 10 minute walk from the city centre. A warm welcome from the staff at the bar, pleasant traditional interior, good beer (London Pride, Greene King IPA and guests when we visited) and tasty bar meals. I think they do accommodation too. Highly recommended as an antidote to some of the rather tired looking city centre venues.
fromedrinker - 15 Feb 2006 11:48

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