Old City Bar Canterbury

Welcome to the Old City Bar, Canterbury

A cracking Canterbury pub in a best-of-both-worlds location…

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Updated pub guidelines

Some of our pub opening times have changed, please check individual pub websites or Facebook pages. We can now accept groups of no more than 6, and remember to wear your mask when entering. Full guidelines can be found by clicking the button below. Read our Chief Executive’s statement here.

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Welcome to the Old City Bar - a hidden gem of a Canterbury pub, serving up fresh food and fine ales just outside the famous city walls.

Comfortably within walking distance of the main city centre, it’s just far enough away to provide respite from the crowds, making it the perfect place to escape for a pub lunch or a peaceful pint.

Cross the threshold here and you’re greeted by a traditional bar, packed with a superb selection of local ales, lagers, ciders, wines, spirits and hot drinks. The separate restaurant, meanwhile, serves hearty pub classics and seasonal specials seven days a week.

It’s not just the food and drink that tempts people to the Old City Bar though. With a popular pub quiz, regular live music, pool and table tennis all on offer, there’s no shortage of fun to be had for all the family.

This is also one of the best pubs in Canterbury for sports fans - BT Sport and Sky Sports channels providing all the big match action throughout the week.

Last but not least, there’s a beautiful beer garden, perfect for summer drinks in the Canterbury sunshine. Whenever you visit, whatever the weather, a warm welcome here is guaranteed…