The Falstaff Cocktail Bar
The Falstaff Cocktail Bar
3.5
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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The cocktail bar in the Falstaff Hotel, serving up a mix of in house creations and classic cocktails in a relaxed modern bar setting, open to hotel guests and the public.
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Jacky T
Sidcup3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Very per hospitality experience. We have used the Falstaff for many years each time we come to the charity Carol service at Canterbury Cathedral.
This year our visit was ruined when staff refused to serve us drinks from the bar when we returned around 10pm. Given we were residents & we were starting our Christmas celebrations we were absolutely shocked!
The staff were argumentative and very unhelpful, when we insisted on being served (there were 12 of us) and finally the girl said she would serve us once.
She then said when the night staff came on at midnight they might serve us if they felt like it.
An appalling experience and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone!
Tip:Don’t expect bar service late evening!
Written 25 December 2023
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jon s
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
We used to get the train into Canterbury quite often for a night out. We would always start off in the Falstaff for cocktails but the last two time the cocktails have been rubbish. Not convinced they were doubles, tasted watered down but you can’t be sure as you can no longer watch them make them either.
Written 24 December 2023
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mashwilliams
Ashford, UK207 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited in November and the service & cocktails were fantastic. Revisited in December and got a completely different service. Absolutely terrible! Totally ignored by all staff for at least 20 minutes until I asked for a drinks menu. The entire team looked like they really didn’t want us! We asked at reception if we could visit for drinks and his attitude was also very poor saying they were very busy. They were not busy. We felt like an inconvenience and after waiting 30 minutes to be served left and went to The Pound where we were very welcome and spent our afternoon. We will not be rushing back to The Falstaff.
Written 19 December 2023
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Busybeekent
Dover, UK56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We were a little nervous after reading the reviews but we had a great bottomless brunch.

The greeting we received was friendly and professional, we were seated inside although they showed us outside seating should we wish to change. The waitress was introduced and the service we received was very good.

We opted for the pizza brunch and the pizza was delicious, then the pudding arrived and that was delicious as well.

The waitress was very attentive and the drinks came straight away, the delightful waitress was always checking in and seeing if we wanted a fresh drink. The drinks we had were superb.

We left after nearly 2 hours and for £35 per head we thought slit was very good value.

Would we return, yes, definitely, would we recommend, totally.
Written 1 August 2023
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Chris B
London47 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked a table for cocktails but they’re hopeless - poor communication and even worse service - they all seem to be asleep. Shown to our table then 10m wait for menus then another 10m had to physically call someone over to order but gave up waiting after another 10m as we had a dinner reservation at the Goods Shed. Heard it was good for cocktails here but they need to wake up and hire effective maître d’ Their photocopied cocktail menus looked cheap and basic too. Get yourselves up to some nice bars in Shoreditch and see how it’s done fellas and wake up, no one is going to wait 30 minutes to order a drink.
Written 6 May 2023
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Sara M
Sandwich, UK72 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Terrible afternoon tea experience.

My husband and I visited The Falstaff, Canterbury in late April for afternoon tea to celebrate a birthday. Unfortunately the area where we were sat was very dirty with left over food bits, a straw and paper on the floor by our table, The afternoon tea was extremely poor compared to the one we had at the hotel in June last year. The prices have increased but the quality of the afternoon tea has gone down considerably. The choice of fillings in the 4 sandwiches was uninspiring, the scones were not homemade and neither were the three little and I mean little, cakes we had either. These cakes were so tiny compared to the 5 we had last year it was as if the kitchen had cut them in half to serve 2 people. This was so very disappointing. One of the cakes appeared to be a thin slice of some sort of bread and was totally tasteless. Add to that the fact the cakes had been covered in some shop bought chocolate sauce made them almost inedible. The chef or whoever it was that prepared the afternoon tea clearly has no idea. The service was also very poor. We had to seek out staff for more tea and cream and jam as what we were given for the scones was totally insufficient. All in all this was a really poor experience all round. The Falstaff is a lovely hotel in a great location and could do so very much better. We won’t be returning or recommending the afternoon tea to anyone. The photos of the afternoon tea on the hotel’s website are very misleading too and nothing at all like the afternoon tea you actually now get. I’d say to anyone thinking of going for an afternoon tea at The Falstaff don’t bother as you’ll be very disappointed. There are definitely better places to go for afternoon tea then The Falstaff. I did complain direct to the hotel and received an acknowledgment from the receptionist who said she’d passed my complaint to the Operations Manager and the Food and Beverage Manager so they could contact me. I have heard from neither which clearly demonstrates they really couldn’t care less about serving poor quality food with poor service and in a dirty environment.
Written 4 May 2023
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Elin
Sittingbourne, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
We did the cocktail Masterclass and it was great. Good value for money and Ethan was great at showing us how to make each drink. Super friendly and would highly recommend
Written 27 November 2022
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Dear Inspire62821332448, Thank you for your review. It's fantastic to see that you’ve enjoyed your time with us at the Falstaff Hotel. I will make sure to pass on your good comments to Ethan. We look forward to seeing you sometime in the future. Kind Regards, Charles Brockwell Operations Manager at the Falstaff
Written 28 November 2022
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Viera H
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I was meeting up with friends for drinks.
On arrival I stood by the reception for good 5 mins while two young ladies were chatting away and completely ignored me. Eventually I decided to leave and waited for my friends outside.
Once back inside with my friends I waited to order a drink - I’ve never been to Falstaff before so I waited at the bar; again for good 10 mins only to be ignored again while 2 men were busy making cocktails ( I know they were busy but ‘sorry to keep you waiting’ or a smile would have been nice! )
I did get spotted by a woman waitress passing by who said she’d bring a drink to me ( I showed her where I was sitting)- I only ordered orange juice and obviously wasn’t important enough customer as I never did get my orange juice and by the time I thought maybe I should ask again, we all decided to leave anyway.
Nice surroundings.
Shocking customer service! Aweful people skills.
Written 4 November 2022
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Nina Phoenix
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you so much to Ethan for a great cocktail making experience. We made a pornstar martini, cosmopolitan and a pina colada. As well as a welcome drink!
We had so much fun. The environment in Falstaff is wonderful. Will definitely be going back!!
Written 8 August 2022
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michKent
Canterbury, UK826 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
just loved our visit here. the price was fab with a excellent choice of drinks and a huge pizza and pudding to go with them. we had prosseco and frozen porn star martinis. the drinks were replaced every time we finished one and all the staff were lovely especially our waitress. the venue its self is lovely for a special occasion and we will be back to enjoy it all over again.
Written 27 October 2021
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