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The Black Horse Inn

And 12 11 Orchard Street, Canterbury CT2 8AP England
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#3 of 3 small hotels in Canterbury
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Caroline welcomes you to the Black Horse Inn Canterbury. We are a small friendly bed and breakfast located in the heart of Canterbury, Kent. We offer quality accommodation with en-suite facilities and serve yourself continental breakfast. We have a total of four rooms, all unique in their own way. All have en-suite power showers and tea and coffee making facilities.
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Paid public parking nearby
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Jacqueline B wrote a review Yesterday
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Very well appointed, comfortable and easy short walk from the station and the historic centre. Booking was simple, email instructions were very good and made our late arrival and access to our room very easy. Breakfast was cooked fresh to order and staff were very friendly. Couldn’t fault it for comfort and character and will be recommending it to friends.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Would throughly recommend
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Keith L wrote a review Jan 2024
Northampton, United Kingdom140 contributions32 helpful votes
Quirky little B&B which was unexpected last minute find Perfectly located for walking into town centre with plenty of places to eat and drink Small room but very clean and tidy Bed was a little bit springy Definitely recommended for a short stay
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Julian-Hilary wrote a review Dec 2023
Kent, UK28 contributions16 helpful votes
Four of us stayed in two rooms here as we were visiting the Christmas Market. We found it perfectly situated for everywhere we wanted to go. The Manager was very friendly and helpful on arrival and the rooms were comfortable. The shower/ bathroom was clean and well maintained, if a little tight, but overall we enjoyed our stay. We had a lovely, well cooked breakfast, although, it was very busy and the poor waitress was run off her feet trying to cope with everything, we ended up having to find our own cups, saucers and cutlery from the sideboard, still, a minor inconvenience. So, all in all, a nice stay at a reasonable price. We shall be returning again. Thank you to all involved.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Try and get down early for breakfast!
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Laura J wrote a review Dec 2023
London, United Kingdom66 contributions11 helpful votes
We stayed for the weekend, me and my friend, for her birthday . Great location just outside the town centre . The room was spotless . shower, not so good, but did the job breakfast wasn't the best, but it was OK. I have had a lot worse . We had a problem with our booking due to booking.com not the b&b fault, and the young guy sorted for us with minimal fuss. All in all, we had a lovely stay
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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kelly wrote a review Jul 2023
Canterbury, United Kingdom1 contribution
Amazing customer service, the young water was very friendly, staff go above and beyond for guests, room was very clean and bed was made oh so lovely. I could not fault anything about my room or experience here
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Caroline Hill, Owner at The Black Horse Inn
Responded 17 Aug 2023
Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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Russell W wrote a review Jul 2023
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I felt i had to write a review about the recently opened restaurant. It was both excellent service and the meal was superb. I enjoyed the grilled ribeye steak dressed with chimichurri served on a bed of mash potatoes, honeygarlic roasted carrrots with grilled asparagus wrapped in Parma ham. All this for £24, excellent value for money. I shall definitely be returning for seconds !
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 17 Aug 2023
Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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Danielle M wrote a review Jun 2023
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions
Staff is friendly, accommodating and helpful. Breakfast (full English) and the pastries are ridiculously delicious. Located off the beaten path but within walking distance of all the “must-see” sites.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: The beds are so comfy I ended up taking a huge nap! Added an extra nights stay to really soak in...
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Responded 17 Aug 2023
Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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Catwood wrote a review Apr 2023
Kent, United Kingdom60 contributions9 helpful votes
This is a charming, characterful B&B. The owner was kind and friendly. The layout is a little unusual, it appears to have been converted from a former small pub and the two adjoining houses. The owners seem to have put a lot of care into making the best use of the space, although those accommodated on the ground floor might find it a little inconvenient in that the doors open immediately into the breakfast room. Our room (at the front, on first floor was clean, comfortable and quiet. The bathroom was on the small side but had an excellent shower. The fridge and the fresh coffee and cafetière in the room was a bonus. Breakfast was plentiful. Although not luxurious this friendly guest house is great value for money, and we would definitely stay there again when visiting Canterbury
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Convenient for town centre and Canterbury West station
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Responded 17 Aug 2023
Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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007dspry wrote a review Jan 2023
Sidcup, United Kingdom26 contributions34 helpful votes
Dont listen to the negativity on here about this place it’s value for money in the heart off everything and the breakfast was spot on really nice time the staff where very polite and me and my partner enjoyed our stay very much and will definitely come back
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 17 Aug 2023
Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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paula wrote a review Dec 2022
Epsom, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Wow .. I don’t often write reviews .. this is not like the pictures , it’s dirty . We did not see a member of staff in the 2 days . We had issues getting in ( so did everyone else ) it’s dark and dingy . Problems with heating . I would not recommend .. Canterbury was lovely though .
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don’t use this place
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Black Horse Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Black Horse Inn?
Nearby attractions include Escape In The Towers (0.2 miles), Westgate Gardens (0.2 miles), and Westgate Towers Museum & Viewpoint (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Black Horse Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and outdoor furniture.
Is parking available at The Black Horse Inn?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Black Horse Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Monument, Mezze Bar & Grill, and The Refectory Kitchen.
Is The Black Horse Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Canterbury.
Are there any historical sites close to The Black Horse Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Eastbridge Hospital (0.3 miles), St. Augustine's Abbey (0.8 miles), and Westgate Towers Museum & Viewpoint (0.2 miles).