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The Old Gate Inn

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162-164 New Dover Road, Canterbury CT1 3EL, England
+44 1227 829951
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12:00 - 22:30
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Leyland, United Kingdom
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281 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was stopping in the rooms above this place and ate in the bar area.Nice big menu with plenty of choice.Bar staff were super friendly and efficient.I went for the steak which was lovely and cooked well.The place has a good country pub feel and i really enjoyed the meal.

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Thank IanPLancashire
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a lovely evening meal made all the better by a nice warm fire on a midweek evening. The friendly Irish bar man was friendly and helpful.

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Thank chris4979
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the old vate inn pub today for Lunch and found it a very lovely experience. As I walked in i was greeted very welcoming by the members of staff who showed me to a table. It was very clean and warm. I had the chicken and bacon sandwich with skin on fries it came out hot and the... More 

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Thank Joanna H
Kent
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163 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited on Sunday, we were a large group of 11 and the team could not have been more helpful and accommodating. Many thanks to all. The beef duo was incredible!

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Thank Tricky666
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to stay, friendly staff, comfy bed, good food and a nice value for money breakfast in a great location for a Canterbury city break.

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Thank X2083MRjamesw
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We parked our campervan in the Park and Ride close to the pub and cycled into town for the afternoon. Feeling thirsty on the way back we nipped in for a pint but the staff were so friendly (especially Ashley and Neddy) and the menu so interesting, we decided to eat their too. The food was wholesome and nicely presented.... More 

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Thank Ratomago
Enda-OldGateInn, Manager at The Old Gate Inn, responded to this review

Hi Ratomago and thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're delighted to hear you had a great experience with us and I'll be sure to pass on your amazing comments to the guys. Have a great day and we look forward to seeing you soon More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I treated my family to a meal out here on the last Saturday in February 2017, and we really enjoyed it. After a prawn cocktail, I had a medium cooked steak (and it really was medium), one son had boeuf en croute, and the other three family members had really large portions of duck. The meals were all served with... More 

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Thank EBH21
Enda-OldGateInn, Manager at The Old Gate Inn, responded to this review

Thank you EBH21 for your review. We are happy to hear you and your party enjoyed dining with us and we can't wait to see you again soon, have a great day More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tasty burger and chips! Would eat here again! Friendly staff and warm and comfy environment. Good location and parking.

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Thank Debbie D
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Gate Inn, responded to this review

Debbie, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. I am glad to hear that you had a lovely visit at The Old Gate Inn. Wishing you a great day until the next time we meet. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just been here for dinner with some of my family and 10 yr old granddaughter Meal was excellent service very good No disapproval on having a child with us as we had a gd laugh and nobody complained Children's menu very bland for a 10 yr old portions a tad on small size but adult menu a bit to old... More 

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Thank valerie h
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Gate Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback Valerie it is greatly appreciated and fantastic to hear you enjoyed yourself, I shall certainly report your feedback of the children's menu to our catering Team so hopefully, we can improve this in future. Wishing you a great day until the next time we meet. More 

Canterbury
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and my wife used to come here a lot over the years. It was good then it went downhill. Really bad food and service, so we stopped coming regularly. We popped in maybe twice a year to check out if it had improved or if the management / food had changed as we liked the Atmosphere of the place.... More 

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Thank Tony B
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Gate Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Tony for your feedback. I shall certainly be looking into some of the points you have raised as you have raised some fantastic points and I shall certainly use this to improve ourselves moving forward. Thank you so much for your honesty, we hope to see you again in the future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$39
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162-164 New Dover Road, Canterbury CT1 3EL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 829951
Description
At the Old Gate Inn, Canterbury, we provide high quality English Pub food. Come and join us in our Vintage Inn Pub for a dinner next to a roaring fire, or a couple of drinks in our bar area. We happily cater to vegetarians and are more than happy to alter dishes around allergies. Children and families are more than welcome to join us for either a relaxed late lunch or a sit down hot dinner! Just a 20 minute walk from the town center and a quick stroll from the New Dover Park and Ride, we will be more than happy to welcome you in.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?