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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The staff are very friendly and the pub mixes traditional with modern and the menu is varied. The cheeseburgers were huge and tasty but a touch dry. The fish and chips however, were disappointing - the breading was soggy and greasy - not at all...a pleasant dining experience.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 16 April 2022

Wanted somewhere to go last minute for a meal out with my partner, not being from Canterbury we weren't sure where to go...Although it's a small pub from the outside and not on the main highstreet it is well worth finding. Spoke to the manager...Cristina and she was amazing, really friendly and fitted us in with no problems at all. The pub was busy, the atmosphere was great and the staff really made us feel welcome. Christina came over personally to ensure we were happy with everything. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and would definitely recommend to friends, we will be back.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 21 December 2021

everything that has been written previously about the Shakespeare experience I would actually agree with though on the 20th of December I was very shocked to discover that amid a pandemic and in a University city there was no hand soap in the mens loo's!...Shocking really and definitely not what I expected from a Shepherd neame pub!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 10 December 2021 via mobile

A great little pub with oodles of atmosphere. Great beer choice and friendly staff. We popped in for a meal but rather than cross out what wasn’t available on the once only menus we were left to build our expectations which were dashed when we...came to order, we nearly walked out. However the nice barman enthused enough for us to stay. The chef is not afraid to use Chili but it is in a way that you can put it to one side if you don’t like it. We had three small plates which were imaginative although the tandoori cauliflower seemed odd as it was cold, but definitely delicious. The black & blue burger is probably one of the best burger I’ve ever had. Also treat yourself to the loaded fries your mouth will love them!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 31 October 2021

Nice quiet pub, tucked away but easily accessible. Staff very friendly and a very nice lunch and drink.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 21 September 2021

we stopped in here for a drink but due to the shortage of delivery drivers some beers were off. However, the place is very nice and the staff friendly

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 21 August 2021 via mobile

Amazing pub. We stumbled across while walking down the lanes on our day trip to Canterbury. Cosy but lively at the same time, we had a really nice time. Bartenders were super friendly and service was quick! Highly recommend

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 16 August 2021

We bought a drink at the pub next door (name escapes me). We sat at a table that as it turned out was part of The Shakespeare and we’re told in no uncertain terms by an aggressive little bar manager that we had too move...immediately, like you would think the preservation of the world depended on it. As a result, we didn’t go in this pub and never will.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 1 August 2021 via mobile

Lovely environment for a relaxing drink with friends. Clean and tidy, friendly staff. Would like to eat here next time!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 30 July 2021

Very basic menu so basic most of it was unavailable we booked in advance to eat at 6 30 We was offered the menu then we was told most of the menu was not available This was poor management it was 6 30 and they...was telling people there wasn't enough food And what food we did get was very sparse and under cooked They didn't even have SUGER to put in a cup of tea Not the place to go for a nice mealMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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The Shakespeare Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4