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Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely. Better than ordinary pub food, amazing burger! Portion sizes were generous but not too much. Happy to be accommodating to cooking requests (extra crispy (rigid) bacon)

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best places to eat in Canterbury that ive tried. The menu is updated quite often, so i'd encourage a few visits across the the year to really get a sense of how good the food is - the chefs know their stuff....My last visit with my girlfriend i had the lamb burger and it was well balanced and cooked to perfection. I've had this at least 3 times when it was an option, as well as dishes such as the beef rendang and meatball lasange were also very tasty. The bar staff are lovely too! And if you go on a Thursday you can enjoy some wonderful live piano music. Strongly recommend a visit!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 October 2023

We came back for a second meal as really enjoyed our first. It is a fairly small pub, so book on a busy evening. One of the things I really liked was the fact there wasn't music blaring out, meaning everyone could talk at a...normal volume. The staff are the asset here, very friendly and welcoming, with time for everyone. But the food also needs a shout out, as this tasted home made. Between our two meals we had sea bass, meat balls, chicken salad and mushroom risotto. All delicious. If you sneak around the corner opposite the end of the bar, there's a whole shelf of games which are worth exploring.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Great little pub just outside the city centre. Nice vibe, cosy, plus they have Lucky Saint (non-alcoholic beer) on tap. Recommended if you want a pub just off the beaten track that’s not rammed with tourists etc

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

Visiting our daughter at Kent Uni with the family and our dog and needing to find a dog friendly place to eat, we stumbled across The Monument online. And what a find it was! Relaxed, quaint and traditional, just our perfect kind of pub, with...a lovely big beer garden where we were able to take full advantage of the unseasonably warm October weather. We moved inside to eat, the menu looked interesting, and we can honestly say, between the 7 of us and across 3 courses and coffee, the food was outstanding, home cooked and packed with flavour. The staff were super friendly and welcoming too, to the humans and the animal. We’ll be visiting Canterbury lots over the next 3 years, and have already found our “local”. Thanks for a lovely afternoon.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023

Excellent food, brilliant staff and would definitely recommend! Probably the best find on the trip.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

Lovely food and staff! We all loved our chorizo risotto and burgers. Also had fun at the quiz! Nice garden also

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

My favourite pub, and a perfect local. Sam and the staff are always welcoming, friendly and pleasant

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

From a Canterbury local, this place has... The best pub food, friendliest staff, best quiz on a Monday night, great drink selection with regular guest ales and cider, best garden and best atmosphere. Go here!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023 via mobile

Friendly and welcoming staff, amazing food and lovely atmosphere! Prices are very reasonable for drinks and food. There is also a very big and lovely garden with plenty of seating I highly recommend the mushroom burger 🍔

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

I came for the quiz with a bunch of my uni friends and had a bite to eat and was a lovely time. Definitely a new regular spot for the Monday quiz - staff all so lovely!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023 via mobile

Popped in very lunch on Sunday. Pub was very welcoming. We sat in the garden with our dog. Water was offered for him too. Menu was diverse with plenty of options. Food was delicious. Would definitely go back.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

Friendly service, delicious food (would recommend the king prawns to start and BBQ pulled mushroom burger) and a lovely atmosphere. Good beer garden as well! Would recommend and will certainly be back.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023

This is a lovely local pub, the staff are always willing to help and are very friendly. I always choose this place for work dos and for meeting up with friends. A great pub and as it should be! I love it!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 24 June 2023

Once again we all had a fabulous meal my lamb chops were perfect. The Monday night quiz is great fun. The Monument is by far our favourite place to visit when in Canterbury Sam and his team are friendly and always professional . A cold...drink in the garden in the sunshine is bliss.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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The Monument is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5