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“Pleasantly surprised--try it.”

The Old Buttermarket
Ranked #107 of 386 Restaurants in Canterbury
Price range: US$4 - US$12
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: You will find The Old Buttermarket in Canterbury within a short stroll of Mercery Lane, Burgate and Canterbury Cathedral - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Old Buttermarket is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Had ribeye that was really quite good--a pleasant surprise. Wife had a chicken Caesar and said it was the best she had on the trip. We ate at the tables in the far corner--rainy eve.

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

We had some gorgeous fish and chips with lovely crispy batter and it was huge! It was a little expensive but after speaking to the staff we found out it was part of a chain that are mainly based in London so that's where the prices are based on. It was a nice pub lunch and the outside area is very pleasant to sit in in the sun. Some of the staff seemed a little disinterested but the girl we dealt with was lovely. Good experience all round.

Thank Patrica K
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

We were tired and hungry - staff where very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed our meal and returned content and full.

Thank Gail H
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Located just outside the cathedral's main entrance this is a great spot to relax and people watch with a drink or two. We were here during graduation week and I would highly recommend it. We ate here twice, a shared platter over drinks in the afternoon and then a full on family meal after the graduation ceremony. Plenty of seats and tables in the beautiful square, good quality, tasty food at reasonable prices plus good service and a warm welcome from staff. Great fun and highly recommended.

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Food was dreadful, beer was even worse. After hearing good things I was terribly disappointed. Service was good though.

Thank TheHolyHaddok
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