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Black Griffin, Canterbury Central, Canterbury

40 St. Peters Street
Phone: 01227455255
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Black Griffin

Not been in this pub for years, although I must have walked past it on the High Street a hundred times thinking I must pop in next time I'm visiting the city... Anyway, it's tidier than I remember, although it retains an alehouse look in the front bar, and the back has been extended at some stage. Three of five handpumps in use, offering the seasonal Yule Hog from Hogs Back and Black Sheep's Blitzen (£4.00) plus Old Rosie cider, with Rocking Rudolph and Black Wolf Brewery's Tundra coming next.

On 23rd December 2018 - rating: 6
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E TA left this review about Black Griffin

A pub with 16th Century origins, it was known for a while as The Hobgoblin but reverted back when it was bought by Enterprise who still own it. The downstairs has been opened out to form a main L-shaped bar with a feel of the micro about it, with high wooden furniture, and a larger back bar which is mainly a games room. The whole thing feels very 1970s urban, teenager-friendly and basic. The staff were pleasant, the clientele a mix of locals and ale drinkers, and the ambiance was slightly marred by an overloud jukebox. They hoist open mic nights and the occasional live band, while they draw in crowds of younger drinkers with offers on cheap spirits and that awful Prosecco stuff. Ales on were Hollybush, Greedy Goose, Moorhouse's Ice Witch and Yule Hog, plus Old Rosie on draft. It was actually quite enjoyable, and I'd be happy to come back for the beer, which was well kept (though possibly too chilled) and enjoyable.

On 21st February 2018 - rating: 7
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Old Blue left this review about Black Griffin

The Black Griffin, which formerly had a spell as the Hobgoblin, was pretty busy with a mainly youngish crowd when I was there on Saturday night, but it had a pretty good feel to it. Of its five ale pumps only two were populated, which I gather is about par for the course, with a decently kept Hopdeamon Incubus and one other which I never got close enough to the pump clip to identify.

On 23rd January 2012 - rating: 6
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Canterbury West, 0.33 miles, 6 min walk (show)
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23rd Dec 2018, 11:24
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
18th Dec 2018, 12:12
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 January 2012 by Alan Hurdle
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - 11pm
Monday11am - 11:30pm
Tuesday11am - 11:30pm
Wednesday11am - 11:30pm
Thursday11am - 11:30pm
Friday11am - 0:30am
Saturday11am - 0:30am
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