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Black Griffin, Canterbury

40 St. Peters Street
Canterbury
CT1 2BG
Phone: 01227455255
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Graham Coombs left this review about Black Griffin

A young persons' town pub with a stripped wood interior and various arty artefacts, rather spoiled by overloud music. There is a patio out the back. The beer selection looked interesting, with Butcombe Citra and Robinsons Dizzy Blonde on pump, and Old Dairy Red Top and Mighty Monk (I think it said) on next. Note 50p off real ales on Wednesdays!

On 18th August 2019 - rating: 6
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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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Canterbury West, 0.33 miles, 6 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for Black Griffin, Canterbury
18th Aug 2019, 18:42
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18th Aug 2019, 18:42
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes - patio - last updated 18 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 18 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 18 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 18 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 18 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : Yes last updated 18 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 January 2012 by Alan Hurdle
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 August 2019 by Graham Coombs
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