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The City Arms, Canterbury Central, Canterbury

7 Butchery Lane
Canterbury
CT1 2JR
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Ian Mapp left this review about The City Arms

An unusual pub that opens at 10am and isn't a JDW.

Down a delightful narrow mainly pedestrian street, dominated by views of the Cathedral.

Single room, mainly wooden furniture but with one low leather sofa. Quirky decor of old metal advertisements.

Four ales on, two turned the wrong way and both disappointing "chain" ales - Sharp's Atlantic and Hobgoblin.

Functional.

On 11th March 2019 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The City Arms

We quite liked this pub, with its low ceilings, lots of original timberwork and bare boards throughout. The small bar over on the right of entrance, offered a couple of ales from Canterbury Brewery. So we went for the Foundryman's Gold and a Pale Ale, both were good and served by a very pleasant barmaid. The pub also had a large selection of gins, which included ones from Kent. There was a lavish display of hops hanging around the window and from the ceiling beams. The pub had a relaxed atmosphere and I would quite happily spend a bit of time in here.

On 10th November 2016 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The City Arms

A small pub up a narrow side street. Quite small and bland inside with light wood flooring and plain wood furniture. Some dangling hops at least added a little character, unlike the flat screen TV that was showing a recording of a fish tank. Food offered but the kitchen whiffs smelt awry to me, burning oil and panicking staff. Piped 60s music. GBG-listed and there were six pumps - two Canterbury ciders, three Canterbury ales and a guest ale from Gadds so presumably the brewery have the lease here. Also Canterbury lager on one of the kegs. When in Rome and all that, so I had a half of the Canterbury Gold which was not very nice and out of condition. Didn’t rate this place and frankly you’d be better off walking the extra few minutes to the Foundry if you want to sample the local brew.

On 22nd May 2014 - rating: 5
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Canterbury West, 0.6 miles, 11 min walk (show)
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11th Mar 2019, 13:25
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11th Mar 2019, 13:25
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