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The City Arms, Canterbury Central, Canterbury

7 Butchery Lane
Canterbury
CT1 2JR
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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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Michael Wright left this review about City Arms

I visited three pubs during my very brief coach stop to Canterbury, and this one is the better one, for me anyway. Pleasant staff, hot food & real ale from Foundry brewery, no need to go anywhere else if time is short

Forgotten what beer I had, but it went down well with my homemade burger & chips

A very pleasant place & as PSM noted below, seems remarkably free of tourists & shoppers, so Ideal for those we fancy a decent pint and "pubby" atmosphere

On 15th April 2014 - rating: 8
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Latest updates View all updates for The City Arms, Canterbury
6th Jan 2019, 22:59
Request to mark pub as open by Quinno _ approved
 
6th Jan 2019, 22:59
Request to mark pub as open submitted by Quinno _

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 16 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 15 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes - Lunchtime only - last updated 15 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 15 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 15 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
Opening Hours
Sunday11:30am - 11pm
Monday10:30am - 11pm
Tuesday10:30am - 11pm
Wednesday10:30am - 11pm
Thursday10:30am - 11pm
Friday10:30am - 0:30am
Saturday10:30am - 0:30am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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