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The City Arms, Canterbury

7 Butchery Lane
Canterbury
CT1 2JR
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The City Arms

City centre pub situated up a narrow street and which looks quite promising on approach.

However, this was a major disappointment. Real ales are no longer served, leaving a keg selection of Sharp's Offshore & Atlantic, Madri, Stella Artois, Coors, Asahi, Pravha, Carling, Aspalls, Guinness, Meantime IPA, Peroni, Blue Moon, Staropramen, Grolsh & Carling Black Fruit.

The pub/bar appears to be Thai-owned and there is a small list of Thai snacks you can order.

The interior is dark and walls are decorated with loads of American signs and number plates, along with a working UK pedestrian crossing button. All very strange and not quite what we'd expected.

On 20th January 2022 - rating: 3
[User has posted 1320 recommendations about 1320 pubs]


Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The City Arms

Could be a good pub, but isn't, unfortunately... It must be old, given its location and the low ceilings, but the decor mostly comprises breweriana and old American number-plates. Mix of junk-shop furniture too. The real ale (a concept seemingly unknown to the bar-staff, mostly new students starting the academic year I suspect) seems to have gone, so the Sharp's Atlantic (£4.50) was probably the least worst option from the keg taps on two hooped founts.

On 27th September 2021 - rating: 5
[User has posted 7021 recommendations about 7021 pubs]


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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
[User has posted 968 recommendations about 960 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Canterbury West, 0.6 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Canterbury East, 0.78 miles, 15 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for The City Arms, Canterbury
20th Jan 2022, 11:58
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
 
14th Nov 2021, 19:28
Picture submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 April 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 02 April 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 02 April 2019 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No - Discount withdrawn - last updated 02 April 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 April 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 02 April 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 02 April 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 02 April 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 April 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : No last updated 20 January 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Real Cider : No last updated 02 April 2019 by ROB Camra
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