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The Old Buttermarket, Canterbury Central, Canterbury

39 Burgate
Phone: 01227462170
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Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Old Buttermarket

Nicholson's pub with the name = the address, located in a prime position by the cathedral entrance. As traditional in appearance as you would expect, both outside and within, with a smallish bar at the front and a split-level arrangement of various dining areas further back with a separate servery. A (duplicated) bank of five handpumps can be found on each counter, dispensing the 'house' NPA, Doom Bar, Pride, Windsor & Eton Knight of the Garter and the seasonal Thornbridge Wild Holly (£4.35).

On 29th December 2017 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Old Buttermarket

A tastefully decorated Nicholson's house consisting of a front room with bar over to the left, a rear dining area and some tables and chairs out front. The timber work and bar counter were finished in a dark Jacobean colour and various sections were wallpapered. Five ales on handpump, so we went for the Windsor and Eaton Knight of the Garter. The pub seemed to be short staffed on our visit, so waiting at the bar took some time, as the two staff on were ferrying meals outside and around the front bar. The pub attracts the majority of tourists in the area. I don't think I'd like to visit here in peak season.

On 11th November 2016 - rating: 7
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E TA left this review about The Old Buttermarket

This historic pub is currently run by Nicholson's. Previous embarrassing incarnations as a trendy bar, drug den and scabby dive are long gone, and the pub is now an exceptionally pleasant place to enjoy excellent beer and averagely good food. Its location – right by the Cathedral gate – means it attracts a fair load of tourists. The original building, which dates fron the 14th Century, has been adapted and changed over the centuries, most recently with the addition of a slightly anomalous conservatory at the back, but it remains atmospheric and quaint for the most part. Five ales on – I had Hopdaemon Incubus and Leeds Brewery's Gathering Storm stout, both in superb condition. The staff were mixed – a slightly idiotic prepubescent male yoof who insisted on addressing everyone as 'guys' and a Rubenesque female who was charming, helpful and efficient, while the manager was professional and welcoming. Well worth a visit and inclusion in a crawl.

On 29th January 2014 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Old Blue
Canterbury West, 0.57 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Canterbury East, 0.72 miles, 13 min walk (show)
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29th Dec 2017, 13:27
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
18th Dec 2017, 22:56
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - 10:30pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - Midnight
Saturday10am - Midnight
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