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The Unicorn Inn, Canterbury West, Canterbury

61 St Dunstans Street
Canterbury
CT2 8BS
Phone: 01227463187
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Unicorn Inn

A good traditional half-timbered pub past West station with beamed ceiling and old-style decorations. A room at the back houses bar billiards and there is a small patio at the rear. 5 handpumps on the bar serving mainly local ales from the likes of Gadd and Hopdaemon plus a cider. A proper pub.

On 16th August 2019 - rating: 8
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Unicorn Inn

Locals pub, just outside the West Gate and City Walls.

No sign of local Kentish beers as suggested by other resources - two handpulls, one was Harvey's Sussex Best. A favourite brew but bang average here.

Good Beer Guide 2019 entry.

On 11th March 2019 - rating: 5
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E TA left this review about The Unicorn Inn

A very pleasant surprise after a day of awful lounge-type bars, this is what a pub should be like. An O-shaped bar with a central servery, carpeted, with exposed timbers and a welcoming fireplace. There is a TV screen, which was switched off, a piano which was thankfully covered over, and more interestingly a bar billiard table. There is a pleasant, well-kept garden at the back. Food is pub standards, well cooked and well-priced. Ales on were Hopdaemon Session Ale, Mighty Oak’s Little Cracker, Butcombe’s Christmoose and Masterbrew. All the beers were in excellent condition. Staff were helpful and cheery, and we were sorry when the time came to leave. I shall certainly be back next time I’m in Canterbury, and I would definitely include in a crawl. Why can’t all of Enterprise’s pubs be this good?

On 21st December 2018 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Old Blue
Canterbury West, 0.23 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Canterbury East, 0.99 miles, 19 min walk (show)
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18th Aug 2019, 18:41
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18th Aug 2019, 18:39
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 14 October 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : Yes last updated 05 June 2010 by David McNally
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 14 October 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 16 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 14 October 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 16 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 17 December 2018 by E TA
  • Darts : No last updated 14 October 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 14 October 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 14 October 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 14 October 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 14 October 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 16 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 16 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 14 October 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 16 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 16 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 17 December 2018 by E TA
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