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Canterbury Tales, Gillingham

99 Canterbury Street
Gillingham
ME7 5TS
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E TA left this review about Canterbury Tales

Originally The Woodlands Tavern, named after the home of John Lock, Woodlands House, it became The Canterbury Tales in the 1990s, presumably to disassociate it from the Hell's Angels haunt it had become. It was built in the 1860s and has now been knocked through into a single carpeted bar, though they've had to add an incongruous column, but has retained a lot of its original character, including an original fireplace which has been incorporated into the decor. It is still occasionally violent, but on this visit I found a good traditional local boozer which occasionally hosts live music acts. Too many gaming machines, a pool table and a dartboard are on a raised games area, and there is a tv screen and large projector in the main bar area. Staff were very friendly towards us, but they exhibited a no-nonsense approach to a couple of idiots who crept in. I was surprised to find Betty Stoggs on draft - it was in good condition and went down well. All in all, a pretty decent pub which I would include on a crawl and would be happy to come back to.

On 8th October 2012 - rating: 6
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Steve C left this review about Canterbury Tales

Canterbury Tales is a large L shaped pub with a raised area at the rear where a pool table and dartboard can be found. There is another dartboard by the bar at the front of the pub. Standard draught lines the bar and one of the hand pumps was unused leaving a lone ale. Sky Sports is shown, but the four other customers were all playing poker with the manager, who was a very friendly bloke.

I’d have no problem returning here.

On 11th November 2011 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Gillingham (Kent), 0.42 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Chatham, 1.37 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Rochester, 2.12 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Canterbury Tales, Gillingham
12th Aug 2014, 12:04
Picture submitted by Graham Mason approved
 
12th Aug 2014, 12:04
Picture submitted by Graham Mason approved

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  • Darts : Yes last updated 11 November 2011 by Alan Hurdle
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 11 November 2011 by Alan Hurdle
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 11 November 2011 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 November 2011 by Alan Hurdle
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