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The Foundry Brew Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub
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White Horse Lane, Canterbury CT1 2RU, England (Formerly The Foundry)
+44 1227 455899
12:00 - 00:00
Open now
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Sun 12:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out in Canterbury for the afternoon and looking for something independent and less "High Street". Literally over the threshold and the staff were welcoming and friendly, sampled a couple of their ales, brewed on the premises (in fact you get to sit next to the brewing vessels) topped off with a damn fine beer braised beef sandwich. I get the... More 

Thank Darran C
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was seeking somewhere quiet for lunch, and this proved to be a winner! I suspect that beer lovers would find much to enjoy here, and the wines are very drinkable. The Canterbury Rarebit was simply the one of the best I've had and proved to be an excellent light lunch.

Thank Gernsheim
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting my daughter at university and wanted to find a decent place to eat. Advised by our host at the bnb we were staying at to try the Foundry. We all had excellent meals and service. I had a meal that any caveman like myself would die for! Beef brisket, ribs, chicken wings, and hidden under my ribs a pot... More 

Thank zanyamoll
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had. Nice Sunday lunch here, food was ok, nothing special but nice, I had food from bar menu and a couple of things asked for wet missed off of order. Beer however as always is lovely and definitely worth a visit if into your real ales.

Thank Wayne G
Brussels, Belgium
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77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came here to sample their ales & ciders and stayed for a meal. The ales were great, the cider delicious and the food fantastic. The food was exactly what you would expect from an English pub but with a modern flair that elevated it to restaurant quality. If I resided in Canterbury this place would definitely be my local!

Thank travelbug61u
Wickford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Took a chance and took my extended family to this pub for lunch, the staff were fanastic and the food was plentiful and good tasting, they also sell their own brew which is great

Thank olddog111
Olney, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Great range of beers and ciders. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Good food though limited choice for vegetarians. Great atmosphere.

Thank RCRice
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Recommended by a friend. Visited for lunch, highly recommend the three pie selection with three 1/3 pints - good opportunity to try a selection of food and drink on offer. Friendly, knowledgeable staff

Thank KarenMChelmsford
Kent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, nice waiting staff but food was appalling. Ordered a child's fish finger meal, it came out as a whole piece of fish. When we stated the mistake, as we have a very fussy child, it was taken back in the kitchen cut up and then handed back as if we wouldn't notice. How insulting. I had to cut... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We were spending the day in Canterbury and had already tried 2 places that couldn't seat us, then luckily we came across this place. What a great find, the food was great-big portions and very tasty pub grub. One of our party tried the samples of 5 ales and as really impressed with them all. As a great cook himself;... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: White Horse Lane, Canterbury CT1 2RU, England (Formerly The Foundry)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 455899

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?