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Two Sawyers

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Bar, Pub
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58 Ivy Lane, Canterbury CT1 1TU, England
+44 1227 454423
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great old style pub, great food, great beer and friendly staff. Some cracking real ales on tap. The cod and chips was 1st class. Deffo be back again.

Thank Rob M
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner with family lovely food, good service and friendly atmosphere would recommend. Will definitely eat here again and have been there for drinks several times always been great.

Thank macca19690
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Was staying at the Travelodge which is just along the road from the pub. Popped in here for a drink decided to have a bottle of wine, sat on a very comfortable sofa. Friendly bunch, Really nice end to a lovely day celebrating our wedding anniversary.

Thank floydfanlondon
ClixxyH, Owner at Two Sawyers, responded to this review

Hi floydfanlondon. Thank you for your review and we are delighted to have given you a lovely finish to your wedding anniversary. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Whitstable, Kent
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

1.Good Beer 2. Great Food. Really enjoyed the Sunday Lunch and eaten other equally tasty meals and snacks. Well above the average of standard pub fare. 3. Friendly staff and Landlord. Makes it very welcoming. 4. Overall a really good pub, with a nice mix of students, and older regulars. 5. Close to the city centre and the travelodge They... More 

Thank steedyo
ClixxyH, Owner at Two Sawyers, responded to this review

Hi steedyo. A fantastic review thanks!! We pride ourselves on the wide mix of people that come to the pub and enjoy their visit. Our Sunday roast is particularly popular and testament to the skills of the chef and staff! More 

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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The Manager and staff (lady with blonde shoulder length hair) are so friendly, helpful and professional. Food is amazing, great prices, wonderful pub with a good mix of drinks available.

2 Thank Smiffie2014
ClixxyH, Owner at Two Sawyers, responded to this review

Hi Smiffie2014. A review that sums up the Two Sawyers perfectly! The staff work hard to ensure everyone enjoys their time in the pub, so to receive a review such as yours means a lot to everyone here! Hope to see you again soon. More 

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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

After 5 hours travelling on trains i went to this pub for a meal more than anything else. Very pleased i did so. It is a pleasant pub and the staff are very friendly. The menu choice was decently priced and had a good selection. Would definitely go back if i was in Canterbury again

Thank DekkaC
ClixxyH, Owner at Two Sawyers, responded to this review

Hi DekkaC. We couldn't think of anything better after such a long journey than to relax in our cosy pub with a few drinks and some delicious warming food!! We agree that our menu is priced just right and that there is a good selection. We look forward to welcoming back soon. More 

Braintree, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

My son and I went for a few pints after a graduation ceremony. Landlord very friendly, we went back after diner too!

Thank Mark P
ClixxyH, Owner at Two Sawyers, responded to this review

Hi Mark. Thank you for your review. Graduation days are always good at the Two Sawyers as family get to see a traditional pub close to Canterbury Cathedral! Hopefully the next time you are visiting the area, you find time to pop in and say hello. More 

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178 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Nicely situated on the edge of the city, in a quiet back street. Served a good range of ales from different parts of the country, which was nice to see. Didn't eat here, but food is available.

Thank Ianeff
ClixxyH, Owner at Two Sawyers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Ianeff. Our real ale range is definitely a draw for customers!! Hopefully the next you visit, you will be here to sample our food and ales ;) More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Nice pear and walnut salad and ham egg and chips. Great service friendly staff. Shame food service only till 21.30pm would have liked to eat post theatre

Thank Graham G
ClixxyH, Owner at Two Sawyers, responded to this review

Hi Graham. Thank you for your positive review. Food service times are reviewed to ensure we cater as best we can for all visitors to the Two Sawyers. Hopefully we can accommodate you again soon, especially as we have a new winter menu!! More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Popped into the Two sawyers as our Daughter was taking her driving test up the road, took advantage of the 2 bottles of sol for a fiver deal and really enjoyed the feel of the place, it was close to the Travelodge where we were staying overnight, so thought we would pop in for an evening meal later. the pub... More 

Thank dale c
ClixxyH, Owner at Two Sawyers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review dale c. It is always a concern for us when customers don't feel they received the highest standard we aim for. It is a pity you didn't feel able to mention your concerns when staff checked with you during your meal if every was to your liking. Fortunately, you found the time to leave a negative... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$17
British, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Ivy Lane, Canterbury CT1 1TU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 454423
Charming 18th century character pub in Canterbury serving fresh locally sourced food alongside a broad range of beers, ales and wines.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?