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The Black Robin

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$$ - $$$
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
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Covet Lane, Kingston, Canterbury CT4 6HS, England
+44 1227 830230
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and the wife had just dropped a couple of family members of at Heathrow airport (they were going to Mauritius not that has anything to do with this review but gutted I was not going with them :) Anyway to cut a long story short :) we went to the black robin as I remembered driving past and seeing... More 

Thank gary j
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tea out with old friends while I was working in the area , food was excellent reasonably price , nice pub out in the country well worth a visit

Thank Peter G
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Called in for lunch today but wish we hadn't bothered. The staff were very friendly and the place was clean and had a nice ambience. My husband ordered the ham, eggs and chips. Unfortunately the eggs had been cooked in butter which my husband didn't like and the waitress said to specify next time. He found the ham extremely dry... More 

2 Thank Onlyjasper
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27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We were on a Sunday drive around are local area ish, when we started to feel a bit hungry, a few pubs had stopped serving or fully booked, found the black Robin and popped in for a beer and some crisps, they said they can still do lunch if we wanted so stayed and a great lunch it was to,... More 

Thank rogerfane
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Eat here numerous time in all seasons. Best pub in area for food and lovely venue to boot. Homemade burgers are a centrepiece although I should add I eat veggie and fish... take friends and family here as the first choice due to it being a decent relaxed meal. Gets 4* as menu is a bit 'samey' all year round.

Thank John T
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

After a three mile walk from Bridge with 8 + 2 dogs, this was a perfect location for lunch. The staff were very welcoming, and happy to allow dogs to come in whilst we ate. The food was varied, reasonably priced, swift and delicious. And the beer was excellent. I thoroughly recommend the Black Robin.

1 Thank Supersingingdog
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Came for lunch as a midday point on a hike over the Christmas period. In spite of muddy boots and even muddier dog the staff couldn't have been more welcoming. The open fire was roaring and the food was ideal. I took a punt on the veggie curry (which can be disappointing in some establishments) but it was very tasty.

1 Thank Toni P
Blackpool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2017

No words, just incredible, food just out of these world, a place not to miss!!!!!!!, will return for sure.

1 Thank nienafu
London, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I visited this pub with a group of friends for lunch on our way to the coast for Christmas week. We had planned to detour to visit here. We had planned a quick stop but seeing how good their pensioner offer is we each had full and good lunches. My meal was not one with chips but those of my... More 

1 Thank Ivor M
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The staff at the Black Robin couldn't have been more friendly, helpful and welcoming on what was a really bad day for myself, family and friends. Service was brilliant, they were ready for us even though we turned up a little early, serving very welcomed cups of tea and coffee, on arrival. The buffet I ordered was nicely presented and... More 

1 Thank Sallysgood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$26
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Covet Lane, Kingston, Canterbury CT4 6HS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Kingston
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 830230
We are a traditional country pub located in the picturesque village of Kingston, about 6 miles south of the historic city of Canterbury.

We serve the best Kentish ales, a carefully selected wine list which including award winning English wines, and a freshly cooked menu of British classics and seasonal favorites, all made from the very best locally sourced produce.

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