We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Black Robin

$$ - $$$, , British
Covet Lane, Kingston, Canterbury CT4 6HS, England
+44 1227 830230
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“banoffee pie” (3 reviews)
“steak” (9 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Covet Lane, Kingston, Canterbury CT4 6HS, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (149)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 8 August 2017

We all had a lovely dinner on a Saturday evening . The waitress was extremely helpful and efficient.The atmosphere was relaxed and the whole place felt friendly and welcoming. The food was very good with a particularly interesting array of desserts and a lovely cheeseboard...More

Thank annieX9219QU
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Favourite pub in this beautiful area. Very good pub food and staff kind and attentive.not too big, nice atmosphere. Open fire in winter. Tables in the garden in summer.

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 3 August 2017

They advertise stonebake pizza to take away but it doesn't say baked to a crisp. We spent £20 on two pizzas that actually tasted the same - the topping was virtually non existent and it was so over cooked it was hard to snap a...More

Thank Louise C
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We took some American visitors for an evening meal and weren't disappointed. The menu covers some wide expectations and yet seems to deliver on each choice. The Scotch eggs are a treat and specials like the fish pie echo real home cooked fayre with a...More

Thank Bryan P
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on our way to Canterbury and glad we did. Good well presented pub fare at reasonable prices. Always important for me is a good well kept real ale and The Black Robin had a choice of 3. All in all a relaxing lunch...More

Thank Nicklou
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Really impressed with the Black Robin. It is found on the road just south east of Kingston and when we arrived it was busy but not full. The range of beers was limited but the whitstable ale was excellent and my partner enjoyed her rose....More

Thank FelixStowe10
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Fantastic Sunday roast, beautiful venue, excellent service. Impossible to improve this experience - absolutely first class.

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We ate here whilst on holiday in the area and were really impressed with everything. We had a selection of tapas that were delicious and finished the meal with a chocolate torte and banoffee pie. Yummy!! Service and prices very reasonable as well.

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We popped in and were able to have a meal, comfortable chairs against a warm wall in the evening sun, friendly staff and a varied menu. The food we enjoyed was well presented and very good indeed, we would recommend this pub and look forward...More

Thank Janeludlow
Reviewed 27 May 2017 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...More

Thank gary j
Nearby Restaurants
The Duke Of Cumberland
148 reviews
1.29 km away
Mermaid Inn
65 reviews
1.67 km away
The White Horse Inn
181 reviews
3.61 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Black Robin
6 reviews
.03 km away
The Jackdaw
19 reviews
4.25 km away
The Duck Inn
11 reviews
4.25 km away
Goodnestone Park
70 reviews
6.13 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
8 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Steve D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we're here with a large dog and no problem
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$27
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing