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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 - 20:00
Open now
All hours
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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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Chose to go here for Xmas day dinner £55 for 5 course meal Food was absolutely excellent !!! Service between starter and main a little slow but wasn't a problem as we had a large party so had plenty of time to chat away Very Accommodating upon requests Staff wonderful Def recommend and will visit again soon Thank you for... More 

Thank Ztyzack
Birch Vale, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

This is truly a gem of a country pub, beautiful decor and ambience with food to die for. Excellent choice of food for meat lovers and vegetarians like myself. Really lovely presentation too. Ben is an excellent, creative chef and the care he puts into his work is hugely evident. Cosy and romantic for couples, also spacious and friendly for... More 

Thank Belinda W
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Have driven past this pub many times over the years but have never been in. Today we booked for a family lunch and were very surprised at the warm welcome and delicious food. The service was excellent and the main courses we chose were great. I particularly enjoyed the veggie lasagne and the molten chocolate pudding looked divine (although I... More 

Thank Alison W
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137 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

We came upon the pub by chance and what a good find.We had an excellent meal and the service was very good.The men enjoyed the selection of beers and the ambience of a traditional pub.The menu was good and the food even better if we are ever in the area again we will definitely return.

Thank gilesLondon
Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

I booked a meal for myself and my Mum, it was the first time we had eaten in the pub. Being a vegetarian I usually struggle to find anything exciting on the menu, however the vegetarian lasagna I ordered was beautifully cooked. Hands down the best lasagna I've ever eaten. The atmosphere of the pub is welcoming and seems to... More 

Thank pinkbrodylover
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

My husband and I were invited on Saturday last to the above celebrations in the Black Robin for lunch, what a lovely spread they laid on for approx. 30 guests, its our local and is fast becoming our most favourite local. t/j in Barham

1 Thank Terryh41
Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Nine of us turned up for lunch after dog training. 3 chose the homemade scotch egg - simply amazing! Another 3 had homemade Pork Pie and were equally impressed! At under £60 for lunch for 9 of us - with the best homemade scotch eggs ever tasted - we were impressed!

Thank Andrew O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Highly recommended. Food delicious. Good menu choices. Polite and courteous staff. Hope to be back soon, to sample more! 😀

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

We had a brilliant meal at The Black Robin-A really nice Pub. My husband particularly enjoyed the Beers, well kept and a good selection. I was pleased to see an English Wine on sale too-the house Merlot very good as well! The Pub has a great ambience, candles twinkling taking the chill off an early August evening. A place to... More 

Thank mousemoss
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

This pretty little inn is a must for those who want to eat and or drink in the quiet Elham valley area of the Kent countryside.In the early months of year the river nailbourne runs through the grounds of the Black Robin and can be enjoyed from the rather beautiful decking area outside.I have eaten here on several occasions this... More 

Thank Graham S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?