Canterbury drinking and nightlife

Microbrewery in Canterbury

Foundry Brewpub

Canterbury’s brewpub pumps out award-winning craft beers in the industrial setting of a former foundry where New York's first streetlights were made. It also stocks a wide range of local and national ales and ciders…
Coffee in Canterbury

Micro Roastery

Owned by an Anglo-Peruvian couple, this highly aromatic cafe imports, roasts, grinds and sells its unsurpassed beans and blends. There’s local art on the walls; the furniture is upholstered in coffee-bean sacks; and…
Pub in Canterbury

Thomas Becket

A classic English pub with a garden’s worth of hops hanging from its timber frame, Thomas Becket attracts many a modern-day pilgrim to its ales. Traditional decor includes copper pots, comfy seating and a fireplace …
Club in Canterbury

Steinbeck & Shaw

Canterbury’s best city-centre nightspot has a supercool, 21st-century interior with urban and retro elements. The weekly program is a mixed bag of rock and house and is as popular with students as with tourists and …
Pub in Canterbury


Built in 1370 on Roman foundations, Canterbury’s oldest boozer has a snug, beam-rich, slightly upmarket pub downstairs and a much-lauded dining room upstairs under yet more ageing oak. Many a local ale is pulled in …
Bar in Canterbury

Alberry’s Wine Bar

A stylish after-hours bar where you can relax over a cocktail or rare rum upstairs before heading down to the Cellar Bar. Occasional live music at weekends.