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The Foundry Brew Pub

) #32 of 257 Restaurants in Canterbury $$ - $$$ , British,
White Horse Lane, Canterbury CT1 2RU, England
+44 1227 455899
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
White Horse Lane, Canterbury CT1 2RU, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a cheese burger. It was literally cheese and (dry) burger, in cheap roll. No lettuce, tomato or onions, etc, and a measly portion of chips. Partner had fish and chips, again, bland and hardly any chips! Inexplicably, both meals came with a surprise,...More

Thank Erin C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here beginning of June of checking out other reviews on Tripadvisor and I can 100% say we were not disappointed. It's located down a side alley off the high street which could be slightly off putting but once there it's time to enjoy !....More

Thank Mark03_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent selection of real ales and ciders, all rewed on the premises. Meals looked appealing although we did not sample on this occasion. Friendly and helpful service. Spacious bar and seating outside as well.

Thank fatherdoo2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always good beer and knowledgeable staff making recommendations. Food is excellent, plentiful and delicious. Friendly staff so even when it's quiet it's still a pleasant spot for a drink or meal. Well worth seeking out.

Thank MissVixStar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a Saturday evening for something to eat. The staff were brilliant, very attentive and got served immediately. However the food was very disappointing. Ordered some BBQ chicken wings which were so spicy that they had to be sent back. Even the waitress...More

1  Thank Ew119
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were six of us. All meals were delightful, with the exception of the onion rings that could use a bit more seasoning. I had six 1/3 pints, including the tap and cask versions of the Foundry IPA. All were delightful in their own way....More

Thank Joevp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely lunch here. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I had a children's meal of chicken gougons and chips and the batter is the best I have ever tasted,unfortunately I couldn't eat it all because the meal is big. Definitely recommend...More

Thank susannahanne
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

My daughter is a student at the university, and last summer when she moved house i stayed the night in Canterbury, she suggested the foundry as i am an ale drinker, London Pride is my normal tipple. Love the choice of local beers last time,...More

Thank Dale C
Reviewed 13 May 2017

An interesting pub and restaurant. Staff v friendly and Foundry beers are very good. Food was disappointing. Limp salad, dried out chicken and sauces out of a bottle. Onions rings were good, though. Lower end of pub food scale.

1  Thank KSAfricaHack
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Sought out the Foundry upon a local man's recommendation and was delighted with the food selection which were of a portion size suited to larger appetites, but more specifically the option to have 5 third pint tasters of their excellent range of beers. Perfect volume...More

Thank David L
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you do an ale tasting experience? and do you need to book in?
3 January 2017|
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Response from Clemens T | Reviewed this property |
No -we weren't aware of the ale tasting. A booking seemed to be helpful at the weekend. We did it and all tables were occupied.
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Do you have gluten free options and are you dog friendly
30 May 2016|
Response from Lilbee67 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely dog friendly - although we did sit outside. The dog got his own bowl of water and a treat from one of the staff.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: White Horse Lane, Canterbury CT1 2RU, England (Formerly The Foundry)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 455899
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