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Pilgrims English Restaurant

$$ - $$$British, ,
18 The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS, England
+44 1227 464531
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
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“cheesecake” (2 reviews)
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pmAll hours
British, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so surprised to have such a warm and welcoming service throughout our meal from staff here. The choices from the set menu were excellent and we chose this with some trepidation believing the food may be corporate and bland. No way! Freshly made...More

Thank Ann A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We use this venue often for lunch time meals but unfortunately this time when we ordered our meals they came as expected but the waiter was in so much of a hurry he left our meals and left before asking if we needed any sauces...More

Thank patrickplavin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My recommendation would be to sack the chef and start again..... absolutely no idea how to cook Lambs liver even after the second attempt, also swimming in gravy and oil yuk, broccoli spears looked like they needed the kiss of life...... sticky toffee pudding, dry...More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pre booked table and food as visiting Marlow Theatre for evening show (7.30) arrived at 5.15pm and met in the bar, ordered drinks which was a chore, wine came in all sorts of odd glasses and the Curios Brew was served in a odd beer...More

Thank aledrinker2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had liver and bacon, a favourite dish, never served by chains, washed down by a local lager. Very nice.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called for dinner and were not dissapointed,the roast lovely,dessert amazing and service friendly.

Thank Bron1303
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Booked here as we'd walked past on numerous occasions noticing the sign advertising the vegan roast. Went on a Sunday lunchtime and the restaurant was almost empty when we arrived at 1pm. It did get busier but had a fairly sultry atmosphere with some very...More

Thank Kerry J
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We have visited this restaurant several times as a couple or with our teenage kids. Food is delicious and staff are really friendly and helpful. If you like your meat and have a big appetite then I highly recommend the mixed grill. It's a real...More

Thank thedinnerlady2017
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Went here last night with a couple of friends before going to the Marlowe. We all had light snacks. Baguettes and jacket potatoes. The portion size was huge. So much food. Was amazing. Didn't leave hungry at all. Service was great and staff very friendly....More

Thank 950SallyAnn
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The food was nice, could have been hotter but it took 45mins after ordering to come out. We also had to ask for a drink 3 times and the waiter focused on serving a group of lads who came in and were swearing loudly and...More

Thank Sarah T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 23
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 464531
  • E-mail
A traditional, independent city-centre restaurant serving traditional English food - including Afternoon Teas and Sunday Roasts - freshly cooked at sensible prices. We are the nearest restaurant to The Marlowe Theatre and located just one minute from the High Street. The kitchen is open daily from 12 pm to 9 pm and the bar remains open until 11 pm everyday except Sunday, 10.30 pm.
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