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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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Maldon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We went for dinner at the Black Robin and had a great evening. The food was very good and at a reasonable price. A very pleasant atmosphere and very friendly professional staff.

Thank RichSid
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We have enjoyed the Black Robin a few times over the past year or so, but the meal last night surpassed even those visits. Good service, interesting ales and excellent food in a very relaxing atmosphere.

Thank Steve C
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

An absolute delight and served with fab chips on the side. Simply Devine! The fish finger sandwich will be my next lunch choice!

Thank Debbiekarenbarth
Faversham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Ate here at the recommendation of a couple of rather bolshie friends and was a little nervous as there have been a couple of negative reviews. Oh boy! No need to worry as the food was absolutely outstanding I am led to believe that the menu is not static as the chef likes to experiment but I can honestly say... More 

Thank spoonbearer1
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Was looking at the beautiful Kent countryside and found this lovely eatery. Greeted with a lovely smile, very busy but friendly. Ordered our drinks, had a trio of handmade sausage, also day special risotto, very enjoyable, great find. Would recommend

Thank Cathyhodder
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Lovely setting, friendly and welcoming. The meal was excellent, I had the roast beef, which was tender, succulent and beautifully cooked. I followed this with rhubarb crumble and custard, unfortunately there was only A thimble full of custard, when asked the waitress bought a refreshed jug, unfortunately this seemed no more full. The overall ambience is friendly and fun, and... More 

Thank mattn28
Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I really do hate giving negative reviews and it was a couple of months since we ate here so it might have improved. However, the food we were served will last in my memory for all the wrong reasons. It was a Sunday so roasts were on the menu. Both my son and I had the chicken. There was plenty... More 

1 Thank Toastie H
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

After all the hype, we were rather looking forward to our visit here but, in the end, were rather disappointed. We found the choice of beer very limited; just two were offered and one of those was the ubiquitous Doombar. Why, in the middle of Kent, are 50% of theirs beers from Cornwall? It was quiet but we were still... More 

1 Thank East-House
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful pub, friendly and good selections of wine and real ales. I had herb crusted loin of cod with mint and pea purée it was delicious. The boys had teriyaki duck breast with noodles and tempura veg looked amazing and clean plates all round. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Emma J
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108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

There is a lot that is. The space, the staff, the ambience, the service, the beers are all spot on. It has a light and spacious interior with comfortable seating and tables inter-spaced so you are not right on top of fellow customers. Although a very popular spot for locals, you do not feel an outsider - in fact you... More 

Thank David E

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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
USD 13 - USD 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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?