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The Old Coach and Horses, Harbledown, Canterbury - a fantastic Gastro Pub ~ Restaurant serving fresh, locally sourced food in traditional surroundings with a contemporary feel.

THE OLD COACH AND HORSES

Restaurant ~ Gastro-Pub

CANTERBURY

 

If you are looking for somewhere to enjoy a fine meal or a few drinks with friends, The Old Coach and Horses, Canterbury is the place to try.

Located just 2 minutes from Canterbury city centre in the picturesque village of Harbledown is one of Canterbury's finest Restaurants ~ Gastro Pubs.

The Old Coach and Horses restaurant has a perfect mix of both the traditional and contemporary. Enjoy a drink in front of the open fire, or dine in the beautiful restaurant that is tastefully decorated with local artwork and interesting antiques.

The Old Coach and Horses restaurant has a range of real cask ales including, Adnams, Harveys, Wadworth 6X, Timothy Taylor and more, with Peroni lager on tap. Alongside this is an extensive selection of wines from all regions of the world. You'll be spoilt for choice.

The restaurant has a fine menu which has been put together using the best locally sourced seasonal ingredients and includes their locally famous hand cut chips.

The Old Coach and Horses also caters for weddings and private functions and is open to business people for brunch with full wi-fi access available in the restaurant.

With a beautiful garden that overlooks the orchards and parking for many cars, The Old Coach and Horses restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a great meal while soaking up the atmosphere at one of Canterbury's finest restaurants.

 


 

RESTAURANT OPENING HOURS

Mon - Sat 11.30am to 3pm & 6.30pm to 11pm

Sunday 12pm to 2pm

FOOD SERVED

Mon - Sat 12pm to 2.30pm & 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Sunday 12pm to 2pm

 


To dine at this lovely restaurant call:

The Old Coach and Horses on:

Canterbury (01227) 766609

Please mention thebestof Canterburywhen calling.

latest reviews

In May 2013, said about The Old Coach and Horses

May 2013, Axel F. Excellent pub/restaurant. Ordered fish platter (starter) as main course, was excellent - drank white wine from English vineyard - surprisingly good, well worth a recommendation-

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In September 2012, said about The Old Coach and Horses

Good pub, well worth a visit. Dined with friends there last week and we were all impressed. Real Ale was well kept and my Harvey's was excellent!Cheers.

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In July 2012, said about The Old Coach and Horses

Driving back from London the other day we decided to pop in to the Old Coach and Horses for a bite to eat. Having heard that it had changed hands we were keen to try it. The service was quick and friendly. The food was very good. We had welsh lamb which was done to a tee and salmon & seabass which was perfect. Good puds and nice wine to go with it. Will recommend and come again. Alistair

5/ 5stars
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In January 2012, said about The Old Coach and Horses

A gastropub in Harbledown, just off the A2 near Canterbury. Under new management since late 2011, it has retained its position as somewhere that offers a good choice of well-cooked food using local produce at reasonable prices. Well worth a visit not just for the food, but also the friendly service and plenty of parking space in the village street.

4/ 5stars
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In December 2011, said about The Old Coach and Horses

Just been here for our Christmas office do!! Fantastic food at a fantastic price.I must say that this is not pub grub. High level of quality produce served to a large group of people. The timing and service was excellent. We were a party of 15 and we have been out for many a meal and there was not one grumble.. Great venue,"The Best of Canterbury" and will of course be returning.Thank you...

5/ 5stars
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In November 2011, said about The Old Coach and Horses

We knew that the Old Coach and Horses were under new management, so four of us popped in to try it out. We didn't book and although they were busy, they found us a table and looked after us very well indeed. It was a chilly night, but inside the bar was warm and cosy. The food was superb as was the service. The staff were friendly with a pleasant sense of humour. (a nice change these days) Full marks.

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In November 2011, said about The Old Coach and Horses

Great! Fantastic food. Wishing you lots of success with the new venture.

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In November 2011, said about The Old Coach and Horses

I very much enjoyed the experience - very good food, service and surroundings.

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In October 2011, said about The Old Coach and Horses

This has recently changed hands and the new landlord (Glen Richards) promises great things, he previously worked for his father (Tony Richards) at the Chapter Arms, in Chartham Hatch, then sucessfully ran the Compass'Inn at Crundale, before finally cooking at the White Horse at Boughton. When the previous licensee left abbruptly there was grave concern in the village that it would become either student acommodation or a curry house - both of which have thanks to Glen Richards taking over been avoided. With the help of a really friendly team of staff, and his Dad helping out when he can, this is shaping up to be a blessing in disguise. If you stayed away due to some odd practices here in the past, come back and enjoy it with renewed vigour. Great Menu, good prices, really fantastic friendly service and well kept Shepherd Neame beers and guest ales. The Phone number has changed 01227 766609 The website will be up soon www.theoldcoachandhorses.co.uk

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In July 2011, said about The Old Coach and Horses

Was looking for somewhere different to take my wife for a meal on our wedding anniversary and remembered the Old Coach having delivered meat products to the pub when I worked out of Brogdale in 2010. We were so glad we booked it as we were blown away by the flavours of the food. Definitely the best spring rolls for starters I have tasted and the pork cutlet for mains I had was to die for. This was topped off by the absolutely best Summer Fruit Pudding I have ever tasted. Darren the chef is superb at enhancing the natural flavours of the food and you never get the cooking taste in the food you find in so many other eating establishments which indicate to me his kitchen is very clean. We have eaten in many top class restaurants including Michelin Star establishments and the food at the Old Coach rates higher than some of these. In the words of Arnie, " I'll Be Back".

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In October 2010, said about The Old Coach and Horses

Our visit on 27th Sept 2010 didn't start too well. No parking available by the door for my wife who is disabled. Then a 10 minutes wait by the bar as there was not a soul around to serve. Eventually a very pleasent, but very harrassed lady appeared who efficiently dealt with the backlog of about six drinkers and diners awaiting attention. That's the downside. After that, things got better. The food was magnificent. My wife and I had pan fried sea bass with wild mushrooms and fennel and my son and his wife both had excellent rib eye steak. The service was good from the young waiter and we would definitely visit again when next in the area. A real gem of a place, full of character and interest and very good value.

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In August 2010, said about The Old Coach and Horses

Why do I think the Coach and Horses is the best? They serve consistently good, fresh and very flavourful food. Their prices are reasonable. It is a nice venue for lunch, but they also serve dinner and can cater for a party just as well. Charlotte and Hetty have always been very welcoming. Long may you stay! Linda Thackeray. Canterbury.

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In June 2010, said about The Old Coach and Horses

Always fantastic food, company and service.

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In June 2010, said about The Old Coach and Horses

Great meal, superb service, wonderful ambience, fish very special, staff brilliant.

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In June 2010, said about The Old Coach and Horses

The starters are so good, how can the main course compete? And then it does....OMG

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In June 2010, said about The Old Coach and Horses

Genuine hospitality and value!

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In May 2010, said about The Old Coach and Horses

Great food and great service. Just what we needed after a long day at work!

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In May 2010, said about The Old Coach and Horses

Lovely relaxed setting, excellent service and great food. Great cloakroom toiletries.

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In May 2010, said about The Old Coach and Horses

Lovely place, good service, awesome food. All round friendly.

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In May 2010, said about The Old Coach and Horses

Great Sunday lunch! Absolutely loved it and excellent value!!

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In May 2010, said about The Old Coach and Horses

Fantastic food and service as always!

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In May 2010, said about The Old Coach and Horses

I have eaten here many times and always had excellent food and service.

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In May 2010, said about The Old Coach and Horses

The service was outstanding! We really enjoyed both courses and all at a reasonable price.

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In May 2010, said about The Old Coach and Horses

Great food and atmosphere as always!

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In May 2010, said about The Old Coach and Horses

An excellent meal and the staff are efficient, pleasant and genuine. *****

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  • Contact Us

    Church Hill
    Harbledown
    Canterbury
    Kent
    CT2 9AB
  • thebestof awards

    • Best loved Business (In Place) 2012
    • Best loved Business (In Place) 2011

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