The Old Gate Inn

(16 Reviews)
162-164 New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3EL
British
A la carte menu

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Average

Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday to Wednesday: 11:00 - 22:00
Thursday to Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

Taking the beautiful characteristics of a building from the early 18th century, The Old Gate Inn near Canterbury boasts a whitewashed stone appearance, a brick hearth and traditional ornaments such as classic tankards. Offering an extensive menu of trusted British cuisine, the pub also has an al fresco beer garden and luxurious Innkeeper’s Lodge.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Old Gate Inn menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Old Gate Inn ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

The Old Gate Inn is just 4 minutes’ drive from the historic Canterbury and its famous cathedral.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Old Gate Inn
3.9
(based on 16 reviews)

88%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (5)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (3)
  • dinner (11)
  • large parties (5)
  • lunch (13)
  • luxury (1)
  • private dining (5)
  • romantic (5)
  • value (9)
  • By Isis H from Broadstairs
    5 February 2018

    The venue has a good ambience and cosy feel. Staff were welcoming and attentive. Gave sufficient time for everything. Menu gave good choices. Starters were excellent. Mains a bit dry. Puds great. An excellent value for money dining experience.

  • By Suzanne P from Margate
    31 December 2017

    The service was very good. Staff very attentive and smart. Pub has lovely country feel, warm and inviting.

  • By Rosemary R from DOVER
    20 July 2017

    I dined here with three of my female friends and the experience was very good. The service was excellent and the food hot and tasty.

  • By Sharon H from Kent
    8 July 2017

    A lovely relaxing friendly place..excellant menu as was the food

  • By Jane S from Canterbury
    27 May 2017

    Excellent food Excellent service Friendly atmosphere

  • By Penny S from ashford
    13 March 2017

    We were very well looked after and the food and service were very good We were a bit surprised that we had to pay an extra 50p for an extra egg with a chosen dish

  • By Eneida R from Bracknell
    5 March 2017

    Food was ok expected a better standard. Ordered sirilion and got rump instead. Fabulous waitress she went over and Beyond. It was my partners birthday and she surprised him with candles on his brownie with a birthday song??

  • By John C from canterbury
    3 March 2017

    we had an excellent meal with a varied menu . I had a very good steak with the trimmings at a good value. The staff were polite and provided good service.

  • By Penny G from Minster
    20 November 2016

    The service was good and the starters acceptable, however our main meals were below standard. Roast beef was difficult to cut and chewy, with dry carrots and mushy greens, lacking in flavour. The risotto was very sloppy and gloopy, far too rich as well, not worth the price. The Caeser salad lacked the usual crisp fresh crunch of the lettuce and was too finely chopped with a mix of content, and a strangely large pile of flat bread with it. The sirloin steak was grisly, tough and not well cooked, and it is served with minimal vegetable accompaniments. The waitress was pleasant and helpful.

  • By Mike D from Deal
    29 October 2016

    On arrival, pre-dinner drinks & offered menus. The Manager on duty informer us our table for six was ready. We waited at our table for some time, when I questioned the waiter he told me I had to order food at the bar. I complained we had booked in the restaurant and no way booked for eating in the bar. They did resolve this and apologised, however by the time we received our starters it was an hour after arriving. The mix up at the beginning did not help. Main meals arrived which was fine, however one of the meals was wrong due to waitress entering wrong information on her hand held computer. The meal eventually arrived. The manager did apologised and compensated us for the trouble caused. Overall it was ok and we managed to enjoy the rest of the evening. The restaurant was not particularly busy, Overall..... Surprised restaurant placed us in bar area, especially when we had pre booked a table for 6 in Main restaurant

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The Old Gate Inn
162-164 New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3EL

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