Located just a stone’s throw from the city’s impressive attractions, this Canterbury pub is a great spot to indulge in pub food, fine wines, real ales, and a comfortable night’s sleep.
Dating back to 1728, the inn was built near the Toll Gate and was originally known as the Sign of the Gate. The first landlord was Richard Howard, who also collected the tolls and was a trained tallow chandler (maker of candles). In 1781 the Old Gate Inn became a coaching house where travellers could rest for a night.
There’s no shortage of things to do in and around the pub in Canterbury. No visit to the area would be complete without taking in the stunning Canterbury Cathedral. Dating back to 597AD, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has played a crucial role in the country’s history. Other historic attractions in the city include Greyfriars Chapel, Canterbury Norman Castle, and Eastbridge Hospital.
The seasonal food menus are full of delicious hearty dishes such as slow-cooked lamb shank, steak & mushroom pie, and their infamous Hunter’s chicken. And to complement the delightful pub food, they’ve a wonderful array of fine wines, real ales, soft drinks and spirits for you to enjoy. So whether it’s dinner with friends or Sunday lunch with family, they are the perfect spot to spend some quality time with those you love the most.
With 8 comfortable and characterful single, double, and twin B&B rooms they are the perfect spot for a great night’s sleep, whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure. Furnished to a high standard, the rooms are decorated in a traditional style reflective of the building’s history, with a notably stylish, contemporary touch – think an abundance of space, cosy carpets, and a warm, welcoming ambience.
The rooms offer a host of features and amenities including complimentary WiFi, soft bedding, tea and coffee making facilities, a desk for catching up on work after a busy day, and en-suite facilities including plenty of towels and a hairdryer. There’s also free car parking on site.