About The Old Gate Inn

The Old Gate Inn in Bridge Canterbury is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

Book a table online and enjoy a spot by our roaring log-fire. Or make the best of the British summertime by eating alfresco in our pretty beer garden.

A little pub history

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.

Charming local accommodation

Our nine bedroom Innkeeper's Lodge continues The Old Gate's 200 year old tradition of welcoming locals and travellers visiting Canterbury Cathedral as well as diners and drinkers from nearby Faversham, Sturry and Blean. We regularly welcome business and leisure travellers who enjoy some of the best accommodation in Kent.

Make a day of it

Dating to 1728, our pub is within sight of the tower of Canterbury Cathedral, and with the nearby park and ride it is the perfect point from which to start exploring this ancient city.

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Our opening times

Our standard opening times are below but we may open earlier on certain days depending on local demand so please do call us to check if you would like to visit us before midday.

Monday to Saturday 12pm to 11pm.
Sundays 12pm to 10.30pm.