The Old Gate Inn
162-164 New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3EL 01227 829951
We’ve got everything you need from a country pub near you.
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.
Our menus are full of hearty favourites and country pub classics, as well as our seasonal spring dishes, and we’ll be ready with a well-stocked bar, including cask ales, fine wines and British gin to suit very taste - which will taste all the better when enjoyed either in our beautiful gardens or by our crackling log fires.
Planning your Christmas celebrations? Our chefs have created special menus for Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and during the festive period for you and loved ones to enjoy. Take a look here and book your table for Christmas today.
We look forward to welcoming you!
There’s always a great reason to visit The Old Gate Inn.
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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.
There’s more to The Old Gate Inn than just great food and drink.
Did you know that if you’re a CAMRA member you can enjoy 20p off any pint of cask ale?
And we’re always looking for new people to join our Vintage family - check out our jobs page for the latest vacancies.
The Old Gate Inn is a dog friendly pub in Bridge Canterbury.
We welcome four legged friends and have water and treats available
to ensure they're as comfortable as you are during your visit!
Dogs are allowed in the bar area of our pub, as this is the most friendly environment
for you and your four-legged friends to feel relaxed, safe, and happy at all times during your visit.
Call The Old Gate Inn on: 01227 829951
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In some places, we’ve temporarily reduced our opening hours or may be subject to local restricted opening hours- please note the last table booking for food will normally be at least 1.5hrs before the actual pub closing time. For the latest opening hours please visit our Facebook page or call us directly