WELCOME TO The Old Gate Inn IN Bridge Canterbury

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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!

NEED AN EXCUSE TO VISIT?

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There’s always a great reason to visit The Old Gate Inn.

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WHY NOT MAKE A DAY OF IT?

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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.

DISCOVER MORE

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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.

WE'RE A DOG FRIENDLY PUB

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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.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Telephone

Call The Old Gate Inn on: 01227 829951

Get in touch

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In some places, we've temporarily reduced our opening hours, and some of the hours shown may not be accurate. Please call us before you visit if you need more information, or head to our The Old Gate Inn Facebook page.