The Old Gate Inn, a country pub in Canterbury

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 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.


A charming country pub in Canterbury

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.

Whether you’re out walking your dog or just exploring the local area, there’s always plenty to do around The Old Gate Inn.