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Thomas Becket

3.4
3.4
20 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
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The Thomas Becket is a traditional friendly pub and restaurant, situated right in the heart of the quirky, historical city of Canterbury with a great offering of delicious food and a warming atmosphere for you to unwind.

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Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
    Sun 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01227 938689

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Festive Party Menu – Two Courses

    GBP 26.00 per person

    22 Nov - 24 Dec 2021
    Secure your Festive Party booking with a deposit of £10.00 per person, two weeks ahead of your booking (at the very latest). The pub will contact you to take the deposit and send pre-order forms.  Reduced prices for children.  Other menu options are available. 
  • Festive Party Menu – Three Courses

    GBP 31.00 per person

    22 Nov - 24 Dec 2021
    Secure your Festive Party booking with a deposit of £10.00 per person, two weeks ahead of your booking (at the very latest). The pub will contact you to take the deposit and send pre-order forms.  Reduced prices for children.  Other menu options are available. 
  • Christmas Day

    GBP 75.00 per person

    25 Dec 2021 only
    Secure your Christmas Day booking with a deposit of £25 per person, two weeks ahead of your booking (at the very latest). The pub will contact you to take deposit.  

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 20 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.4
3.4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.2Food
  • 3.3Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Canterbury

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  1. NA

    NatalieA

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed our impromptu meal here on a day out in Canterbury, brilliant friendly welcoming staff, great food, great atmosphere, lovely locals. Ended up staying longer than anticipated as we got hooked playing cards. Great selection of board games, brilliant fun.

  2. c

    chrisj

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked this place last minute for my sons graduation It was such a nice surprise The hosts were so welcoming and very much on the ball to our requirements Would definitely go there again

  3. CG

    CaitlinG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    We are a group of uni students and we went out for a Sunday roast. Firstly when we went in and they said the app shouldn’t of let us book as we booked on the day as that isn’t meant to happen, but they said it was okay and seated us anyways. After this no one came up to us and told us how to order or how it works in there. I went up to the ‘bar’ to order for all of the 5 people there, the server firstly ignored me which was fine as he was speaking to someone, he then looked over saw me standing there and just plainly ignored me and spoke to the people that had came in about 2 mins after us and said ‘oh you don’t have a drinks menu’ “what can I get started for you” so I stood there waiting he also said to them ‘I’m so sorry we will sort you out a proper seat soon’ ‘ I feel as if this was implying we took their seat’ when he got to me he took our order and for one of the meals I asked for the veggie option which they didn’t have this day as there was no delivery might I add this was not mentioned anywhere, but offered the normal meat meal but to take away the meat ‘and I didn’t realise till after but I was still charged the same price as if the meat was included which I think Is unfair as it’s not my fault they didn’t have a veggie option” when I then went to pay I got my purse out and he proceeded to move the tip plate thing away from *almost like I was going to steal it* which I just thought was a little bit rude. Not great service in my option ‘ also might I add when we first came in to sit down we heard all the staff whispering about us, don’t know what they were saying but it’s rude anyhow.’ I wouldn’t return to this place. It was a nice meal though just a shame about the service.

  4. j

    johnp

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The useless pub wasn’t even prepared for us even though we had booked. Never again.

  5. GS

    GillianS

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    I have given the food rating as good only because the menu was very limited so all of our first choices bar one main meal were unavailable. We were 4 guests. However, the food we did have was very good indeed. The staff were very apologetic for the lack of choice and we did understand the problem. We would be very happy to pay a return visit.

  6. H

    barbaraH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Would not suggest Canterbury.Having confirmed booking am 11th we arrived to find place empty.telephone not working.A man told us the chef had gone awol ,no thing available not even a coffee.It would have been good if you could have said this at time of conformation.Obviously we went elsewhere to eat.Very disappointed we wont book again.

  7. JM

    JockMcCock

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    Pleasant atmosphere. Excellent draft ale. Friendly staff although service was a bit slack - had to wave to get attention. Fairly standard pub food - nothing to write home about but acceptable. Slightly irritating that two of the menu items were not available.

  8. MB

    MaryB

    Oxford

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Rude Manager. On arrival was advised the TB does not take bookings so we couldn’t possibly have booked a table. Showed confirmation on my phone to be shown on his tablet, ‘well I’ve got nothing, nadder!!!’ So rude with distaste written all over his face we left, how could we have eaten in that atmosphere!!!!!!

  9. LD

    LucyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food and service. Lovely as always. Great to come back .

  10. N

    Nood

    Hampshire

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    We booked only a couple of hours before arrival so accept that could have been a factor in what was a very poor experience. However, we weren’t to know the staff had not seen the booking so turned up in good faith. It seemed to be a surprise when we arrived. We were told there was no roast dinner available so we chose from the rest of the menu. When we came to order there was little of that left either and what there was could only be partly served, ie half the ingredients listed were not available. The food that was served wasn’t great. We would have liked dessert but the kitchen closed before we could order. It would have been appreciated if the staff had said it was about to close. We were the only table dining so it wouldn’t have been difficult.

  11. JB

    JoanB

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great little pub with good food- reasonably priced.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    The website over sold the pub and it was nothing like the site had described. The service was poor and inattentive. They also had run out off a lot of their main meals and ingredients. The staff were nice enough to understand when I decided to have dinner elsewhere.

  13. GJ

    GillJ

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    If the Thomas Beckett had wheels, we would tow it much closer to home, so we could visit every day!

  14. NL

    NinaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and service we visited before show and was a great pre meal.

  15. GS

    GrahamS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I had a confirmed booking for 8pm on Saturday 18th. We arrived at 7.50pm to be told they did not have our booking AND the kitchens closed at 7 pm, no apology or nothing.

  16. B

    Bathbun

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Friendly, cheerful pub with good service. Sunday roast pork excellent for 3 of us, but the one who chose beef had to leave at leat 50% as it was fat and gristle. Disappointing. Lovely pub, and would return, but close eye needs to be taken on all plating up.

  17. r

    russell

    Kent

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very friendly and helpful service from all staff. Pub grub as expected but a little more than that . Overall a positive experience would go again

  18. m

    mn1234

    London

    78 reviews

    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    A lovely quaint pub in the middle of the city. Steeped in history, with quirky decor. We went there for Sunday roast and ordered a pork belly roast with a Yorkshire pudding added. The plate arrived which was different to the details on the menu (no Apple fritters or sauce, red cabbage and roast potatoes instead), but it was tasty nonetheless. The restaurant was packed, but luckily there was spare seating available as the team had not seen the confirmed opentable booking.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly staff and great atmosphere !

  20. j

    jemmas

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2021

    overall4food2service2ambience5

    Unfortunately some of our food was not cooked properly and the rest was cold. Very limited on menu as they have bad supply issues apparently!

FAQs

Thomas Becket is rated 3.4 stars by 20 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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2 people

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Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Thomas Becket

21 Best Lane Canterbury, ENG CT1 2JB

  • Area

    Canterbury

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
    Sun 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Late Night

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