The 5 Best Beer Gardens in Canterbury

As summer is approaching, we have listed 5 of the best beer gardens in Canterbury, so that you can enjoy the sunshine and a drink in style.

1. The Monument Canterbury

Credit: The Monument Canterbury’s Facebook page.


The Monument has a stylish decked out beer garden with a grass play area, perfect for families who want to enjoy the rays and a bite to eat.

Whats even better, is that they are dog friendly.

The Monument owners Jo Brookman and Tom Boughton said: “We love our beer garden because it has a lovely grassy area with some beautiful flower borders, a nice decking which catches the sun, and we’re both child and dog friendly too.

“You’ll usually catch one of our cats wandering around making friends if you visit too.”


2. The Old Coach and Horses

Do you fancy going out for lunch with the whole family?

Well, The Old Coach and Horses could be perfect for you.

This garden has a large grass area and plenty of shade if the sun gets too much, it’s a perfect environment for children to play.

They also have a special resident that lives at the top of the garden too.

We asked them what makes their beer garden so special, Anita Turner said: “You can enjoy a drink on the sunny terrace or if you fancy, you can climb higher into our unspoilt terraced garden and enjoy stunning views of the Kentish North Downs.

“Before you go, don’t forget to say hello to our resident pig ‘Wiggy’ at the top of the garden.”


3. The Unicorn Inn

Credit: The Unicorn Inn’s Facebook page


Not only does The Unicorn Inn have a fabulous name, but it also has a beautiful beer garden.

From flower beds to grape vines, this beer garden is the perfect place to have a drink while the sun goes down.

This cozy beer garden is sure to make you feel at home.

The Unicorn Inn were keen to chat about their cozy beer garden, Lorenzo Carnevale-Maffé said: “We believe that a pub and the pub garden should be an extension of your home and thus we want that feeling to be included in The Unicorn Inn.

“We have a full flowering garden with trees, plants and flowers.

“A mixed selection of seating and shelters and in the summer, our grape vine is full of leaves and bunches of grapes.

“Not only that, but we have a garden bar that gives you that extra choice and shorter trips to the inside bar!”


4. The Tyler’s Kiln

Credit: The Tyler’s Kiln Facebook page


The Tyler’s Kiln is known for their glorious gin, however, they also have a stunning beer garden with a modern twist.

This beer garden is full of bright blooming flowers and the best part is that you don’t need to worry about the weather.

The Tyler’s Kiln owner Allister Collins said: “We think our beer garden is the perfect place to relax with friends and family to the sound of water dripping from our copper tree into the fish pond below, and with overhead and under-bench heating you can enjoy al-fresco dining long into the evening. What’s more, with protection from rain or shine at the touch of a button and complementary suncream on each table, you don’t have to worry too much about what the English weatherman hold!”


5. The White Hart Inn

Credit: The White Hart Inn’s Facebook page

Are you desperate for a cocktail in the sun? Well The White Hart Inn could be the place for you.

This unique beer garden is the largest in Canterbury with a smooth lawn and plenty of tables, this pub can cater to you and your families every need and they provide a chilled environment suitable for all ages.

The owners of The White Hart Inn Damiano and Eleonora, gave us more information about their beer garden. “Our beer garden is the biggest in Canterbury, we have a smooth nice lawn with many tables and also a nice covered area which in winter is well heated.

“We serve home made food throughout the day with a good selection of tapas and fresh cocktails.

“Our garden is a quiet place where people can chill out every day and all day long.”