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Top 8 pubs that’ll keep you warm this spring

Brits have been celebrating pubs and bars reopening since April 12th, but there seems to be one thing getting us down and sending us home early… the great British weather. However, these Canterbury pubs have come prepared to keep us warm while enjoying their beer gardens.

The Parrot

This 14th century pub is one of the oldest buildings in Canterbury, and reportedly one of the oldest pubs. It boasts a gorgeous sun trapping garden along with heaters for when the sun is social distancing a bit too much.

The pub is exclusively taking walk in’s until the indoor area of the pub reopens, which is great news for us who love a spontaneous trip out.

Type of pub: Fine Dining

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The Dolphin

The Dolphin is a self proclaimed traditional English pub, with one of the biggest beer gardens within the city walls.

The pub recently increased their seating from 54 to 280 after its huge £62,000 renovation, which thankfully for it’s customers, included a huge tent to provide shelter from spring showers as well as electric heaters.

Type of pub: casual


Two Sawyers

This backstreet traditonal pub is a hidden gem. Situated on Ivy Lane the pub has a small (but mighty) beer garden, and a hefty gin menu!

The small capacity allows customers to have more intimate time without the noise that comes from crowds…

Type of pub: casual

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Old City Bar

Located a short walk from the city walls, Old City Bar is perfect for whatever you’re drinking.

The pub spoils customers with cocktail deals throughout the week and brunch options at the weekend as well as a huge menu.

Shelter is at every table whether its a canopy or umbrella and electric heaters have been installed too.

Type of pub: Casual

Check out The Canterbury Hub’s review of Old City Bar here

Old City Bar’s genius mixologists have come up with some beautifully tasting cocktails: like the Flirtini!
The White Hart Inn

Classic Pub, The White Hart Inn has a large enough garden where you can bask in the sun, then when the dark grey clouds come over, you can seek cover under their large umbrellas.

The pub is dog friendly and hosts a huge array of fine Kent food and drink.

Type of pub: casual

Tokyo Tea Rooms

Popular with students, Tokyo Tea Rooms is back with a bang. The bar has amped up their outdoor seating area to host their famous events and continue to provide the party, but within the government guidelines.

The bar is open till early hours, teasing the normality of a traditional night out.

Type of bar: nightlife


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Citi Terrace

Famous for its “instagramable” features, Citi Terrace has become popular in Canterbury as a cocktail hotspot.

The shisha lounge has plenty of outdoor heating and undercover shelter to seat its customers and keep them comfortable throughout the night.

Type of bar: nightlife


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