14 October 2017 - 4 November 2017

 

The Big Eat Out

The Big Eat Out encourages Festival goers to sample restaurants across the city. Whether you are looking for a quick meal before or after a Festival show, or you are looking to try restaurants you have never dined in before, it is time to celebrate the varied and delicious foods that the city’s restaurants have to offer.

For further information on booking terms and conditions, particularly at the weekend, we advise that you contact the restaurants directly.

The Big Sleepover

Canterbury and the surrounding area is a wonderful place to come and spend a few days, especially during Festival time. Extend your stay and check into one of the Big Sleepover Hotels and Guest Houses to sample some excellent Kentish hospitality – or recommend to friends and family visiting. Relax, soak up the Festival atmosphere and enjoy your stay. 

The Big Day Out

We hope you enjoy your time in Canterbury during the Festival period. This vibrant city offers a wide range of activities available throughout the year and here are a few ideas that could punctuate your cultural itinerary this October.

Please don't hesitate to call the office if you have any questions about any of the above schemes.

 

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A La Turka

Why not give it a try.

15 St Dunstan’s Street
Canterbury,
CT2 8AF

01227 639102

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ABode Canterbury

aBode Canterbury is a stylish boutique hotel that has been beautifully designed. With its central location it’s the perfect place to stay when visiting the city.

ABode Canterbury
30-33 High Street
Canterbury
CT1 2RX

01227 766266

Website
 

Azouma

Why not give it a try.

4 Church Street
St. Pauls, Canterbury,
CT1 1NH

01227 760076

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Big Jam Studios

Record a song, make a music video and have a superstar photoshoot all in one fun packed party at Big Jam’s custom built studio, ideal for birthdays.

Unit B5 Smeed Dean Centre,
Castle Road
Sittingbourne,
ME10 3EW

01795 385385

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Bike Tart

What better way to get around the Festival and see the beautiful Kent countryside than by bike? Local drop off and pick-up is available, with bicycles for leisure, MTB and road riders.

21 The Borough
Palace Street
Canterbury,
CT1 2DR

01227 479353

Website
 

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Set in the beautiful private grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, the Lodge is excellently located. Guests benefit from stunning Cathedral views from their bedroom window, as well as free entrance to the Cathedral.

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge,
The Precincts,
Canterbury,
CT1 2EH

01227 865350

Website
 

Canterbury Historic River Tours

This multi-award winning tour provides great entertainment for its visitors. Discover Canterbury’s fascinating history while enjoying views of the city’s finest architecture and hidden areas of natural beauty.

Based on the King’s Bridge opposite Eastbridge Hospital
Canterbury High Street

07790 534744

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Canterbury Tales

Join Canterbury Tales for medieval misadventures! Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era in this fabulous recreation of Chaucer’s famous tales.

St. Margaret’s Street
Canterbury
CT1 2TG

01227 479227

Website
 

Canterbury Tourist Guides

Explore the heart of Canterbury on foot by joining our 90-minute walk. Marvel at its beauty and discover fascinating facts and tales of our world-famous City, from Roman times through to present day.

Christ Church Gate
The Precincts
Canterbury
Kent CT1 2EE

01227 459779

Website
 

Carluccio's

Why not give it a try.

Fenwick,
St George's Street,
Canterbury,
CT1 2TB

01227 769 420

Website
 

County Restaurant

Why not give it a try.

30-33 High Street,
Canterbury,
CT1 2RX

01227 766266

Website
 

Godinton House & Gardens

Enjoy a tour of this delightful Jacobean house. Explore the 12 acres of beautiful gardens and parkland complete with tearoom serving homemade cakes. Free parking. Events throughout the year.

Godinton Lane
Ashford
TN23 3BP

01233 643854

Website
 

Holiday Inn Express

Conveniently located 10 minutes by car from Canterbury city centre, this modern and relaxing budget-style hotel has 89 well appointed rooms, lounge, bar and evening dining facilities.

Holiday Inn Express,
Upper Harbledown,
Canterbury,
CT2 9HX

01227 865 000

Website
 

House of Agnes

Award-winning 15th Century B&B with 16 beautiful en-suite rooms, cosy lounges, bar and large peaceful garden. Based in the city centre with free parking and Wi-fi.

71 St Dunstan’s Street
Canterbury
CT2 8BN

01227 472185

Website
 

Howletts Wild Animal Park

Howletts offers a wild day out like no other! Discover some of the world’s rarest and most endangered species, including Kent’s only baby rhino.

Bekesbourne
Nr Canterbury
CT4 5EL

01227 721286

Website
 

Il Posticino

Christmas menu available: £30 for 3 courses £25 for 2 courses Christmas Day 8 course menu for £68.95 New Year's Eve Aperitif, appetizer and 3 courses for £48.95

61 Dover Street
Canterbury,
CT1 3HD

01227 788022

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Kent & Sussex Holiday Cottages

Gorgeous properties in great locations, from cottages to townhouses they have something to suit every taste and budget. Call their friendly local team to book your break.

12 King Street
Sandwich,
CT13 9BT

01304 619444

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Old City Bar

Whether you're enjoying a cosy family meal or a raucous office do, the Old City Bar will make sure your Christmas dinner is a fun and festive experience for all with expertly made, locally sourced food in the comfort of a traditional British pub. Click website for full menu.

2 Oaten Hill Place
Canterbury
CT1 3HJ

01227 766882

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Oscar & Bentleys

Enjoy some delicious festive offerings over the Christmas period.

10 Guildhall Street,
Canterbury,
CT1 2JQ

01227 454544

Website
 

Pinocchio’s

Why not give it a try!

64 Castle Street
Canterbury,
CT1 2PY

01227 457538

Website
 

Posillipo

Why not give it a try.

16 The Borough,
Canterbury,
CT2 1DR

01227 761471

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Sheldon Spa

Enjoy a day unwinding at the Sheldon Spa with their pool, sauna, hot tub and garden. They also offer a wide range of beauty and holistic treatments to indulge in.

Lees Court Road
Sheldwich
Nr Faversham,
ME13 0LU

01795 532418

Website
 

Shepherd House

A grand Georgian townhouse across the road from Faversham train station, providing stylish accommodation on a B&B basis.

56 Preston Street
Faversham,
ME13 8PG

01795 538835

Website
 

St Augustine’s Abbey

Take an audio tour of a World Heritage Site, the forgotten twin to Canterbury's famous Cathedral, where Christianity was reborn in Southern England.

Longport,
Canterbury
CT1 1PF

01227 767345

Website
 

Super Noodles

Why not give it a try.

87-88 Northgate,
Canterbury,
CT1 1BA

01227 457888

Website
 

The Ambrette

Why not give it a try.

The Ambrette
14-15 Beer Cart Ln
Canterbury
CT1 2NY

01227 200777

Website
 

The Falstaff

A few minutes walk from the city centre, the hotel offers 45 en-suite rooms, free Wi-fi and residents’ parking. Or just pop in to try fantastic cocktails in one of Canterbury’s leading bars.

8-10 St Dunstan'[s Street
Canterbury
CT2 8AF

01227 462138

Website
 

The Old Brewery Tavern

Why not give it a try.

Stour Street,
Canterbury,
CT1 2NR

01227 826 682

Website
 

The Old Fire Station

The former Victorian Fire Station offers flexible, unique and quirky accommodation from 1 to 16 people in Canterbury with free secure parking.

24 London Road
Canterbury,
CT2 8LN

07976 725457

Website
 

The Pound Bar and Kitchen

Why not give it a try!

1 Pound Lane
Canterbury,
CT1 2BZ

01227 458629

Website
 

The Rose Rooms

Based within the beautiful surrounds of Broome Park, The Rose Rooms offer a range of holistic and beauty treatments along with Day Spa Packages with use of their pool, sauna and gym.

The Broome Park Estate
Canterbury Road
Canterbury,
CT4 6QX

01227 200597

Website
 

The Thomas Becket Pub and Restaurant

Whether you're enjoying a cosy family meal or a raucous office do, the Thomas Becket Pub and Restaurant will make sure your Christmas dinner is a fun and festive experience for all with expertly made, locally sourced food in the comfort of a traditional British pub. Click website for full menu.

21 Best Lane
Canterbury
CT1 2JB

01227 464384

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wagamama

noodles to nourish the body and soul. from teppan dishes, steaming hot ramens, fresh salads and sides to share. all washed down with a freshly made juice or an expertly crafted asian beer

7-11 longmarket
canterbury
kent
CT1 2JS

01227 454 307

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Walmer Castle & Gardens

Explore the gardens, relax in the tearooms and see the original Wellington Boots. Discover a new side to this charming Tudor castle with sea views.

Kingsdown Road
Deal
CT14 7LJ

01304 364288

Website