20 October 2018 - 3 November 2018

 
 

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, Guest Houses or Holiday Cottages 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

2 course set menu for £12.95

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
 

Betteshanger Park

Betteshanger Park guarantees an energising and enjoyable day out. The Park offers miles of traffic-free cycling plus a programme of lively outdoor events and activities, including a season of open air cinema.

Betteshanger Park
Sandwich Road
Deal
CT14 0BF

01304 619227

Website
 

Bramley & Teal

With over 100 properties across Kent and Sussex, Bramley & Teal offer the perfect self-catering getaway on the south coast.

Travel Chapter House
Gammaton Road
Bideford
EX39 4DF


01580 232255

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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Set in the private grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, the Lodge is excellently located, providing stunning Cathedral views from bedroom windows and free entrance to the Cathedral.

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

01227 865350

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Canterbury Historic River Tours

Discover Canterbury’s fascinating history while enjoying views of the city’s finest architecture and hidden areas of natural beauty with these National Tourism Award Finalists 2016 and European Tourism Winners 2017.

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

07790 534744

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Canterbury Tails Fish & Chips

2 course set menu for £10. Local potatoes, pies and sausages. Sustainable fish. Homemade fish cakes. Grilled Halloumi burgers. 100% Angus Beef burgers. Always freshly cooked.

35 St Margaret’s Street
Canterbury
CT1 2TG

01227 634979

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Canterbury Tales

Enjoy a charming journey through Chaucer's famous Canterbury Tales. For full details of additional events and special offers, visit the venue’s website.

St. Margaret’s Street
Canterbury
CT1 2TG

01227 479227

Website
 

Canterbury Tourist Guides

The heart of Canterbury can be explored only on foot. Join the 90-minute daily tour to discover more about its historic, cultural and artistic heritage. Tours depart daily from The Buttermarket.

Christ Church Gate
The Precincts
Canterbury
Kent CT1 2EE

01227 459779

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Carluccio's

2 course set menu for £10.99. Includes a small glass of Sicani wine per person dining, on presentation of a Festival brochure.

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

01227 769 420

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Chapter Canterbury

Canterbury's sourdough pizzeria & bar, just a few minutes’ walk from the Cathedral. Fridays - 5pm-7pm, all cocktails £5. Saturdays - Bottomless Brunch 11am-4pm!

11-12 Burgate
Canterbury
CT1 2HG

01227 809 198

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County Restaurant

Why not give it a try.

30-33 High Street,
Canterbury,
CT1 2RX

01227 766266

Website
 

Dems Brasserie

2 course set menu for £12.95. Available every day from noon onwards.

10 St Peter's Street
Canterbury
CT1 2AT

01227 769018

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Escape In The Towers

Packed full of fun and adrenaline with just 60 minutes on the clock, it’s time to escape Dr Wellington’s Crime and Punishment Lab by solving clues and puzzles. Based in Canterbury’s former city gaol!

The Pound & Westgate Towers
Canterbury
CT1 2BZ

01227 458629

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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

Modern 89 room hotel. Room rates include complimentary breakfast, free car parking and Wi-Fi. Children under 18 stay FREE when sharing room with parents. Evening dinner service is available.

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

01227 865 000

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holidaycottages.co.uk

Holidaycottages.co.uk offers a beautiful selection of properties across Kent. Our collection is perfect for families, large groups and couples. We also have dog-friendly cottages too.

Travel Chapter House
Gammaton Road
Bideford
EX39 4DF

01237 459888

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 African elephants.

Bekesbourne
Nr Canterbury
CT4 5EL

01227 721286

Website
 

Il Posticino

2 course set menu for £12.95.

61 Dover Street
Canterbury,
CT1 3HD

01227 788022

Website
 

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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Original Cottages

A great selection of handpicked properties within easy reach of the Festival, located throughout the Kent Countryside and Coast.

Bank House, Market Place
Reepham, Norfolk NR10 4JJ

0333 2020 899

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Oscar & Bentleys

Why not give it a try!

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

2 course set menu for £12.95.

16 The Borough,
Canterbury,
CT2 1DR

01227 761471

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Sheldon Spa

Experience a day unwinding at Sheldon Spa with its heated pool, Nordic sauna and hot tub; complete with a tempting choice of beauty and holistic treatments.

Lees Court Road
Sheldwich
Nr Faversham,
ME13 0LU

01795 532418

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St Augustine’s Abbey

Explore the remains of the 16th-century abbey, only 300 metres from the Cathedral, with a new virtual reality tour to see it as it was in its prime.

Longport,
Canterbury
CT1 1PF

01227 767345

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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 the great cocktails in one of Canterbury’s leading bars.

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

01227 462138

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The Kent Museum of Freemasonry

A rare, fascinating and educational collection of exhibits of both national and international importance. It is one of the finest collections of Masonic material in the UK.

St Peter’s Place
Canterbury
CT1 2DA

01227 785625

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The Korean Cowgirl

Why not give it a try!

13 Palace St
Canterbury
CT1 2DZ

01227 788006

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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

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The Pound Bar and Kitchen

Why not give it a try! The Pound Bar & Kitchen is set within Canterbury’s atmospheric former city gaol and police station. The kitchen will be launching in Autumn 2017!

1 Pound Lane
Canterbury,
CT1 2BZ

01227 458629

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The Tyler’s Kiln

Why not give it a try! Welcome to Kent's Pub of The Year! Expect a warm welcome, roaring fires, a large heated beer garden and traditional home cooked food.

27 Hackington Road
Tyler Hill
Canterbury
CT2 9NE

01227 471912

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Thomas Becket

2 course set menu for £10.99.

21 Best Lane
Canterbury
CT1 2JB

01227 464384

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wagamama

Why not give it a try! 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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Zeus Ouzeri & Taverna

Why not give it a try! Authentic family run Greek restaurant located in the heart of Canterbury serving fresh, homemade food prepared daily and made to order.

2-3 Orange Street
Canterbury
CT1 2JA

01227 788072

Website