The Pound Bar & Kitchen is set within Canterbury’s atmospheric former 1830 city gaol, gaoler's house and 1907 police station.


Voted Kent's best bar!

The Pound is Kent's number one rated cocktail bar on TripAdvisor and has been voted by the public as Kent's Best Bar in the Muddy Stilettos Awards. Serving a spectacular range of handmade cocktails using premium ingredients and celebrating the best local products from Kent The Garden of England.

The Pound is home to a very British menu and has an exciting list of local beers, ciders, English wine and houses one of the city's largest gin & English wine selections. 

The bar is set within Canterbury's atmospheric former c1830 city gaol, gaoler's house and c1907 police station, providing many unique settings to enjoy cocktails and our fine selection of drinks, including in the 3 beautifully restored former police cells. 


Bar Opening HOURS

MON - THURS 11am - 2:30am

FRI - SAT 11am - 3:30am

SUN 11am - 1:00am


The Parade Room is our second bar space open to enjoy at busy times for food and drink!


The Table Service Bar

The Parade Room is open during busy times and the festive period. Enjoy our exciting menu of handmade cocktails, premium spirit selection and delicious beers whilst enjoying the atmospheric and one of a kind setting of The Parade Room. 

As part of your festive celebration if you book The Parade Room for dinner in our evening sitting you can enjoy the facilities of table service bar after you dine.

We're proud to stock the entire Chapel Down English Wine range in the Parade Room alongside the award winning Curious Brew on draught. 

The Parade Room isn't bookable for drinks so please arrive early to secure a seat!



Opens at busy period, for special events & the festive season in November / December


The Parade Room is available to book for private events at certain times. Please contact us to discuss your event!


Riverside Terrace

Our riverside terrace is set along the picturesque bank of the River Stour with views of our adjoining Westgate Towers which is England's largest serving Medieval gateway. The riverside terrace offers the perfect suntrap to enjoy refreshing drinks & to watch the bustle of the city.


Terrace Opening HOURS

SPRING, SUMMER & AUTUMN  11am - 10pm