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 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.
If you'd like to dine with us, our British Small Plates bar menu is served in the bar & on the riverside terrace and our Parade Room menu is available in our upstairs dining room The Parade Room.
Bar Opening HOURS
MON - THURS 11am - 2:30am
FRI - SAT 11am - 3:30am
SUN 11am - 1:00am
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The Pound Bar & Kitchen is set within Canterbury's atmospheric former City Gaol & Police Station which is perfect for spending time with family & friends in our relaxed & atmospheric setting.
Our British Small Plates menu is served in The Pound Bar & Terrace Wednesday-Saturday from 12pm - 9pm.
The Gaoler's House and Police Station have been lovingly restored to celebrate the building's unique past, allowing you to explore one of the 3 original police cells and former Felons' Day Room in which you can enjoy our bar food and award-winning cocktail menu.
Reservations are not taken in the bar, however our deliciously British Parade Room Menu is also served in the first floor Parade Room each evening from 5.30pm. Roasts are served 12pm - 4.30pm Sunday.
All receipts provide complimentary entry to the Westgate Towers Museum & Viewpoint to enjoy Canterbury's finest view from the battlements. Receipts also include a complimentary 10% discount to our award winning Escape Room experience Escape In The Towers.
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Food in the bar
WED - SAT Midday - 9pm
SUN Midday - 4pm
No reservations are taken or required for food in the bar area. Reservations are taken for The Parade Room above.
Our new riverside terrace is set along the picturesque bank of the River Stour with views of our adjoining Westgate Towers, 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