We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to The City of Canterbury Guest House. We offer superior accommodation with unrivalled views across the city. Situated less than a mile from the city centre offering history virtually on our door step. Endless restaurants and shop to choose from which will suite all tastes.
If your visit is to the University of Kent, the campus is less than a 2 minute walk away.
With easy access to the A2 and the Historical seaside town of Whitstable just 6 miles away, we believe that we are the perfect base for your visit to our corner of the Garden of England.
The building was first registered as an ale house in 1803 by Flints Brewers of Stour street,Canterbury, the City ofCanterburyhad 3 bars and a shop selling local produce. Originally the building had a thatched roof which was later replaced withKentpeg tiles. At the rear of the building, which was originally the kitchen, a large slab was discovered beneath which was a well, behind the building was originally hop gardens.
In 1971 the City of Canterbury closed its doors for the last time as a public house and was converted in to student accommodation servicing the local St Edmunds School.
We reopened the doors to the public, as a guest house, in August 2002 initially operating just 3 rooms. We have now expanded, due to increased demand, refurbishing further rooms to the present level of 8 rooms, all offering en suite or private facilities. Although the original 3 bars have been removed we have retained the original feel and period setting now used for our reception and breakfast area, also a comfortable lounge with views across the city.