Welcome to The Old Buttermarket

Famous for secret tunnels dug to help monks escape from the cathedral

You will find The Old Buttermarket in Canterbury within a short stroll of Mercery Lane, Burgate and Canterbury Cathedral - however you won't find another like it.

Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.

A Unique City Centre Pub with a Rich History

There has been a public house on this site for over 500 years; a coaching inn called the Black Boy, stood here from the 1600s until 1908. A butter market used to be held in the square outside our pub, and the site is quite historic. Flint pieces in the cellars indicate it may stand on Roman remains and we know that we used to be connected by tunnels to Canterbury Cathedral.

Serving up seasonal specialities and mouth-watering favourites

ONE OF A KIND

The Old Buttermarket is one of many rare gems in theNicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

Where to find us

GET IN TOUCH

Call The Old Buttermarket on 01227 462170.

Pop in for a pint of well-kept cask ale, an excellent range of drinks, book a table for couples, groups, birthdays or other special occasions— and ensure that everyone has a hearty bite to eat.

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