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The Old Well Restaurant

3.9
3.9
9 Reviews
£25 and under
British
The Old Well Restaurant is situated in what would have been the chapel when the Manor, originally known as "Haghfeld" was a dairy run by monks as part of the Priory of St Gregory. The Manor was established in 1181, and it is thought that theflint-dressed chapel building dates from this time. With a low-beamed ceiling and leaded windows, the Restaurant has an intimate feel, in which to enjoy freshly prepared locally produced food, all served in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Sunday: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Phone number
    01227 733892
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 9 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

9 Reviews
  1. MarkyUK

    Brighton

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Tried to enquire as to opening times by telephone 3 times as this app had often given incorrect information. No answer... Redirected to answering machine. Followed signage to restaurant on arrival but on entering restaurant there was nobody to greet or seat us. We awkwardly found a table and waited. We were later advised that we should have gone to reception?! Had to flag down one of only 2 staff to ask to be attended to. Food was bland and not seasoned well. Would not return.

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  2. gman

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    On a business trip staying in the Holiday Inn A2 and looked it up on Trip Advisor and dropped in for a meal. It did not have the ambience of a top restaurant more like a hotel - a bit tired but the food was very good and the service was good. If staying in the Holiday Inn on the A2 definitely eat here in preference only 5 mins drive away and therefore good value.

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  3. Astrollama

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I knew nothing about the restaurant other than it looked good on the website. We were greeted and treated like VIPs from the moment we arrived. Fascinating building with lots of quirky historical details. Food was beautifully presented and interesting enough to get excited about. Texture and flavour was wonderful. Very talented chef (a recent arrival) and I can't imagine that the prices will remain so reasonable for long. We were unhurried and served by very pleasant and knowledgeable staff. If I had a gripe it would be that the house white wine wasn't very good. That said the wine list was extensive, I was just being lazy. They do have weddings here and if you are looking for a venue, definitely consider this one.

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  4. Carol

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I took my husband here for his birthday. Food good but they hadn't quite got it right with the music in the background - it ranged from local radio to heavy metal none of which suited the venue (a very pleasant dining room) nor the age of the guests (all middle-age upwards). I mentioned this to the waiter who did find something more suitable and everyone heaved a sigh of relief!

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  5. luv2eatout

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Restaurant is situated in a beautiful historic building. We ate here with friends on Easter Saturday. The staff were very welcoming, the food varied and delicious and the price very reasonable. Ambience was rather lacking as there were lots of vacant tables. Background music could have been a bit louder too, it seemed ratger quiet, probably less noticeable when restaurant is fully occupied. Am sure this is a very desirable wedding venue and we would go back.

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  6. TheHappyEater

    Kent

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked this on others recommendations and I wasn't disappointed. The food was very good, not exceptional but came quickly, was well presented and was very tasty. The menu was reasonably varied and was well priced. Good selection of wine and the Runnymead Pinot Noir though cheap was lovely. What was exceptional though was the service which was attentive, engaged and knowledgeable.

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  7. coddy

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Birthday meal for six. excellant service,friendly waiters who were very attentive. Good selection of starters and mains,not so good for desert and the chocolate desert had run out.. Coffee was cold-waiter remade and said they would not charge but not much warmer. We had a fantastic night despite the minor coffee issue.

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  8. JoMB

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2013

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Went there for dinner on a Saturday - the restaurant was reasonably busy so atmosphere was good and lively. Started off all well with attentive service, little canapes provided before the starters, which we were not expecting. The starters were good, my husband had scallops and I had soup. For mains we has steak which was cooked as requested - very good. I ordered fish and honestly can say, that I would be embarrassed to serve it at home like that. It was dry (not sure how you can make fish so dry!), had some bones (can accept that) and was totally not seasoned - yuk. I had to put salt and pepper to give it some flavour, but it was so dry it did not make nuch difference. Dessert OK but served with cheap icecream. Mixed feelings.

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  9. jules07870

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On arriving we were made to feel very welcomed by the predominately French staff, which made the restaurant feel very upmarket and cosmopolitan. The decor was very posh but cosy, and due to the time of year it wasn't very busy so we had a choice of sitting we're we liked. The starters of scallops was amazing, hot and beautifully cooked with a rice & spinach side that was to die for. I ordered the steak and my girlfriend had the salmon both excellent dishes that I wouldn't hesitate to return for. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant to friends and family as a true foodies haunt.

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Google Map for The Old Well Restaurant

Howfield Lane, Canterbury, Kent CT4 7HQ

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Canterbury
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Sunday: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Wine
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