The Black Griffin, Canterbury

40 St Peter's St, Canterbury CT1 2BG

The Black Griffin

About The Black Griffin

The Black Griffin Pub is a historic and charming establishment located in the heart of Canterbury, Kent. Situated on St. Peter’s Street, just a short walk from the city’s famous cathedral and other popular attractions, The Black Griffin is perfectly located for visitors who want to experience the best of Canterbury’s culture and nightlife.

The pub’s interior features a traditional and welcoming atmosphere, with exposed brick walls, wooden beams, and comfortable seating creating a warm and inviting ambiance. The Black Griffin is known for its impressive selection of local and regional ales, as well as its delicious menu of classic pub fare and modern dishes.

The outdoor area is perfect for enjoying a pint or a meal on warm summer days, with comfortable seating and a relaxed atmosphere creating the perfect ambiance for unwinding after a long day. The Black Griffin is also known for its impressive collection of antique and vintage curiosities, which decorate the walls and shelves of the pub’s interior.

Whether you’re a local or a visitor to Canterbury, The Black Griffin Pub is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the authentic charm and character of England’s traditional pubs. With its prime location, delicious food and drinks, and beautiful features, The Black Griffin is the perfect place to relax and soak up the vibrant energy of Canterbury’s nightlife.



The menu features a range of options:

Main Courses:

  • Ribeye Steak Taco: Thinly sliced ribeye with peppercorn sauce, kimchi, mango salsa, and fries – £13.00
  • Chicken Curry Loaded Fries: Chicken breast with Cape Malay curry, spicy fries, mango salsa, kimchi, and crunchy onions – £13.00
  • Rare Ribeye Steak and Fries: Thinly sliced ribeye with peppercorn sauce, kimchi, crunchy salad, mango salsa, and fries – £16.00
  • Angus Cheeseburger: 8oz Angus beef patty with mature cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickle, crunchy onions, fries, and relish – £12.00
  • Firecracker Veggie Taco: Spiced veggie patty with kimchi, mango salsa, and crunchy salad – £10.00
  • Boerewors Roll (Beef & Pork Sausage Hot Dog): Ketchup, mustard, crispy onions, fries, and kimchi – £12.00
  • 8 Chicken Wings: Large wings in teriyaki marinade with ranch dip, crunchy onions, and fries – £12.00
  • Snack Box: Crispy calamari, spicy samosas, spring rolls, chicken wings, onion rings, boerewors bites, fries, and dips – £14.00
  • Pulled Pork Loaded Fries: Slow-cooked pork belly with fries, guacamole, jalapeños, sour cream, and crunchy onions – £14.00


  • Spiced Fries: Seasoned with paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt (Vegan) – £4.00
  • Kimchi: Spicy vinaigrette salad, the Saffas take on Asian kimchi (Vegan) – £3.00
  • Peppercorn Sauce: Homemade creamy peppercorn sauce – £3.00
  • Potato Salad: Slow-cooked skin-on potatoes with mayo and chives – £4.00
  • Corn on the Cob: Flame-grilled corn on the cob – £4.00

The menu offers a variety of flavourful dishes, including tacos, loaded fries, burgers, hot dogs, wings, and a selection of sides to complement the main courses.


To walk to The Black Griffin Pub from Canterbury West Station, you’ll follow a straightforward route that takes you through some charming areas of Canterbury. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Exit Canterbury West Station and head southeast on Station Road.
  2. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto St. Dunstan’s Street.
  3. Continue straight on St. Dunstan’s Street for about 0.4 miles (approximately 7-10 minutes walk).
  4. You’ll pass through the historic Westgate Towers, a well-preserved medieval gatehouse.
  5. Continue straight on St. Dunstan’s Street until you reach the intersection with Buttermarket.
  6. Turn left onto Buttermarket and walk for about 300 feet.
  7. The Black Griffin Pub will be on your left-hand side, located at 17 St Peter’s Street.

Along the way, you’ll encounter a mix of historic and modern architecture, with quaint shops, cafes, and restaurants lining the streets. Depending on the time of day and year, you might also see bustling activity from locals and tourists exploring the city center. Don’t forget to take in the atmosphere and perhaps snap some photos of the picturesque surroundings!

The Black Griffin
40 St Peter's St, Canterbury CT1 2BG
+44 1227 455255
  • Monday: 12 pm–11:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 12 pm–11:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 12 pm–11:30 pm
  • Thursday: 12 pm–11:30 pm
  • Friday: 12 pm–12:30 am
  • Saturday: 12 pm–12:30 am
  • Sunday: 12 pm–11:30 pm
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