The Old Buttermarket, Canterbury

39 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HW

The Old Buttermarket

About The Old Buttermarket

The Old Buttermarket is a traditional English pub located in the historic city of Canterbury, Kent. It is known for its excellent selection of real ales, beers, and ciders, as well as its classic pub food. The pub features a charming and cosy interior with wooden beams, exposed brick walls, and a fireplace, as well as a lovely outdoor seating area. The Old Buttermarket is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike, and is a great place to experience the authentic charm and character of Canterbury. The pub also hosts live music events and quiz nights throughout the week, making it a lively and entertaining destination.

The Old Buttermarket is located in the corner of Burgate & Butter Market in a building dating back over 500 years. It’s located oppositive Christ Church Gate, the main pedestrian entrance to Canterbury Cathedral.

FOOD & DRINKS

Here’s a summarised list of the food menu:

Meal Deals & Combos

  • Pie Meal Deal for One: Pie and soft drink – £17.00
  • Meal Deal for One: Choose Fish & Chips, Sausage & Mash, Steak & Ale Pie, Classic Burger, or Plant-Based Burger and a soft drink – £16.50
  • Burger Meal Deal for One: Any burger & a soft drink – £18.00

Bar Snacks

  • Mini Chorizos: With a garlic dip – 707 kcal – £6.50
  • Padron Peppers VE: Oven-baked and seasoned with sea salt – 63 kcal – £5.00
  • Boneless Chicken Bites: With mango & chilli salsa – 548 kcal – £6.50
  • Beer Battered Haddock Goujons: With tartare sauce – 264 kcal – £7.00

Pies

  • British Steak and Nicholsons Pale Ale Pie: Blade of beef in Nicholson’s Pale Ale gravy in a hand crimped thyme pastry pie. Served with Cornish clotted cream mash, thyme roasted carrots and a rich gravy – from 1219 kcal – £16.50
  • Chicken and Truffle Oyster Mushroom Pie: Chicken breast in a truffle & white wine Oyster mushroom sauce, in a short crust pastry. Served with Cornish clotted cream mash, thyme roasted carrots and a rich gravy – from 1151 kcal – Unavailable

Mains

  • Nicholsons Fish and Chips: Haddock hand-battered in Nicholson’s Pale Ale, served with triple-cooked chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce – 958 kcal – £17.00
  • Nicholsons Fish and Chips Large: Haddock hand-battered in Nicholson’s Pale Ale, served with triple-cooked chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce – 1077 kcal – £18.50
  • Baked Macaroni Cheese V: Topped with a mature Cheddar crumb, served with garlic flatbread – from 1103 kcal – £12.00
  • Sausage and Mash: Outdoor-bred British Pork sausages on a bed of clotted cream mash, topped with rich caramelised onion gravy and crispy onions – 1159 kcal – £14.50
  • Vegetarian Sausage and Mash V: Vegetarian sausages served on a bed of creamy mash and topped with gravy – 787 kcal – £14.00
  • Nourish Bowl Salad VE: Crispy kale, brown rice and quinoa salad, mango and grilled long-stem broccoli. Topped with pumpkin seeds – 399 kcal – £12.00
  • Nourish Bowl With Chicken: Crispy kale, brown rice and quinoa salad, mango and grilled long-stem broccoli. Topped with pumpkin seeds. With chicken – 610 kcal – £15.00
  • Nourish Bowl with Halloumi V: Crispy kale, brown rice and quinoa salad, topped with grilled long-stem broccoli and a sprinkling of pumpkin seeds. With Halloumi – 814 kcal – £14.50

Burgers

  • The Nicholsons Burger: Double beef patty, cheese sauce, smoked back bacon, tobacco onions and a crushed hash brown – from 1526 kcal – £18.00
  • Classic Cheese and Bacon Burger: Chargrilled beef patty, with smoked Cheddar cheese and smoked back bacon – from 1173 kcal – £16.50
  • Buttermilk Chicken Burger: Crispy chicken breast, smoked back bacon, avocado and smoked Cheddar cheese – from 1264 kcal – £17.00

Sides

  • Mash V: 164 kcal – £3.50
  • Skin On Fries V: 401 kcal – £5.00
  • Long-stem Broccoli (VE): 57 kcal – £4.00

Desserts

  • Sticky Toffee Pudding V: With a choice of custard – from 478 kcal – £6.00
  • Chocolate Brownie V: With a choice of custard – from 626 kcal – £6.00

Soft Drinks

  • Fentimans Ginger Beer 275ML: 61 kcal – £3.15
  • Fentimans Rose Lemonade 275ML: 51 kcal – £3.15

Beers & Cider

  • Peroni Nastro Azzurro: 138 kcal – £5.45
  • Peroni 0.0% Alcohol Free: 75 kcal – £4.90
  • Rekorderlig Strawberry Lime: 273 kcal – £6.15
  • Rekorderlig Straw & Lime 0.0%: 195 kcal – £6.15
  • Guinness 0.0: 86 kcal – £5.30

Wines

  • Bulletin White Zinfandel Rose: £24.50
  • Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc: 135 kcal – £31.00
  • Sandbox Chenin Blanc: 457 kcal – £23.50
  • Terre Forti Trebbiano Chardonnay: 502 kcal – £23.50
  • Prosecco: 532 kcal – £29.00
  • Crush Grapes Not Dreams Cabernet Sauvignon: 450 kcal – £23.00
  • Silverland Malbec: £26.00
  • Smooth Talker: 457 kcal – £24.00
  • Tondeluna Rioja: 540 kcal – £25.50
 

GETTING THERE

To walk from Canterbury West Station to The Old Buttermarket Pub, you’ll have a pleasant stroll through Canterbury’s historic streets. Here’s a suggested route along with some sights you might encounter:

  1. Exit Canterbury West Station: As you exit the station, head southwest on Station Road West toward Station Road.
  2. Continue onto Station Road: Walk along Station Road until you reach the intersection with St. Dunstan’s Street.
  3. Turn right onto St. Dunstan’s Street: This street is lined with various shops, cafes, and restaurants. You’ll pass by St. Dunstan’s Church, which is worth a quick stop to admire its architecture.
  4. Continue straight onto Buttermarket: This is where you’ll find The Old Buttermarket Pub. It’s a historic pub with a cozy atmosphere and traditional British fare.

Along the way, you’ll also pass by quaint streets, charming buildings, and perhaps even street performers or local artists. Keep an eye out for landmarks like Westgate Towers, one of Canterbury’s medieval gatehouses, and the River Stour, which flows through the heart of the city. Enjoy your walk and your visit to The Old Buttermarket Pub!

 
 
 
 
 
NAME
The Old Buttermarket
ADDRESS
39 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HW
PHONE
+44 1227 462170
OPENING TIMES
  • Monday: 11 am–11 pm
  • Tuesday: 11 am–11 pm
  • Wednesday: 11 am–11 pm
  • Thursday: 11 am–11 pm
  • Friday: 11 am–11 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am–11 pm
  • Sunday: 11 am–10:30 pm
LINKS
EMAIL
Open Email
SOCIAL
www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/restaurants/southeast/theoldbuttermarketcanterbury

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