Did you know that The “Parrot” is not only one of the oldest pubs in Canterbury it is one of the oldest buildings in a City packed with historical interest?
Originally known as St Radigund’s Hall, it was built on Roman foundations in 1370 just inside the City Walls as the famous Cathedral was being built a few hundred yards away.
The first floor banqueting hall, that is now reserved for its dinners brilliantly demonstrates the craftsmanship of the medieval period, with its oak knees, futtocks and three crown posts.
The original staircase frames still exist and 15th century Flemish bricks line the building on the east side of the terrace. The triangular structures seen from the beautiful terraced garden at the rear are 15th century chimneys.
The pub prides itself on flavoursome local Kent produce and quality cask ales, with a huge selection of lunch, theatre and dinner menus to suit everyone’s requirements.
Tucked away down a picturesque cobbled street just a few minutes walk from the incredible Canterbury Cathedral, The Parrot makes a welcome and fascinating retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city Centre.
A definite ‘must see’ when visiting Canterbury