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Welcome to the Shakespeare

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"With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come"

With a name like The Shakespeare, you’d expect nothing less than best-of-British fare, and this Canterbury dining pub doesn’t disappoint.

An elegant establishment with an adjoining wine bar, it’s a wonderful place to enjoy dinner and drinks, with a firm focus on home-grown ingredients.

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In the heart of Canterbury

Join us for traditional British classics, Kentish gourmet burgers and artisanal sharing boards, or simply pop in for a peaceful pint. Indeed, even the ales and lagers here have a local flavour, brewed just 10 miles away by Shepherd Neame in Faversham.

And if you prefer grape to grain, why not unwind next door in Shakespeare’s wine bar? Home to more than 45 beautiful bottles, it’s the perfect spot to relax after work with an old favourite - or maybe try something new.

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The Shakespeare Wine Bar

Stroll through the adjoining courtyard at the back of The Shakespeare, and you’ll find a relaxed and elegant wine bar - the perfect place to unwind after work.

Among the best wine bars in Canterbury, there’s a wonderful range of 45 new and old world wines to savour here, available by the glass and by the bottle.

So whether you want to channel the connoisseur within, or simply fancy a glass of an old faithful, make The Shakespeare’s wine bar your next destination for drinks.