The George & Dragon


Contact & Info

The George & Dragon
King Street

Tel: 01227 710 661

Email: [email protected]


Get directions to The George & Dragon

Local Attractions

There's plenty to do in the area, you could make a day of it and visit a local attraction before or after you come to see us.

Canoe Wild


Tel: 01227 469 219 |

Canoe courses and adventures around Kent's rivers. Please see their website for details.

From the George and Dragon - Conoe Wild adventures is just down the road.

Canterbury cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral, Cathedral House, 11 The Precincts, Canterbury. CT1 2EH

Tel: 01227 762 862 |

Open Weekdays 9am to 5pm and Sundays 12:30pm to 2:30pm.

From the George and Dragon - about 3 miles to/from Canterbury Cathedral, a 10 minute drive.

Canterbury Heritage Museum

Stour St, Canterbury. CT1 2NR

Tel: 01227 475 202 |

Open Daily 10am - 5pm

From the George and Dragon - about 3 miles to/from Canterbury Cathedral, a 10 minute drive.

Gulbenkian Theatre

The Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent. CT2 7NB

Tel: 01227 769 075 |

Open Daily 10am - 5pm

From the George and Dragon - 3.8 miles to/from the Gulbenkian Theatre, an 11(ish) minute drive.

Fordwich Town Hall

Fordwich Town Hall, King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury. CT2 0DA

Tel: 01227 710 326 |

Open every Sunday during the summer from 1:45pm to 4pm and every Wednesday during August.

From the George and Dragon - all of 100ft to Fordwhich Town Hall - well just over the road really.

St Augustine's Abbey

St Augustine's abbey Longport, Canterbury. CT1 1PF

Tel: 01227 767 345 |

Open daily 10am to 6pm

From the George and Dragon - 2.5 miles to/from St Augustine's Abbey, about an 8 minute drive.

Howletts Wild Animal Park

Howletts Wild Animal Park Bekesbourne Lane | Bekesbourne, Canterbury. CT4 5EL

Tel: 0844 842 4647 |

Opening times: Friday 29th March - Sunday 27th October 2013: 9.30am-6.00pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Monday 28th October 2013: 9.30am-5pm (last admission 3.30pm)

From the George and Dragon - 4.8 miles to/from Howletts Wild Animal Park, about a 10 minute drive.

Westgate Gardens

Westgate Gardens, Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT1 2BQ

Tel: 01227 378 100 |

Opening times: Please be aware that the gardens close at dusk.

From the George and Dragon - Around 3 miles to/from Westgate Gardens, about a 10 minute drive.

St Lawrence Cricket Ground - Home of Kent Cricket team

Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent. CT1 3NZ

Tel: 01227 456 886 |

Opening times: Please be aware that the gardens close at dusk.

From the George and Dragon - Around 0.5 miles to/from St Lawrence Cricket Ground, about a 10 minute drive.

Hambrook Marshes

Whitehall Road, Canterbury. CT2 8BQ

Tel: 01227 844 489 |

Opening times: Please be aware that the gardens close at dusk.

From the George and Dragon - Around 3.6 miles to/from Hambrook Marshes, about an 11 minute drive.

Canterbury Roman Museum

Butchery Lane, Canterbury. CT1 2JR

Tel: 01227 844 489 |

Open Daily 10am to 7pm

From the George and Dragon - Around 3.1 miles to/from Canterbury Roman Museum, about a 9 minute drive.

Opening times

DayOpenDaily menu
Monday11:30am - 11pm11:30am - 9pm
Tuesday11:30am - 11pm11:30am - 9pm
Wednesday11:30am - 11pm11:30am - 9pm
Thursday11:30am - 11pm11:30am - 9pm
Friday11:30am - 11pm11:30am - 9:30pm
Saturday11:30am - 11pm11:30am - 9:30pm
Sunday11:30am - 10:30pm12noon - 9pm

Disabled access

We have full disabled access including a disabled loo and disabled parking. Please don't hestitate to ask if you need any assistance.

We have also put together a disabled access statement aiming to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer - Disabled Access Statement


Dogs of the well behaved and 'on-the leash' variety are welcome in the bar area.

If you are booking a table and bringing a dog please make us aware so we can assign a specific table for you.

The gardens and terrace

If you are eating outside on our lawns or terrace, it is a great help if you could make a note of your table number before ordering at the bar.

By the way, could you please keep tops on and shoes on at all times. This applies to the gents as well.


We are afraid we are unable to accommodate wedding parties or functions.

Electric Car Charging points

The nearest charging points are at the Esso garage about 5mins up the road. Address - Sturry Rd, Canterbury CT1 1DS. They have 4 points. Google Maps link for directions.


We do take bookings, but we try to make sure that there is room for customers who are not able to book in advance, so if you have not made a reservation, it's not the end of the world. If there are no tables free we run a waiting list.

Please make bookings by calling or using our online bookings calendar link at the top of the page. Unfortunately we are not able to take bookings via email or facebook.

Sadly due to our operation we are not able to cater for very large parties or groups.


First off, life revolves around the bar, so that's where to head for drinks, menus and to find out where you're sitting if you've booked.

If a table isn't reserved you're welcome to sit at it and have a bite to eat or drink. If you can't find a table, ask and we'll try to find one for you.

Food ordering:

Inside - someone will pop over and take your order. Outside - please find a table, note its number and then order at the bar when you're ready.

Children and minors

Whilst primarily an adult's environment, children are welcome in areas away from the bar, although the pub is not very suitable for babies and toddlers in the evenings. We have changing facilities and some high chairs available.

Prams and pushchairs

In our larger rooms we are able to accommodate prams and pushchairs, although some of the smaller areas are too constricted to allow us to do so. Please don't hesitate to ask if you need somewhere to store yours while you're with us.


Longleys: 01227 710 777
Cab Co: 01227 455 455
X Cars: 01227 789 100


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Meal Tickets

A Meal Ticket is received for each main course or light bite purchased at full price. Six tickets can then be exchanged to claim up to £12 off the price of your chosen main meal or light bite from Monday to Thursday (excluding Bank Holidays, set menus, ticketed events and click and collect). For full terms and conditions, please click here.