Bishops Finger, Canterbury
Bishops Finger, Canterbury
Bishops Finger, Canterbury
Bishops Finger, Canterbury

Welcome to the Bishops Finger in Canterbury, Kent.

A lively, traditional ale house, the Bishop’s Finger has served the Canterbury crowds for centuries.

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Opening times today

12:00 - 23:00

Serving food today

12:00 - 21:00

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Bishops Finger

St. Dunstans Street,
Canterbury, Kent

01227 768915

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Opening times

Opening times

  • Mon - Thu - 12:00 - 23:00

    Fri & Sat - 12:00 - 00:00

    Sun - 12:00 - 22:30

Food serving times

  • Mon - Sat - 12:00 - 21:00

    Sun - 12:00 - 20:00

Welcome to the Bishops Finger

With its charming olde-worlde exterior, the 16th Century Bishop’s Finger stands out as one of Canterbury’s most distinctive pubs. Unmissable in every sense, it’s just a short walk away from the historic cathedral and other major attractions, making it the perfect place for a pint for locals and tourists alike.

The pub’s traditional frontage suggests small and quaint, but this place holds a secret or two. The rear of the pub opens out onto one of the largest beer gardens in Canterbury - a real hidden gem in the city, and the place to be on a summer’s day.

There’s even a TV screen outside, showing all the latest action on Sky Sports. It’s one of five large screens throughout the pub, making this a really popular place to watch the big sporting occasions.

They’re best enjoyed, of course, with a perfectly poured pint in hand. You’ll find a great choice of traditional cask ales here (including Shepherd Neame’s ‘Bishop’s Finger’, naturally), alongside international lagers and wines from independent producers around the world.

There’s great fresh food too, with menu options ranging from tasty bar snacks to brilliant burgers. So if you’re looking for a pub in Canterbury with food, football and fabulous beer, let the Bishop’s Finger point the way.

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What our customers say

Great local boozer - This is a great place to have a drink while waiting for a taxi back to Whitstable. A nice friendly pub popular with locals.


A bar for meeting mates - Football on a huge TV? Check. Great beer garden? Check. Decent red wines? Check. Friendly atmosphere? Check. I always meet friends here, for those occasions when you just haven't seen each other in a while. On football days, the Spurs games are regularly on TV. Yet this isn't a typical sports bar. The people drinking here are friendly, it's easy to get chatting at the bar. As regards prices, it's pretty standard for Shepherd Neame.