Welcome to Rohan Canterbury from Dave Morphew (Manager), Sarah (Deputy), Hannah, Chelsie, Arthur, Dan, Katherine and Emily.
Shop Address: 45 Burgate Canterbury CT1 2HW
Shop Phone Number: 01227 479304
Shop Opening Times:
Directions to our shop – We’re located on the corner of Burgate and Butchery Lane, about 30 seconds walk from the Cathedral’s Christ Church Gate and two minutes from the bus station in Whitefriars. If you have any problems finding the store then please phone us and a member of staff will be happy to direct you.
Canterbury is located in east Kent, about 55 miles east-southeast of London. The coastal towns of Herne Bay and Whitstable are 6 miles to the north, and Faversham is 8 miles to the northwest. The city is on the River Stour or Great Stour and Canterbury’s Cathedral is the oldest in England, founded by St Augustine in 597AD. Playwright Christopher Marlowe was born here and attended King’s School Canterbury, which was founded by King Henry VIII in 1541. The city’s rich history can be seen everywhere, from the Cathedral itself to the many listed buildings dating back hundreds of years.
Staff Recommendations – There are plenty of great places to eat and drink near the store – for great pub grub why not try Casey’s on Butchery Lane or The Buttermarket on Burgate. If you fancy something more continental then try La Trappiste on Sun Street which serves excellent seafood and some fantastic Belgian beers. CJ’s on St. Margaret’s Street makes amazing sandwiches, whilst Boho on the main high street has a fantastic atmosphere and serves delicious food. If you fancy getting away from the high street then the Greyfriars or Dane John gardens are great places to sit and enjoy the sunshine.
If you are planning to stay in Canterbury for a couple of days or more, there are some great places to stay within the city – such as Michelin star chef Michael Caines’ ABode hotel (on the high street); The Falstaff hotel (on St. Dunstan’s Street) and many great B&B’s. For a good night out, there are plenty of fantastic pubs, bars and clubs – notably the city’s oldest pub, The Parrot, on St. Radigund’s Street which hosts monthly comedy clubs run by Chatback Comedy, featuring hilarious acts from the London circuit. Bramley’s on Orange Street has a brilliant atmosphere and serves great cocktails. The Thomas Becket (on Best Lane) and The Dolphin (On St. Radigund’s Street) are cosy pubs to spend an evening in, and often host local legend Luke Smith on piano.
There are some fine eateries within Canterbury – Michael Caines’ ABode restaurant serves Michelin star food, while Deeson’s (on Sun Street) serves exquisite modern British cuisine. The Olive Grove (on Best Lane) is possibly the city’s best Italian restaurant, while Cafe Des Amis (on St. Dunstan’s Street) serves exceptional Mexican food, and its sister restaurant, Cafe Mauresque (on Burgate) does fantastic Moroccan food. The city’s best Indian restaurant is a matter for debate, although most (including Rohan Deputy Manager Will!) would agree that Kashmir Tandoori (on Palace Street) can’t be beaten.
Kent is renowned for hops, and as such there are some excellent alehouses within Canterbury, such as the Parrot, The Unicorn (on St. Dunstan’s Street) and The Thomas Becket. Alberry’s (on St. Margaret’s Street) is open late and has one of Canterbury’s best (and smallest!) dancefloors, as well as an exhaustive cocktail list. For something a little less claustrophobic, the Cuban (on the high street) is a great place to dance the night away.
Local Knowledge - Walking is the only true way to enjoy the heart of Canterbury – there are several tour groups operating walking tours, audio tours and guided walks through Canterbury. As well as the Cathedral and its grounds, Canterbury has many other attractions and is home to three universities. Chaucerian references can be seen all over town, from place names and businesses to The Canterbury Tales attraction on St. Margaret’s street. Greyfriar’s Lodge (the destination for the pilgrims within the tales) still exists, established in the 13th century, and stands as the gateway to one of the City’s largest park spaces, Greyfriar’s garden.
Another way to enjoy the sights of Canterbury is by taking a river tour along the Stour, which winds through the city centre past the imposing Westgate Towers. The city has a lively nightlife, with many bars, restaurants and pubs open late throughout the city centre, many hosting live music, theatre and stand up comedy. As well as this, Canterbury is home to two theatres, The New Marlowe and The Gulbenkian, presenting a wide range of theatre, dance and comedy. The Canterbury Festival, held annually, provides a great mix of world class theatre, live music, comedy, dance and film, ranging from big name performers to fringe theatre produced by local, national and international groups.