Rohan in Canterbury Kent

Rohan Canterbury Shop

Welcome to Rohan Canterbury from Dave Morphew (Manager), Sarah (Deputy), Chelsie, Jack, Abi and Kat

Shop Address: 45 Burgate Canterbury CT1 2HW

Shop Phone Number: 01227 479304

Shop Opening Times:

Monday 09:00-17:30
Tuesday 09:00-17:30
Wednesday 09:00-17:30
Thursday 09:00-17:30
Friday 09:00-17:30
Saturday 09:00-17:30
Sunday 10:00-16:00

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.

Gift Your Gear Today

8 Comments

  1. Sarah@RohanCanterbury says:

    It’s a lovely hot Indian summer time of year, and we have all our new winter stock in store! Throughout September we are working in partnership with Gift Your Gear. Bring your unwanted (but useable) outdoor clothing, rucksacks and includes children’s outdoor clothing regardless of brand and receive 15% off any full price purchase made on the same day.

    Gift Your Gear – Donate your unwanted outdoor gear

  2. Hannah@RohanCanterbury says:

    Hello everyone!

    As i am sure some of you have seen on Rohantime that Diane is currently doing the Little British Things Tour and on Saturday 19th July she will be visiting us here in glorious Canterbury.

    Diane will be in the shop from 11-3 and will be available to talk to you about her adventures so far. We will also have a raffle with the chance to win Rohan discounts and iconic British prizes with all of the money going to the RNLI. We will also have a collection boat going around for the RNLI.

    If you are around next Saturday then please pop in, i’m sure you’ll agree that the RNLI is a great cause

    Love the Rohan Canterbury Team

  3. Hannah@RohanCanterbury says:

    So yesterday saw the start of our 20% off Summer Essentials! We’ve taken 20% off our short sleeved shirts, shorts and skirts so if you are off somewhere really hot or you just want to enjoy the British summer sun – pop on in and see what bargains there are!

  4. Sarah@RohanCanterbury says:

    It’s the Bank Holiday weekend and the last few days of our Mid Season Sale. we’re open 9.30 to 5.30 on Saturday and 10 to 4 on Sunday and Monday, so now’s your chance to grab the last of our bargains. It might be sunny but it’s cold, amongst our sale items we have Icepack jackets at 40% off and Icepack vests at 30% off. The sale ends on Monday so see you soon!

  5. Sarah@RohanCanterbury says:

    The sun is shining and our latest summer stock arrives this week – including lightweight Linen Plus jackets, trousers and shorts for men, and comfortable stretchy capris for women – perfect for lunch al fresco at one of Canterbury’s many restaurants.

  6. Hannah@RohanCanterbury says:

    Anything donated to GIFT YOUR GEAR will go to help charities across the UK who help to get people outdoors!

  7. Hannah@RohanCanterbury says:

    Spring is finally rearing its head and it’s time to Gift Your Gear. If you bring in any unwanted outdoor clothing to us (it doesn’t have to be Rohan) then we will give you 15% off any full price purchases made that day! Its the perfect time to stock up on those much needed spring and summer essentials, but remember… we still have all the April showers to come!!

    NB: we cannot accept footwear, socks or underwear.

  8. Arthur@RohanCanterbury says:

    The brief glimpse of sun is all you need to reassure you spring is on the way soon, so is our new season stock so come and have a look around. If you are expecting more rain instead we have a range of fully waterproof coats, umbrellas and hats that will withstand that side of this lovely British weather with ease.

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