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The Shakespeare Wine & Coffee House

Closed Now: 12:00 - 01:00
Open today: 12:00 - 01:00
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Nice winebar

About 50 wines on offer including Kentish wine. Cost and wonky like many buildings in Canterbury... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
North East
via mobile

I am a regular at The Shakespeare. Great wine. Great bar staff, and great chips and onion rings... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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40 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HW, England
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

We popped in for a meal at about 8.30 pm, and were told we had to order quickly because the kitchen was shutting in 15 minutes. I've always enjoyed this place at lunchtime but it was almost empty that evening, so felt rather sad. The...More

Thank Alcabe
Reviewed 22 March 2018

i've struggled to decide about the fifth star, lately having abandoned five-star reviews unless i encounter perfection. but here i did. i found the place quite by accident whilst wandering around town photographing the gathering snow (turned round after an interesting shot). it seemed like...More

1  Thank phiviz
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I've spent several happy afternoons over the last six months quaffing always-excellent wines in the lovely atmosphere offered by Shakespeare Wine & Coffee House. Favourite wine to date is the Alpha Zeta Amarone on offer - not cheap but quality seldom is. It is remarkable...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Its my stop of choice for a great glass of English white wine and a long leisurely chat. Haven't eaten here yet but the snacks that are delivered to tables around me always look great. Highly recommended for friends, partners or couples, great atmosphere.

Thank Mrs_OzKent
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Have loved coming here for many years but was extremely disappointed after my last visit. This was due to the fact that they refused to serve my friend as he was paying with the old one pound coins as they were not legal tender anymore....More

1  Thank jcobb2017
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

About 50 wines on offer including Kentish wine. Cost and wonky like many buildings in Canterbury. A good stop off on your way to one of the many good restaurants around - or you can eat here if you like

Thank NorthEastMe999
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Since discovering this wonderful, inviting and atmospheric little hole in the wall there has barely a week gone by without a visit to this hidden gem. All our visitors to the town are taken at least once and fall in love with the place as...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

I know I know, not a great title but hear me out "the terrible irony of that statement is not lost on me" Myself and partner are what you would call more than regulars and spend probably a lot more money than we should at...More

Thank diacodavey
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I am a regular at The Shakespeare. Great wine. Great bar staff, and great chips and onion rings. A little while back (with friends) I ventured into the territory of the 'shared platter' - and The Shakespeare had some fantastic platters - Seafood,meat (can't remember...More

Thank dawnreece
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I've been here 30/40 times over the last 3 or 4 years. This place was wonderful, with a great wines and lovely selection of reasonably priced nibbles. But it's changed. Same wines. And nibbles that look comparable to the old menu, but now appear on...More

Thank Alex C
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