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The Falstaff Bar

8-10 St. Dunstans Street, Canterbury CT2 8AF, England
+44 1227 462138
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Worst bar experience ever

Utterly shocked by the poor service and rude staff. Booked my fiancé’s surprise birthday party here... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Arushee
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Frankly not as good as normal

We've been here many times and enjoyed great cocktails. Tonight though the staff didn't seem to... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
DebnAndy39
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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The cocktail bar in the Falstaff Hotel, serving up a mix of in house creations and classic cocktails in a relaxed modern bar setting, open to hotel guests and the public.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible11%
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“bar staff” (4 reviews)
“piano playing” (2 reviews)
“london prices” (2 reviews)
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8-10 St. Dunstans Street, Canterbury CT2 8AF, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Utterly shocked by the poor service and rude staff. Booked my fiancé’s surprise birthday party here several months in advance which I was very much looking forward to, only to be sorely disappointed. I had made requests to the bar manager to have drinks and...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

We've been here many times and enjoyed great cocktails. Tonight though the staff didn't seem to know the difference between a Bacardi and a dark rum. Fairly attentive service though and helpful in finding a table.More

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john j, General Manager at The Falstaff Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Hi folks, thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback and I'm really sorry your most recent trip wasn't up to it's usual standard. I'd love to look in to this more to see if I can address the issues you had on...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Went with friends to send off my partners son who is off to Oz for a few months. Packed at 1900 with a very loud group in the main bar. Pathetic new cocktail menu looking like a Chinese takeaway offering. Most insulting for a round...More

Thank Nick S
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john j, Manager at The Falstaff Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Hi Nick I'm very sorry to hear your visit didn't meet expectations. I'd like to address some of the points you've raised in your review. Firstly our current cocktail menu, the drinks are all designed around food combinations and as such we jovially designed the...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

The bar staff are true cocktails artists. The selection of cocktails is impressive and the flavours very unusual but exceptional. This is the only bar in town that really knows how to make an old fashioned. It is easy to spend lots of money in...More

Thank neale75
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john j, Manager at The Falstaff Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Hi Neale Thanks so much for your feedback, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely beer choices, nothing like kicking back in the sun either out front or out back in the courtyard and watching the world go by!

Thank Joseph-Santiago
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john j, Manager at The Falstaff Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Hi Joseph Glad you liked our beer selection, hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Came here for a quick pit stop before a shopping trip with my best friend. The cocktails are absolutely fantastic, well presented, made with care and attention and complementary flavours. After one cheeky cocktail, I couldn't resist a dabble with a gin or two. A...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Lucky to get a cancellation for one night. Arrived at 10.15 to a buzzing cocktail bar. Shown to a newly refurbished room behind the hotel which was lovely! Bar was really nice and staff pleasant and friendly. Breakfast was excellent. Hotel right in the high...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Haven't visited Canterbury for years so decided to have a little walkabout. Walked past a place where we could hear someone on the piano playing quite modern songs on the oldest looking piano you've ever seen. The look inside looked good too a lovely big...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

We visited this bar for cocktails prior to an early dinner. First impressions were good, the surroundings comfortable and the cocktail/drinks menu impressive. I had the High Tea cocktail which is definitely the best cocktail I have ever had and my husband was extremely excited...More

Thank Frances P
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We went for cocktails after work. The cocktails were quite nice and original. They have their own cocktails menu but you can always ask for the classic ones. Overall it was a nice experience with a great settings for afterwork drinks 🍹

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