Things To Do

We are very lucky to have so many excellent restaurants, cafes and bistros.  Here is a short list of popular independent restaurants, although there are many more in Canterbury and the surrounding area: WE can help you and advise you on arrival or contact the restaurant directly for more information...  Reservation recommended on Saturdays and Graduation Weeks
  • Deesons* (British)    01227 767854 01227 767854
  • Salt (British tapas)  01227 788595 01227 788595
  • Cafe Mauresque*  (North African)  Phone:01227 464300 01227 464300
  • Chapmans Fish Restaurant *(Seafood) Phone:01227 780749 01227 780749
  • Goods Shed* (British/Organic) Phone:01227 459153 01227 459153
  • Cafe de Amis* (Mexican)
  • The Ambrette* Award winning Indian/British Fusion restaurant. Tel  01227 200 777 01227 200 777
  • TAMAGO (Japanese) 01227  01227 634537
  • Pinocchio's (Family - Italian)  Phone:01227 457538 01227 457538
  • Cafe du Soleil (Mediterranean/European)
  • The Old Weaver (British) Phone:01227 464660 01227 464660
  • Oscar & Bentleys (British Gluten-Free)   01227 454544 01227 454544
Saturday 9th July 2016 - 10-11:30 MEDIEVAL PAGEANT - Starts at Westgate Tower near the House of Agnes - See just how miserable Queen Anne of Aquitaine can be (poor lady) !!!
Nightime entertainment
Lots of pubs are open and many will have live music. 
THE CUBAN has live music and a DJ at weekends.  Salsa is the name of the game on SATURDAYS and throughout the week it seems to have a nice buzz. They have a delicious tapas menu and good quality restaurant too.
THE BALLROOM is a fun place for adults of all ages! It has a variety of regular and special events throughout the week


The famous Canterbury Festival held in October is Kent's International Arts Festival and is one of the most important cultural events in the South East.  It attracts an audience of over 70,000 people of all ages to 200 free and ticketed events, drawn from across Kent, London and the South East.

Every year festival fortnight includes a wide range of events, including Music, Theatre & Dance, Comedy, Science, Exhibitions, Walks and Talks.   Phone 01227 787787   This year's Festival is from 18 October - 1 November 2016

One of the highlights of a visit to the region is the famous 'Crab and Winkle' bike path that stretches from Canterbury to the coast.  We recommend that you take a look at Canterbury Cycle Hire on:  or call 07791114529.  You can pick up your bike directly from the garden at the House of Agnes and you can even go one-way only if you are not very keen on riding all the way back!

Many visitors to Canterbury would also like to know more about this area of Kent. 'Tours of the Realm' offer chauffeured sightseeing tours of rural and historic Britain for individual travellers or small exclusive groups of up to 3  people or email

Combine a stay at the House of Agnes with a visit to the fabulous MARLOWE THEATRE  See the UK's biggest and best touring shows and performances direct from London's West End such as THRILLER, ANNIE, LET IT BE  or concerts from people like the amazing Cee-Lo Green.  Check out the fabulous summer and autumn seasons on


One of the many interesting things you can do whilst in the area is to visit the Shepherds Neame Brewery in nearby Faversham.  At the House of Agnes we're proud to serve a variety of their wonderful local beers and you can go one step further... By experiencing a Brewery Tour where you can go behind the scenes of a busy working brewery as well as learn some of the history of beer-making... not to mention the tasting at the end !!!  Well worth the visit. Click on

Canterbury Golf Club has a fabulous 18 hole course designed by Harry Colt. When residing at the House of Agnes you can play by arrangement.  Just ask at reception for more details or go to to view the course and to obtain further information on the restaurant, pro shop and driving range. 

For an unforgettable day trip, and only a half hour drive from Canterbury, try Leeds Castle (said to be the most beautiful castle in the UK).  Check the following link: