The Griffins Head, Canterbury

The Griffins Head

  • Welcome to The Griffins Head

Beams, flagstones and timbers are evocative period features of the Griffin’s Head, a superb village pub with so much to recommend it.

The award-winning pub offers real ales, delicious food, picturesque views, two blazing log fires in inglenook fireplaces in the winter, and in the summer a delightful garden, embraced by wild roses with a pond.

It is well worth venturing off the beaten track to this hostelry, a valued part of the local community as well as a favourite destination for pub and food connoisseurs.

As a traditional establishment, the Griffin's Head aims to offer an adults-only environment for eating, drinking and socialising; as such, children are not permitted inside the pub.

The Griffin’s Head was built during the time of Edward I and was a farmhouse forming part of the estate of John de Chillenden until 1405.

Ales and ciders were brewed for centuries at the property which remained a farm until 1766 when it became the fully licensed Griffin’s Head, serving travellers on the main Canterbury to Deal road.

Special features include summer barbecues and the pub is a favourite meeting place for cricketers and vintage car enthusiasts.