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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1908

(Name from)

Old Buttermarket

Open 2019+

39 Burgate

Canterbury

01227 462170

https://www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/

https://www.whatpub.com/old-buttermarket

Old Buttermarket Old Buttermarket signOld Buttermarket plaque

Above photos taken by Paul Skelton, 19 May 2012.

 

 

Originally called the "Olive Branch" and at one time the premises of T. H. Walkley, wine and spirit merchants.

The above plaque gives the following information:- "There has been an Inn on this site for over 500 years. The original coaching inn called the "Black Boy," was here from the 1600s until 1908, the courtyard of which can still be seen today. The building itself is believed to have been built on Roman remains, as Roman flint pieces were found in the cellar. The old buttermarket used to be connected to Canterbury Cathedral via a series of tunnels - reputedly used by the monks as an escape route."

This pub had a rowdy nun in its upstairs room once part of the "White Bull Inn" (now Steam Trader) and a monk in the cellar whose spirit also haunted the former "Black Boy Inn" next door, now the Shakespeare wine bar.

 

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