The Kings Head

204 Wincheap, Canterbury, CT1 3RY, United Kingdom
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Old Weavers Restaurant

by tebyrne

Last September, my family visited England. We ate at many wonderful places. One particular favorite of ours was some cole slaw we had. My Dad swears he ate it at the Old Weavers Restaurant but I remember that he ate roast beef and had peas with gravy for his meal and I don't think that he had cole slaw with it. Now we are going crazy trying to have this settled between us! Does anyone know if they serve cole slaw there and if they do, would they serve it with a meal of roast beef? I appreciate any insight anyone might have in bringing peace to our family.
E Byrne

RE: Old Weavers Restaurant

by leics

Erm.........England has some interesting food, and some interesting food combinations, but I doubt if anywhere would serve coleslaw with what sounds like a roast beef dinner (meat/gravy/roast potatoes/veg etc). Coleslaw is fairly common as part of a salad though; is it possible you were eating at somewhere with a 'carvery' where you add your own vegetables etc to the roast meat from a buffet? If that was the case, your dad might have decided to add coleslaw I suppose. Perhaps this compromise solution might pour a bit of oil on your troubled family waters? :-)

RE: RE: Old Weavers Restaurant

by colin_bramso

I agree, coleslaw wouldn't be served with a roast beef meal.

RE: RE: Old Weavers Restaurant

by mels1962

It was horseradish surely.

It must be illegal to eat coleslaw with roast beef. If not then it should be. I will write to my MP.

RE: RE: Old Weavers Restaurant

by chrishc

I know the restaurant but don't think I have eaten there, lovely building next to the river and lots of beams. They would probably serve coleslaw and definitely roast beef but wouldn't expect it together. There are loads of restaurants in Canterbury, did you eat in any others.

Maybe make your own coleslaw I think it always tastes better that way, my favourite is to finely slice white cabbage, grate a carrot (although not strictly a coleslaw ingredient but appears in all the shop bought versions and many other recipes) finely slice a large onion andmix them all together with a couple of large spoons of mayo and a small one of aioli (garlic mayo) and some black pepper and my secret ingredient poppy seeds. Gorgeous.

RE: RE: Old Weavers Restaurant

by PeteG

It must be horseradish. Only a mad demented fool like an evil villain from James Bond would eat coleslaw with roast beef!!

Travel Tips for Canterbury

The Nave...

by coceng

First : The Nave;
It's one of the most magnificent surviving examples of English Gothic architecture...
It was all begun in 1377, probably designed & excuted under the direction of master mason Henry Yevele...
Caught a sight of another statue adorning the wall of the nave inside The Canterbury Cathedral...I thought this statue looked a bit Indian-ish...What do you think ?

What to bring with?

by Jenniflower

Luggage with wheels is always a good idea, wherever you are travelling. Whether snowy/wet/sunny/warm or cold weather, layer your clothing.
Wear thermal underwear (these are easily bought at the local clothing shops), with warm leggings and a top under a toasty jacket for the cold. I have my trusty grey duffle coat, plus a white snow jacket for this type of weather, and they are a godsend!
Wear flat shoes that have a good grip, as when it is snowing, and afterwards, when it is sludge, it's really difficult to walk and keep your balance!
Always remember to bring a cap/hat that covers your head and neck for when it gets hot, as well as sunglasses. Sunscreen (Factor 35 is the minimum factor I use, no matter what the weather is), headache tablets and usual little things like some plasters for blisters, cotton wool, germolene etc. Your camera, with charger, and a EUROPEAN plug extension. Have a map of the area handy, plus a local bird, flower and tree book. For this you also need a pair of good quality binoculars


by nhcram about Tapas En Las Trece

This restaurant has been refubished and the last time I went here we had a wonderful meal. The service was speedy but we were not rushed. The food was of good quality and not too expensive. You can have small portions to try or a larger dish as a main course. They do good wine too. \The patatas Bravas were very good.

Arabic cusine

by clairegeordio about Azouma

Azouma is a restaurant located in a lovely old building in the City Centre of Canterbury and includes dishes from Morocco, Tunisia, Syria, Turkey, Egypt and other Mediterranean and Arabic countries.
It had a very traditional feel to it, with small wooden stools and benches with lots of cushions, lamps, incense burning, traditional music and staff in traditional dress. The choice of food was immense! It took a while to decide! I tried pastry parcels filled with feta, cheddar and haloumi cheeses and parsley, crepe with feta cheese and spinach and for main course Moussaka.

Canterbury Cathedral

by Tom_Fields

Canterbury Cathedral is one of Britain's most historic churches. The first archbishop of Canterbury was St. Augustine, who arrived as a missionary in 597 AD. King Ethelbert gave him a church, which became the first cathedral in Britain.

In the 12th century, King Henry II appointed his friend Thomas Becket to be Archbishop of Canterbury. Aftter the two had a falling out, and a power struggle, four of King Henry's knights took matters into their own hands. They went into the Cathedral and murdered Becket inside. The site of this crime is marked by a small shrine called the Altar of the Sword's Point (see the last photo).

During the English Civil War of the 17th century, the Cathedral was sacked by the Puritans. It took years to repair all the damage.


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