The Monument was established as a pub in 1803 and the building itself is even older, sitting on the crossroads of St Dunstans Street, London Road and Whitstable Road for over 400 years. With St Dunstans church just opposite, the street outside has remained the main route into Canterbury from London for over a millennium.
The name of The Monument comes from a large wooden crucifix which stood on the junction outside. Sadly, it was removed before the invention of photography but an artists impression sits proudly opposite our main bar. The wooden cross would have welcomed pilgrims to Canterbury after the arduous journey from London, signifying that they had made it to the city, with the West Gate and city walls finally in sight.
As well as a beautiful and historic building, we are also very lucky to have one of Canterbury's biggest beer gardens. Packed full of colourful plants and plenty of seating, we hope you can enjoy a drink in the sunshine during your visit.
At The Monument we are very proud of our selection of high quality drinks at reasonable prices. As a freehouse we are able to source exactly what we want behind the bar. We also have an exciting new menu made from well sourced local ingredients.