About Us

Hidden away in the picturesque village of Harbledown,
on the outskirts of the Historic City of Canterbury

The Old Coach & Horses pub/French bistro offers a wide selection of freshly prepared food and beautiful wine in a casual & relaxed atmosphere. We pride ourselves on being a ‘village pub’ at the heart of the local community, using local suppliers and seasonal produce. A choice of three different garden areas in the summer or a roaring log fire in the winter and beautiful restaurant year round, Bistro Valerie at The Old Coach & Horses is always cosy, friendly, vibrant and informal, but always striving for the best in service, atmosphere and good food.

Our Menus

Set, pre order menus are available for party bookings
Roasts are available for lunch every Sunday.

All menus are samples and therefore are subject to change.

Our Food

We pride ourselves on our level of service and quality of our food. As a fully French bistro, our team of chefs strive to create great menus, which are both traditional and diverse, using fresh and seasonal local produce.

Of course, we’re famous for our Traditional Sunday Roast Menu too, offering a choice of meat or vegetarian options.

Our Wine

We have worked very hard and pride ourselves on our extensive wine list. Personally, tasting all our wine, whittling down from a wide selection to the fine-tuned list that we offer our customers. In order for them to truly enjoy and pair with either personal preference or the dishes from our food menus. We offer great wines from around the world, alongside select, locally produced British wines.

For something a little more special, we also have an offering of fizz and champagne.

“Our passion in seasonal local produce drives our ever changing menus.”

Our Cocktails

Our cocktail offering has been produced from many years of experience within this field. We have created a cocktail menu which includes traditional, on trend and our own contemporary creations. If it’s a favourite cocktail that you require or you wish to be inspired by us, a quick chat with our team is all you need, we are sure to hit the mark.

Cocktail Menu

Our Team

Our team is a close knit and dynamic group, comprised of enthusiastic and experienced individuals, working seamlessly side by side to create a relaxed and informed dining experience. Our lead team members are as follows.

Our Events

Keep up to date with our upcoming events, including local bands, themed evenings and charity fundraisers for the local community.

“Choose from three different garden areas in the summer or a roaring log fire in the winter”


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We love to talk to our customers and chat through passions and discussion points.

Book with us now. For parties over six or room/event hire please call 01227 766609

You are welcome to bring a dog.

“freshly prepared food & beautiful wine in a casual, relaxed atmosphere”

The Old Coach & Horses

Contact us today

The Old Coach Horses, Church Hill, Harbledown, Canterbury, CT2 9AB

Dining Times

Tuesday to Friday

Lunch 12pm – 3pm | Dinner 6pm – 9pm


All day 12pm – 9pm


3 sittings at

12pm  1:45 & 3:30pm

Opening Times

Tuesday to Friday

12pm – 11pm


12pm – 12am


12pm – 10am