Things To Do

 RESTAURANTS IN CANTERBURY
Here is a short list of popular restaurants, although there are many more on the Canterbury and the surrounding area: http://www.canterbury.co.uk/food-and-drink/
Please contact the restaurant directly for more information...  * indicates reservation required on Saturdays
  • Deesons* (British)  http://www.deesonsrestaurant.co.uk/index.php    01227 767854
  • Marlowes (British/ Mediterranean)   http://www.marlowesrestaurant.co.uk/index.htm
  • Salt (British tapas)  www.saltcanterbury.co.uk  01227 788595
  • Cafe Mauresque*  (North African)   http://www.cafemauresque.com/swf/start.html  Phone:01227 464300
  • Chapmans Restaurant *(Seafood) Phone:01227 780749
  • Goods Shed* (British/Organic)  http://thegoodsshed.co.uk/ Phone:01227 459153
  • Cafe de Amis* (Mexican)    http://www.cafedez.com/
  • Pinocchio's (Family - Italian)  Phone:01227 457538
  • Michael Caines at the Abode* (Fine dining)   http://www.michaelcaines.com/locations/canterbury
  • Cafe du Soleil (Mediterranean/European) www.cafedusoleil.co.uk
  • The Old Weaver (British) Phone:01227 464660
  • Oscar & Bentleys (British Gluten-Free) http://www.oscar-bentleys.co.uk/   01227 454544
Nightime entertainment
Lots of pubs are open and many will have live music. 
THE CUBAN has live music and a DJ at weekends.  Salsa is the name of the game on SATURDAYS and throughout the week it seems to have a nice buzz. They have a delicious tapas menu and good quality restaurant too.
THE BALLROOM has a variety of regular and special events throughout the week  http://www.theballroom.co/flash_venue.html
THE PICTURE HOUSE Is a trendy bar and eating place.  Great cocktails.  picturehousecanterbury.comPhone:01227 379157

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YEAR LONG ACTIVITIES ~~~

One of the highlights of a visit to the region is the famous 'Crab and Winkle' bike path that stretches from Canterbury to the coast.  We recommend that you take a look at Canterbury Cycle Hire on: www.wcch.co.uk  or call 07791114529.  You can pick up your bike directly from the garden at the House of Agnes and you can even go one-way only if you are not very keen on riding all the way back!

Many visitors to Canterbury would also like to know more about this area of Kent. 'Tours of the Realm' offer chauffeured sightseeing tours of rural and historic Britain for individual travellers or small exclusive groups of up to 3  people  www.toursoftherealm.com or email enquiries@toursoftherealm.com


Combine a stay at the House of Agnes with a visit to the brand new MARLOWE THEATRE which opened in October 2011. You are likely to be able to see one of The UK's biggest and best touring shows and performances such as the famous  'Dirty Dancing' or Midnight Tango (direct from London's West End).  Some of the best known music artist such as, Suggs, Elvis Costello and Jools Holland have performed this year.  Check out the fabulous autumn and winter seasons on www.marlowetheatre.com

 

One of the many interesting things you can do whilst in the area is to visit the Shepherds Neame Brewery in nearby Faversham.  At the House of Agnes we're proud to serve a variety of their wonderful local beers and you can go one step further... By experiencing a Brewery Tour where you can go behind the scenes of a busy working brewery as well as learn some of the history of beer-making... not to mention the tasting at the end !!!  Well worth the visit. Click on http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/brewery/tours/


The famous Canterbury Festival held in October this year is Kent's International Arts Festival and is one of the most important cultural events in the South East.  It attracts an audience of over 70,000 people of all ages to 200 free and ticketed events, drawn from across Kent, London and the South East.

Every year festival fortnight includes a wide range of events, including Music, Theatre & Dance, Comedy, Science, Exhibitions, Walks and Talks.  http://www.canterburyfestival.co.uk/     Phone 01227 787787 

Canterbury Golf Club has a fabulous 18 hole course designed by Harry Colt. When residing at the House of Agnes you can play by arrangement.  Just ask at reception for more details or go to www.canterburygolfclub.co.uk to view the course and to obtain further information on the restaurant, pro shop and driving range. 

For an unforgettable day trip, and only a half hour drive from Canterbury, try Leeds Castle (said to be the most beautiful castle in the UK).  Check the following link: http://www.leeds-castle.com/land.php

 

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BRAND NEW at the House of Agnes

PAMPER YOURSELF WITH OUR IN-HOUSE SPA TREATMENTS

Our highly experienced beauty therapist Sabi Pokharel has trained in some of the most exclusive Five Star hotels in the world.  She comes to us with a selection of treatments which we are  able to offer to our guests in the privacy of their own rooms at the House of Agnes.  Manicures and pedicures are offered by Rachel who has many years experience in hotel spas and also has a dedicated local clientèle.

Treatments must be booked in advance and availability is limited due to popularity

  • Luxury Manicures and pedicures from £25.00
  • Fabulous facials from £45.00
  • A range of full body massages from £65.00 including deep tissue , sports and aromatherapy massages
Only the best products are used in these treatments, including OPI nail products and Elemis face and body products.
Contact us for further information and  for a complete list of treatments available