The Sun Inn

£65.00

Situated in Canterbury, directly next to the Cathedral gate, this building dates from around 1440 – so it pre-dates even the beautifully sculptured gateway next to it! .

It was originally a Pilgrims’ Hostel called “Sonne Hospice”. The site is recorded from Saxon times and has been linked with the Cathedral over a millennium.

In medieval times the inn was called the “The Sun” and became one of the original English tea houses. It was even referred to in the works of Charles Dickens.

Later on the name ‘Sun Inn’ moved to a Public House in neighbouring Sun Street. Today the building is occupied by a coffee shop. This has blue painted walls as the ‘The Sun’ with it’s windows filled with jugs and bottles, and advertising Cask Ales , Wines & Beers.

The Sun Inn measures 23cm (9 & 1/8″) tall to the top of the chimney, x 8.6cm (3 & 1/2″) wide.

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Situated in Canterbury, directly next to the Cathedral gate, this building dates from around 1440 – so it pre-dates even the beautifully sculptured gateway next to it! .

It was originally a Pilgrims’ Hostel called “Sonne Hospice”. The site is recorded from Saxon times and has been linked with the Cathedral over a millennium.

In medieval times the inn was called the “The Sun” and became one of the original English tea houses. It was even referred to in the works of Charles Dickens.

Later on the name ‘Sun Inn’ moved to a Public House in neighbouring Sun Street. Today the building is occupied by a coffee shop. This has blue painted walls as the ‘The Sun’ with it’s windows filled with jugs and bottles, and advertising Cask Ales , Wines & Beers.

The Sun Inn measures 23cm (9 & 1/8″) tall to the top of the chimney, x 8.6cm (3 & 1/2″) wide.

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