Cathedral Gate Hotel & Coffee House

Cathedral Gate Hotel & Coffee House


Cathedral Gate Hotel & Coffee House & Sun Inn

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 an inn in neighbouring Sun Street.  Today the building is occupied by a coffee shop.  We offer this building in to two colourways.  With blue painted walls as the ‘The Sun’ with it’s windows filled with jugs and bottles, and advertising Cask Ales , Wines & Beers,  and as the Cathedral Gate Hotel & Coffee House, with Fair-trade coffee and home made cakes.  When ordering, please state which colour way you want in the notes section.

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