Canterbury – The Foundry

Back in Canterbury, so back on my little walking trail whilst visiting some of the better rated pubs in the city….

The reasoning for the pub’s name becomes apparent given the industrial look of the buildings.

I like a bit of pub history. The foundry was started in 1835 as a small ironworks, and has made a wide range of items since, including street-lights, torpedoes, girders and engines.

These are some decent choices, and it’s pleasing to see so many stout options, including nitro stouts. Some of these are a little expensive, given the ABV, but the selection feels on-trend and relevant. And it reminds me a little of California….

I opted for the Street Light Porter which has a rich taste and notes of chocolate.

The beer names are inspired by the building’s past use. The service was efficient and friendly, with a laid-back and comfortable atmosphere. There is music on in the background, but pleasingly it’s quiet and not distracting.

The upstairs bar, which seems to be primarily used for restaurants. It’s quite a spacious location though, with a downstairs bar and external seating.

This was about as busy as it got during my visit….