While The Black Horse Inn may not boast the title of the oldest or grandest Bed and Breakfast in Canterbury, our historic building carries a distinctive charm, creating a stay in a building with many stories to tell.”

Our distinct advantage lies in our balanced approach. With a modest 14 rooms, we offer a home away from home, providing a perfect place to relax, after a day in the bustling city of Canterbury,, choose from our  array of room types, including singles, doubles, and family accommodations, reflecting our commitment to providing a personalized and varied experience, complemented by the excellence of our on-site restaurant.”

Not only do we offer a charming Canterbury hotel, but also additional services and amenities, all with reasonable prices, that set us apart. The Black Horse Inn is not just a place to stay; it’s a welcoming retreat, appealing to both leisure travellers and business professionals in the UK.”



Welcome to Black Horse Canterbury, nestled in the historic city of Canterbury. Our charming bed and breakfast extends a warm invitation to travellers from around the globe to the UK,  experience the wonders of the ancient walled city. Situated on a quiet road in the heart of Canterbury, Kent, our small yet friendly establishment ensures a tranquil retreat.

As one of the safest cities in the England, awarded the prestigious purple star for its exemplary safety, you can check in remotely from 2 pm onwards for a seamless arrival experience.

Our traditional Canterbury Hotel is conveniently located just five minutes from Canterbury West Station, a mere 10-minute stroll to the town centre, and a 15-minute walk to the University of Kent. Offering quality accommodation, each of our fourteen rooms boasts modern en-suite facilities, recently refurbished in serene colours with period furniture, retaining the charm of the original features such as fireplaces, wall panelling, and floors.

Experience ultimate comfort with every bed featuring a new memory-foam topped mattress on a sprung base. Our small en-suites come complete with a power shower, heated towel rail, LED mirror, and complimentary toiletries. Additional amenities include a beverage welcome tray, hairdryer, fan, and a smart TV.

Enjoy your complimentary CONTINENTAL or FULL-ENGLISH BREAKFAST served from 8 am to 10 am, unless you’ve opted for ‘ROOM ONLY.’ Early birds can request breakfast from 7 am with prior notice. If a change of plans prompts a craving for breakfast, ring in advance. For those seeking culinary delights, our evening meals are available from 5 pm to 9 pm Thursday to Saturday, with a Sunday roast from 12 pm to 6 pm (pre-orders are recommended).

Explore the cultural richness of Canterbury with attractions like the Marlowe Theatre and the iconic Canterbury Cathedral. To enhance your stay, call us at 01227 455411 at least an hour before arrival. Please note, late bookings made on the same day past 10 pm are not accepted.


  • Mindful of energy consumption, our app-controlled heating system ensures efficient usage. We’ve partnered with Octopus, known for their green approach.
  • Emphasizing recycling, we responsibly manage hard plastic, tins, glass, and paper.
  • Kitchen waste contributes to feeding our chickens, while green waste is composted on our owner’s smallholding for garden use.
  • Fresh local flowers, sourced weekly from our owner’s and a friend’s garden, adorn our spaces.
  • Prioritizing local produce, our Award-Winning sausages hail from a nearby farm and shop.
  • Our commitment to sustainability is reflected in our high EPC rating, achieved through thorough insulation during restoration, LED lighting, and eco-friendly practices.


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10/10 definitely coming back Amazing customer service, the young water was very friendly, staff go above and beyond for guests, room was very clean and bed was made oh so lovely.
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Count me in to stay here again! Staff is friendly, accommodating and helpful. Breakfast (full English) and the pastries are ridiculously delicious. Located off the beaten path but within walking distance of all the “must-see” sites.
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Wedding i booked all the family in here (6 rooms) for a wedding. some of us stayed all week others for a few days it was great the staff were fanatic couldn't help more.