The Jackdaw

The Street Denton Canterbury United Kingdom CT4 6QZ

Forces Discount: Members of the British Forces can claim a 10% discount on their food bill.

The Jackdaw was originally called The Red Lion changing its name in 1964 as the then owners, Whitbread, felt that there were too many pubs in the area by the same name. The new name was derived from ‘The Jackdaw of Rheims’, the work of Sir Thomas Ingoldsby, a one time local resident. The inn gained much notoriety when it featured in the 1969 MGM film, ‘The Battle of Britain’, and there are scenes, staring Susannah York and Christopher Plummer, which were shot in the public bar area and outside. Whilst preserving the old world charm of a country inn at the front the Jackdaw has extensive, contemporary dining areas behind, as well as a beautiful yet secluded beer garden at the back. The Spitfire room is of particular interest being home to a wealth of WWII RAF memorabilia and is ideal for small parties of up to twelve looking for something a little bit special. A popular stopping off point with tourists this inn enjoys brisk trade and so booking tables in advance is always recommended.

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