The vibrant and inclusive spirit of Pride is set to take over the city streets as Pride Weekend starts tomorrow. This two-day extravaganza promises a delightful blend of parade, live entertainment and culinary delights. Whether you're a local or a visitor, this article will guide you through a memorable Pride Weekend experience in Canterbury, highlighting the must-visit venues for food, drink, and relaxation in the Castle Quarter.
Kickstart Your Day with a Flavourful Brew:
Before immersing yourself in the colourful parade, fuel up at the Micro Roastery. This cosy coffee shop will satisfy your caffeine cravings and set the perfect tone for the day ahead. For a heartier breakfast, Stag Coffee offers a menu with many vegan alternatives that cater to a variety of tastes.
Indulge in Delicious Lunch Options:
After the exhilarating parade, take a breather and treat yourself to a delightful lunch experience. No.35 and Saffron Cafe, both with lovely gardens, provide a serene atmosphere for a leisurely meal. Alternatively, grab a delicious sandwich to go from The Sandwich Bar, with their renowned egg mayo being a must-try. If you're craving something more substantial, City Fish Bar offers a delectable array of seafood options and one of the best fish & chips in town. Maybe you want to stay close to the Festival, Don Juan Café has a great selection of food and drinks right where the party happens.
Unwind and Recharge:
For a brief respite from the bustling festivities, make your way to Tiny Tim's Tearoom for a quintessentially British experience: afternoon tea. This charming establishment not only offers a delightful selection of teas and cakes but also features a secret outdoor space at the back, allowing you to relax and recharge before continuing your Pride Weekend adventures.
Satisfy Your Evening Cravings:
As the day transitions into evening, indulge in some comfort food and unwind at The Three Tuns or White Hart Inn. These cosy pubs provide a warm atmosphere and a menu filled with dishes that will leave you feeling satisfied. If you're craving Italian cuisine, head to Pinocchio's for its flavours and welcoming ambience. For those seeking a taste of street food, Notorious BRG and Castle Street Kebab deliver exactly that.
Raise a Glass of Celebration:
To truly immerse yourself in the celebratory atmosphere, treat yourself to a refreshing cocktail or two at Alberrys or The Loft, where an extensive selection awaits you. For a unique twist, visit The Cherry Tree and discover their signature drink (name can't be named but one will soon find out...).
With the Pride Weekend just around the corner, it's time to embrace the festive spirit and join in on the celebrations. This two-day extravaganza promises a memorable experience. So prepare your taste buds and get ready for a fun-filled and inclusive weekend that celebrates love, diversity and Pride.