Sitting snugly on Canterbury’s medieval High Street, this branch of the ABode hotel chain not only includes Michael Caines flagship restaurant, but also a self-appointed ‘tavern’. The name might suggest ‘ye olde’ watering hole, but the Old Brewery is bang up to date with its sliding glass windows, bright contemporary furnishings and a smart, all-year decking area protected by a heated ‘umbrella’. Assorted platters and grills supplement an upbeat choice of Scotch duck eggs, smoked halibut with herb crème fraîche, chicken, leek and mushroom pie or wild mushroom gnocchi – all based on Kentish produce where possible. Kids have their own menu and the drinks list includes locally brewed beers and cider as well as a strong contingent of international wines. Regular live music, DJ nights and special promotions are a feature of the place.