The Goods ShedFarmers Market, Food Hall & Restaurant

I went to the market…

…and I bought fresh stocks from Badlesmere, some traditionally reared pork chops, local mackerel, bread pulled straight from the oven and vegetables collected that morning from Kentish farms.

I sat and had a fine sandwich from Jonnie Sandwich with a glass of wine from Clive and pondered Sunday lunch. The seasonal restaurant menu inspired local venison, celeriac, black pudding and cobnuts.

The Butcher gave me cooking advice for the haunch of Stour Valley venison and I grabbed the black pudding from Murrays General Stores. The Cheesemakers of Canterbury furnished me with their own Ashmore and other fine cheeses for a board, local juices and homemade pickles.

At Wild Goose, folk were enjoying hedgerow-inspired cocktails and little dishes. Next time, I thought…

Some thoughts on the restaurant...

“Ingredients are “sourced” from roughly 2ft away in the market: finest Kentish produce, British traditions and techniques, Spanish sensibilities. The result is balm to the soul, not to mention the kind of grub that sends you off with a giant grin on your well-fed chops.”

The Guardian

“Enter, and you are confronted by the kind of scene that makes you wonder if you’ve died and been whisked off to gastronomic heaven: the finest Kentish fruit and veg, glorious, doughy pillows of fresh bread – and the said dead animals, lots of them, all heaped under a rustic wood-beamed roof, flooded with light from grand Victorian windows. It’s enough to make a Londoner burst into tears and decamp to the country.”

The Telegraph

Farmers Market & Food Hall

The Goods Shed is far more than a restaurant; it is also a farmers market that has been showcasing local produce and fine foods from an array of independent suppliers since 2002.

You’ll find a veg stall, a butchery and the only independent fishmonger in Canterbury. Our stalls are bursting with artisanal British cheeses, breads baked on-site, fresh pasta, charcuterie and speciality ingredients. We sell fine wines from independent importers and offer the largest number of British bottled beers in the South East of England.

Browse our produce or tuck into a sumptuous lunch – we bring the traditional market together with casual dining to create a unique experience. From rustic pies and gourmet sandwiches to cocktails and small plates, you can enjoy the flavours and atmosphere of The Goods Shed in a laid-back market setting.

Shop Online

We now provide an online shopping service for Veg, Meat & Fish. It’s quick and easy, so let us do the hard work for you!

Getting Here

On Foot

From anywhere in Canterbury, just follow the signs to Canterbury West Railway Station. From the High Street we are about 5 minutes walk.

By Car

Our car park is reserved for customers and free of charge.

By Bicycle

We’ve got a lovely bike rack for you to secure your vehicle to. We’re on the Crab & Winkle Way route too.

By Rail

We are next to Canterbury West Station. Under 1 hour from London on the high speed train!

Opening Times

Market

Tuesday to Saturday

9am – 7pm
(Winter closing 6pm)

Sunday

10am – 4pm

Closed Monday

Restaurant

Tuesday to Friday

Breakfast

Closed
(try Wild Goose on the market floor!)

Lunch

12pm - 2.30pm

Dinner

6pm – Midnight
Last Order from the Kitchen 9.30pm

Saturday

Breakfast

8am – 10.30am

Lunch

12pm - 3pm

Dinner

6pm – Midnight
Last Order 9.30pm

Sunday

Breakfast

9am – 10.30am

Lunch

12pm - 3pm

Contact Us

Market & Online Orders

01227 462 688

Restaurant

01227 459 153

Please note the restaurant does not take bookings via email.

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