Canterbury Ale House
If the charcoal-gray portcullis doesn't make Canterbury Ale House's medieval theme apparent, then the pub's interior removes all doubt. A decorative suit of armor dutifully stands guard. Sunlight streams through a stained glass window. Coats of arms adorn the walls. Even the pool cues have been replaced with period-authentic jousting lances. Although these details all set a distinctive tone throughout the space, the ale house isn't stuck in the Middle Ages.
More than anything, Canterbury Ale House is a neighborhood pub, with groups of regulars and passersby alike stopping in to enjoy a pint. It's lauded as "one of the best spots to open on the Hill this year," according to Tan Vinh of the Seattle Times. There's nearly 30 different draft beers to choose from, not to mention a selection of classic and signature cocktails. In between sips, patrons can entertain themselves with a quick game of darts, shuffleboard, or pool.
Much like the spirit of the ale house in general, the food menu combines traditional and contemporary cooking. The kitchen prepares familiar bar staples as well as more refined pub fare. This includes dishes such as shepherd's pie and fish and chips with house-made tartar sauce alongside kale caesar salads and charred broccolini with sides of aioli.