The Monument Pub: Food Review

Vegan Pub

I was partly horrified, and partly ecstatic to see that an all-Vegan pub was opening just around the corner from my University flat. My Uni life would have been MADE if The Monument had just opened a little sooner! I can imagine the many late night doner burgers, and pub garden lunches *sob*. Anyway, it’s here now, and I’m making up for lost time by visiting as much as I can whilst I’m here for the summer.

The Monument is just a short walk away from the thriving centre of the city – I would say that it’s roughly a 10-15 minute stroll away from the cathedral. It has such a nice peaceful atmosphere and is a perfect break away from the (sometimes stressful) heart of Canterbury. As soon as you arrive you are enveloped by the cosy, classic pub vibe: the dark wooden interior, the intimate high top stool tables, and the wooden rounded bar. Then you walk out into the bright conservatory-like seating area, and out into the huge garden that has plenty more seating.

The inside is perfect for a warm evening meal, but the garden is definitely the place to be for the summer; luckily, both times I visited it was a beautiful sunny day, and so I was able to feast outside. The garden is full of gorgeous and thriving wildflowers, so there are plenty of butterflies, bees, and other busy creatures; it’s a great little spot for some macro photography too.

Vegan Pub

I was totally overwhelmed by their menu, although it’s not huge; it’s still an impressive amount of choice for us Vegans. When I first visited we ordered the “Tofish and chips” and the Devil burger (I think that’s what it was called?!).

I have no clue how they made the tartar sauce but it tasted identical to the normal version in my opinion – it seems like Vegan sauces are definitely their specialty because I loved the garlicky mayo that comes with the doner burger too (I’m so hungry thinking about it!!). I definitely recommend the Devil burger (or hot dog) if you’re a fan of spicy food; the ‘Big Dick’s Hot Sauce’ that they use is the best and is actually spicy unlike a lot of hot sauces they have in restaurants.

Vegan Pub

The second time I visited we ordered an embarrassingly huge banquet that consisted of, “Italian Burger”, “Doner Burger”, “Doner Kebab”, garlic bread, onion rings, and nachos… Safe to say I was painfully full afterward but it was so worth it (I desperately wanted to try the battered Oreos but I’m always too full). In my opinion, the doner meat in the burger and kebab is good enough to rival “What The Pitta” in London! It was amazing.

My mum isn’t Vegan (or Vegetarian) and yet she loved the “Italian Burger”, and said that she wouldn’t even notice that the burger wasn’t meat if we didn’t tell her beforehand. She also said that the mozzarella in the burger tastes almost identical to dairy mozzarella, the only thing that wasn’t perfect was the texture, which I feel is so difficult to get right when it comes to Vegan cheeses.

Vegan Pub

This pub has such friendly staff, which I feel is one of the many reasons why it’s so popular. It seems like the owners are constantly working on their menu to improve it for their huge amount of customers, which is great. If you’re nearby or thinking of travelling to Canterbury you should definitely swing by The Monument and give it a try. If you’re not Vegan or Vegetarian, I can guarantee you’ll be impressed! Here’s their Facebook page and website if you want to give them a look.


Vegan Pub

P.S If you enjoyed this post here’s another amazing junk food Vegan place in Canterbury.

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  • Debbythechocoholic
    Posted at 22:44h, 03 September Reply

    This looks really delicious!

  • adkinsdomain
    Posted at 02:03h, 29 August Reply

    What a feast! Your pictures are so grabbing, They very much add to your content. I keep reading that pictures are important, and blogs like yours really highlight that for me..

    • Jenny
      Posted at 07:45h, 29 August Reply

      Aw thank you so much!

  • Cidália Sola
    Posted at 19:31h, 26 August Reply

    I´m already starving ahah
    Nice quality photo!


  • caterina sosso
    Posted at 09:07h, 25 August Reply

    Mmm looks so yummy!!!

    Caterina |

  • Fiona O'Donnell
    Posted at 08:18h, 25 August Reply

    That place looks amazing. We are spoiled for choice with vege and vegan food in West Cork. It seems to cater hugely for those dietary choices. But we are a little far from you 🤔

    • Jenny
      Posted at 15:36h, 25 August Reply

      Ooh wonderful, my family are from Cork, what a lovely place. It’s great to hear that there’s so much choice!

  • Sincerely, Ann
    Posted at 23:40h, 24 August Reply

    That food looks BOMB! I wish I had joints like that, where I like.

  • Chloe
    Posted at 20:01h, 24 August Reply

    Wow, the food looks so naughty but very delicious I so want to visit, Chloe.

  • ArtA
    Posted at 16:48h, 24 August Reply

    I am a vegetarian by association. Well, that is how I describe myself to my friends who are vegetarians. When we go out, I enjoy vegetarian meals with them. It is amazing how good the meals are. Over the years, vegetarian meals have gotten better. In fact, there were times that I doubted they are vegetarian meals because they were so good. My friends have developed a way of dealing with the surprised look on my face whenever I take a bite of the delicious meal. “You are a vegetarian; you just don’t know it yet.” Ha!

    • Jenny
      Posted at 17:35h, 24 August Reply

      I love hearing stuff like this 🙂 I’m so frequently suspicious about some Vegan food because it tastes TOO good hahaha. It’s wonderful that everyone can enjoy Vegan and Veggie food now.

  • Shaffi
    Posted at 15:14h, 24 August Reply

    Wow. I really wanna go there and try the food myself. Really mouth watering photographs

  • Amanda Legault
    Posted at 15:10h, 24 August Reply

    Looks delicious! I’m always trying to scope out some more vegan/veg options around me as eating in that style is so much better for the environment 💚 glad you had a great experience!

    • Jenny
      Posted at 15:13h, 24 August Reply

      that’s so wonderful to hear <3

  • Sarah
    Posted at 14:52h, 24 August Reply

    Wow! Everything looks so good!

  • Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day
    Posted at 14:31h, 24 August Reply

    Looks amazing! It would be dangerous for me to live in walking distance from this place!

  • Sara Pavlović
    Posted at 09:53h, 24 August Reply

    It looks amazing! I want to have a pub like that near my Uni! 🙂

  • Mel |
    Posted at 19:20h, 23 August Reply

    How lucky that you are getting to take advantage of it while you are still there. I would be terrible if I had a pub like that within walking distance. Especially with that fish and chips!

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    Posted at 09:55h, 23 August Reply

    Looks like you had some great eats there! How fun!

  • Linda from Veganosity
    Posted at 12:44h, 22 August Reply

    Those fish and chips look incredible! Alex had vegan fish and chips when she was in London this spring and she said they were to die for.

    • Jenny
      Posted at 13:47h, 22 August Reply

      It really is one of my favourite foods! <3 It'd be amazing to see it in more fish and chip shops

  • Jen @ My Healthy Homemade Life
    Posted at 12:29h, 22 August Reply

    How awesome! The food looks delicious!

    • Jenny
      Posted at 12:34h, 22 August Reply

      It was sooo good, words can’t describe!

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