The accommodations have some problems. Despite the cool, fair May weather, the room was way too hot. The heating was turned off, as it should be. We could open the windows a little, but were uncomfortably warm all night.
The shower is very cold. The sink and tub have lots of hot water but the mix to the shower is not correctly balanced. I had to resort to turning the tub's cold water on hard, terrible waste, freezing the feet, to get lukewarm on the head. We asked two different people to fix this but...they didn't.
The noise issue is not under their control. First, the pub is scenically located on the little river where it makes a loud roar going down the mill race. The noise became quite a grind on the ear. Second, the pub patrons outside for a smoke, and passers by, are naturally going to chat. Nobody misbehaved, no shouting, but still, we wished they would just go away, There is NO road noise here, so that's okay. Had we been able to close the windows, the noise would have been muted, but still, the old windows are not double-glazed for sound-proofing.
The location is excellent: close to the train station, easy walking around Canterbury.
The pub's local ale and food are delicious. We accidently missed the Sunday roast, to our regret. Breakfast is extensive and well prepared.
The wait-staff are friendly and attentive.