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About Us

About us

Heart Of The Country

Full of character, The Granville is divided into a comfortable sofa area, restaurant & bar area serving traditional Kentish cask ale, distinctive international lagers and a good selection of Kentish wine by the glass.

The History of The Granville

The Beginning

First registered 1881, The Granville has been a well-known & much loved part of Lower Hardes for over a century.

Becoming part of the Shepherd Name family in 1960, The Granville largely retains many of its original features & charm with a modern country flair.

Surrounded by rolling fields & countryside, it's ideally located only a 10 minute drive from Canterbury City Centre.


The Faces Behind The Food

Tim, Front of House Manager


Front Of House Manager 

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Head Chef


Sous Chef

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Sous Chef


Beach Street Restaurants

81 Beach Street was opened in 2005, the aim being to create a great place to eat – a neighbourhood restaurant loved by the community. In our first year we were named “Kent’s Best Restaurant”.

Since then the business has grown considerably and in 2015 The Granville in Canterbury was acquired and more recently, in 2017, The Coastguard at St Margaret’s Bay and we’re now on the lookout for our fourth site.This has led to the creation of the owner company ‘Beach Street Restaurants Ltd’.

From just 3 of us, opening that door for the first time in 2005, to the 85 of us working here today, our purpose has remained the same. A passion for great food, great service, and a belief that the only way to achieve both is by the best people working together.


Join Our Team

We are always on the lookout for passionate people to bring their personalities to our Kent-based pubs & restaurants.

Whether you’re after a long-term career in hospitality or a part time job in a role you love, our teams are waiting for you to join them!

Check out our current vacancies

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