Local Real Ale Guide
- Marquis of Granby
Alkham Valley Road
Newly re-opened (April 2019) under its original name - The Marquis Of Granby - this is now a family pub serving 4 real ales and offering an extensive menu.
The premises has been totally renovated with several discrete and well decorated seating areas.
The pub clearly aims to be a restaurant but welcomes customers who do not want food.
- Marquis of Granby ku.oc.ybnargfosiuqram@ofni(01304) 873410 Alkham Valley Road Alkham CT15 7DF
- Volunteer Inn
Traditional, old village pub on the outskirts of Ash village. There is a large u-shaped bar room with lounge area complete with leather sofas.
There's a small patio at the back of the pub and picnic tables at the front.
Although the pub is not fully disabled-friendly there is easy wheelchair access to the bar.
Greene King IPA features as their regular ale alongside a guest beer.
The pub hosts two pool teams and two darts team. Events include karaoke nights, occasional live music and a Sunday meat raffle.Kent’s Public House Archive: Volunteer Inn, Ash
- Volunteer Inn moc.liamelgoog@951reebgg(01304) 812506 43 Guilton Ash CT3 2HL
- Betteshanger Social Club
Friendly social club situated on near the site of the former Betteshanger Colliery.
Inside there's a comfortable main bar with a function room catering for small and large parties.
At the front there's a large lawned area providing plenty of seating in the summer months.
Typically, Young's Bitter is served with the occasional guest ale.
- Betteshanger Social Club (01304) 619540 Circular Road Betteshanger CT14 0LT
- Royal Oak (01303) 244787 New Dover Road Capel-le-Ferne CT18 7HY
- Griffins Head
Branch Winter Pub of the Season 2018
A traditional, unspoilt 14th-century timber-framed building situated in the picturesque village of Chillenden.
Inside, wood beams and tiled floors emphasise the age of this listed building.
During the summer there are two pleasant gardens to sit in and the two inglenook fires are most welcome in the winter.
The ales featured are from Shepherd Neame's range and there is an extensive wine list.
The ever-changing menu focuses on classic pub food with a mediterranean twist.
In summer, BBQs are held and in winter the emphasis is on game.
- Griffins Head ku.oc.nednellihcdaehsniffirg@ofni(01304) 840325 Chillenden CT3 1PS
- Church Hougham
- Carpenters Arms
Overlooking the village green and duck pond, this 18th-century two-roomed pub is one of CAMRA's Real Heritage Pubs and has been in the same family for over 100 years. Its simple furniture and decor has remained largely unchanged for 50 years.
It is a community pub for conversation, good fellowship and a place for local societies to meet. Three charities are supported by the pub: Prostate Cancer and the local Lions Club. Their third charity is Toilet Twinning: The Gent's toilet is twinned with a toilet in Bechani, Malawi and the Ladies toilet with a toilet in Makawanpur, Nepal.
At least two real ales are available. One is always from a Kent brewery. The second provides the element of surprise, being from a brewery from anywhere in the UK.
At least three ciders, from Kentish Pip, are available.
A summer beer festival is held in the last weekend in June, to coincide with the Church Fete.
Entertainment varies from darts, dominoes and skittles to auctions/competitions of local produce, community-themed food nights and a maggot race. Dog-friendly.
The pub may open in the afternoon for small groups.Historic England Entry:
Kent’s Public House Archive: Carpenters Arms, ColdredPhotos courtesy of the Carpenter's Arm's Coldred.
- Carpenters Arms firstname.lastname@example.org(01304) 830190 The Green Coldred CT15 5AJ
126 West Street
This large friendly, unassuming pub is situated a stone's throw from Deal's town centre and railway station.
Walking in through the front door you'll find the large central bar which divides the pub into three areas: around the bar for the drinkers', a lounge with bench seating, comfy chairs and sofas and a small snug at the back.
There's also a large function room, for hire, which is used to host charity events.
Three real ales are available, one of which is usually sourced from a local brewery.
At the moment the food offering is restricted to Sunday lunches however this will be expanded.
During the month much happens in this community pub including live music, quiz nights, sports TV, a Sunday carvery, darts and pool teams.
There's a smoking area in the rear courtyard and Pay & Display parking over the road.Kent’s Public House Archive: Alma, Deal
- Bar, The
152 High Street
The floor-to-ceiling windows give this atmospheric pub a bright, light feeling and the exposed wood and brickwork add to the congenial environment.
At the bar a good range of real and KeyKeg ales are available, many from Kent breweries, along with imported beers from Belgium and Germany . One cider is also served, typically from a Kent cider maker.
Rooms downstairs provide a more intimate surrounding for a drink with a few friends or a game, from the games cabinet.
There is ample parking in the Market Place car park opposite the pub.Kent’s Public House Archive: The Bar, Deal
- Bloody Mary's
160-162 High Street
A smart, light, airy cafe bar situated on Deal's High Street.
From the bar there's a range of premium beers, spirits, a quality wine list and Jeff's Bloody Mary - the house speciality.
There's plenty of seating and you can watch Deal go by through the large picture windows. If you want to catch a bit of sun, there's pavement seating.
On Saturday, the bar opens early to coincide with Deal's market.
Car parking is available in the Union Street car park opposite.Kent’s Public House Archive: Bloody Mary's, Deal
47 Beach Street
Modern seafront pub with fine views of Deal pier and the sea. Notice, the Antwerp pub sign which reflects the original name of the pub.
Apart from the five hand pulled real ales and real ciders there is a large selection of Belgian bottled beers and other international ales.
Good, restaurant-standard meals are available lunchtime and early to mid evening.
Outside seating is available at the front and in the heated courtyard at the rear of the pub – a real sun trap in summer. Upstairs there is a function room.Kent’s Public House Archive: Bohemian, DealPhoto courtesy of Bohemian, Deal
- Bowling Green Tavern
164 Church Path
This traditional-style community pub is set on the outskirts of Deal town centre. Following refurbishment it provides a pleasant environment for a drink and a meal.
With its four rooms, including a restaurant and garden lounge it can support a variety of events and functions.
It is very family-oriented, with a large play area In the garden.
Two ales are usually available, from national breweries.
The pub supports darts teams and sponsors local football and cricket teams. Live entertainment events are held every Saturday.Kent’s Public House Archive: Bowling Green Tavern, Deal
- Clarendon Hotel
51 Beach Street
Situated on Deal's seafront the bar forms part of the Clarendon Hotel, a 1763 seafront hotel.
Recent refurbishment has given the bar a pleasant, light and airy feel. There's plenty of comfy seating with the front windows providing excellent views overlooking Deal Pier and the English Channel.
Two regular real ales are available from the bar.
- Deal Hoy
16 Duke Street
This cosy Shepherd Neame pub is situated a few minutes walk from Deal town centre.
The interior of the pub reflects its Georgian and nautical past. There is lots of space to relax around the pub's U-shaped bar or in the pub's comfortable armchairs. In winter the wood burning stove provides a warm welcome.
At the back the patio garden makes pleasant outdoor seating in summer.
Food includes authentic "Italian-style" pizza, cooked on a wood-fired oven, and seafood.
There's plenty of on-street parking and it's a short walk to the Union Street Car Park.Kent’s Public House Archive: Deal Hoy, Deal
- Dunkerleys Hotel
19 Beach Street
Cheery seafront gastronomic venue, formerly the Pier Hotel, enjoying commanding views of Deal pier and seafront and the English Channel. The hotel has a cosy piano bar where you can enjoy your pint in a relaxing atmosphere. Unobtrusive live music plays occasionally. During the summer, while away the hours sitting on the terrace enjoying the sea views and watching life go by. A bar and restaurant menu is available that focuses on local produce and seafood.
90 Manor Road
This family-owned, Grade II listed traditional black and white beamed pub dates from the 17th century and is one of the oldest pubs in Deal.
It has a real community feel to it with a friendly environment and the landlord or landlady can usually be found working behind the bar.
Inside there's plenty of seating, three open fires and the background music is kept deliberately quiet. So, it's a relaxing place for a drink and a chat.
They focus on ales from Kent breweries, with the occasional ale from further afield.
Although, no food is served you are allowed to bring your own food or takeaway.
The events diary includes darts teams, monthly quiz nights and a Sunday meat raffle. From 12.00-2.00, Monday to Friday and 5.00-6.00 Monday to Thursday, discounts are offered on a selection of beers.Recent Awards
Exceptionally Improved Pub Award 2018.
Branch Winter Pub of the Season 2017.Historic England Entry: 1069820
Kent’s Public House Archive: Farrier, Deal
15 The Marina
A traditional, well-kept sea-front pub with a pleasant sun-trap garden.Kent’s Public House Archive: Forester, Deal
- Goodwin (The)
32 High Street
Believed to be the oldest pub in Deal, The Goodwin is situated on Deal's pedestrian area, just a short walk from the sea front
Recently refurbished, the bar area provides plenty of seating and there's a small ante-room to the left.
- Just Reproach
14 King Street
Branch Pub of the Year Finalist 2022
Branch Pub of the Year Winner 2021
This friendly, family-run micro-pub is located in Deal's town centre. It has a welcoming, convivial atmosphere which encourages conversation between customers.
With its high benches and table service, the pub takes everything back to the absolute fundamentals: no keg, no fruit machines, no music. Fines are levied for using a mobile phone to make and receive calls and risk severe opprobrium (derision) from other customers!!
Ale and cider is gravity dispensed from a temperature-controlled cool room. Four real ales are on offer, five on a Friday, with at least one from a Kent brewery. At least one of the ciders is from a Kent cider maker. There's also a wide, ever-changing selection of national and international Craft beers, in cans and bottles.
Also available are wines, Prosecco, a range of gins (including one from Kent) and quality soft drinks.
Snacks include local cheese with home-made pickled onions to die for. The pub is also a handy place for a pint while waiting for your Indian take-away from across the street.
The pub is kept very busy with a variety of events, including quiz nights, vegetable growing competitions, cycling and golf. Many of these are charity events with over £20,000 being raised, which includes £14,000 for the Pilgrims Hospice.
They also like cheese. There's the pub's Cheese Sunday, on the first Sunday of very month, and an unofficial Cheese Monday, with staff and customers bringing along their own contributions.
Dogs and children welcome. The pub is adjacent to public car parking.
Note: Hours vary according to the season so please check their FaceBook page for any updates.
Instagram tag: thejustreproachKent’s Public House Archive: Just Reproach, Deal
- King's Head
9 Beach Street
This 250 year old pub is a very popular with locals and visitors alike and is well known for the stunning flower display that adorns the building in summer.
Situated on Deal's seafront, it has spectacular views across The Channel.
Inside there is a large central bar with seating and for those who want to get away from the main hubbub there is a quiet corner to retire to.
There is an open fire and a fine and extensive collection of cricket and golf memorabilia.
There is plenty of off-street public parking nearby.
The seafront terrace looks out over the sea and towards Deal pier.
A wide variety of good food is served in addition to real ales from Shepherd Neame.
Regular live music events are held in the pub and outside the pub co-hosts music events, folk week and New Year fireworks. The pub can get a little crowded!Historic England Entry: 1069909
Kent’s Public House Archive: King's Head, Deal
- Landmark Bar
129 High Street
This modern, refurbished bar is located in the Landmark Centre, set back from Deal's High Street.
Inside, there is long, brightly lit bar which overlooks a single room, subtly lit, which has plenty of seating.
At the front there is a pleasant garden which overlooks Deal's High Street.
Monies raised go to the Deal & Walmer Community Association to help fund the centre.
There is plenty of public car parking nearby.Kent’s Public House Archive: Landmark Bar, Deal
- Le Pinardier
102 High Street
The name in French means "Wine Merchant".
Which sort of makes sense given that it is a quirky wine shop & bar on Deal's High Street.
Real Ale in a Bottle from Wantsum is available alongside bottled ciders from Pippin's. Light snacks, such as French cheese and pate, is available to accompany your drink. Their wine club holds wine tasting session twice a month.Kent’s Public House Archive: Le Pinardier, Deal
- Le tabac
146 High Street
This new pub is awaiting a full WhatPub survey.
This contemporary bar opened in May 2021.
Enter through the front door and you find yourself in a narrow, cosy bar with wall mounted tables and high stools. By the door you'll find an old fashioned cigarette dispenser that used to be situated on the outside wall.
Wooden stairs takes you to a comfortable first floor lounge area with low, comfortable seating.
Two beers are on tap, served through Simcup beer pump.Kent’s Public House Archive: Le Tabac, Deal
- Mill Inn
78-80 Mill Hill
Note: There has been a recent change of landlord so the details about this pub need to be verified.
This large housing estate pub has a friendly, community spirit and has just celebrated its 80th anniversary. It has a substantial main bar and a smaller side bar. It supports pool and darts teams, has sports TV and holds regular events in support of local charities. Home-made pies are made to order and pizzas can be ordered any time of the day. Live music events are held every Saturday with a weekly meat raffle. There is a good-sized garden, complete with climbing frame, with a bouncy castle in the summer.Kent’s Public House Archive: Mill Inn, Deal
- Port Arms
10 Beach Street
This popular pub is situated on Deal's Beach with views overlooking the English Channel.
Recently refurbished, the interior provides a modern and relaxed environment to have a drink or a meal.
The outside terrace, overlooking the sea and Deal pier, provides the perfect place for alfresco drinks or dining.
Two real ales feature, alongside a wide variety of wines, gins and other spirits, including a selection from Kent.
A varied menu is available including sharing platters, hot dogs, pizza and a Sunday roast.
Regular live music events are held and the pub occasionally co-hosts music concerts on the terrace.Kent’s Public House Archive: Port Arms, Deal
- Prince Albert
187-189 Middle Street
Behind the Fremlins windows and inviting curved doors lies an exceptionally well-kept Victorian street-corner pub, situated just off the seafront, a 10-minute walk north of the town centre and railway station.
The pub serves a change range of three real ales from smaller, often local breweries in the cosy bar.
Evening meals are served Wednesday to Saturday with roast lunches on Sunday. The small sheltered Courtyard is ideal in the summer.
- Queen Street Tap
42 Queen Street
Modern bar/eatery in the middle of Deal.
- Royal British Legion (Downs) Social Club
20 Market Street
This comfortably furnished club is situated on the first floor, just off Deal's High Street.
- Royal Hotel
This 18th century Georgian hotel, with it's historical connections to Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, is ideally positioned on Deal's seafront, close to Deal pier and Deal castle.
Two regular ales from Shepherd Neame are served alongside Shep's seasonal ales.
The Boathouse bar and terrace offers a sea view to accompany casual eating and drinking.
A public car park is available next to the pub.
- Saracen's Head
1 Alfred Square
Pub reopened on Friday, 25th February under new management, so information on this page is likely to be out of date.
Dating back to the early 19th century this cosy, community pub is situated a short distance north of Deal's town centre.
The large L-shaped bar, wooden floors, bench seating and lots of mirrors give the pub's interior a pleasant feel to it.
In addition to Shepherd Neame's Master Brew and Whitstable Bay, Shep's seasonal ales are served from the three hand pumps. An occasional guest from another brewery may be on tap.
Traditional pub grub, made from locally sourced ingredients, is served at the weekend and there are two sittings for Sunday lunch at 12.30 and 2.00.
At the back there is a courtyard garden, a pleasant place for a drink or two while soaking up the sun and sea air.
Events at the pub vary from regular live music to monthly quizzes and the Grumpy Old Lunch.
Although the pub is not fully wheel-chair friendly, a ramp can be put down giving access to the bar.Kent’s Public House Archive: Saracen's Head, Deal
- Ship Inn
141 Middle Street
Situated just off Deal's seafront, this is a public house that doesn't pretend to be anything other than a pub. Unspoilt and traditional, it is located in Deal's historic conservation area, 10 minutes' walk from the town centre .
Dark wooden floors and subdued lighting give this pub a warm and comfortable atmosphere, complemented by the nautical theme. The stove, in the carpeted lounge, is welcome in winter.
A wide variety of drinkers, from young to old, enjoy the good range of beers dispensed from the five handpumps, including beers from Ramsgate and Dark Star.
The pub has a small cosy rear bar overlooking a large patio garden accessed by a staircase. The covered smoking area has a clock large enough for you to have no excuse for missing last orders! Please note that electronic cigarettes are not allowed in the pub.
- Sir Norman Wisdom
18-20 Queen Street
Modern-style Wetherspoon's located in the heart of Deal. Throughout the pub the theme is about the history and characters of the area while the long bar features holographic images of Sir Norman Wisdom. A patio provides a seating and smoking area. Opened in March 2013, the pub is well-equipped with 12 handpumps in 2 banks of 6.Kent’s Public House Archive: Sir Norman Wisdom, Deal
- Smugglers Record Shop
9 King Street
This independent & vibrant vinyl record shop & bar is situated between Deal's seafront and the pedestrian precinct
There is a large selection of vinyl records including new releases & 2nd hand.
Music is an eclectic mix featuring local bands, world, folk, psych and roots.
Two cask ales are available, with a third on busier weekends. These are gravity fed from a cooler cabinet and usually feature an ale or two from a local brewery, for example Time & Tide.
As well as a real cider, from Kentish Pip, there's also a great selection of craft beer, canned and bottled beers, cider and wines, including wine from the local Barnsole vineyard.
There's a Pay & Display car park nearby.
- Taphouse Beer Cafe
5 South Street
Deal's newest bar offers an American-style tap bar drinking experience.
The decor is quirky with subtle lighting and there is plenty of seating from comfortable window seats to tall bar stools and tables. The background music has an interesting and eclectic feel to it.
Behind the bar the 14 taps and 3 stillages dispense a great range of cask ales, KeyKeg ales and 2 real ciders offer the discerning drinker lots of choice.
The intriguing menu ranges from breakfast, sandwiches, cakes and light snacks.
Being situated on South Street, the bar makes a great place to relax while waiting for your bus.Kent’s Public House Archive: Taphouse Beer Cafe, Deal
- Three Compasses
129 Beach Street
Locally-owned restaurant situated on Deal's Beach Street, overlooking the English Channel.
Although primarily food-led they do welcome drinkers.
- Alma (01304) 369349 126 West Street Deal CT14 6EB
- Jackdaw Inn
This charming country inn is situated on the A260. The pub featured in the 1969 film The Battle of Britain, and RAF memorabilia abounds.
It has an extensive dining area and food is served all day.
- Jackdaw Inn ku.oc.notnedwadkcaj@ofni(01303) 844663 The Street Denton CT4 6QZ
- Blakes of Dover
52 Castle Street
A short walk from the town centre and bus station, this pleasant cellar bar can be easily missed.
The stone-flagged room is a quiet haven from the bustle of the town where a good selection of real ales from handpumps and stillage is on offer. This is complemented by ciders from local cidermakers such as East Stour and Broomfield, and a good range of whiskies.
A small courtyard garden provides a pleasant place to relax in summer.
Lunches are available, including excellent sandwiches.Kent’s Public House Archive: Blakes of Dover, Dover
- Breakwater Brewery Taproom
St Martin's Yard, Lorne Road
Branch Pub of the Year Finalist 2022.
Opened in December 2016, the brewery is located on the site of the Harding's Wellington Brewery which closed in 1890. The brewery tap room can be found in a single storey building, where the brewing takes place, and some brewery vessels are visible from the bar area.
The bar is modern, well lit and furnished with chunky wooden furniture, colourful table runners and a bar counter that resembles a stone breakwater.
At the front, there's a large patio with pergola and there's a smaller paved patio overlooking the river to the side.
From a temperature controlled cellar room the brewery's own cask ales and ciders are sold on gravity.
On the menu, there are stone-baked pizzas from their own pizzeria. The restaurant can be booked for private functions.
Events include regular live music events, open mic nights and hog roasts in the summer months. Full details can be found on their FaceBook page.Kent’s Public House Archive: Breakwater Brewery Taproom, DoverPhotos courtesy of Breakwater Brewery Tap, Dover
- Breakwater Marina Curve
New Marina Curve Road
This open-air bar, owned and run by the Breakwater Brewery, is located on the Marina Curve, adjacent to the clock tower.
The bar serves craft beer offerings from the Breakwater Brewery, real cider, gin & wine.
There's plenty of bench seats and trestle tables, overlooking the Dover marina.
Food is available from pop-up stalls.Photo(s) courtesy of the Breakwater Marina Curve, Dover.
Opening times may vary depending on the weather.
168 London Road
In the Buckland area of the town this is a popular and games oriented pub with pool, darts and two skittle alleys.
Real ales are occasionally served from the two hand pumps.
Regular live music on Saturday evenings.Kent’s Public House Archive: Bull, Dover
- Cinque Port Arms (01304) 203557 Clarence Place Dover CT17 9DQ
Family-friendly pub providing convivial surroundings for a relaxing drink.
With one of the largest gardens in the area, their family facilities include a children's play area and swings, with bouncy castle in summer, covered barbecue area and patio, and extensive lawns.
One real ale, typically from a national brewery, is available on the bar.
Games include two skittle alleys, dart board and pool table and the pub hosts a number of teams. BT Sports is shown on multi-screens.
Regular music events are held at the pub. In August, there’s the CrickStock Music Festival, which raises money for charity and features local bands.
Upstairs there’s a spacious function room for private events and business meetings. The room can cater for up to 100 people.Kent’s Public House Archive: Cricketers, DoverPhotos courtesy of The Cricketers, Dover.
- Cullin's Yard
11 Cambridge Road
This large pub/restaurant, built on the site of the former dock maintenance facilities, is packed full of naval and war-time memorabilia.
Ales are from the pub's own brewery, Tír Dhá Ghlas (pronounced 'Terryglass'), alongside an ale from Adnams.
The restaurant is highly regarded for its seafood menu and you can dine in the pub or the heated conservatory.
Live jazz is played every Friday evening and live relaxing music is played on Sunday, to accompany the pub's Sunday roast.
The pleasant sun-trapped garden, complete with cast iron gazebo, overlooks Dover marina.
The pub's staff are very friendly and accommodating and it has excellent disabled facilities, including accessible dining area and toilet facilities.Kent’s Public House Archive: Cullin's Yard, Dover
- Dover Sea Angling Club (01304) 204722 14 Priory Road Dover CT17 9RG
- Eight Bells
19 Cannon Street
This popular and bustling Wetherspoon pub is situated in the town's shopping precinct. It was once a cinema and its name is linked to the bells in St Mary's Church opposite.
Inside, there is a large open-plan room with a long bar and a raised restaurant area. At the front of the pub an enclosed seating area looks out on to the precinct.
Twelve handpumps dispense a range of regular and guest ales, with at least two ales from a Kent microbrewery. There are real ale offers on Monday.
Two beer festivals are held each year - Spring and Winter.
The pub is close to public transport services and there is a public car park just a minute's walk away.Kent’s Public House Archive: Eight Bells, Dover
- Elephant & Hind
18-19 Market Square
Situated in the heart of Dover and facing on to the Market Square. this pub has had many incarnations over the years. The pub re-opened in July 2019 - reverting to its original name.
The main bar has been furnished in contemporary pastel shades around three sides of a central servery. At the front, there's plenty of pavement seating - good for watching the life of Dover's Market Square pass by.
There are two handpumps with one in regular use. Ramsgate and Breakwater ales have been seen. Real cider is available in the summer.
A varied menu is available, with sourdough pizza and burgers a speciality.
There's plenty of car parking within a few minutes walk, including free one hour parking at the St. James Retail Park.
- Hoptimist Taproom & Bar
3 Bench Street
Branch Pub of the Year Finalist 2022.
Newly reopened in December 2019, following major refurbishment, this taproom and bar is located near Dover's Market Square and St. James Retail Park.
Traditional cask ale, real cider and modern craft beer is available alongside premium keg beers and an ever-changing gin menu. The cask ale and real cider is served on gravity, dispensed from the rear, chilled cellar room. The aim of the landlord is to have a selection of beer styles on at all times. Almost all ales are from Kent breweries with the occasional guests from further afield.
On Sunday, a courtesy cheeseboard is provided.
There’s a selection of board games. On occasion, live music and food events are held.
Opens at midday on Saturdays when Dover Athletic FC is playing at home.Kent’s Public House Archive: Hoptimist Taproom & Bar, DoverPhotos courtesy of Hoptimist Taproom & Bar, Dover.
- Lord Nelson
5 Flying Horse Lane
The pub is situated close to the St James shopping area of Dover. Following major refurbishment, by Shepherd Neame, it reopened after a long period of closure in February 2020.
The pleasant airy bar has been split into two, one half of which is set aside as a food area. There's an eclectic collection of pictures on the walls and picturesque views of Dover Castle.
Outside a large riverside seating area overlooks the River Dour.
- Louis Armstrong
58 Maison Dieu Road
Branch Pub of the Year Finalist 2022
This down-to-earth pub and renowned local music venue has featured live music for over 50 years.
The large L-shaped bar and stage are surrounded by music posters, a large mirror and long bench seating.
Up to four real ales are on offer, principally from Kent microbreweries. Real cider, from Kent cider makers, is available from time to time.
On Wednesday, good-value food is served in the evening. Charity quizzes are held periodically.
To the rear there is a pleasant beer garden.
The pub is easily accessible by bus and car parking is available nearby.
The pub can open earlier by prior arrangement.Kent’s Public House Archive: Louis Armstrong, DoverPhoto(s) courtesy of the Louis Armstrong, Dover.
- Malvern Inn
Popular community pub.Kent’s Public House Archive: Malvern Inn,Dover
- Marine Court (01304) 218260 Marine Parade Dover CT16 1LW
- Priory Hotel
Priory Station Approach
This long-established single bar pub and live music venue is located just yards from Dover Priory railway station and a few minutes walk from Dover town centre and seafront. The pub offers real ale, home-made food and accommodation.
A single guest ale is served and recently local ales have been available, from breweries such as Dover's Breakwater Brewery.
Live music events are held regularly.
Sunday lunchtime meals may have extended hours of availability.
The pub is a few minutes walk from the bus station at Pencester Road.
- Red Lion
54 Charlton Green
Friendly, welcoming two-bar pub with a traditional local pub feel to it. It has a good range of social activities, with darts, football and skittles teams. A big-screen TV shows sports and ESPN and there is also occasional live entertainment. The good-sized enclosed rear garden has a skittle alley and a discrete smoking area. The pub is tucked just off Dover's one-way system and is a short bus ride from the town centre.Kent’s Public House Archive: Red Lion, Dover
- Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club moc.liamg@bulcthcaypcr(01304) 206262 5 Waterloo Crescent Dover CT16 1LA
- Thirsty Scarecrow
107 High Street
This cider micropub opened at the end of November 2015, in what was previously the Corner Cafe. The licensee's partner runs an appointment-only hair salon in a rear room.
It is rustically and brightly furnished on two levels, which are linked by a small set of stairs.
The chilled cellar room is on the upper level from which 20-25 ciders and perries and two KeyKeg (CAMRA-approved) real ales are served. There is also a small selection of bottled beers.
The ciders/perries major on Kentish cidermakers but many still come from far and wide.
Card and electronic payment methods are accepted.
Recent CAMRA Awards
Branch Cider Pub of the Year 2017
- White Horse
St. James Street
Winter Pub of the Season 2021/2022
Sitting in the shadow of Dover Castle and beside the ruins of a Norman Church, you will find the historic White Horse Inn. This Grade 2 listed building dates back to 1365 and was originally the home to the Verger to St James Church. In 1574, it is said to have taken its first recorded steps as an "Ale tasting house" before being known as "The White Horse Inn" from 1818.
Historic records show that the cellar was used as a morgue and inquests on bodies recovered from the sea are said to have been heard here in the rear dining rooms.
The Horse - as it is known locally - went on to survive both wars unscathed whilst its neighbour, St James Church, was struck during both.
These days, the pub is a hive of activity with an eclectic mix of tourists & locals alike enjoying traditional, home cooked food and sampling premium drinks in cosy, traditional surroundings.
On Wednesday evening, the pub does not serve food. Instead it runs a "Free Food Event" where customers can bring along their own food/take-away and the pub will provide crockery & cutlery.
During the year the pub holds a number of fund-raisinig events for local charities.
In 2002, the pub was adopted by Channel swimmers and the walls are adorned with the signatures of those swimmers.
Up to three real ales are served from local and national breweries.
The hidden terrace garden at the rear is a real treat during the summer months.
- Blakes of Dover (01304) 202194 52 Castle Street Dover CT16 1PJ
- Five Bells
This traditional two-bar community pub is situated in the heart of the village and has a comfortable lounge bar and a dining room.
Outside, the old fire station, complete with historic memorabilia, serves as the pub's sports bar and function room.
Two ales are typically served from a variety of breweries, including Kent breweries. A third ale may be available during busy times. Occasionally a mild from the Wantsum brewery is featured. In the summer, real cider is occasionally served.
Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, two ensuite and one with its own private bathroom.
Great home-made food which includes a good value two-course table d'hote menu (available Monday to Saturday) and occasional themed food evenings. Sundays have a separate lunch menu featuring the ever popular roast.
There is a full events calendar including an Easter beer festival. Monthly events include live music, a quiz night and a clairvoyant evening.
At the back there is a suntrap patio which has a children's play area and petanque pitch.
Dogs are welcome in the garden, main bar and function room.
- Five Bells ku.oc.oohay@yrtsaesllebevifeht(01304) 611188 The Cross Eastry CT13 0HX
Wood & slate floors, wooded beams and exposed brick walls add to the friendly & welcoming atmosphere of this village pub. It's a deceptively spacious pub with a separate side room and a function room upstairs.
Outside there is plenty of seating on the lawned garden or raised patio.
Events include karaoke, quiz and occasional charity events.Kent’s Public House Archive: Crown, Eythorne
- Crown ku.oc.enrohtyenworceht@bup(01304) 832741 The Street Eythorne CT15 4BG
- Crown Inn
Branch Pub of the Year Finalist 2022.
A traditional village pub with wooden floors, real fires, a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere.
Three to four real ales, usually one from a local microbrewery, are served.
A wide variety of good quality home-made food is available lunchtimes and evenings, including a traditional roast on Sunday. Eat your meal in the bar or in the restaurant, which opens out on to the pleasant garden.
Entertainment includes occasional live music, karaoke nights and Bat and Trap is played in summer.
Families are very welcome. There are a selection of toys and books in the pub and a large children's play area in the garden.
B&B accommodation is available in the recently-built Lodges situated behind the pub, with eight double, a family room and a bridal suite.Kent’s Public House Archive: Crown Inn, FingleshamPhotos courtesy of the Crown Inn, Finglesham.
- Crown Inn (01304) 612555 The Street Finglesham CT14 0NA
- Fitzwalter Arms
This friendly, community pub, which nestles close to the Goodnestone Park Gardens, dates back to 1589.
The public bar, with its small snug, features an open log fire, wooden floor & beams and hops – giving the pub a truly traditional country feel. Food is home-made.
The barn has recently been converted into a village shop, selling a range of locally sourced meat and veg, locally-made gifts as well as takeaway snacks and coffee.Historic England Entry: 1363235
Kent’s Public House Archive: Fitzwalter Arms, Goodnestone
- Fitzwalter Arms (01304) 840303 The Street Goodnestone CT3 1PJ
- Great Mongeham
- Leather Bottle
103 Mongeham Road
This street-corner free house on the outskirts of Deal has a large bar room with a relaxed, smart, modern feel.
A locals' pub with no frills, but top ales and good company.
Large screen sports TVs and quality ale do not always agree, but they do here. There are darts and pool teams, and occasional live music, karaoke and quiz nights. Euchre night is Friday.
Outside, there is a large garden and a small covered patio for smokers.Kent’s Public House Archive: Leather Bottle, Great Mongeham
- Three Horseshoes
139 Mongeham Road
This down-to-earth community pub, popular with the locals, is situated in the centre of Great Mongeham. Inside, there is a long room, with its central bar, complete with pool table, sports TVs and a fish tank.
Just one real ale is on offer: Fuller's London Pride, and there is a happy hour on Monday to Friday from 4-6.
The food offering is a selection of straightforward basket meals. On Sunday, there is a BBQ during summer months, complimentary bar snack and roasties are provided.
At the back the garden, the largest in Deal, features plenty of seating and a covered smoking shelter. There's plenty to keep the children busy with bouncy castle, trampoline, swing and games room.Kent’s Public House Archive: Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham
- Leather Bottle 103 Mongeham Road Great Mongeham CT14 9PE
- Chance Inn
A good-sized friendly local, set in a terrace of houses. The exceptional garden includes a 9 hole putting / chipping green, raising money for charity, and outdoor skittle alley. Bass is their regular beer but occasionally the pub features a guest ale. The pub is on a Sustrans cycle route, joining Canterbury, Dover, Deal and Sandwich, and is a favourite with local rambling groups.
- Duke of York
Standard Brewers Fayre dining pub, geared up for families, holiday makers and tourists travelling to and from the Port of Dover.
Modern single storey functional building, named after the adjacent Duke of York Royal Military School. Inside is long L-shaped bar with various areas and rooms leading off on split levels with ramps for wheelchairs.
Food is available all day (with breakfast only from 6.30 - 11.30 am Mon-Fri, 7 - 11 am Sat-Sun).
- Chance Inn (01304) 206162 Dover Road Guston CT15 5EW
- King's Head
A traditional 18th-century village pub a short walk uphill from the sea.
There are three beamed rooms surrounding a central bar. Local historical photos adorn the walls and the frosted glass front door advertises the long-closed local brewery, Thompsons of Walmer. In the winter months there's a welcoming log fire in the public bar.
The back bar opens onto a spacious dining/family room, from which there is access to a quiet rear courtyard which has a skittle alley and covered, heated smoking area.
Three real ales, four ales during busier times, are served. with ales from Goachers and Ramsgate making regularly appearances. Cider from Kentish Pip is served during the summer.
A good range of home-made food, including vegetarian and gluten-free, is served in the evenings and at lunch time on Saturday and Sunday with a roast on Sunday.
Events include a regular quiz nights, a guitar club and other fund-raising events.
The pub can be booked for free for private functions
- Rising Sun
Situated just 200m from the beach, this recently refurbished pub offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere for a relaxing drink or meal. The pub has been the landlord's local since he was 17!
The main bar is entered through the front door while at the back there's a small snug. Although not full disabled-friendly, there is wheelchair access to the bar area and the back garden.
There's plenty of outdoor seating with a sheltered front patio and a sun-trap garden with skittle alley.
Their regular ale is Timothy Taylor Landlord which is supported by a second real ale, often from the Adnams brewery.
They offer a menu of traditional pub favourites along with an ever-changing specials board and all meals are prepared and cooked to order using locally sourced produce.
Events at the pub vary from monthly jazz nights on a Friday; Band and BBQ on summer Sunday afternoons and Wednesday is steak night.Kent’s Public House Archive: Rising Sun, Kingsdown
- Zetland Arms
The pub, situated on the beachfront, was sympathetically refurbished in 2013. It's now a relaxing place to eat and drink, with lots of wood and pastel colours.
The varied menu is available seven days a week, from sandwiches through to seafood.
A range of Shep's ales are available including the occasional seasonal and guests from other breweries.
There's plenty of seating on the beach front and a sun-trap walled garden to the rear.Kent’s Public House Archive: Zetland Arms, Kingsdown
- King's Head ku.oc.nwodsgnikdaehsgnik@ofni(01304) 373915 Upper Street Kingsdown CT14 8BJ
- Lydden Bell ku.oc.llebneddyleht@yaj(01304) 830296 81 Canterbury Road Lydden CT15 7EX
The owners have enhanced and retained this 17th century inn’s period features through loving restoration & careful curation of curios, antiques & art - the result is a welcoming and relaxed place to be. There’s a large, sunny garden to the rear with a Wendy house for children. Dogs are welcome.
Real ales are from Angel & Demons along with real cider, an ever-changing range of craft beers as well as a broad range of globally sourced fine spirits and wines.
Mindfully sourced, locally grown produce from land & sea make-up the a la carte menu - served on Friday's and Saturday’s. Their popular Sunday roasts are served all day on Sunday - be sure to book ahead.
Also serving authentic Neapolitan pizza from their wood-fired clay oven…Fresh dough made daily, pizzas and stretched and fired to order - available to eat-in or take-away
The pub holds regular events, from live music to cabaret and everything in-between.
The Lantern has two accommodation options: a two-bedroom apartment and yurt.
Martin Mill train station is a 10-15 minute walk-away with direct links from Ramsgate to London St Pancras.Kent’s Public House Archive: Lantern, MartinPhotos courtesy of The Lantern, Martin.
- Lantern ku.oc.nninretnal@ofni(01304) 852276 The Street Martin CT15 5JL
- Half Moon & Seven Stars
A cosy, unspoilt 16th century country inn with original bar and hops hanging from the beams. The etched windows indicate Rigden Brewery's previous ownership of the pub.
From the main bar you have access to a sports/games room, with pool, darts and sports TV, and there's a large conservatory/restaurant at the rear. Behind the bar there's a small function room. To the rear of the pub there's a patio and beer garden.
Real ales feature Shep's Master Brew and a guest ale, typically from a Kent brewery.
The menu features traditional, home-made pub fare, a roast on Sunday and take-away fish & chips.
Plenty of events keep the pub busy. Gastro-themed evenings; monthly live music; curry and quiz evenings and a wine, prosecco and live music festival in August.
Although the pub is not fully-disabled friendly there is ramped access to the restaurant and lower bar area and a disabled toilet.
Walkers and dogs are welcome.
- Half Moon & Seven Stars moc.liamtoh@sratsnevesdnanoom(01227) 722296 The Street Preston CT3 1EB
- Five Bells
A bright, modern traditional village pub located on the main Deal-Dover road.
Real ale is usually from the Ramsgate brewery.
The varied menu includes roast on Sunday lunchtime and home-made pizzas.
The accommodation is bright and airy and includes two apartments.Kent’s Public House Archive: Five Bells, Ringwould
- Five Bells moc.liamtoh@dluowgnirsllebevif(01304) 364477 Front Street Ringwould CT14 8HP
- Plough Inn
An attractive rural inn, just a couple of miles from Deal.
This wood-beamed pub has a long bar with large tables and benches, with a small room off the main bar. Outside, there's plenty of space in the marque and the large, sheltered patio garden.
Three national beers feature on hand-pull, with a guest ale available during the busier summer months. There's also a cider from Biddenden, Kent.
A good range of food is served, including a wide variety of vegan dishes. There are meal offers, curry & steak nights and a Sunday roast.
Live music events are held during the summer months.
Popular with walkers, the pub is easily accessible by footpaths from the surrounding area. Families and dogs are welcome.Kent’s Public House Archive: Plough Inn, RipplePhotos courtesy of the Plough Inn, Ripple.
- Plough Inn moc.kooltuo@bdnabegattocdrahcro(01304) 360209 Church Lane Ripple CT14 8JH
- Royal Oak
36 Lower Road
The Royal Oak is a charming pub situated in the village of River near Dover and was until recently a Shepherd Neame tied house for many years.
The pub was originally formed from two 18th century flint cottages and earliest records show that the pub started trading in the early 19th century.
A friendly, warm welcome complements their range of real ales and there is a good selection of British food is available on the menu.
Round the back of the pub there is a garden for those warm summer days. In the winter there are two wood burners to keep out the cold while enjoying your pint.
A number of events keep the pub busy during the year including quizzes, open mic nights, live music and themed food evenings.
- Royal Oak ku.oc.revirkaolayor@ofni(01304) 829433 36 Lower Road River CT17 0QU
- Baypoint Club ku.oc.bulcstropstniopyab@seiriuqne(01304) 613022 Ramsgate Road Sandwich CT13 9QL
- Bell Hotel
Rebuilt in the late 19th C, this is Sandwich's main hotel overlooking the quay.
Refurbished to a high standard and popular with hotel guests and diners but also welcoming to those just visiting for a drink in the smart bar area or patio.Historic England Entry: 1069666
Kent’s Public House Archive: Bell Hotel, Sandwich
- Crispin Inn
4 High Street
The pub reopened on Friday, 18th February, under new management. So, some of the information in this WhatPub entry may be out of date.
This 15th-century public house can be found by the medieval Barbican and old toll bridge.
Its low ceilings, wooden beams and brick walls create an old world feel, providing a congenial ambience for locals and tourists alike. Relax by the windows and watch the world go by, or sit in the back courtyard overlooking the river - not to be missed on a summer’s day. There's also a cosy, carpeted, snug, if you want to get away from the crowds.
Two real ales feature, including one from the Kent brewery Mad Cat.
Food will be served from Tuesday, 1st March. There is a good range of home-made food which usually features Caribbean specialities, for example goat curry. Bar snacks include home-made sausage rolls.
Regular live music events are held.
- Fleur de Lis
6-8 Delf Street
This beautiful, bright and vibrant community pub/hotel is located in the centre of Sandwich.
The current landlord has been at the pub since 2018 and the last refurbishment was made during the Covid lockdown of 2021.
Inside, you’ll find a large, open bar area, restaurant and pool/darts area. There’s also a private function room which has an unusual cupola roof. The pub is adorned throughout with guitars, music/film posters and comfy furniture.
Ales from the Harvey's brewery feature, with one regular ale and a guest.
Breakfast is served daily, on Friday & Saturday, from 8am to 11am, followed by traditional pub lunches. Every Sunday the pub features a popular Sunday Roast followed up by a very popular free entry pub quiz from 7pm.
Live music and entertainment are featured every Friday & Saturday evening with a plethora of various styles.
The Fleur is also a supporter of the Delf Street Party & the annual Sandwich Folk & Ale Festival.
- George & Dragon
24 Fisher Street
This 15th-century pub and restaurant is tucked away in the back streets of this Cinque Port, just a few minutes walk from the town centre.
Inside, the wood-floored bar area with its beamed ceilings and a real fire in winter gives this pub and restaurant a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.
At the back the conservatory-style restaurant is light and airy and there is a cosy downstairs function room.
There is an interesting home-made menu which includes a Sunday roast.
Four ales are on offer, typically from breweries such as Timothy Taylor and Harvey's.
At the back there is a small courtyard which provides a suntrap in the summer. This is served by a small alleyway that provides a rear entrance to the pub off the High Street.Historic England Entry: 1069686
Kent’s Public House Archive: George & Dragon, SandwichPhoto(s) courtesy of the George & Dragon, Sandwich.
- Kings Arms Hotel
63 Strand Street
This 16th-century Grade II-listed inn provides a warm welcome and great service. Although it has been refurbished over the centuries it still retains plenty of its original charm and character.
The main lounge has a long bar, with two handpumps, an open fireplace and hops hanging from the ceiling. Although very popular with diners, drinkers are still made welcome.
The extensive menu, which caters for all tastes and appetites, features home-made food cooked with locally-sourced ingredients, including fresh fish.
Occasional live music events are held, usually to coincide with local events.
The paved patio and walled garden, with well-tended borders, provide plenty of space for sitting outside in the summer months.Historic England Entry: 1069542
Kent’s Public House Archive: Kings Arms Hotel, Sandwich
- Market Inn
7-9 Cattle Market
Nestling in the heart of Sandwich, this venue offers a warm and friendly welcome.
It is a large, one-bar Shepherd Neame pub serving their typical beer range including occasional beers from their microbrewery.
Entertainment includes darts, bar billiards, a weekly quiz, a meat raffle and occasional folk music on Sunday afternoon.
Home-cooked food is available, including the pub's award winning Market Sandwich. Afternoon tea can be taken in the pub's 16th-century tea room.
- Mermaid's Locker
8 Cattle Market
Built in the 13th century, this ale house/restaurant retains many of its original features. Inside and out, the quirky furniture and collectable items, a product of the present incumbents imagination!, provide a welcoming environment for a drink or a meal. Open fires and traditional wood furniture complete the picture.
You can enjoy your drink at the back in the pub's sun-trap courtyard garden or seated at the front watching the town's life goes by.
Two ales are served by handpull. Kent ales feature with the occasional guest ale from outside Kent.
- New Inn
2 Harnet Street
An impressive-looking pub located in the centre of this medieval Cinque Port, ideally situated for wandering around this historic market town.
Inside, the wood panelling and carpeted bar give the pub a traditional and comfortable feel. At the front there are chairs and tables which allow you to watch Sandwich life go by while enjoying your drink.
On the bar, there is one guest ale from a variety of breweries. A second guest ale may be served to coincide with local events, such as the Sandwich Folk & Ale Festival.
Home-cooked food is available all day, made from local fresh produce.
Monthly live music and occasional charity fund raising events are held.
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- Prince's Golf Club (01304) 611118 Sandwich Bay Sandwich CT13 9QB
- Red Cow
12 Moat Sole
Overlooking the Guildhall car park, which was the old cattle market, you cannot miss the large red cow on the front of this timber-framed pub. Historically, this pub was the watering hole for market traders in years gone by.
With its tiled floors and exposed beams it has a comfortable and traditional country pub ambience to it.
The menu offers traditional pub food, alongside Pie & Pint night, Friday Fish Special and a Sunday roast.
There are up to three real ales, including one usually from the Ramsgate brewery. The number and range of ales can vary according to the season.
Everyone is catered for with areas for drinkers and diners. At the back there is a pleasant sun-trap garden in which live music events are held in summer.Historic England Entry: 1106323
Kent’s Public House Archive: Red Cow, Sandwich
- Smugglers Beer & Music Cafe
10 Delf Street
Opened in May 2019. this beer & music cafe provides a relaxed environment for a drink and a chat. Inside, the wooden floors, white walls and wood chairs & tables give the cafe a modern-feel.
At the bar you can select from a wide range of cask and KeyKeg ales (mostly from Time & Tide), real ciders and wines.
The eclectic mixture of music is provided by Smugglers Records - many of the artists are from their own label.
There will be regular live music events, details of which can be found on their FaceBook page.
There's plenty of public car parking nearby.Kent’s Public House Archive: Smugglers Beer & Music Cafe, SandwichPhotos courtesy of Smugglers Beer & Music Cafe.
- Bell Inn
A traditional country pub with a welcoming atmosphere, beamed ceilings and wooden floors.
Food is available in the form of simple snacks, such as pork pies, ploughman's & pasties, which can be eaten in or as a take-away. Bookings can be taken for the private functions for which cold buffets can be provided.
Outside there's plenty of room to enjoy your drink in the quiet back garden or on the front patio overlooking the village green.
A variety of events is held throughout the year, including quiz nights, clairvoyance evenings, live music and events on the village green.Historic England Entry: 1051096
Kent’s Public House Archive: Bell Inn, ShepherdswellPhotos courtesy of the Bell Inn, Shepherdswell.
- East Kent Railway (01304) 832042 Station Road Shepherdswell CT15 7PD
- Bell Inn (01304) 830661 Church Hill Shepherdswell CT15 7LG
23 The Street
Despite the colour wash exterior, the building dates from 1683 and was originally a cottage for local farm workers under the Manor of Sholden (later licensed as a pub in 1836).
Entering through the front door you find yourself in a contemporary-styled pub with the large central bar surrounded by the main bar area and a small snug to the right.
At the back there is a large patio/garden overlooking the grounds of Walmer Cricket Club and Deal Hockey Club.
The real ale offering features Doom Bar and guest ale from a Kent brewery.
Traditional "Pub Grub" is served from Ploughman's lunches to cottage pie and lamb shank. On Sunday they serve up a Sunday Roast.
A variety of entertainment is on offer including quizzes, karaoke, live music, pool & darts.Kent’s Public House Archive: Sportsman, SholdenPhotos courtesy of Sportsman, Sholden.
- Sportsman (01304) 380321 23 The Street Sholden CT14 0AL
- St. Margarets Bay
St. Margarets Bay
Recently refurbished, this modern bar/restaurant is situated at the foot of the White Cliffs with panoramic views over the sea. The pub has a strong nautical theme from the large window at the front, engraved with the Plimsoll Line, to the porthole style decorations around the pub.
Outside, the terrace and garden are ideal spots to lounge while watching the shipping on the Straits of Dover.
The beer selection features three regular ales and one seasonal from Shepherd Neame.
A wide variety of food is available from sandwiches through to a specials menu with a daily fish selection. Fish and chips takeaway is also available. BBQs are held on the terrace during the summer months.
Be wary of using your mobile as the signal comes from France!Kent’s Public House Archive: Coastguard, St. Margarets Bay
- Coastguard ku.oc.draugtsaoceht@su(01304) 853051 The Bay St. Margarets Bay CT15 6DY
- St. Margarets-at-Cliffe
Formerly called the Carriers Arms, this 18th C. village pub is located in the village of St. Margarets-at-Cliffe, a centre of operations in the dark days of smuggling. A short walk from the pub is a fine example of a Norman church, dating back to the year 1000AD.
The main bar area is centred around an imposing bar constructed in the shape of a mash tun. Low beamed ceilings and carpets make for a cosy, pub atmosphere.
At the back there is a light, conservatory-style restaurant.
The regular ale is Greene King IPA along with two other ales which come from a variety of breweries, including Kent.
There is an extensive menu which includes pizzas, Mexican as well as steak, fish, chicken. There's also a Specials board and Sunday roasts.
Dogs are welcome in the main bar area, although restrictions may apply during busy times.
There is free car parking about 100m from the pub.Kent’s Public House Archive: Smugglers, St. Margarets-at-CliffePhoto(s) courtesy of the Smugglers, St. Margarets-at-Cliffe.
- White Cliffs Hotel
Originally dating from the 17th C. this large and imposing Kentish clapboard building is nestled in the heart of the village of St. Margarets-at-Cliffe. Noel Coward and Ian Fleming have been past patrons of the hotel, within which the bar and restaurant form the Cliffe Village Pub.
The smart modern decor and polished wooden flooring gives a distinct boutique and comfortable feel to The Cliffe, creating a pleasant ambiance to have a drink or a meal.
The bar serves a variety of gravity-fed ales (served from the small cool room), key keg ales and real ciders.
Everything you eat and drink is likely to have been sourced locally. From the Kentish ales and ciders, to locally caught fish and shell fish, meat from local farms and coffee, which is roasted in Canterbury.
At the back there is a pleasant walled garden with plenty of seating for the summer months.
As well as the regular lunch and dinner menus, breakfast is served in the morning and Kentish cream teas during the afternoon. From Easter to September pop-up pizzas are served on Sunday from the wood-fired oven in the garden.
There are occasional live music events.
- Smugglers moc.liamg@srelggumstjj(01304) 853404 High Street St. Margarets-at-Cliffe CT15 6AU
- Black Pig
This charming 16th-century timbered-framed and white-walled country pub is situated in Barnsole, on the outskirts of Staple.
Inside the rambling nature of the pub offers a variety of places to sit and have a drink or a meal. From the hop-festooned main bar to the light and airy restaurant or the private dining room, capable of seating around 10 people.
In what was once the pub's function room, a village shop has been setup selling the day-to-day essentials.
Alongside the Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter there is a guest ale.
A varied menu of home-made food, using locally sourced ingredients is available along with a Specials menu and selection of pies.
Occasional events include live music and a pubs quiz.
At the front there is a small patio area, while at the back there is a large enclosed garden, popular in summer in which the Kentish game of Bat & Trap is played.
- Black Pig moc.liamg@88yelofr(01304) 813723 Barnsole Road Staple CT3 1LE
- Dog & Duck
The pub is set amongst the orchards of the Kent countryside and offers a friendly, comfortable environment in which to have a drink or sample their comprehensive bar menu. Outside, there is a peaceful, well-maintained garden. The three beers on offer are typically from the larger regional or national brewers. A large function room is available which can seat up to 75 people. Every Sunday, during the summer months, live music is played.Kent’s Public House Archive: Dog & Duck, Stourmouth
- Rising Sun
Set in the middle of the countryside, this extensive, modern-style country public house and restaurant maintains the traditional values of excellent customer service.
The varying beer range often includes something unexpected.
The Rising Sun prides itself on its freshly prepared food. It has a patio to the front and a pleasant garden, and hosts quiz, pool, petanque and bat and trap teams. Summer brings hog roasts and occasional music in the garden. Dog-friendly.
Disabled friendly with car parking and toilet.Kent’s Public House Archive: Rising Sun, Stourmouth
- Dog & Duck ku.oc.bupkcuddnagod@ofni(01843) 821264 Plucks Gutter Stourmouth CT3 1JB
- Sutton Vale Country Club
Established for over 50 years, Sutton Vale Country Park is set in 6 acres of Kent countryside.
They are offer provide caravan and holiday apartments rental.Kent’s Public House Archive: Sutton Vale Country Club, Sutton
- Sutton Vale Country Club moc.syadilohnottus@sgnikoob(01304) 374155 Vale Road Sutton CT15 5DH
- Temple Ewell
14 High Street
A traditional village pub, with wooden beams, local photos, fox ornaments and carpeted floor, offers a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike.
A good range of styles and strengths of real ales are on offer, which can be enjoyed in the main bar, one of the smaller rooms or in the sun-trap garden.
A variety of events, quiz nights, curry nights and occasional music evenings keep the pub busy. In June, a charity beer festival is organised in partnership with the local Rotary Club.
Outside there is an attractive stream-side garden with skittle alley.
The pub is situated a short walk from Kearsney Abbey gardens and public transport services.Kent’s Public House Archive: Fox, Temple Ewell
- Fox ku.oc.ilacsit@xoflleweelpmet(01304) 823598 14 High Street Temple Ewell CT16 3DU
- Plough & Harrow
This rural pub and campsite is situated in the village of Tilmanstone, just off the A256.
The pine-clad bar provides a light environment for a drink or a meal. Down a short set of stairs there's a small side room, suitable for small parties of 12 people.
Although there are no disabled-access toilets, there is easy access to the main bar area.
At the front there is a grassed patio area with plenty of bench seating
Food is straight-forward & unfussy and includes vegetarian options.
As a campsite it provides inches for caravans, motorhomes and tents as well as 6 glamping pods.Kent’s Public House Archive: Plough & Harrow, Tilmanstone
- Plough & Harrow moc.liamg@enotsnamlitworrahdnahguolp07487 633539 Dover Road Tilmanstone CT14 0HX
23 Canada Road
Branch Pub of the Year 2022 Winner
CAMRA Golden Award Winner - Pub Category
This multi-CAMRA award winning traditional community alehouse is one of the top real ale pubs in the Dover district. The welcome, service and quality of the real ales and real ciders reflects the landlord's enthusiasm for his trade and it is true to say that every day at the Berry is a beer festival.
Recently refurbished, the main bar has a light and airy feel to it and at the back there is a pleasant patio and smoking area.
Both real ale lovers and real cider lovers are catered for. Eight cask ales are available during the week then, on Thirsty Thursday, eleven ales are served. There are seven KeyKeg ales, many from Time & Tide, and up to ten ciders/perries. Take note of the "Wall of Fame" which features those ales that have had a cask drunk in less than 24 hours.
Three real ale festivals are held: A Winter Ales Festival in February; A Summer Cask and Craft Festival and a green hop festival in October.
Entertainment includes darts, a monthly quiz and open mic night, occasional live music and the occasional pop-up food event. There is also Happy Half Hour from 5:30pm-6:00pm Mon-Fri.
There's a free 24 hour car park opposite the pub.Recent CAMRA Awards
Branch Pub of the Year 2020
Branch Cider Pub of the Year 2020
Kent Cider Pub of the Year 2016.Kent’s Public House Archive: Berry, Walmer
- Deal & Betteshanger Rugby Football Club (01304) 365892 Canada Road Walmer CT14 7EJ
- Freed Man
329 Dover Road
Don't let the unremarkable exterior of this pub put you off, it offers everything for the discerning drinker in a micropub atmosphere with a twist.
Inside the decor is cosy and warm, with loads of nautical memorabilia covering the reclaimed wood walls. There's plenty of seating from a long sofa to high tables & stools. Even the bar has a low section of bar for wheelchairs users!
Behind the bar up to four real ales, predominantly from local breweries, are served from the Victorian beer engine. Alongside these, and this is why it's a micropub with a twist, are real ciders (occasionally from Kent cidermakers), a great selection of wines, selected spirits and authentic draught and bottled European lagers.
Food can be brought in from the local fish & chip shop or pizzeria, for which the staff will gladly provide plates and cutlery.
Regular events are held including a Ladies' night on Wednesday, a monthly quiz night and cheese platters on Sunday.Kent’s Public House Archive: Freed Man, WalmerPhoto(s) courtesy of the Freed Man, Walmer.
50 The Strand
Formerly the Lord Nelson, this family-run pub has a great position overlooking Walmer Green.
Walk in through the unusual revolving doors and you find yourself in a large room furnished with simple wooden chairs and tables. There's an imposing metal-topped bar on the left, facing the musician's stage opposite.
Outside, the front patio is a great place for a drink in summer while watching life go by.
Hand-pulled real ales are principally from Kent breweries, such as Time & Tide, and even the keg lagers and beers are from local breweries. Real cider is from Kentish Pip.
Primarily a music venue, the pub strives to bring an eclectic mix of music representing the best of local talent and beyond. The pub frequently hosts ticket-only events featuring more established bands.
Other events include open-mic, food pop-up and comedy nights. Their Sunday lunch is proving very popular.
There's plenty of free on-street parking.
Dogs are welcome, and the revolving doors can be adjusted to admit the larger or more nervous pooch!Kent’s Public House Archive: Lighthouse, Walmer
- Royal Marines Association Deal Club moc.liamg@ceslaedamr(01304) 375207 37 The Strand Walmer CT14 7DX
7 The Strand
This pub, overlooking Walmer Green, has a horseshoe main room and smaller side room surrounding the central bar. Nautical memorabilia decorate the pub's walls.
Happy hour runs from 5-7pm Monday to Friday.
Food is simple and reasonably priced.
At the back there is a small patio garden with smoking shelter. There is ample street parking.
- Thompson's Bell
335 Dover Road
Traditional friendly local's pub which has undergone extensive refurbishment.Kent’s Public House Archive: Thompson's Bell, Walmer
- Berry moc.liamg@remlawyrrebeht(01304) 362411 23 Canada Road Walmer CT14 7EQ
2 Sandwich Road
Community pub situated on the outskirts of Dover.Kent’s Public House Archive: Archer, Whitfield
- Rock Rose
Large modern pub, completed in 2010, off the A2 and within easy reach of Dover, serving up to six real ales from the Marston group of breweries.
Although primarily an eatery, non-diners are welcome.
An extensive menu of good value, good quality food is available all day, every day, including a carvery, a vegan menu and steak night.
Family-friendly, with a children's play area.Kent’s Public House Archive: Rock Rose, WhitfieldPhoto(s) courtesy of the Rock Rose, Whitfield.
- Whitfield Club
14 Napchester Road
A community club in the middle of Whitfield, offering members and their families and friends, a comfortable, safe and affordable place to socialise.
- Archer (01304) 825890 2 Sandwich Road Whitfield CT16 3LG
- Anchor Inn
This family-run, pub is located in the heart of Wingham. The rambling, multi-roomed interior with dark beams and wooden floors together with its separate public bar make for a comfortable, welcoming environment for all, in which to have a drink or a meal.
The licensee’s passion to preserve the vibe and history of the traditional English pub is abundantly evident. The pub has won a number of high-profile industry awards which is testimony to the work and effort that has been put into this successful pub.
There's a good selection of real ales, with usually at least one ale from a Kent brewery.
The Anchor is renowned for its acoustic/eclectic music events, which include live music on Sundays, ad hoc shows from international touring artists and an annual music festival. A fun quiz is held every other Thursday.
The function room/Arts Centre is available for hire and is a community resource for use by local people. It hosts a number of clubs and social/charity events including Tai Chi, open mic nights, Pigeon Shows and 2 Ukulele Clubs.
To the side and rear there's a very large garden where the Bat & Trap and Petanque pitches are located together with an outside stage.
Although the pub is not fully-disabled friendly, ramps provide access to the pub and garden and the toilet is accessible.
There is limited parking in the front of the pub, a free public car park across the road and ample on-street parking. The Anchor is also adjacent to a bus stop with a regular service to Canterbury and Sandwich.
Great British Pub Awards: Best Live Entertainment Pub finalists.
KALC Community Awards 2021.
KM Group: Top 5 Pub Gardens in Kent 2021.
Kent Life: 10 Best Pub Sunday lunches 2020.
Trip Advisor: Travelers Choice 2020.
Canterbury College: Outstanding Employer Award 2020.
CAMRA Branch Summer Pub of the Season Winner 2018.Historic England Entry: 1070128
Kent’s Public House Archive: Anchor Inn, Wingham
- Dog Inn ku.oc.godeht@ofni(01227) 720339 Canterbury Road Wingham CT3 1BB
- Anchor Inn moc.loa@8ellehcimttobba(01227) 720392 High Street Wingham CT3 1BJ
- St Crispin Inn
This 15th century village pub focuses on good quality, home-made traditional pub food.
Wood floors and exposed beams provide a pleasant, comfortable place to eat and drink. Pictures of the pub and the local surroundings adorn the brick walls, and their 14 year-old African Grey parrot, called Rionis, makes for an unusual talking-point.
Three real ales from national and Ramsgate breweries are available, two during the quieter times of the year. alongside an extensive range of gins.
The menu is varied from pub classics to seasonal dishes, baguettes and salads. A take-menu is also available.
Monthly events include live music & quiz nights.
At the back there is a patio looking onto the large garden - an ideal place to relax in summer and a venue for weddings.Historic England Entry: 1263918
Kent’s Public House Archive: St Crispin Inn, WorthPhoto(s) courtesy of the St Crispin Inn, Worth.
- St Crispin Inn moc.loa@nninipsircts(01304) 612081 The Street Worth CT14 0DF
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