Branch pubs selling real ale
- 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
- Chequer Inn
4 Chequer Lane
This 14th century Grade II listed timber-framed pub is located in the middle of the country village of Ash.
Recently purchased by the Chequer Inn Ash Society Limited, a community benefit society, it has had significant, but sympathetic, refurbishment and opened in July 2019.
Work still continues with a fully-disabled toilet and disabled parking planned for 2020.
Inside there's a large main bar area with a cosy restaurant at the back, which can also serve as a function room. The decor is simple with wooden floors, panelling and furniture adding to the warm, comfortable environment.
Primarily food-led, this gastro-pub still caters for the drinker by offering a good selection of real ales, including one from a local brewery.
There's also a selection of local wines, bubbly and gins.
They take pride in the food they serve, specialising in beef dishes and seafood.
A good selection of vegan dishes is also available.
Food is cooked to order and made from locally-sourced ingredients.
On Sunday a variety of roasts is served.
An interesting range of events, many of them community-oriented, is held at the pub including Meet up Monday, Wednesday Family Night and Pensioner's Lunch.
At the back there is a large garden and Bat & Trap pitch.
There is limited parking behind the pub, however there is a free public car park across the road and lots of on-street parking.
- 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 a darts team. Events include karaoke nights, occasional live music and a Sunday meat raffle.
- Chequer Inn moc.liamg@hsannireuqehc(01304) 273680 4 Chequer Lane Ash CT3 2ET
- Wrong Turn
Pie Factory Road
This chalet-style pub, which opened in August 2014, is situated in the picturesque hamlet of Barfrestone - just a five minute walk from 12C Saint Nicholas Church, the second oldest Norman church in the UK.
The pub has a comfortable, country kitchen feel to it with wooden tables and chairs, sideboard, piano and a wood-burning stove.
From the corner bar a good selection of real ales, which includes a mild from the Wantsum brewery, and ciders, including one from Kent, are served alongside an excellent selection of wines. Coffee and tea are also available.
Cold platters with hand-made pork pies or scotch eggs and a cheese board are available. Food can be served at other times if pre-ordered.
There is a small TV in the corner but this is only used to show major sporting events.
Outside there is a small, sheltered patio and a lawned area with picnic benches.
Clubs wishing to hold meetings or other events are welcome to contact the pub to make arrangements. The pub can open earlier for groups, if pre-arranged, and may close a little earlier on quiet evenings.
The pub is a pleasant 1 1/2-mile walk from Shepherds Well railway station and walkers are welcome in the pub.
Branch Pub of the Year 2016 and Branch Pub of the Season Autumn 2015.
Please note that the pub may close occasionally for private functions.
- Wrong Turn moc.kooltuo@nrutgnorweht07522 554118 Pie Factory Road Barfrestone CT15 7JG
- 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.
Classic car club meets the first Sunday of every month.
- Griffins Head ku.oc.nednellihcdaehsniffirg@ofni(01304) 840325 Chillenden CT3 1PS
- Church Hougham
- Plough (01304) 213339 Folkestone Road Church Hougham CT15 7AB
- 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 being 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 at the end of 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.
- Carpenters Arms email@example.com(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.
- 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.
- Bloody Mary's
160 High Street
A smart, light, airy cafe bar situated on Deal's High Street.
One real ale, available from a cask on the bar, is served alongside premium 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.
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.
- 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.
- Clarendon Hotel
51-53 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.
There is ample public parking to the rear of the hotel.
- 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.
- 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 considered to be one of the oldest pubs in Deal.
It has a real community feel to it with a friendly environment and the landlord and 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.
The events diary includes darts teams, monthly quiz nights and a Sunday meat raffle. From 12.00-3.00, Monday to Friday, discounts are offered on a selection of beers.
Although, no food is served you are allowed to bring your own food or takeaway.
Exceptionally Improved Pub Award 2018.
Branch Winter Pub of the Season 2017.
15 The Marina
A traditional, well-kept sea-front pub with a pleasant sun-trap garden.
- 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.
At the back there is a pleasant, sun-trapped patio, with some seating at the front.
- Just Reproach
14 King Street
Branch Pub of the Year 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 from the local Barnsole vineyard & Australia, Prosecco, a range of gins (including one from Kent) and quality soft drinks.
Snacks include locally made pork pies, scotch eggs and 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 Cheese Sunday, 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.
Dogs and children welcome. The pub is adjacent to public car parking.
Instagram tag: thejustreproach
Note: Hours vary according to the season so please check their FaceBook page for any updates.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Port Arms
10 Beach Street
This popular pub is situated on Deal's seafront.
in addition to the real ale, there is a good variety of pub food on offer during the day. In the evening it is frequented by a younger crowd.
The outside terrace provides a dedicated seating area overlooking the sea and Deal pier.
Regular live music events are held and the pub co-hosts music concerts and New Year fireworks.
- 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.
- Rose Hotel
91 High Street
Boutique hotel, bar & restaurant situated in Deal's pedestrian precinct.
- 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
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.
- 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.
Dog chews can be purchased, with the monies raised being donated to charity.
- 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.
- Smugglers Record Shop
9 King Street
This independent & vibrant music shop, bar & cafe is situated between Deal's seafront and the pedestrian precinct
There is a large selection of vinyl records including new releases & 2nd hand.
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. There's also a great selection of craft beer, 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.
- 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.
There is a pleasant secluded garden to the rear.
- 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.
- Boar's Head
46-48 Eaton Road
Traditional local pub situated on the west side of Dover. Inside the central bar is surrounded by a pool room, main bar and a comfortable lounge area complete with leather sofas.
Outside there's a garden and at the front a small patio area overlooking the main road.
As well as having a skittles alley, there's plenty of activity at the pub including weekly live music events, quiz nights, darts, and pool.
The pub's opening times do vary according to how busy the pub is, so it may close early or later than that advertised.
- Breakwater Brewery Taproom
St Martin's Yard, Lorne Road
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, with a bar counter that resembles a stone breakwater.
From a temperature controlled cellar room the brewery's own cask ales and ciders are sold on gravity.
Pizzas are available from their own pizzeria, which 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.
There's a happy hour from 12-2 when the local football team, Dover Athletic, is playing at home.
Tours of the brewery are possible by prior arrangement.
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.
- Cinque Port Arms
Very friendly, community pub, close to the Dover Cruise Terminal.
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.
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.
- Crown & Sceptre
25 Elms Vale Road
Traditional locals' pub situated on the outskirts of Dover town centre.
- 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.
- 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 and a real cider from Gwynt Y Ddraig. 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.
- 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
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.
Food offering is simple, consisting of ploughmans and a cheeseboard.
There’s a selection of board games. Live music events are held once or twice a month and there’s the occasional food event.
Opens at midday on Saturdays when Dover Athletic FC is playing at home.
- 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
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.
- Malvern Inn (01304) 204010 Clarendon Road Dover CT17 9QA
- 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.
- 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
- Three Cups
59 Crabble Hill
The staff and regulars are very friendly and helpful. Inside the pub has a deceptively large and pleasant modern style interior.
There is usually one real ale available, often coming from the local Breakwater Brewery.
The pub operates a loyalty card discount scheme for real ale purchases. There is a well-attended quiz every second Monday as well as live entertainment most Saturday evenings.
At the rear, there is a decked garden and skittle alley.
This pub has a long term association with the game of darts and has several dartboards with darts teams playing in different leagues. There is also a pool table and occasional live sport on TV.
There is a rear access for wheelchairs that can be opened on request but there are a few wide steps to negotiate so it may not be suitable for all types of wheelchair. There is no ‘disabled’ toilet facility although the toilets are wheelchair accessible. It is advised to discuss disabled access with the landlord prior to visiting with a wheelchair.
- White Horse
St. James Street
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 the pub offers a take-away service.
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 national breweries and real cider is available all year round.
The hidden terrace garden at the rear is a real treat during the summer months.
There's plenty of on street and pay and display parking nearby.
- 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, with ales from Old Dairy and Goodys being particularly popular. 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.
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- 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.
- Crown ku.oc.enrohtyenworceht@bup(01304) 832741 The Street Eythorne CT15 4BG
- Crown Inn
Winter Pub of the Season 2020
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 pool, darts, occasional live music 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Coach & Horses
This light & airy country pub is situated on the main road between Deal and Sandwich. Primarily food-led there's still plenty of room for those who just want to pop in for a drink or two. One real ale is available, but during the summer months a guest ale is added to the lineup. Cider is from Weston's. Food is available all day and the pub's extensive menu of traditional home-made food will appeal to all tastes, including cream tea, afternoon tea and a Sunday roast. During the summer you can sit out in the award-winning garden, which has a boguncy castle during the summer months and a large kitchen garden providing the pub with seasonal herbs, fruits and vegetable. Entertainment includes a bi-monthly folk music night, charity quizzes and a quiz and curry night. The pub runs its own loyalty card scheme and the landlady's homemade jams and pickles are available for purchase.
- Coach & Horses ku.oc.tsafv@sesrohdnahcaoc(01304) 617063 Sandwich Road Hacklinge CT14 0AT
- Blazing Donkey
This country house hotel is situated in rural Kent, just a short drive from the historic Cinque Port of Sandwich. Rustic furniture and flagstone floors provides a characterful space to enjoy your drink.
19 rooms are located in the converted stables with three rooms located in the main building.
A varied menu is served including breakfast, afternoon teas, light bites and Sunday roast.
At the back there is a raised terrace overlooking the well-maintained gardens.
- Blazing Donkey ku.oc.yeknodgnizalb@ofni(01304) 617362 Hay Hill Ham CT14 0ED
- 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.
- 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 good 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. Don't forget the pub dog!
- King's Head ku.oc.nwodsgnikdaehsgnik@ofni(01304) 373915 Upper Street Kingsdown CT14 8BJ
- Lydden Bell
81 Canterbury Road
Traditional Kent inn situated in rural Kent countryside.
- Lydden Bell ku.oc.llebneddyleht@yaj(01304) 830296 81 Canterbury Road Lydden CT15 7EX
Under new ownership, the pub has being renovated to a high standard restoring many of the original features, including a traditional copper bar, copper lighting, a flint wall and restoring the damaged 17th century brick floor and returning the fireplaces to full working order.
An ever-changing range of craft beers, real ales and ciders are served, as well as a broad range of globally sourced fine spirits and wines.
The menu focuses on traditional British pub dishes with European touches from our British chefs and Asian flavours from our Japanese chefs. Saturday Night is a Japanese Night and once a month a Sushi Evening is held on a Monday.
- Lantern ku.oc.nninretnaleht@ofni(01304) 852276 The Street Martin CT15 5JL
- Hare & Hounds
The Hare and Hounds is a charming country pub in the village of Northbourne, just a few miles from Deal. The pub boasts an open fire, a warm welcome and serves two regular beers.
Reasonably-priced traditional pub fare is available, from sandwiches, jacket potatoes through to liver & bacon and steak.
On Sunday there is a Sunday roast.
Outside there is a children's play area and a large patio.
- Hare & Hounds moc.liamg@tneksdnuohdnaerah07543 952800 The Street Northbourne CT14 0LG
- 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.
- 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 single-room, wood-beamed pub has a long bar with large tables and benches. National beers feature alongside ales from local breweries. Popular with walkers, it is easily accessible by footpaths from the surrounding area. Food is served most days (but ring to check). Quiz night is Wednesday. It is about a mile's walk from regular bus number 14 at Great Mongeham. Families and dogs welcome
- Plough Inn ku.oc.elppirhguolpeht@ofni(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.
Walkers are welcome to pop in for a pint or two.
- 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
At the moment, following a recent fire in the kitchen only light lunches are available
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.
- Crispin Inn
4 High Street
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.
Three or four real ales feature, one from the Kent brewery Mad Cat. Real cider is from Westons and Thatchers.
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.
The pub is a short walk from local transport and public car parking.
- Fleur de Lis
6-8 Delf Street
The pub/hotel has been recently refurbished and the wooden floors and white paintwork give it a light, airy feel.
Inside, the bar, lounge and restaurant provides plenty of space for drinkers and eaters alike. The function room, with its unusual cupola roof will be reopened shortly.
Traditional home-made food is available with a frequently changing a la carte menu on Friday and Saturday.
A public car park is a short walk from the pub.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
A handy place for a drink while waiting for your bus.
- 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.
Occasional events are held including acoustic music, supper clubs and jazz & cocktail evenings.
- 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.
- Prince's Golf Club (01304) 611118 Sandwich Bay Sandwich CT13 9QB
- Red Cow
12 Moat Sole
Reopened: April 2021. Since the Red Cow recently reopened it is likely that the the information held on WhatPub is out-of-date. Please bear with us.
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.
There are up to four 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, diners and bar billiards players. At the back there is a pleasant sun-trap garden in which live music events are held in summer.
There's a weekly quiz night and meat raffle and major sporting events are shown on TV.
- 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.
Photos 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.
- East Kent Railway (01304) 832042 Station Road Shepherdswell CT15 7PD
- Tipsy Gardener
Oast Cottages, Coxhill
Opened in Spring 2018, The Tipsy Gardener is based within The Oast Bed & Breakfast complex in Shepherdswell, Dover, Kent.
The rustic bar is housed in a grade II listed building with beautiful oak features. There's plenty of comfy seating, a log burner for the colder months and a good selection of traditional pub games.
The modern bar setup caters for drinkers with an emphasis on real ale and fresh craft beer with regular beers from Kent Brewery, Breakwater, Time & Tide and Boutillliers, as well as local cider, wines and speciality gins & rums.
Working with local brewers and suppliers, an ever-changing beer menu will offer two real ales on hand pump alongside eight KeyKeg craft beers in seasonal styles. Three Kent ciders also feature, from Wise Owl Cider.
Cold platters of cured meat and cheese are available during summer and jacket potatoes and bacon rolls with the occasional special soup or stew in the winter months.
Branch Summer Pub of the Season 2019
- 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 London Pride and varying guests, often from Canterbury Ales and Angels & Demons.
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.
- 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!
- 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.
- Smugglers ku.oc.nni-srelggumseht@retep(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. There's also a large function room which can be booked for special occasions.
Alongside the Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter there are three changing ales, featuring one ale from the north, one from the south and a seasonal/topical ale. A Kent ale is usually included in the line-up.
A varied menu of home-made food, using locally sourced ingredients is available along with a Specials menu and selection of pies.
Events include a monthly quiz and the popular Breakfast Club.
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.
Bed & Breakfast is available with five en-suite rooms.
- Black Pig ku.oc.elpatsgipkcalbeht@yllib(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.
- 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, alongside Westons cider.
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.
- Dog & Duck ku.oc.bupkcuddnagod@ofni(01843) 821264 Plucks Gutter Stourmouth CT3 1JB
- Sutton Vale Country Club (01304) 374155 Vale Road Sutton CT15 5DH
- Temple Ewell
14 High Street
A traditional village pub complete with wooden tables, carpeted/wooden floors that 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 or one of the smaller rooms.
A variety of events, quiz nights, curry nights and occasional music evenings keep the pub busy. In June, a charity beer festival is organised by the local Rotary Club.
Outside there is an attractive stream-side garden with skittle alley.
The pub is situated a short walk from Kearnsey Abbey gardens and public transport services.
- Fox ku.oc.ilacsit@xoflleweelpmet(01304) 823598 14 High Street Temple Ewell CT16 3DU
23 Canada Road
CAMRA Golden Award Winner - Pub Category
Branch Pub of the Year 2020
Branch Cider Pub of the Year 2020
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, pool, 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 2019
Branch Cider Pub of the Year 2019
East Kent Cider Pub of the Year 2019
Branch Cider Pub of the Year 2018
East Kent Cider Pub of the Year 2018
Kent Cider Pub of the Year 2016.
- Deal & Betteshanger Rugby Football Club (01304) 365892 Canada Road Walmer CT14 7EJ
- Drum Major 07557 472133 46 Dover Road Walmer CT14 7JW
- 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 Thursday, a monthly quiz night and cheese platters on Sunday.
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.
Real ales from Kent breweries, such as Wantsum, are dispensed from the auto tilt stillage in the bar and even the keg lagers and beers come 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. Once a month the pub hosts a ticket-only event featuring more established bands.
There's plenty of free on-street parking.
Dogs are welcome - the revolving doors can be adjusted to admit the larger or more nervous pooch!
- 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.
- Berry moc.liamg@remlawyrrebeht(01304) 362411 23 Canada Road Walmer CT14 7EQ
2 Sandwich Road
Community pub situated on the outskirts of Dover.
- 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.
A cask sampler - three one-third pints - is a unique feature of this pub.
Although primarily an eatery, non-diners are welcome.
Good value, good quality food is available all day, every day. Themed food evenings include curry and a pint night. Fund raising events are held in aid of local charities.
Family-friendly, with a children's play area.
- 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, traditional English 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 was 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 real cider is Stan’s Big Apple cider from Thatcher's.
The Anchor is renowned for its acoustic/eclectic music events, which includes 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.
- Dog Inn ku.oc.mahgniwtagodeht@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. Their American Grey parrot, called Rio, makes for an unusual pet.
Three real ales from national and Ramsgate breweries are available alongside an extensive range of gins.
At the back there is a patio looking onto the large garden - an ideal place to relax in summer and a venue for weddings.
- St Crispin Inn moc.loa@nninipsircts(01304) 612081 The Street Worth CT14 0DF
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