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Relaxed seafront hostelry serving the county’s best

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year

This beach-facing pub was built to accommodate workers building the railway line between the town and Canterbury – now a popular rambling route called the Crab and Winkle Way. Today, it proffers all good Kentish things, including ales such as Timothy Taylor Landlord, and Symonds cider; drinks can be served in plastic cups for taking to the beach. The food is fresh and also sourced as locally as possible: fresh Whitstable rock oysters with sherry vinegar shallots and tabasco could precede a plate of roast saddle of Kentish rabbit; or organic salmon and crab fishcake.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–9.30
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 12–9.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Timothy Taylor Landlord, Whitstable IPA, Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter
  • Real ciders: Aspall, Symonds

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

In town centre. On one-way system, left at end of High Street.

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