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At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year

Once owned by the infamous Kray twins, 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, this friendly pub 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. Chef Richard Phillips’ flavoursome 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 opening: Mon-Sat 12-9.30
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Sat 12-9.30

Food and drink

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

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

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

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

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

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