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Seafront pub serving modern British cuisine

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year

Live music on Tuesdays and Sundays is one reason why this white-painted, clapboarded, beach-facing pub is so popular. It was built for workers constructing the long-vanished railway line between Whitstable and Canterbury – now the seven-mile Crab and Winkle Way. Carefully selected cask ales are generally from local breweries, but American pale ales push the boundaries a bit further. The food is sourced as locally as possible, so it would be disrespectful to Whitstable not to start with its famous rock oysters with pickled shallots. But if oysters aren't for you, try mussels cooked in Kentish white wine, then to follow, braised beef bourguignon; grilled calves' liver; pan-fried whole Dover sole; or spiced butternut squash shortcrust pastry pie. Finish with a plate of the county's cheeses. Vegetarians and vegans are by no means overlooked.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–3, Sunday 12–6
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 5.30–9.30, Sunday 12–6

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

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 Street.

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