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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Bracing freshness and absence of pretension in a Kentish pub

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At a glance

Tasting menu
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

The Sportsman has a distinctly rustic, unpretentious look, with scuffed floorboards and plain walls hung with pictures above half-panelling. Everything is made in-house, including the butter. You might choose to start with an appetiser of super-fresh oyster topped with warm chorizo.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–26 December, 1 January
  • Days closed: Monday
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Stephen Harris, Dan Flavell

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 30
  • Wines over £30: 21
  • Wines by the glass: 15

Price guide

  • Starter from: £9.95
  • Main course from21.95
  • Dessert from: £8.95
  • Tasting menu from: £70
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 50
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

On coast road between Whitstable and Faversham, 3.5 miles west of Whitstable.

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Whitstable, Faversham
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