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The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon

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36-42 Spital Street | Canterbury, Dartford DA1 2DT, England
+44 1322 421970
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08:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Mon 08:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

as my husband is in a wheelchair we found that access was denied to us, as we were not allowed to park in the road by the side of the flying boat, so we couldn't get my husband out of the wheelchair to park the car elsewhere.

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Thank valmcox
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a "get what you pay for" kind of place, your typical chain pub food but I enjoyed my food more than I have in previous times, especially as I massively dislike their chips. I ordered sweet potato, chickpea and spinach curry. It was wonderfully hot and pretty tasty, I was absolutely stuffed by the time I finished. I then... More 

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BELVEDERE, LONDON
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245 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here prior to watching a show at the Orchard. It seemed like everyone had the same idea, it was full. People were leaving as there were no tables left. Good to see it so busy. Shame that this is the only decent place to eat in Dartford. Our food was great, £5.20 for Mexican Monday night including a... More 

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Thank KadieandStu
Tanya M, Manager at The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi Thanks so much for you review, we really appreciate you taking the time to give us positive feedback. I'll share your feedback with the team. Tanya More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok for a cheap and cheerful drink and meal! It's a Wetherspoon pub after all can't expect too much for the price your paying

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Thank Nikkibud123
Tanya M, Manager at The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for your review! More 

Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a fussy eater and struggle to find something I like to eat when I go out, but not here. Loads to choose from at a really great price. Staff and Manager are a friendly helpful group who make a lunchtime meal into a special ocassion. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a quick lunchtime treat.

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Thank pgc1651
Tanya M, Manager at The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks so much for your review! We'll see you soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the only table available was near the door and so quite drafty. We ordered 2 ham and cheese panini's which were quickly served however when I went to get the condiments there was no tomato sauce . I was told it was on order and would be here on Monday which as no good on a Saturday.

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Thank Pamela G
Tanya M, Manager at The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi So sorry about the tomato sauce! We had an issue with our suppliers but it was delivered Sunday morning. Thanks for your review. More 

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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a Wetherspoons, huge bar, cheap beer, lots of staff and the toilets are miles away. Pleasant atmosphere with a huge choice of local ales and beers. It's a good place to start off a night.

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Thank Pipecleanerman
Tanya M, Manager at The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your review. We hope to see you again soon. Tanya More 

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Visited the Flying boat today for lunch, I had a toasted ham and cheese sandwich served with chips which as always were very nice. The ham was good too. My husband had the managers special burger which he said was also good. Had a bit of a wait to be served at the bar cos there was only one person... More 

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Thank sweetiepie021
Tanya M, Manager at The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit, I will bring up your comments with the management team about only having one person serving because as a minimum 3 are rotad on just to serve at lunchtime and evenings. I do apologise for your wait and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks More 

Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

After a matinee at the Orchard Theatre, we decided to eat in town rather than tackle the rush hour traffic. This Weatherspoons was formerly a car showroom, which apparently contributed to parts of the flying boats during the war. The meal and drinks was typical Weatherspoons but served quickly and efficiently and extremely good value for money. Be warned, there... More 

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Thank Pat W
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for breakfast a couple of times after work during the christmas period. Vast choice available, ordered Eggs Royale. It was served in around 10 minutes and was as expected. Tasted nice and eggs were runny in the middle. Drinks and food are very reasonably priced and there is plenty of seating.

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Tanya M, Manager at The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to feedback to us and hope to see you soon. Tanya More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36-42 Spital Street | Canterbury, Dartford DA1 2DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dartford
  • Phone Number: +44 1322 421970
Description
Large Family dining pub.
Large beer garden to enjoy the summer months.

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