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The Coastguard Restaurant

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Bar, British, Pub
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St Margaret's Bay, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DY, England
+44 1304 853051
10:30 - 23:00
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Sun 10:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Glad we booked a table as this place was really busy. Delicious traditional pub food. Portions were huge! Good, friendly service. Great atmosphere and decor. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Clou L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked for early evening dinner. Service was very good and waitress very attentive. Food fantastic as usual. Excellent menu choices for Valentine's evening. Couldn't fault a thing. Brilliant service and food. Very happy customers.

Thank Tomroyan01
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very disappointed as we went in we just waited there and no one has acknowledged us until my friends went to a girl that was sort of busy poring a bier, we eventually got our menus by this very unfriendly and with attitude problem almost rude, but we ignore that part until we order 2pea soup and literally... More 

Thank Gabriel D
Dover, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here in the past only for a drink but visited today for my wife's birthday. We had the set menu £10 for two courses or 3 for £15. We opted for the cod goujons with sweet chilli sauce and BBQ glazed chicken strips for starters, both were absolutely amazing. For mains we had the chicken supreme with saute... More 

Thank Kirk H
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282 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a super meal here with friends this lunchtime. There is a special deal on at the moment here which is £10.00p for two courses. The choices are good and the four of us opted for pork belly for two of us and carrot and coriander soup for the other two for our starters. For the mains we had gammon... More 

Thank Julie E
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't know what has happened, but a deteriation in quality of food has happened. Have eaten there a few times and found it OK but the last visit the quality of the food presented to me was well below mediocre. The pub was very very quiet, I obviously had not heard the news.

Thank KentCenturian
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Turned up, on my own, dripping wet and muddy in full walking gear on Sunday lunchtime. Wasn't expecting to be particularly welcome as only wanted a snack and it is geared up for dining. However, I was greeted straight away and a small table cleared for me in the bar area. Had a very good croque monsieur with side salad... More 

1 Thank rambler22015
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have just had a superb lunch at the coastguard we both had the set lunch, amazing value for money and very good service also lovely atmosphere! We shall definitely be back!

1 Thank Ian M
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The service was excellent. However we were so disappointed with the choice on the menu. This used to be a destination restaurant. There was very little choice of fish dishes. This was the only time I have ever known my husband to send a dish back as inedible. We have been married for 37 years! The pie was delicious, but... More 

Thank JaneWBR
Deal, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Stopped here for a drink on a Sunday afternoon while out for a walk. Great views across the channel, really nice place to sit down and watch the ships go by. The staff were really friendly. We didn't eat here but the food looked really good, and it was very busy. Will be back for a lunch in the summer.

1 Thank Stuart B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 25
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Margaret's Bay, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover  >  St Margaret's Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 853051

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?