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The Saxon Shore - J D Wetherspoon

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78-80 Central Parade, Herne Bay CT6 5JQ, England
+44 1227 370316
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked in and out again. Looked dirty and very unwelcoming. Such a shame as it has a great location on the sea front. Shame on Wetherspoons

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Thank DDBKent
Herne Bay Kent
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a hot, fresh full English breakfast was very tasty. Served hot and quickly. Friendly staff, will be going back soon.

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Thank JulieHerneBay
The Saxon Shore M, Manager at The Saxon Shore - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your review glad you enjoed your breakfast. Regards Katie More 

Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok so this is not going to a glowing review simply because The Saxon Shore is not a glowingly nice pub. The staff are all young as expected but they are often swept off their feet and waiting at the bar can become tiresome and pointless. The food has recently improved - Clearly something Wetherspoons are addressing with increasingly varied... More 

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Thank CT1612
The Saxon Shore M, Manager at The Saxon Shore - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your review, we have recently changed our menu so glad you like the improvements. I'm sorry you get tired waiting at the bar, but its something we are trying to improve at the moment, we also have an app where you can order at the table, which saves time and you get table service. Regards Katie More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1,043 reviews
550 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Came in here for curry night on a Thursday, food was excellent, served quickly and the guy who brought the food out and took away our plates was excellent, our whole experience was ruined by the your barmaid behind the counter, the glass she offered us was dirty and we politely asked for it to be changed, you would think... More 

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The Saxon Shore M, Manager at The Saxon Shore - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi I'm sorry you had a bad experience with a member of staff, if you said something at the time I could of got the member of staff to come over and apologise as this is unacceptable. Regards Katie More 

Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I literally could not get served. I walked in to an empty bar with one waitress chatting to a customer, and another bottling up. Then more customers came to the bar and were repeatedly served while I continued to wait. Voted with my feet and walked to the Ship Inn just down the road where I was greeted and served... More 

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Thank Addison D
The Saxon Shore M, Manager at The Saxon Shore - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi I'm really sorry for your bad experience, hope it hasn't put you off. Regards Katie More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Just the same as all the other wetherspoons! Cheap food, cheap beer, under staffed, it is what it is! But, it's ok for a limited budget although wouldn't advise taking a family in the evening as can get quite rowdy with the locals.

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Thank Shandy501
The Saxon Shore M, Manager at The Saxon Shore - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you feel we are understaffed, unfortunately sometimes we do get a rush, hope to see you again soon. Regards Katie More 

Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Weatherspoons is always good if you are looking for a meal that will not break the bank, you will always get good food and drink at fair prices.

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Thank Henry P
The Saxon Shore M, Manager at The Saxon Shore - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your response, glad you enjoyed your visit. Regards Katie More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I stopped at this pub yesterday for a drink and a rest. It does say on the doors that no dogs are allowed inside the premises except guide dogs which I fully understand. Outside the entrance of this pub is a small patio smoking area with a couple of tables and chairs. I stopped in this area with my dog... More 

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Thank susancarroll23
The Saxon Shore M, Manager at The Saxon Shore - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your review, unfortunately we are not allowed dog on the premises unless they are guide dogs. I hope this hasn't put you of and hopefully see you soon. More 

Herne Bay, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We were amazed that you ran out of all steaks at Saxon shore Herne Bay on 3 evenings this year 2017. We have been regulars for many years. What now?!

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

For the last 3 week at Herne Bay Wetherspoons after 7pm NO STEAKS. On Tue 21st Feb at 7.30pm ordered two 14oz Steaks to be told, only have one and that was the last steak they had. Tue 28th at 8.00pm no steaks. and again on Tues 6th March no steaks. If you want to enjoy a steak at the... 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 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78-80 Central Parade, Herne Bay CT6 5JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Herne Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 370316

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