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The King Ethelbert Inn

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
Reculver Lane | Reculver, Herne Bay CT6 6SU, England
+44 1227 374368
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (8 reviews)
“cottage pie” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Reculver Lane | Reculver, Herne Bay CT6 6SU, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited the Ethelbert a few times and have always enjoyed the meals here. Lovely welcoming pub in a great location with friendly staff. We would definitely recommend.

Thank Atta80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant quiz night 2nd Feb. Food fabulous great evening. This a lovely pub with a great atmosphere always very welcoming any time of the day or the year, food great with a broad menu, children and dogs welcome. A good venue to start or finish...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great local pub! And the added bonus of no sky tv. Good food and atmosphere. Try the Sunday lunchtime meals, the meat pies are marvellous.

Thank KIM M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off for a meal here on Saturday night with some friends who live nearby. Have to say we thought it was an excellent meal. My wife and I both had the steak pudding which was very tasty, and a decent size too. Veg...More

Thank VictorVC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had to visit my daughter at University in Kent. We took the dog with us as it was easier than leaving him at home. Contact a few pubs in the local area. Had a quick reply from this Pub. Only thing they asked was...More

Thank aqua2swim
Reviewed 19 January 2018

We dropped in to the Inn following a wonder around the Reculver towers next door. It was a fairly cold day so it was a no brainer when in came to having lunch in his pub. Being winter there was no problem getting a table...More

Thank arj66
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely situated pub next to Reculver Towers. Most but not all staff helpful and friendly. Large eating area for basic pub food. Large portion size with lots of specials. Large car park opposite.

Thank susanjholmes
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

I visit this place quite often, the Staff are great, friendly, good choice of beers, the food in my opinion is great, I always have the Liver and Bacon, it has become my favourite, the fish and chips are great, in fact what ever you...More

1  Thank oldie61
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Excellent as ever, great atmosphere, attentive service and good pub food at a sensible price. We went on Boxing day and it was busy but we still got served quickly. We would recommend this pub to anyone.

Thank david_markland
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Popped in to The Kung Ethelbert on the off chance that they had a table on a busy Christmas eve. Not only did we get seated but we had a delicious veggie meal. My Wife had a pea Rissotto and my daughter and I had...More

Thank delcabs
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7 July 2017|
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Response from dwmarr | Reviewed this property |
We regularly eat in the evening there. I think we have been in anytime from say 6 till 9pm and been served.
Charlotte H
25 June 2017|
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Response from hungrymaidstone | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do, there is a park outside for kids to play on. With picnic tables beside so you can keep watch. They have a children's menu as well. I didn't see high chairs but I would be very confident to say that they would... More
26 April 2017|
Response from anonomous888 | Reviewed this property |
They have an outdoor sitting area, I don't think they're actually allowed inside!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 17
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Reculver Lane | Reculver, Herne Bay CT6 6SU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Herne Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 374368
Country setting / beach side / country setting / beach side...We have it all.Traditional country pub in the midst of the Reculver Country park and yet within a stones throw of the sea - perfect.We are a child friendly, dog friendly and customer friendly pub aiming to provide each and every one of our customers an enjoyable visit. Whether the sun is shining and you choose to sit out on the decked area over looking the childrens play area and country park, or if the snow is settling and you choose to enjoy a hot mulled wine in front of the large log burner - we really do have something for everyone.Classic homecooked meals the likes of stew, lasagne or lambs liver & bacon can be enjoyed at reasonable costs starting from just £5.95. Not to mention our Sunday roasts - again just £5.95. But be sure to book as we are always busy.Choice of lagers, wines, spirits and soft drinks with regularly changing cask ales. We are a free trade and so the choices of ales and lagers are unrivalled.I could spend all day telling you about us but why not come along and see for yourself - a warm welcome awaits all.*child friendly*dog friendly*wheelchair access and disabled toilet*good quality home cooked food*childrens play area*log fires*sun terrace*smoking shelter with heaters and lights*parking.
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