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Captain Digby

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
Whiteness Road, Kingsgate CT10 3QH, England
+44 1843 867764
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (36 reviews)
“pudding” (10 reviews)
“burgers” (12 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Whiteness Road, Kingsgate CT10 3QH, England
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21 - 30 of 424 reviews

Reviewed 28 August 2017

Booked a table for 5. It was a school reunion, meet up after 48 years. Never been here before so not sure what to expect. We looked at menu on line and was impressed, so much choice. The pub is overlooking the sea, and looks...More

Thank Suzywuzy54
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Great family meal with top service. Good menu and specials - especially impressed with the separate gluten free menu as I am a coeliac sufferer. Food was hot, delicious and portions were generous. Very good value and an excellent view out to see. Toilets clean...More

Thank Claireonlineagain
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The view from where we were sitting is wonderful. The staff are friendly and competent, going out of their way to make way for our large party. Our meal was very good, the portions are substantial. The service was slow which was probably due to...More

Thank Dario B
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Food was actually better than i expected it to be. Chicken and leek pie was lovely and contained loads of filling. Linguine and risotto were also very good. Would be 5 star but wait for food was 50 minutes after ordering, however sat in the...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped eating here a few years ago because the food was nothing special and the pub itself was becoming tired. The decor is pretty much the same but the food has taken a big step up the quality ladder! Steak was superb as was...More

Thank Gchef71
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Standard pub fare, but a good place to take a break if you are doing the Viking trail. Lot of options in terms of food and they have got good outdoor seating which is nice on a sunny day.

Thank Navin S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

In the last few months myself and my family have had two family meals here. Our party consisted of 13 adults and 6 children. The table was ready when we arrived the choice food was excellent and didn't disappoint when it was served. All adult...More

Thank Bradbybabe
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We tried to go in here but were refused because we had our dog with us. I've never known a pub which refuses to allow dogs inside before! The outside area of this pub looks quite grotty and inside wasn't much better. Don't waste your...More

Thank whomewhy
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Popped in here for the first time in what seems decades and to be fair not a lot has changed. The place whilst clean and tidy just looks and smells tiered and under funded by the owners, Thorley Taverns. So so dated with the dark...More

1  Thank Markdubya
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We visited with our family. There was an hour's wait. Our younger son played in the soft play area which killed some of the time. I wish we'd booked a table beforehand as we didn't get to eat until gone 2pm. However, the food at...More

Thank PrincessVisitor27
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Questions & Answers
Emma E F
27 May 2016|
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Response from rainycake21 | Reviewed this property |
Totally agree with the other responses, I've only ever experienced good service at the Digby and we've eaten there many times as the kids love the play area. Even when another customer got drunk and verbally abused other... More
21 February 2016|
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Response from Richard C | Reviewed this property |
The 'Digby' is very much a family pub and is popular for hosting parties, particularly children's.I was there recently and noticed what a popular draw the play area was for some children whilst their parents enjoyed... More
10 July 2015|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
Hi I'm not sure whether dogs are allowed inside but they supply water bowls outside and we have seen dogs waiting for tasty morsels to fall from the wooden tables! John
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whiteness Road, Kingsgate CT10 3QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Kingsgate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 867764
  • E-mail
With a unique childrens outdoor and indoor play area close to the bar serving snacks and light meals. Our restaurant is separate and raised from our bar area with our ever so popular restaurant menu. A friendly, family pub and restaurant with spectacular cliff top views close to the beach. Providing fresh home cooked food and local real ale.Catering for all ages all year round serving food from 12pm till 9.30pm/10pm 7 days a week.
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