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Blakes of Dover Restaurant

€€ - €€€, European, British
52 Castle Street, Dover CT16 1PJ, England
+44 1304 202194
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“lemon sole” (5 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
52 Castle Street, Dover CT16 1PJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were, like many others, in Dover for one evening catching the ferry next morning.....our problem was that it was Monday evening and many restaurants were closed. What attracted us to this restaurant was that it was open! We arrived at 7 ish to an...More

Thank Devon_Laddo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here to have some dessert and beer. We went down to the beer cellar, which was cozy and quirky. They also have a patio, which looked lovely, but there was a chill to the air so we stayed inside. Their Apple Crumble...More

Thank Jocelyn S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the tail-end of what seemed to be a function of sorts but couldn't have been made to feel more welcome by both staff and locals. The food was extremely tasteful and very reasonably priced. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Glen B
Reviewed 18 August 2018

An overnight in the port before heading off to France. We were staying at the Travelodge and spotted a pub nearby, it was around 8 o'clock as we walked through the door and they had stopped serving food, but they were kind enough to recommend...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Curry shops, pizza chrome, modern awful... NOT!!! Blakes was the place we walked all over Dover dwmtwn to find and it was GREAT! Pigeon salad, delicious, sea breem, they treated the fish with respect, venison burger, they could have left off the chutney and cheese...More

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Good beer, excellent food (the puddings are to die for!), friendly staff, pleasant surroundings. Highly recommended!

1  Thank stanwilliets
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Came in from the pouring rain. The super friendly staff served us amazing fish & chips, and the patrons were also very friendly! Would definitely go here again.

1  Thank Ma Z
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Enjoyed a casual lunch after visiting Dover Castle. Alfresco area could have been better presented (especially as it is summertime). Iit was quite warm and eating outside would have been lovely, however the food was quite good.

Thank 0lissy
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Not bad. There aren't many decent pubs in central Dover and this is definitely one of them. It somehow manages to be both traditional and quirky but then again maybe when it come to the best in English pubs, quirky is traditional. Definitely a good...More

Thank PaulC8888
Reviewed 4 August 2018

After reading reviews I decided to try this place out. After talking with the owner of Blake’s of Dover who I might add does not think people read reviews and if they do what they are reading is made up by the competitors. Well I...More

Thank glynnis03
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Castle Street, Dover CT16 1PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 202194
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hotel,Bistro also down stairs cellar bar with selection of ales and ciders and a selection of malt whisky's
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