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The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon

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36-42 Spital Street | Canterbury, Dartford DA1 2DT, England
+44 1322 421970
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08:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Mon 08:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 08:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well what can I say? Beers fine tonight, food fine tonight, service fine tonight.... but... finding a table? Nightmare! Unless I don't know all the facts why reserve every table in the back seating area for a party of less than fifteen people, when people are doing circuits of the pub looking for a table?

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Thank Mick A
Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Usual inexpensive Weatherspoons. Food is good (love the burritos) and very good value particularly the food plus drink menu combinations. Good ale selection. Gets very crowded. Will definitely go again.

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Thank Stephen W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like this place but I wish it didn't so long to be served. Good beer etc. Food always looks good but the service is so slow.

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Thank eatalot12
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was thinking of somewhere new to go for lunch so I come to the flying boat only to find messy tables around us and atleast 5 ants on the table were we sat, I informed a waitress and she didn't seem to look too bothered about the situation so we ended up leaving straight away, definitely wasn't hungry enough... More 

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Thank Charlotte N
Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited just before 12 noon on a Saturday prior to go to the theatre. The place was already quite busy and few tables, non for our party of 5 although the team leader did try to find us one. We ended up on a 4 seat table and added a chair . My 11 ye old granddaughter wanted a... More 

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Thank Anita O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

It's a "get what you pay for" kind of place, your typical chain pub food but I enjoyed my food more than I have in previous times, especially as I massively dislike their chips. I ordered sweet potato, chickpea and spinach curry. It was wonderfully hot and pretty tasty, I was absolutely stuffed by the time I finished. I then... More 

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BELVEDERE, LONDON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here prior to watching a show at the Orchard. It seemed like everyone had the same idea, it was full. People were leaving as there were no tables left. Good to see it so busy. Shame that this is the only decent place to eat in Dartford. Our food was great, £5.20 for Mexican Monday night including a... More 

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Thank KadieandStu
Tanya M, Manager at The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi Thanks so much for you review, we really appreciate you taking the time to give us positive feedback. I'll share your feedback with the team. Tanya More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Ok for a cheap and cheerful drink and meal! It's a Wetherspoon pub after all can't expect too much for the price your paying

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Thank Nikkibud123
Tanya M, Manager at The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for your review! More 

Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I'm a fussy eater and struggle to find something I like to eat when I go out, but not here. Loads to choose from at a really great price. Staff and Manager are a friendly helpful group who make a lunchtime meal into a special ocassion. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a quick lunchtime treat.

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Thank pgc1651
Tanya M, Manager at The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks so much for your review! We'll see you soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

the only table available was near the door and so quite drafty. We ordered 2 ham and cheese panini's which were quickly served however when I went to get the condiments there was no tomato sauce . I was told it was on order and would be here on Monday which as no good on a Saturday.

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Thank Pamela G
Tanya M, Manager at The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi So sorry about the tomato sauce! We had an issue with our suppliers but it was delivered Sunday morning. Thanks for your review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36-42 Spital Street | Canterbury, Dartford DA1 2DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dartford
  • Phone Number: +44 1322 421970
Description
Large Family dining pub.
Large beer garden to enjoy the summer months.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?