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The Coastguard Restaurant

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Bar, British, Pub
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St Margaret's Bay, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DY, England
+44 1304 853051
10:30 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our second visit after their refurbishment. Have been coming here for years but have to say that Shepherd Name and new managers have done a fantastic job. Food last night was absolutely delicious, we all had the set menu where 3courses for£15 was excellent value. Our friends who have not been there before were very impressed with the... More 

Thank supergranvc
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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157 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here several times. But after new management it's not as good as we liked it. This time we were here for coffee and cake, as we were walking along the cliffs. The cake was on the menu (as the simple cakes had run out), so we sort of had to choose a dessert-cake. And that was priced as... More 

Thank Wil283
Kent, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently this place has just been refurbished and certainly is very smart, warm and cosy. The staff are very friendly and helpful, our food was very good. My Partner had the burger and I had the belly pork. It is in the most wonderful location, right on the sea edge, we absolutely loved it and will be going again

Thank Marsy50Portishead
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having walked from Dover to this location we were lucky enough to get a table. Again we were greeted by the staff, and placed our order. As has been said the menu has changed and we miss the crab and seafood, however it has a varied menu. And has specials on the board. Nice selection of cask beers, and wine.... More 

Thank Retired2850
Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

BIG SURPRISE ! THE NEW COASTGUARD is excellent - the new pub is really fantastic excellent food and sandwiches at lunch time ! in the sun at the beach it is real paradise ...

Thank PHL1654
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219 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is unique, right down on the seashore below the cliffs. The food was well cooked, with a varied menu. The service was friendly, and they let me bring in my little dog with no problems. The atmosphere was happy and we had a really great evening.

Thank happygirl20
Greater London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

i was absolutely amazed by the food quality. All ingredients were very very fresh. Amazing chef and you can tell that he/she has lots of love, passion and respect to local food. Views were amazing too! Service was really friendly and helpful. Looking at the location and seeing that there is no restaurants nearby , i though they may compromise... More 

Thank Joanna T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here on Saturday night. The staff were polite and so friendly & helpful. The restaurant was close to full with a mixture of couples & small groups. The food was decent pub food - don't go here expecting Michelin standard food - but what we had was very nice & plentiful (I didn't manage to finish... More 

Thank Kerry R
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

sitting out on the terrace drinking a cup of tea or coffee in the warm winter sun was a delight. Spoke to local residents who also appreciated the lovely weather. Service was good and facilities look clean and interesting. Didn't eat here but it was a lovely cup of tea.

Thank MrsFStaffordshire
United Kingdom
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

After walking along the White Cliffs we took a drive here on a recommendation. Lovely view of the Channel, beach is clean & cliff is impressive. The outside offers plenty of seating but we opted for a seat inside to avoid the blustery wind! The beer selection is pretty good, we had a local Whit, nice. Having taken a look... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Margaret's Bay, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover  >  St Margaret's Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 853051

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?