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The King Ethelbert Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Reculver Lane | Reculver, Herne Bay CT6 6SU, England
+44 1227 374368
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Reculver Lane | Reculver, Herne Bay CT6 6SU, England
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Reviewed today

After visiting the Towers we were a bit hungry so we went into the King Ethelbert for a Sandwich . We had a Pint and a Beautiful Ham and Cheese Sandwich which was far from ordinary . It was way and above what we expected...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Reculver Towers and Roman Fort around lunchtime, so it was great to find this Inn in quite an otherwise isolated location, and it seemed to be popular with the locals. The staff were friendly and helpful. We both had lager and fish...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 1 week ago

my partner and myself had ham egg and chips and it was very good and the price was good the service was excellent . and the place was very clean. a credit to the staff.

Thank normanjones811
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for a drink after a long walk along the cliffs. Nice traditional pub, was very busy so didn't stop for food but will be back to try some another day.

Thank amyandluke2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited recurve towers many times but have never used the pub there. In desperation to find somewhere that allows dogs and was still serving food I came across this on the internet. I was not disappointed. This is what I call a proper...More

Thank Shandy501
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disappointed to drink beer from a plastic cup because, "people take glasses to the new children's playground". Why not just charge a glass deposit?!

Thank 30Jeanette2015
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On a visit to Reculver ruins we called here for lunch. Friendly staff and plenty of seating outside on a hot day. Small car park but big park across thecroad. Had a lovely meal . Hot and well cooked

Thank Peter1941
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Great place good food lovely location and also the shellfish stall Lovely day out great staff and on a nice day lots of seats and tables outside

Thank Goodhousekeeper123
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Order 4 main courses. Only 3 turned up. Sorted quickly and portions/quality very good for the money (Skate, steak pie). Waitress we had was useless though - tried to take empty plate when we were all still eating, then left plates when we had finished....More

1  Thank JonathanCopping
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Take the family along, as I have done many times, and you should not be disappointed. Good choice,fair service,reasonable prices and a choice of real ales. It can be very busy on sunny summer weekends. Book in advance.

Thank Screwfarr
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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$16
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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