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The First And Last

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Bar, British, Pub
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Canterbury Road | Herne Common, Herne Bay CT6 7JU, England
+44 1227 364465
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The best roast I've had in a long time! Very warm and welcoming. Staff were brilliant. Absolutely delicious.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Was disappointed today when we was enjoying a few drinks here to he told the pub was shut at such an early time think it was like 7pm or around that time....lucky for us the punch was only a little drive away and it was a lot nicer and served lovely food....wouldn't probably go in here again tbh...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We have visited the F n L quite a few times over the past three years. The staff are very friendly esp Helen. Always greated with a warm welcome. Meeting a friend for lunch and decided on the F n L for lunch. Once again not disappointed! ! 5* food and service all the way. Thank u :)

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Thank Dizzy1313
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Sadly, my visit was for a funeral tea after my father's funeral but the First and Last provided some excellent food and unobtrusive service. The amount of food was very generous for the price and the homemade lemon cake was particularly delicious.

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Thank karentcastle
kent, UK
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Probably driven past this place 10 times a week for just over 10 years but never thought to go in then one Sunday we decided to give it a go and we are so pleased we did. Plenty of delicious food, lots of meat and veg and we were all left feeling fatter and satisfied. Well priced and the drinks... More 

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Thank installer69
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

My husband and I came across the First and Last recently and are very glad we did.The Sunday roast was excellent and the staff were pleasant and accomadating .We are now going back all ten of us for a big birthday lunch and so looking forward to it .Treat yourself it really is good .

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Thank vi0let100
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Sunday roast the best in the area! Been there loads of times always very good roast , good service with a smile always , everyone very welcoming. Need to book for Sunday meal really.

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Thank Fatwillo S
Herne Bay, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Having been invited to join friends for Sunday Lunch at The First and Last, I was quite excited, as I'd heard some good reports about their food. On arrival, we were treated like old friends, even though we'd only been there once before. We were seated at a comfortable table and the service was efficient and friendly. The choice of... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We had a meal here Friday evening, and we both ordered the fillet steak, which was lovely. The owners and staff were so friendly and we were made feel very welcome. We had a great evening and wouldn't hesitate in going back if ever we visit herne bay again. Thank you!

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Thank lemon52
Herne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

We had a really enjoyable night of live music, "Crooked Style" the band are gifted musicians and put on an amusing performance, (cockney, country, blues and their own covers of pop). The staff and regular customers are always welcoming, and as usual the food and service first class. Again a really great night out.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canterbury Road | Herne Common, Herne Bay CT6 7JU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Herne Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 364465

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?