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Whitstable’s Top 10 Bars/Pubs

Top 10 Pubs and Bars in Whitstable

10.) The Handsome Sam

The Handsome Sam is a recently-opened micro-pub, housed in a former antiques shop. The publican, Chris Wells, has fashioned the furniture himself, and the pub serves four ales sourced from local micro-breweries.


9.) The Lounge

Not just a bar, but a great restaurant to boot, The Lounge is a popular destination for groups and birthday celebrations, and boasts a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Located just off Marine Parade, The Lounge is a great place to stop off for dinner and a drink after a day at the beach.

Tel: 01227 636967


8.) The Rose in Bloom

With a beer-garden offering stunning sea views, The Rose in Bloom offers a wide selection of local beers and wines, best enjoyed by the fire in the saloon bar.

Tel: 01227 276502


7.) The Pearson’s Arms

Retaining the feel of a local, whilst offering a warm welcome to visitors, The Pearson’s Arms serves a wide selection of real ales, beers, old and new world wines and speciality cocktails, means there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Tel: 01227 773133


6.) Deco 5

A stylish Wine Bar hosting live music and open-mic nights, Deco 5 also offers a great range of cocktails and tasty Mediterranean food.

Tel: 01227 770079


5.) The Monument

With live music, live sports on flat-screen tvs and a fantastic beer garden and petanque piste, it should never take you too long to think of an excuse to head down to The Monument. And the pub also houses a boutique restaurant offering a refreshing twist on traditional pub grub.

Tel: 01227 264 155


4.) The Sportsman

Opened in November 1999, this Michelin-starred gastropub serves up some remarkably-fresh food, sourced from local farms, fisheries, and even the pub’s own vegetable garden. If you’re looking for somewhere serving great wine, then The Sportsman should be your first port of call, with an extensive and artfully-curated wine list.

Tel: 01227 273370


3.) The Albert

If you’re looking for somewhere to pop in for a few cocktails this weekend, then The Albert offers possibly the best concoctions in town. They also offer 15 varieties of Gin, and the knowledgeable and friendly bar staff always have some great recommendations.

Tel: 01227 272262


2.) The Old Neptune

The Old Neptune, or ‘Neppy’ as it’s known to the locals, has a fantastic pedigree. In fact you might recognise it from the movie ‘Venus’, for which Peter O’ Toole received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Situated on the beach and offering stunning views, Neppy is the perfect place to stop in and watch the sunset over the sea.

Tel: 01227 272262


1.) The Duke of Cumberland

One of Whitstable’s best-loved pubs, The Duke of Cumberland is a Grade II listed building, on a site where an inn has stood for over 300 years, and now offers a fantastic range of local ales, as well as in-house restaurant (Salt Marsh, which features on our list of Top 10 restaurants in Whitstable) and some of the best live music in town.

Tel: 01227 280617


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