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Top bar recommendations from locals

Seafood Restaurant
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“This is a teeny weeny restaurant with only about three tables. We love it but then we are biased because it is where we had our first date! (A long time ago.....) You must book as they are usually full.”
  • 41 locals recommend
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“In Seasalter, the Sportsman is a destination gastro pub with a Michelin star. It has been voted 'Best gastro pub in the country" - make sure you book a table well in advance!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food and drink located with stunning views over Folkestone Harbour and Harbour Arm with the Channel looking across to France”
  • 34 locals recommend
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“So this little gem is ideal to recharge your batteries after a good romp on Camber Sands before wandering around the glorious Cinque Port of Rye. Be sure to take in the picture perfect Winchelsea too before lunch”
  • 35 locals recommend
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“Family friendly and colourful chicken restaurant with seaviews. Lovely after a walk to Walpole Bay Beach along the Lido and promenade. Booking recommended during weekends. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
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“This is just toward the harbour, located in Horsebridge Road just metres off the beach. This is one of our favourite places to eat in Whitstable with great service and even better food (and dog-friendly)! To book a table call 01227 773113. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
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“A fifteen minute beach walk to this very popular foody pub right on the beach in Kingsdown. Eat outside by the beach or in their cosy bar and restaurant area.”
  • 32 locals recommend
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“We love the 30 min walk from The Cabin to the Neptune - known as the pub on the beach. Dog friendly and the food is honest, simple and good.”
  • 22 locals recommend
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“This is our favourite Pub in Rye and there are lots! Cosy, Snug and a fantastic welcome awaits you from the lovely Heather and the team. Food is also great. You cant book in advance so first come first served.”
  • 26 locals recommend
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“Cosy little pub right in the middle of the old town. Has a huge wood burner & often has live jazz on a Sunday afternoon.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“The Pound Bar & Kitchen has been voted by the public as Kent's Best Bar in the Muddy Stilettos Awards! Serving a spectacular range of handmade cocktails using premium ingredients and celebrating the best local products from Kent "The Garden of England". The Pound is home to a very British menu and has an exciting list of local beers, ciders, English wine and houses one of the city's largest gin selections. The bar is set within Canterbury's atmospheric former c1830 city gaol, gaoler's house and c1907 police station, providing many unique settings to enjoy cocktails and our fine selection of drinks, including in the 3 beautifully restored former police cells and on our picturesque riverside terrace. Explore England's largest surviving Medieval gateway in the adjoining Westgate Towers Museum & Viewpoint (free when you dine with us) and our award winning Escape Room attraction set in the original cells from c1830!”
  • 15 locals recommend
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“This place is as quirky as they come. Filled with locals and super friendly. Pop in for a gin! ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Food
“Popular bar on Margate seafront offering good drinks and cocktails, has a good night time vibe.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Locally known as ' The Wipers', you will find it below the Gun Gardens in Rye. Enjoy some good ales and a lunch or dinner, large portions and fairly priced. The garden overlooks the river estuary of Rye. This pub fits in well with your visit to St Marys Church or Rye Castle (Ypres Tower).”
  • 17 locals recommend
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“Family friendly gastropub with great burgers and Sunday roasts with views over Margate Main Sands, next to Dreamland. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
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“large pub with a pretty courtyard garden, lot's to see inside as they exhibit local artwork which is also for sale. Its a popular live music venue so worth checking out whats on at the weekends, the standards are high here, not your average pub bands. Also attached to the pub is their restaurant - Saltmarsh. They serve up delicious soul food and amazing Sunday Roasts. ”
  • 16 locals recommend