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The Coastguard Restaurant

The Bay | The Bay, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DY, England
+44 1304 853051
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Bay | The Bay, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DY, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Usual variety of pub grub with some specials. Good portion size. Friendly staff. wonderful views across the sea. Smart toilets in trendy grey!

Thank Plattypuss52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked from st margarets holiday park down a steep hill to the bay. There is a lovely view out to sea from the bay. This restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating. We arrived at 11.15 but food is not served until 12 so we...More

Thank nick d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was veey generous poetions especially the chips. They don't have a kids menu but will so smaller portions. Best thing was they allowed our doggy. Ordered the swordfish which was a bit too oily. Rest of food was ok

Thank MN8888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here yesterday eight of us dined for dinner , the food was fantastic the service even better the location brilliant, the place is a jewel of restaurant in the local area , love eating here

1  Thank Neil M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited whilst Storm Brian was hitting the uk! Place was packed & perfect place to watch the sea & enjoy fish & chips! Portions are too big for my liking & only managed mains, tho was very good! If you want good pub food, good...More

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location of this pub is fantastic. Being the only pub in this location, which is exceptionally busy, the menu reflects the food that can serve quickly.

Thank Snowy1064
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The sausages were poor quality with tough skins, the potato tasted like a packet mix and it was all swimming in salty gravy. The steak burger tasted like a cheap supermarket burger. Staff were friendly but the food really let this place down. Probably the...More

1  Thank Libraryfolk
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fab setting with views over the channel and white cliffs. Fish and chips were delicious. Sat outside on the picnic tables. A perfect way to spend a Sunday lunchtime on a beautiful day.

Thank Sam P
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Located about 50 yards from the English Channel at the base of a cliff, I twice dined here a few weeks ago and enjoyed the views across the water toward France. The food and the service were both fine, but the main reason for dining...More

Thank Agincourt1415
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Found on off chance .... beautiful pub/ restaurant good food and really nice staff . Very happy to go back and have a really look about and a pub lunch

Thank clayclay1977
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27 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from BikerDon_56 | Reviewed this property |
As with all restaurants these days, the soup of the day is ALWAYS vegetarian, sigh!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Bay | The 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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