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The Dove Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Plum Pudding Lane, Dargate, Faversham ME13 9HB, England
+44 1227 751360
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon 12:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 12:00
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If I was picky I might suggest that the mash could be creamier BUT for excellent sausages to be cooked properly was ample compensation. The orange flavoured smoked mackerel pâté was tasty and more than ample with good chewy bread. The cod and chips on the adjoining table looked generous and the cottage pie as well as Camembert on ours... More 

Thank Janet G
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommended country pub for wining and dining. A group of us ate at the Dove last Friday evening and we had a super time. It's such a great venue for a cosy yet special meal - the log fire was burning, the staff were welcoming and the menu was appetising. My baked camembert starter, confit duck leg main course... More 

Thank Mariposasoup
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Another great meal at The Dove! Four of us ate and all had different starters, main course and sweets and all were superb.

1 Thank Douglas M
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We visited The Dove for lunch after a long walk with our dog. Such a nice pub with very friendly staff and a good lunch menu. The landlady came out to chat and our dog was delighted when she gave her some beef! They also serve good wine by the glass. We have already booked to return for a Sunday... More 

Thank Jillypolly
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We come here regularly and have had great service, food and drinks. The pub itself has lots of character and has a lovely garden during the summer months. In the winter it is cosy with a log burner and friendly staff. A great place

Thank JDurbidge
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were staying in the Travelodge on the A299 for a few nights in order to visit Canterbury and places along the north Kent coast. The Travelodge had no attached "eatery" but we saw the signs for The Dove Inn so did a recce and thought the place fit the bill. It's in a very quiet spot with a small... More 

Thank acharlton2015
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I've been alone and with family for lunch and dinner on several occasions. Love the food, all local artisan suppliers. Pizzas and baked Camenbert are to die for.

Thank Darren G
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Sunday lunch. Could not fault any of the courses, cooked well with fantastic flavours. Donna was attentive as ever :)

Thank Tinygreen
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Dove Inn is a gem of a pretty country pub just 2 minutes off the A299, 4 miles west of Whitstable. We popped in for a light lunch to check it over. It's one of those places you just wished you had visited earlier - instead if steaming past it. We just wanted a snack lunch and decided to... More 

Thank PJBrk
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

For many years this pub has enjoyed a good reputation, but, judging by our experience, its standards have fallen. We had to wait ages for the food to appear; perhaps trying to fill the gap, the proprietor asked rather too often if we wanted more drinks.

Thank clavis2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$50
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plum Pudding Lane, Dargate, Faversham ME13 9HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Faversham  >  Dargate
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 751360
The Dove is a small country pub with a big reputation for outstanding food and service.Whether you want superb food, fine wine, local ales,The Dove welcomes you

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