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The King Ethelbert Inn

) #19 of 93 Restaurants in Herne Bay $$ - $$$ , British,
Reculver Lane | Reculver, Herne Bay CT6 6SU, England
+44 1227 374368
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Reculver Lane | Reculver, Herne Bay CT6 6SU, England
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1 - 10 of 232 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped here after finding it by accident whilst out on a drive. Lovely little pub and very popular especially with walkers and cyclists. Very dog friendly too. Had an amazing ploughmans which cost next to nothing. Will definitely visit again especially as we hear they...More

Thank nicola g
Reviewed 1 week ago

its a good spot but gets very busy at weekends good grub & nice out door deck area but best visited mid-week & outside of school holidays

Thank peterbysea
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Abbey ruins and Roman fort are a great day out as well as a walk along the beach but this pub is very welcome in the location for lunch and a drink. The food is plentiful, tasty and quick and there is a patio...More

Thank Jay M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here last weekend as a stop on a 10 mile walk along the coast. I came with my parents and we quickly decided what to order, we sat at our table for an hour, and a table beside us were served and had finished...More

Thank Charlotte M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A smashing old fashioned family run boozer on the coastal path very popular with locals, walkers cyclists and tourists. A great .....actually wonderful spot on the Reculver coast just by the old fortress ruins and conveniently wirh a pay and display car park and fantastic...More

Thank johnnymca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub me and my beautiful girlfriend have started using this pub as it's just lovely tbh very friendly staff and lovely location....offers free parking to customers too..... My review 10/10

Thank Legend R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Five of us popped in for lunch. My dad asked for a couple of changes on his meal that the barman and chief thought was rather funny. Apart from that bar staff were friendly. He had ordered liver and bacon. When it arrived there was...More

Thank dawns1969
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stopped here for lunch ,on a very hot day ,we sat outside ,plenty of seating and chained our bikes in view I had a ham tomato banquet with small side salad and coleslaw think £4.95 was lovely plenty of ham and nice side salad...More

Thank webby58
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped here today for lunch after reading the reviews. We decided to have Sunday lunch the portion was very small and very minimal veg came away still hungry. Was very disappointed staff were more interested in talking to the locals.

Thank Vicky C
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Great spot for a rest after cycling or walking from Herne Bay to the Reculver towers as it's at the end of the path. Good value and will come again.

Thank HCarmen
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7 July 2017|
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Response from dwmarr | Reviewed this property |
We regularly eat in the evening there. I think we have been in anytime from say 6 till 9pm and been served.
Charlotte H
25 June 2017|
Response from dwmarr | Reviewed this property |
I have seen children and a few babies in before but can't recall seeing a highchair to be honest.
26 April 2017|
Response from anonomous888 | Reviewed this property |
They have an outdoor sitting area, I don't think they're actually allowed inside!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Reculver Lane | Reculver, Herne Bay CT6 6SU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Herne Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 374368
Country setting / beach side / country setting / beach side...We have it all.Traditional country pub in the midst of the Reculver Country park and yet within a stones throw of the sea - perfect.We are a child friendly, dog friendly and customer friendly pub aiming to provide each and every one of our customers an enjoyable visit. Whether the sun is shining and you choose to sit out on the decked area over looking the childrens play area and country park, or if the snow is settling and you choose to enjoy a hot mulled wine in front of the large log burner - we really do have something for everyone.Classic homecooked meals the likes of stew, lasagne or lambs liver & bacon can be enjoyed at reasonable costs starting from just £5.95. Not to mention our Sunday roasts - again just £5.95. But be sure to book as we are always busy.Choice of lagers, wines, spirits and soft drinks with regularly changing cask ales. We are a free trade and so the choices of ales and lagers are unrivalled.I could spend all day telling you about us but why not come along and see for yourself - a warm welcome awaits all.*child friendly*dog friendly*wheelchair access and disabled toilet*good quality home cooked food*childrens play area*log fires*sun terrace*smoking shelter with heaters and lights*parking.
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