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Captain Digby

Whiteness Road, Kingsgate CT10 3QH, England
+44 1843 867764
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (35 reviews)
“pudding” (12 reviews)
“salads” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Whiteness Road, Kingsgate CT10 3QH, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We wasn't planning on going to the captain Digby , but so glad we did . We where seated right away and orders drinks . We waited quite a while for our mains but we were in no rush and a member of staff came...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here today , food was what you would expect from a branch of Witherspoon but a lot more expensive service was also average , we weren't asked at the table if food was ok or even at the till when we paid will...More

Thank Lorraine N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed some tasty coffees here and they were on a half price promo so great value and superb with on the patio.

Thank lacm2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a long time since we've visited The Captain Digby as it was always shabby and uninviting. Food used to be poor standard aswell so it was a shame considering the beautiful location. However, we'd heard that the Sunday lunch was good so took...More

Thank mommat_123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was intrigued to visit due to coastal location. It's a typical pub with families and locals enjoying drinks and fab food. We were greeted, seated and drinks order taken very quickly. Great menu choice. Staff checked on us about 3-4 times during service and genuinely...More

Thank libbz18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here numerous times, once in a group of over 30 which they catered fantastically for us. Many other times just with a friend or partner, food has always been really good though their crackling with their roast dinner tasted like pure salt, other than...More

Thank Lauren_P1995
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is nice - especially the king prawn starter and the liver and bacon but service is awful. The service staff are really nice and try their hardest but they get "way laid" by big tables full of noisy children - do not go here...More

Thank penfolds_bin_95
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a table for 5. It was a school reunion, meet up after 48 years. Never been here before so not sure what to expect. We looked at menu on line and was impressed, so much choice. The pub is overlooking the sea, and looks...More

Thank Suzywuzy54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great family meal with top service. Good menu and specials - especially impressed with the separate gluten free menu as I am a coeliac sufferer. Food was hot, delicious and portions were generous. Very good value and an excellent view out to see. Toilets clean...More

Thank Claireonlineagain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view from where we were sitting is wonderful. The staff are friendly and competent, going out of their way to make way for our large party. Our meal was very good, the portions are substantial. The service was slow which was probably due to...More

Thank Dario B
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Emma E F
27 May 2016|
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Response from rainycake21 | Reviewed this property |
Totally agree with the other responses, I've only ever experienced good service at the Digby and we've eaten there many times as the kids love the play area. Even when another customer got drunk and verbally abused other... More
21 February 2016|
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Response from Richard C | Reviewed this property |
The 'Digby' is very much a family pub and is popular for hosting parties, particularly children's.I was there recently and noticed what a popular draw the play area was for some children whilst their parents enjoyed... More
10 July 2015|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
Hi I'm not sure whether dogs are allowed inside but they supply water bowls outside and we have seen dogs waiting for tasty morsels to fall from the wooden tables! John
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whiteness Road, Kingsgate CT10 3QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Kingsgate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 867764
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With a unique childrens outdoor and indoor play area close to the bar serving snacks and light meals. Our restaurant is separate and raised from our bar area with our ever so popular restaurant menu. A friendly, family pub and restaurant with spectacular cliff top views close to the beach. Providing fresh home cooked food and local real ale.Catering for all ages all year round serving food from 12pm till 9.30pm/10pm 7 days a week.
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