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Don't miss the cellar bar

A long-established restaurant, bar & B&B on the fringes of Dover's redevelopment zone. The... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Dan D
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely meal

Brea wedges for starter, very nice .A beautiful steak cooked just the way I asked, no room... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2016
Dover, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
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10 Dec 2017
“Keep Your Eyes Open For This Hidden Gem”
4 Dec 2017
“Sunday evening”
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52 Castle Street, Dover CT16 1PJ, England
+44 1304 202194
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

Lovely little cellar bar but let down by the far from friendly barman. A real shame as it should and could be a treasure with the right staff

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

This great pub is not immediately obvious with a shared doorway to a restaurant of the same name. You need to look past the restaurant and go down the stairs to discover a world of friendly service and oh so great food. There is some...More

Thank Moei-Oz
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent once again, lovely food and great real ales ( for husband) the place never disappoints. Staff great and nice atmosphere

Thank Bunny T
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Cellar bar looks inauspicious, but don't be shy, it's lovely and is managed by friendly, cheery souls who want nothing more than to make you welcome with their fine beers and spirits and what looked like excellent food. Wish we could have stayed longer -...More

Thank Diptych
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

A long-established restaurant, bar & B&B on the fringes of Dover's redevelopment zone. The excellent restaurant & menu outside belie the hidden gem, even to some locals, of the welcoming downstairs cellar bar & patio garden. Well-known for its ales & wines, try the specials...More

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I asked at my B&B if they could suggest a good pub for an evening meal and they sent me to the Cellar Bar at Blakes. Very good menu (look at the specials board too) my food was delicious ,piping hot and very reasonably priced....More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Good bar for a chilled out evening with friends and some live music. Great food. Especially the steak. Good selection of beers for the real ale drinkers too. Cosy garden when it gets sunny too. 5 stars

Thank Shane S
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Brea wedges for starter, very nice .A beautiful steak cooked just the way I asked, no room leftlovely service pleasant surroundings we will be going again soon

Thank DebbieLane
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Stopped in Dover to catch the ferry, decided to go and visit some of the pubs in Dover while waiting for our ferry the next day. Popped in here as thought it looked nice and we were hungry, lovely decor and thats where is stops,...More

Thank Kaz5112
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

Was recommended by good pub guide. Went to the downstairs restaurant/bar which had three four local ales including their own and one off gravity which were all well kept. Food was standard pub fayre with some specials. Had two rib eyes which although were part...More

Thank Busker999
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Blakes is a very comfortable place to eat and drink. There are no fruit machines or loud music. There is a lovely garden area which is a sun trap and an intimate downstairs bar. Staff and landlord where friendly. Very much enjoyed our visit.

Thank Audley1959
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