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The Smack

34-36 Middle Wall, Whitstable CT5 1BJ, England
+44 1227 772910
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Poor gins

I like the look of the pub and the garden but the gin selection is woeful with just Gordon’s. It... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Emily T
,
Whitstable, United Kingdom
via mobile
A real taste of local Whitstable

Friendly pub, with a decent selection of beers and wine, which really feels like it’s packed with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
clarapandy
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“beer garden” (4 reviews)
“new owners” (3 reviews)
“lovely pub” (3 reviews)
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34-36 Middle Wall, Whitstable CT5 1BJ, England
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+44 1227 772910
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I like the look of the pub and the garden but the gin selection is woeful with just Gordon’s. It was £6 too. This is typical of Sheps pubs. 12 taps offers a wide selection and for the same price. It would be nice to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly pub, with a decent selection of beers and wine, which really feels like it’s packed with locals. Great open mic nights and a real fresh air find amongst all the bad value tourist traps in other areas of Whitstable. A rare find, highly recommended

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Alan K, Owner at The Smack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are delighted you both had a great night. thank you for the lovely review, we look forward to seeing you guys again soon. Alan & Sam

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Went too The Smack pub for a few drinks for a first date as soon as I walked through the door I was greeted warmly by the very friendly owners, the atmosphere was comfortable and homely and felt immediately at ease cheap drinks which I...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Our first visit to The Smack Inn was on Easter Sunday. We had great fun and thoroughly enjoyed the warm welcome and the interaction the landlord and landlady have with regulars and newcomers alike. We went to see solo performer Dave La and will definitely...More

Thank cooked64
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Went there again over this weekend. So thought we would have Sunday lunch. Amazing really nice 2 course where lovely highly recommend this place best to book first as it does get busy. All fresh produce so good we stayed and the evening entertainment so...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Great little pub in Whitstable, very friendly hosts and staff, would definitely recommend and will be visiting here again with my family. Thank You

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Small pub which seemed to be a hit with local people as well as tourists like ourselves. We stumbled upon The Smack coming out of an alley opposite in the dark and were so pleased to have found it. It wasn't packed for a Saturday...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Went there again over this weekend. So thought we would try the food this time absolutely amazing not just saying this because it our new favourite place but the food is lovely. Young chef with a vision of good quality food and he is very...More

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Alan K, Owner at The Smack, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Mark Thank you for such positive feed back. I will pass on your message to Joe our chef, he will be delighted. Looking forward to meeting at your next visit. Alan & Sam

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Obviously a really cared for and loved pub with a great decor scheme inside. Served a range of beers and very friendly. Our favourite pub in Whitstable (so far!).

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Great place great music great new owners keep it up guys , we will be back to sample your superb food 🎶

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