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Charging for a pre purchase taste of a beer

I was required to pay an extra 25p for a taster of a real ale priced @ £3-90 a pint! Didn't happen... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ralph A
Codnor, United Kingdom
Wish it was our "local"

What a fantastic place ! Popped in for a quick drink and were welcomed in by John, serving behind... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Julia W
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66 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was required to pay an extra 25p for a taster of a real ale priced @ £3-90 a pint! Didn't happen on 2 previous visits in 2016 & 2017 & it has never happened in any other pub I've visited & asked for a...More

1  Thank Ralph A
Reviewed 24 May 2018

What a fantastic place ! Popped in for a quick drink and were welcomed in by John, serving behind the bar. Great range of drinks and was given good advice by him based on what we usually drink. The decor is absolutely amazing, an array...More

Thank Julia W
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Difficult to accurately describe the Black Dog but simpler to say just go there & experience for yourself! 1 of the new breed of town centre high street micropubs the Dog is a work of love, dedication & passion. Colour theme of black throughout but...More

1  Thank phil y
Reviewed 12 May 2018

we stopped in here for a drink en route to campsite, lovely little pub full of character and lovely staff,

Thank rosie42068
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely real ale wonderful little ale house , very unique the Victorian decor is lovely All so cider & wine , great place for a real ale & chat

Thank Catharry
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Our first visit was so welcoming that we went straight back the following day. Great little pub with an interesting interior and decor and vast selection of ales and beers. Highly recommend.

Thank anouskah2017
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Visited The Black Dog twice when in Whitstable, found it to be friendly and warming both times. The decor to fun and interesting and the drinks varied without being overwhelming. Background music catered for all tastes, apart from suddenly playing the whole of an album...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

What a horrible visit, people were so extremely rude especially the owners. I have never met more rude people in my life!!!!

Thank Avril C
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Popped in for a pint (we have our own furry black dog!) really interesting place, you could spend a whole evening looking at the items displayed on the walls. Really good atmosphere. Would be back like a shot if we were nearer!

Thank Diesel1Dog
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Despite walking past many times, today was our first visit! We had a lovely time and adored the 'rules' - especially the no children rule!

Thank Kim B
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Mark E
1 March 2017|
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Response from Harry H | Reviewed this property |
No free wifi that I know of. Like most micropubs the emphasis is on conversation and many ban use of phones. I've seen customers using messaging and laptops but suspect they are using phone data or a dongle.
Mark E
1 March 2017|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
No they don't