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​The Archer Public House

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2 Sandwich Road, Whitfield, Dover, England
+44 1304 825890
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Dover, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

No kitchen No real ales Loud football No service other than to the clearly resident wasters Great potential with the right lead

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2 Thank paul p
AndrewBrind, Ex owner at ​The Archer Public House, responded to this review

Change of hands occurred 19th Oct, new owners have plans to reintroduce Kitchen and Ale, early days though, More 

Whitfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Unfortunately the restaurant is closed and has been for a while which is a pity. Its still worth a visit though as it is a friendly well kept pub, great staff and the beer is well presented

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1 Thank Max M
Linton, Swadlincote
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Friendly local pub, reasonable choice of real ale for me & friendly staff. Excellent food & well priced. Would recommend if staying at the Ramada which is 5 minutes walk away.

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Thank Dawn J
Bristol
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297 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

A great atmosphere, welcoming and a good range of good beers and drinks and food. Didn't eat but we enjoyed our visit

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Thank BristolPete1
uk
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Years ago the Archer had a reputation for being a bit rough so it's a place we avoided, however we kept hearing great reviews so decided to give it a go. We were pleasantly surprised, the decor was clean bright and bistro like and the food was superb, the menu was extensive, I had a bbq chicken pizza which was... More 

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1 Thank Lynnetim
Dover, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Popped in for a child free lunch. Just turned 12, so very quiet. Met by a very friendly bar lady and shown into the restaurant. Had a great starter, followed by an equally great main. Would have had a desert, but way too full. An excellent meal, with a very decent bill to boot. Highly recommended...

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Thank Gary P
Dover
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

We were a large party of 10, so we pre-ordered our food, when it arrived it was piping hot and freshly cooked. The desserts were delicious. The waiting staff were very polite and nothing was too much trouble. The re-fillable soft drinks (coke, lemonade etc) were a great idea, and cost effective at £2.45. All in all it was a... More 

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Thank Dovernellis
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

I was a bit worried about going here for lunch due to a few bad reviews on here but I needn't have worried , from the minute we walked through the door the service was excellent from both waitresses ... helpful chatty and very good at their job. we had the three courses which was excellent value for money. Everything... More 

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Thank Nicola S
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Chose this pub since it was close to the hotel we stayed in. Food was well presented and plenty of it albeit a little restricted on choice. The menui listed a prawn starter of prawns, avocado and crevette. When it came it was just a prawn cocktail and a little dissapointing. To the pubs credit the refunded the starter when... More 

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Thank Richard P
Whitfield, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Hubbie and I had an excellent lunch at The Archer Friday. Very Good Food with a lovely atmosphere and pleasant attentive staff. Had Hunters Chicken which was the best we have had. The chips here are the best.

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Thank Linda H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 16
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, American, Pizza
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Sandwich Road, Whitfield, Dover, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover  >  Whitfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 825890
Description
Due a change in ownership the Kitchen will be closing from this Saturday 26th September until the new owners take over with a view to relaunching the menu on the 26th October. Friendly Pub and Restaurant welcoming all. With excellent value and great tasting food, Live Entertainment. Free BT Infinity WIFI is also available.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?