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The Charles Dickens Pub

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, International
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56 Heene Road | Worthing, Worthing BN11 3RG, England
+44 1903 820972
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Nice real ale but very short measured twice in succession. When I ask for a pint I expect to get what I am paying for. Otherwise not s bad venue.

1 Thank Steve W
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Visited after quite a long gap. Food was good but decor was sadly seedy. Maybe a few buckets of paint and a cleaning would help. The surroundings detract from the excellent food and friendly service.

1 Thank Brian B
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

As locals, we are very happy that the Charles Dickens is serving food again. And what great food - hearty, good quality Italian cooking. Melanzane Parmigiana and Pork Bellies were excellent, also the vegetables. An added bonus is that we could dine with our dog in attendance - she enjoyed the water bowl and snaffled plenty of treats from us!

Thank sussexblogger
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419 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We dropped in here for Sunday lunch to find that the food was franchised to a separate company. The food wasn't bad with an Italian themed menu along with the usual British pub grub suggestions. But it was cheap! The pub itself looked 19th C. in keeping with its name, exception being the ubiquitous sports TV and attendant noise. 2... More 

Thank Jin6x
1 review
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Came on Friday with some friends, amazing bacon and cheese burgers, one of had steak which she said was cooked perfectly and the sticky pork ribs were massive Lovley staff to boot...will be back for sure

Thank Michael T
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Popped in here for a quick afternoon drink recently. Wanted to check it out as I will soon be moving to the area. Nice olde world feel to the place. Lots of separate areas and plenty seating. Pool table upstairs, bar billiards table on the ground level and what appeared to be a live music area down in the basement.... More 

Thank Christyczynski
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Just had one of the best Sunday Roast lunches here today. The beef was perfectly cooked, the Yorkshire was huge, proper roast potatoes and lovely selection of veg all topped with a most tasty gravy. The service was great, the staff friendly and the price was damn good too! There as a 10% discount as we had booked plus I... More 

Thank Mags T
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

We visited the Charles dickens for a sunday roast and it was homemade loveliness at a very reasonable price! The Yorkshire pudding was huge, gravy was delicious and plenty of meat potatoes and veg...it was delicious. The staff were lovely, the garden is beautiful, if a little cold in February!, and we'll definitely be back soon for another. Perfect local... More 

Thank lovelylilly09
Benalmadena, Spain
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140 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

The ale is very good, the staff very friendly, the food well cooked. so what has gone wrong, it used to be very busy over the lunch time and it was very quiet even for January. The menu may be a fault, the choices are the same amount as years gone by but the type of choice has changed from... More 

Thank ElSevillano
Worthing, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

I'm sitting in the place writing this. Just popped in for lunch....what a disappointment . I should have kept on walking. The tables haven't even been cleaned from last night. Beer stains, sticky and covered in candle wax. The toilet is no better. This was a wonderful place on my last review. The food......well....I had the chilli burger I so... More 

4 Thank Steve T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 26
Bar, British, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Heene Road | Worthing, Worthing BN11 3RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Worthing
  • Phone Number: +44 1903 820972
We are a pub/restaurant close to the seafront in Worthing. We strive to provide a wide range of dishes that are prepared in house and served with fresh ingredients. With a lunch menu, burger menu, dinner menu and specials, there is a great range of food to choose from. Our bar is stocked with the finest Local Real Ales, Lagers, Wines and Spirits from around the world. We specialise in Whiskey with over 60 different bottles from the Highlands to the Lowlands, Speyside to Islay Malt's, Irish to World. We are family friendly and also dog friendly.

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