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The Coastguard Restaurant

The Bay | The Bay, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DY, England
+44 1304 853051
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Bay | The Bay, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten at this pub many times . Always lovely food. Great staff. And of course fab location. Has new owners now.....as from 1 Dec 2017...so all reviews from that date will be for the new ownership of the pub. I’m sure the food will...More

Thank ladyastorDeal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

81's spin on traditional pub grub! Can't go wrong! We loved it and will definitely back again. Great portions, great food and reasonable prices. I understand that the owner has some ideas to make it a little more 81 like, with a variety of menus....More

Thank BeansMarbles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Usual variety of pub grub with some specials. Good portion size. Friendly staff. wonderful views across the sea. Smart toilets in trendy grey!

Thank Plattypuss52
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Walked from st margarets holiday park down a steep hill to the bay. There is a lovely view out to sea from the bay. This restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating. We arrived at 11.15 but food is not served until 12 so we...More

Thank nick d
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Food was veey generous poetions especially the chips. They don't have a kids menu but will so smaller portions. Best thing was they allowed our doggy. Ordered the swordfish which was a bit too oily. Rest of food was ok

Thank MN8888
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Went here yesterday eight of us dined for dinner , the food was fantastic the service even better the location brilliant, the place is a jewel of restaurant in the local area , love eating here

1  Thank Neil M
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Visited whilst Storm Brian was hitting the uk! Place was packed & perfect place to watch the sea & enjoy fish & chips! Portions are too big for my liking & only managed mains, tho was very good! If you want good pub food, good...More

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The location of this pub is fantastic. Being the only pub in this location, which is exceptionally busy, the menu reflects the food that can serve quickly.

Thank Snowy1064
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The sausages were poor quality with tough skins, the potato tasted like a packet mix and it was all swimming in salty gravy. The steak burger tasted like a cheap supermarket burger. Staff were friendly but the food really let this place down. Probably the...More

1  Thank Libraryfolk
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Fab setting with views over the channel and white cliffs. Fish and chips were delicious. Sat outside on the picnic tables. A perfect way to spend a Sunday lunchtime on a beautiful day.

Thank Sam P
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27 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from BikerDon_56 | Reviewed this property |
As with all restaurants these days, the soup of the day is ALWAYS vegetarian, sigh!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Bay | The Bay, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover  >  St Margaret's Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 853051
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