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The Zetland Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Wellington Parade, Kingsdown, Deal CT14 8AF, England
+44 1304 370114
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 20:45
Open now
All hours
Sun 18:00 - 20:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:45
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 20:45
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This has to be one of the prettiest locations for a pub ever. Great ambiance, didn't eat but the food looked lovely. The beer was excellent, shame they don't do B&B! Parked in Kingsdown and walked along the beach to Walmer Castle and Deal.

Thank Coral H
Level Contributor
68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not the first time we've visited and it won't be the last. Friends took us here two years ago and we've stayed nearby in Deal or Canterbury couple of times and gone to eat. The food is exceptionally good. This time husband had steak and ale pie which is a slice( big) of a proper large pie absolutely... More 

Thank bambi0212
Kingsdown, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal, with a menu that offers dishes, from fish,meat and vegetarian options. Book early, trouble getting a table sometimes

Thank Basil W
Deal, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my amigo, Fay, decided to walk the short, but splendid seaside route from Deal to Kingsdown, with the reward being lunch at The Zetland. Beautiful, bright, but cold day. We arrived rosy-cheeked and hungry. The Zetland is just the sort of pub you want on a day like that. We smelt the woodsmoke from the fire before we... More 

1 Thank louiseburt75
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45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pub is in a good location and we regularly go there for a drink after a coastal walk. A group of us went there recently for Sunday lunch. The restaurant area is far too small for the number of tables set up and becomes overcrowded, particularly as they encourage dog walkers and children with prams. The dogs are generally... More 

1 Thank alanlecoyte
Essex, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having initially had a bit of trouble finding the place (it's tucked away up a little gravel track between houses and behind another pub) this was a really pleasant surprise. Located bang on the edge of the beach with a decent amount of parking the setting is fab (and would be even more if we had not pitched up for... More 

Thank Ivana R
Walmer, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worst experience of hospitality ever! Arrived, looking forward to a glass of wine and a meal having heard really good reviews. I've never left a bad review on Tripadvisor - ne ear had too, but this is my first. We found a table which had not been reserved and sat down, while my husband went up to the bar to... More 

2 Thank Claire H H
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely lunch over at the Zetland sat outside on the benches. really lovely food. I had the fish chowder which was yummy. Only negative point was the waitress who served me had no clue at all and took forever to work out the bill, but again maybe she was new? Maybe they need more experience bar staff... More 

Thank vero_meautte
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Owned by Shepherd Neame. Nothing particularly special on the menu. But wholesome pub grub. Coffee is not great and I would steer clear if you like your coffee to taste of coffee!

Thank Andrew H
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ate here last month, tasty t bone steak. Everything on the plate was yum! Service was great too. Very enjoyable evening.

Thank jinnymc56

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wellington Parade, Kingsdown, Deal CT14 8AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Deal  >  Kingsdown
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 370114

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?