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The King Ethelbert Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Reculver Lane | Reculver, Herne Bay CT6 6SU, England
+44 1227 374368
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Kent, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If walking/ Cycling the Viking Trail or the coast from Minnis to Herne Bay then a welcome stop in this small outlet, the locals are from the Statics and many travellers drop in . The Food is of good quality and the Ale is kept well Bicycles can to locked to the fence and secure. I stopped for a salad... More 

Thank Peter D
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Reculver near Herne Bay to take our dog for a walk in the sunshine and visited the King Elthelbert for lunch. First time visit but certainly not the last. Steak and ale pie and Omelette were lovely and we sat out on the terrace. Dogs are welcome both in and outside. Friendly staff and local regular customers.

Thank Elfrida E
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my wonderful girlfriend have recently started to go to this pub as we wanted a nice pub not loud but has some atmosphere and this lovely pub don't let you down....staff are very friendly prices are good....also has a pool table and fruities to play on 10/10

Thank Legend R
Rochester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Recuver last weekend and on walking past the pub saw it did take away meals so decidid to order. Th chalk board outside advertised fish and chips, scampi and chips and suasge in batter and chips. So i went in to order while my husband started a walk with the dog. Th bar was busy but this... More 

Thank kimandjulian
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great afternoon celebrating a 70th birthday lovely friendly staff and amazing food. Brilliant for families and children and reasonably priced thankyou so much

Thank sophiecorlett
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly, this is my second review of the Ethelbert, and just like my first, I'm full of praise. Lovely pub, great staff, good atmosphere, well priced food and generous portions. I'm a huge fan. We visit at least once or twice a month. Here comes the "But". On our last visit, the whole meal was plagued by flies. I've no... More 

Thank dwmarr
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in here for a drink whilst exploring the Reculver Ruins. Nothing much to shout about. Dog friendly. Friendly staff. Average.

Thank Kim_Flitter
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for Sunday lunch, all tables were reserved as it is a very popular place, but they said they could fit us in, the staff were friendly and helpful, on even remembered me from the last time I was there which had been quite a while ago. I had the beef stew and dumplings, it is so tasty, highly... More 

Thank Viv B
Crawley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We visited this pub for lunch as we were in need of food after a walk along the front. We found it to be very friendly, and busy, and this us probably because the food here is decent. Nothing super special, but good, honest pub food well cooked and with a nice selection as standard, plus a daily specials board.... More 

Thank KevH1965
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat, it was a bank holiday lunch time so very busy. All the meals were perfect and came out together. The staff were pleasant and efficient. Will definitely be returning 😊

Thank Susan R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 6 - USD 15
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Reculver Lane | Reculver, Herne Bay CT6 6SU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Herne Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 374368
Country setting / beach side / country setting / beach side...We have it all.Traditional country pub in the midst of the Reculver Country park and yet within a stones throw of the sea - perfect.We are a child friendly, dog friendly and customer friendly pub aiming to provide each and every one of our customers an enjoyable visit. Whether the sun is shining and you choose to sit out on the decked area over looking the childrens play area and country park, or if the snow is settling and you choose to enjoy a hot mulled wine in front of the large log burner - we really do have something for everyone.Classic homecooked meals the likes of stew, lasagne or lambs liver & bacon can be enjoyed at reasonable costs starting from just £5.95. Not to mention our Sunday roasts - again just £5.95. But be sure to book as we are always busy.Choice of lagers, wines, spirits and soft drinks with regularly changing cask ales. We are a free trade and so the choices of ales and lagers are unrivalled.I could spend all day telling you about us but why not come along and see for yourself - a warm welcome awaits all.*child friendly*dog friendly*wheelchair access and disabled toilet*good quality home cooked food*childrens play area*log fires*sun terrace*smoking shelter with heaters and lights*parking.

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