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The Captain Digby Restaurant

) #1 of 4 Restaurants in Kingsgate $$ - $$$ , British,
Whiteness Road, Kingsgate CT10 3QH, England
+44 1843 867764
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (33 reviews)
“pudding” (10 reviews)
“nachos” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Whiteness Road, Kingsgate CT10 3QH, England
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1 - 10 of 389 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Went with family - at my son/daugter-in-laws suggestion - and what a delightful surprise. The food was very good, staff attentive and what a wonderful place if you have small children. Have been again on a few occasions and would return if it was just...More

Thank 877maddy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Came here after a swim on Kings Bay for a drink and some dessert. There is a lovely outdoor seating area with picnic tables, some of which have a view over Kings Bay beach. After a 10 minute wait or so, we managed to secure...More

Thank AdriaticAdventuress
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a meal last night and sat outside as we had a dog. The tables were dirty. We asked if our table could be cleaned and they missed a lot of the dirt including some bird poo! We asked again, and still they...More

Thank VickyBurns
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How delightful to see a front of house team that work relentlessly to offer fantastic customer service. Hollie and Rob are the perfect team and they show genuine interest in their customers. There is both an indoor and outdoor play area to keep the kids...More

Thank awt4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here with friends. We reserved a table and got a nice part of the restaurant. Six adults and four kids but plenty of space. Very attentive service and polite with it too. Quite a lot to choose from the menu. Chicken supreme was great,...More

Thank kdw72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big car car park, friendly staff, amazing soft and outdoor children's play areas is a pretty good start. Add good ale, freshly cooked food with a good selection and it becomes even better. The acid test- going back again? Yes tomorrow!!

Thank Sussex3225
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh dear, oh dear... Taking into consideration that there is a sea side next door from the restaurant, tuna steak salad which I ordered was not tasty at all, old soggy salad leaves with chewy piece of tuna on the top. My other half ordered...More

3  Thank Julia N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice place, came here on a roasting hot day but managed to get a seat outside overlooking the bay, lovely burgers for lunch

Thank natalie1801
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As our first visit did not know what to expect. Really pleasantly surprised from the minute we walked in the door the staff were very attentive and helpful, the food was amazing we had liver and bacon for one dish, and lamb cutlets, all freshly...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is your average family friendly stuff. Though being by the sea they may have more options. Allowed dogs outside with water bowels available.

Thank Raegan C
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Emma E F
Hello, The negative reviews would be a perfect opportunity for management to address the issues raised by customers and yet you haven't, your silence is testament and gives credence to the customers who felt that they received bad service but it also speaks volumes about the level of customer service one can expect and the arrogance of believing that trip advisor reviews have no weight to them in terms of potential customers. Why have you not attempted to explain and apologise to disgruntled customers? Emma Flavell
27 May 2016|
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Response from rainycake21 | Reviewed this property |
Totally agree with the other responses, I've only ever experienced good service at the Digby and we've eaten there many times as the kids love the play area. Even when another customer got drunk and verbally abused other... More
Hello, could you tell me a little more about the children's soft play area? Thank you muchly :))
21 February 2016|
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Response from Richard C | Reviewed this property |
The 'Digby' is very much a family pub and is popular for hosting parties, particularly children's.I was there recently and noticed what a popular draw the play area was for some children whilst their parents enjoyed... More
Are dogs allowed?
10 July 2015|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
Hi I'm not sure whether dogs are allowed inside but they supply water bowls outside and we have seen dogs waiting for tasty morsels to fall from the wooden tables! John
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whiteness Road, Kingsgate CT10 3QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Kingsgate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 867764
  • E-mail
With a unique childrens outdoor and indoor play area close to the bar serving snacks and light meals. Our restaurant is separate and raised from our bar area with our ever so popular restaurant menu. A friendly, family pub and restaurant with spectacular cliff top views close to the beach. Providing fresh home cooked food and local real ale.Catering for all ages all year round serving food from 12pm till 9.30pm/10pm 7 days a week.
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