Review on The Coastguard

In summer you can sit outside and gaze across the Straits of Dover from this spectacularly situated hostelry in St Margaret's Bay, aptly named The Coastguard, which claims to be 'the closest English pub to France'. The views are certainly worth the trip, but the Coastguard also has a great deal more going for it.

Food is high on the agenda and the kitchen turns out memorable fish pies, potted prawns with ginger and lime, baked devilled crab and superb local cod in Hoegaarden beer batter ('the best,' according to one devotee who contacted the Mobile Food Guide) with chips and a 'garden of Kent' salad. Other treats include savoury tarts, local beef sirloin with haggis, smoked oysters and a 'haystack' of chips, plus desserts such as lavender-scented chocolate pot or upside-down apple cake.

Over the years, the Coastguard has also earned a reputation and won awards for its five 'amazing' cheeseboards. Up to 30 varieties are generally available: most are British, but a few challengers also appear from across the water. To complete the picture, there's a brilliant line-up of regularly changing real ales from local microbreweries, plus a serious list of global wines.

The Coastguard is also featured in: AA Guide

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Cuisine

Gastro pub / Modern British

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.30 - 2.45pm
Dinner: 6.30 - 8.45pm

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

Online Booking Availability for The Coastguard

Facilities at The Coastguard

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu

Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby

Dress Code

Smart

Address

The Coastguard
The Bay
St Margaret's Bay
Dover
Kent
CT15 6DY

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The Coastguard Christmas Menu

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