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The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon

) #22 of 90 Restaurants in Dartford $ , British,
36-42 Spital Street | Canterbury, Dartford DA1 2DT, England
+44 1322 421970
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Overview
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“car showroom” (5 reviews)
“spoons pub” (2 reviews)
“flying boats” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
36-42 Spital Street | Canterbury, Dartford DA1 2DT, England
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1 - 10 of 186 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always nice atmosphere in here always busy on Friday and Saturday never eaten in here. But great prices on drinks

Thank Lazykez
Tanya M, Manager at The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! Thanks for your lovely review. See you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am a big fan of the chain but with all it's impressive décor the bar staff are hopelessly mismanaged , one poor fella serving a busy lunchtime Croydon alone whilst the waiting staff wandering about aimlessly.More

Thank Simmo270
Tanya M, Manager at The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi We are really sorry that you experienced this in our pub. Unfortunately we had some unavoidable staffing issues over the weekend that did affect how quickly we were able to serve. Some of our floor staff are not able to serve on the bar...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice pub with good food. Usual weatherspoons menu. I used the weatherspoons app on my phone and the drinks arrived within mins delivered by a very pleasant waitress the food followed shortly after.

Thank Peter W
Tanya M, Manager at The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi! Thanks for your review. We are glad you found the app helpful, hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit here for sometime. I know this is a budget pub restaurant and every meal (of 3) that was served to us was overcooked. The mash on the kids meal was very dry and even had a hard edge. Fish batter crumbled as soon...More

Thank Lee R
Tanya M, Manager at The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi That sounds awful, and to not even have an apology is unnacceptable. I will speak to the team and investigate. Please accept my apologies on the teams behalf. Thanks for your feedback.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Flying Boat on Wednesday 24th...Lovely, impressive building i must say...seating OK...order drinks bought and food ordered etc...then the wait began.. We noticed several people who came in after us got served After an aprox 20 minute wait we asked (this is...More

Thank Barry A
Tanya M, Manager at The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi That sounds horrendous! Thank you for letting us know and I am glad you at least received good service from a manager. I will speak to the team on duty and see what went wrong. Thanks again

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

My friends and I had a great evening at this pub. We love the new app to order and Dan who served us was a really lovely guy. Would definitely go again.

Thank Dawn D
Tanya M, Manager at The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi! Thanks for your lovely feedback. Will pass this on to Dan. See you again soon.

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped of here on the spur of the moment looking for a snack. After reading through the menu we both decided to have a main meal We both made our choice but we're told that if we were to wait 10...More

Thank Dave H
Tanya M, Manager at The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Hi! Thanks for your review we are glad you enjoyed yourselves. See you soon!

Reviewed 2 May 2017

very nice food, friendly service in a very pretty pub full of history and details. very nice and highly recommend

Thank Debsbabe2001
Tanya M, Manager at The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thanks for your lovely review! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This former car show room which once made parts for sea planes during the war. (Hence the name ) is situated in the middle of Dartford town centre. Large open layout, well presented. Varied pub menu available l. Selection of drinks. No music so better...More

Thank David W
Tanya M, Manager at The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Hi Thanks for your review, hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Popped into the Boat for breakfast, food high standard, all staff friendly and motivated especially Beth who served out meals today.

Thank triumphman855
Tanya M, Manager at The Flying Boat - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Hi Thanks for your lovely review. I will pass this on to Beth. See you soon!

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Bryony W
Vegan menu
14 October 2016|
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Response from Tanya M | Property representative |
Hi We have a whole vegan menu as well as a gluten free menu too. They are available under the stairs. I can recommend our 5 Bean Chilli it's delicious!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36-42 Spital Street | Canterbury, Dartford DA1 2DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dartford
  • Phone Number: +44 1322 421970
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Description
Large Family dining pub.
Large beer garden to enjoy the summer months.
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