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Flying Saucer

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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140 Hempstead Road | Hempstead, Gillingham ME7 3RH, England
+44 1634 231287
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't have the highest expectations for the food here, which was probably for the best. Cosy and friendly atmosphere, however the food is slightly under par. Rather tasteless and not the greatest quality, but does its job as standard pub food. Overall not a disappointment, but nothing special either.

Thank Lauren P
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We like this place. I don't live in the area but I drop my son off at piano practice round the corner and I take my daughter with me so that we can pop in to the Flying Saucer for an after school treat while we wait for him. Matt and all the staff behind the bar are really friendly... More 

Thank MissusWLondon
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Used to be a regular customer here. Then it closed for a refurb so returned again and was disappointed. It's been many months so I returned at lunchtime but found all is still not well. Bar customers get priority attention, waited a long time despite no other diners, orders came to table at wrong times and the food was tasteless.... More 

Thank Valve56
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I popped in here with my friend whilst staying in Gillingham. Friendly restaurant, reasonably priced for food. Good pub grub. Fairly busy pub though. Large outdoor seating area looked lovely lit up.

Thank NorthumberlandSUZY
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Been here few years ago and it was, in a word, disgusting! We visited this evening on way to fireworks and I have to say it was a really enjoyable meal. It certainly wasn't Michelin Star, but for 2 meals under £11 it never will be. The steak was cooked perfectly, the food was hot and to ensure it wasn't... More 

Thank southeastjay
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

What a wonderful night we had here our friends came over from Norfolk so eight of us went for a meal here it was great food and the staff was absolutely great as well; I highly recommend this place thanks to you all for making it a great evening.

Thank Ian H
Medway, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Visited the Flying Saucer today for Sunday lunch! Big mistake. The food was low quality, hard and salty. I could not cut into the Yorkshire pudding and a hand saw was not an option in the cutlery tray, the stuffing was like a musket ball and the meat I am sure was an old shoe! The gravy stuck to the... More 

Thank wishs0ng
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

First time in this pub so I may well have been unlucky. What could and should have been a perfectly acceptable but unexceptional meal was let down by a piece of steak of such low quality it made Wetherspoons food like 3 Michelin star fine dining. Spend a little more on sourcing the meat please, what I ate should only... More 

Thank Jeff G
Hempstead, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Proper English Pub, very friendly staff, excellent service, great food and beer. All in all very fortunate to have this place as a local. Great for family's too.

Thank Svickery1
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Went here for lovely pub lunch lovely choice and food very tasty small children's play area small garden and parking they also have live music nights and show sport events

Thank julie m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Hempstead Road | Hempstead, Gillingham ME7 3RH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Gillingham
  • Phone Number: +44 1634 231287

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