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The Heron

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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The Heron Station Road, Herne Bay CT6 5QJ, England
+44 1227 657818
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Faversham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub doesn't look all that much from the outside but is rather pleasant inside, with it's 70's/80's feel charm. The staff are welcoming and friendly, and the beer is good. I went on a Thursday and one bar seemed to be mostly for pub games (darts and pool) - and there were quite a few people there - whilst... More 

Thank Derek B
Kent, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed an excellent Sunday roast here, a good selection of meats and vegetables - which between us we tried an assortment. All very good. Nice friendly little pub and very reasonably priced. Only criticism would be the dining chairs could do with a revamp! 🍽🍷😉

Thank louiserr273
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Toilets are so bad hand dryer in the men's would take about an hour to fully dry ou hands they are just filthy in there maybe a revamp is needed ;) new hand dryer essential

Thank Legend R
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Brilliant evening with wonderful food and great company all round a great special evening. Thank you Kim xx

Thank David H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Great pub, exceptional food and brilliant staff. Would highly recommend to anyone. Visit here on a regular basis and have never been let down with the food or the beer on offer. There is always a welcoming smile behind the bar wether it be day or night!

1 Thank Shane M
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We walked here the other evening to find a friendly pub with traditional interior. Plenty of seats and staff. All the meals were £9.95 for example pork fillet with Normandy sauce, two thick lamb chops in mint gravy, chicken breast with honey and mustard. They came with either chive mash, saute potatoes, chips or roast potatoes and veggies. The food... More 

1 Thank DLWKent
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely, tasty meal at lunch time. Was pleasantly surprised. On arrival we were handed a menu which was had written on a note pad, which I thought was a bit odd. We ordered the chicken and leek pie and the lasagne. We were informed that they were all homemade. Food was really tasty and plenty of it and... More 

1 Thank Hazel B
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

well been there many times always had a good welcome and a sunday dinner like my mum made,, its just good food, its a pub, but the food is a cut above the normal food its home made ... if you have to book for a table, then you know its got to be good

2 Thank ray f
Kent, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Came for my birthday & was told to "GET OUT" staff barely smiled & kept giving us dirty looks WONT BE RETURNING!! Same I can't score lower

Thank Kaylena98
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196 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We met at The Heron before venturing into town for a meal. It seemed a bit like stepping back in time but it was welcoming enough. Although we didn't eat here the Sunday lunches are supposed to be awesome ? The decor is dated like a holiday chalet but overall a nice family pub and with the added bonus of... More 

Thank Graeme B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Heron Station Road, Herne Bay CT6 5QJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Herne Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 657818

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