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The King Ethelbert Inn

) #15 of 93 Restaurants in Herne Bay $$ - $$$ , British,
Reculver Lane | Reculver, Herne Bay CT6 6SU, England
+44 1227 374368
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Reculver Lane | Reculver, Herne Bay CT6 6SU, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

we stopped here for lunch ,on a very hot day ,we sat outside ,plenty of seating and chained our bikes in view I had a ham tomato banquet with small side salad and coleslaw think £4.95 was lovely plenty of ham and nice side salad...More

Thank webby58
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here today for lunch after reading the reviews. We decided to have Sunday lunch the portion was very small and very minimal veg came away still hungry. Was very disappointed staff were more interested in talking to the locals.

Thank Vicky C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great spot for a rest after cycling or walking from Herne Bay to the Reculver towers as it's at the end of the path. Good value and will come again.

Thank HCarmen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old English pub situated next to Reculver Towers and the sea. Great place for anglers and walkers to get a well earned pint. Good range of pub food well presented. Large eating area, child friendly. Small car park but just over the road is a...More

Thank susanjholmes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If walking/ Cycling the Viking Trail or the coast from Minnis to Herne Bay then a welcome stop in this small outlet, the locals are from the Statics and many travellers drop in . The Food is of good quality and the Ale is kept...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Reculver near Herne Bay to take our dog for a walk in the sunshine and visited the King Elthelbert for lunch. First time visit but certainly not the last. Steak and ale pie and Omelette were lovely and we sat out on the...More

Thank Elfrida E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wonderful girlfriend have recently started to go to this pub as we wanted a nice pub not loud but has some atmosphere and this lovely pub don't let you down....staff are very friendly prices are good....also has a pool table and fruities...More

Thank Legend R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Recuver last weekend and on walking past the pub saw it did take away meals so decidid to order. Th chalk board outside advertised fish and chips, scampi and chips and suasge in batter and chips. So i went in to order...More

Thank kimandjulian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great afternoon celebrating a 70th birthday lovely friendly staff and amazing food. Brilliant for families and children and reasonably priced thankyou so much

Thank sophiecorlett
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Firstly, this is my second review of the Ethelbert, and just like my first, I'm full of praise. Lovely pub, great staff, good atmosphere, well priced food and generous portions. I'm a huge fan. We visit at least once or twice a month. Here comes...More

Thank dwmarr
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Nearby Attractions
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363 reviews
.10 km away
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.20 km away
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are dogs allowed in the pub?
26 April 2017|
Response from anonomous888 | Reviewed this property |
They have an outdoor sitting area, I don't think they're actually allowed inside!
Food times ?
26 August 2016|
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Response from Soeee | Reviewed this property |
Hi I think it's 12-3 then 6 till 9pm but give them a call as they can be really helpful
my daughter and son in law coming for mothers day on sun and will be bringing there dog is this ok,thanks
10 March 2015|
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Response from JeanJeffries | Reviewed this property |
You can eat outside with the dog they provide a water bowl for dogs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Reculver Lane | Reculver, Herne Bay CT6 6SU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Herne Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 374368
  • E-mail
Country setting / beach side / country setting / beach side...We have it all.Traditional country pub in the midst of the Reculver Country park and yet within a stones throw of the sea - perfect.We are a child friendly, dog friendly and customer friendly pub aiming to provide each and every one of our customers an enjoyable visit. Whether the sun is shining and you choose to sit out on the decked area over looking the childrens play area and country park, or if the snow is settling and you choose to enjoy a hot mulled wine in front of the large log burner - we really do have something for everyone.Classic homecooked meals the likes of stew, lasagne or lambs liver & bacon can be enjoyed at reasonable costs starting from just £5.95. Not to mention our Sunday roasts - again just £5.95. But be sure to book as we are always busy.Choice of lagers, wines, spirits and soft drinks with regularly changing cask ales. We are a free trade and so the choices of ales and lagers are unrivalled.I could spend all day telling you about us but why not come along and see for yourself - a warm welcome awaits all.*child friendly*dog friendly*wheelchair access and disabled toilet*good quality home cooked food*childrens play area*log fires*sun terrace*smoking shelter with heaters and lights*parking.
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