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The Duke of Cumberland Hotel

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$$ - $$$
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Duke of Cumberland High Street, Whitstable CT5 1AP, England
+44 1227 280617
12:00 - 15:00
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Wed - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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251 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for a beer or a family meet, noisy , crowded but fun--what a pub should be! Do not expect food or fine dining just a good pub.

Thank GerryKent
Yateley, United Kingdom
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565 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Very large pub in the centre of town and a junction. High ceilings and many old typewriters around. seemed to be popular for quick meals but lacked atmosphere.

Thank bparkercars
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It was the sound of the brass section that lured me into this well-known Whitstable boozer. The band Flaky Jake were in full flow belting out everything from Ska to movie theme tunes to a handful of Sunday afternoon drinkers. Shame because the four-piece deserved to be playing to a much larger audience. The pub itself is right in the... More 

Thank wordsmith1965
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We went for a beer early Friday night....then left for a meal....then went back after to watch a band (Hardwick Circus). Great night, great atmosphere, good band.....we had shots & can't remember leaving or going home! - Great Pub

Thank Nigel G
Derby, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We visited here twice whilst spending three days in Whitstable. The first time was purely for a drink and the second time was for food as well. This place has a funky feel to it, with quirky decor and an unusual lay out. It is also dog friendly, which was great as we had ours with us. The Ale was... More 

Thank B_JDerbysire
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The owner needs to take a class on interpersonal skills. A very rude person. Establishment needs a clean, I'd hate to see the kitchen. Never again will we go back to The Duke of Cumberland.

Thank BabeRuth2000
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

In this rather scruffy hotel interior you may enjoy a sort of Bohemian experience along with some very good food and Shepherd and Neame beer par excellance. Limited menu, sort of bistro style, but good value for money.

Thank OAP4446
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Have been on a Wednesday and Thursday for tapas type meal In the Cumberland . Delicious and resonable price.

Thank Ccy195
Poole, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Dog friendly pub with a large range of friendly local characters, local ales and real good live music too.

Thank GandL_10
Wolfenbuttel, Germany
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Visited Whitstable and popped in to Duke of Cumberland for a sociable with a mate from Holland. Was pleasantly surprised at friendly service especially because I had a hunting dog with me. Dog was given a bowl of water straight away and we thoroughly enjoyed a Whitstable blonde. Definitely come here again.

Thank Ian W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Duke of Cumberland High Street, Whitstable CT5 1AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Whitstable
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 280617

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