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Captain Digby

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Whiteness Road, Kingsgate CT10 3QH, England
+44 1843 867764
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Margate, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been twice first was with a large party and the food was shockingly bad, I had heard good things so I visited again now the new play area is finished. I thought it may have been a one off. Sadly it was not the service was so slow the food all came out at different times my daughters... More 

Thank Penny374
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must say not up to usual standard.had to wait over 1 hour for food which is not great with 4 kids , the restaurant was not even busy , food was not good neither

1 Thank Richard F
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous lunch. Honest home cooked food. We had steak and ale pie and the captain's double burger plus wine and the sharing cheese board. Service was smooth despite a massively busy restaurant and bar. Great value for money and a great atmosphere. Thanks guys!!!!

Thank RichW_Margate
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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346 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food average but staff absolutely useless - particularly the manageress - after waiting an hour and a half eventually served with average food and when queried was given an argument !!!!!!! End of day given £20 off which was not the point and if hadn't been with special friends would have walked out This used to be a well run... More 

2 Thank penfolds_bin_95
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We last visited the Digby in the summer, on a very busy Saturday and had a really enjoyable meal. However, when we visited last Saturday (3rd), our experience couldn't be more different. One of our party had deep fried fish, which was extremely soggy and watery, which must be a culinary feat in itself. Another had the lamb chops which... More 

3 Thank ditsygal
Manston, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I haven't eaten at the Captain Digby for many years and I couldn't remember why we avoided eating here. I saw Camembert on the starter menu and couldn't wait. I remembered I'm sure they used to do deep fried camembert, it was wonderful. This wasn't so wonderful, it was cooked fine, but it wasn't fried any more, it was baked... More 

4 Thank Carol S
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114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We used to bring our children here quite often many years ago to eat play and to unwind knowing we were going to get good service good food and a great atmosphere. we have since moved out of the area to Sandwich our children are grown up and thought we would bring our grandchildren here to relive old memories, we... More 

3 Thank Moetbubbles
Margate, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Having eaten here many times and fully enjoyed the experience, we were really disappointed with our meal last night. My steak tasted so strongly of bar-b-que sauce which is not what I wanted or expected having eaten steak there many times. My husbands steak was almost 50% inedible fat, whilst the remainder was under cook and tough. Whilst the staff... More 

3 Thank Pat O
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We went there with our 7 year old son & 9 month old son, both really enjoyed the new play area. The food was great and well priced, service was the only let down! We sat near the play area, quite far from the cutlery etc the waiter and waitress didn't offer to bring cutlery over or any sauce, we... More 

Thank Glen M
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Visited recently for anniversary. The staff were amazing and fast. The food was lovely and big portions. It was not very busy even though it was a Sunday. We had a window seat and could see the sea. It was very romantic. Would definitely visit again

Thank rachel w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whiteness Road, Kingsgate CT10 3QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Kingsgate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 867764
With a unique childrens outdoor and indoor play area close to the bar serving snacks and light meals. Our restaurant is separate and raised from our bar area with our ever so popular restaurant menu. A friendly, family pub and restaurant with spectacular cliff top views close to the beach. Providing fresh home cooked food and local real ale.Catering for all ages all year round serving food from 12pm till 9.30pm/10pm 7 days a week.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?