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Captain Digby

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Whiteness Road, Kingsgate CT10 3QH, England
+44 1843 867764
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank ditsygal
Manston, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

1 Thank Carol S
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113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Moetbubbles
Margate, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Pat O
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Staff are great ! Food is amazing location is perfect. What more can you add. Parking is easy the view is lovely.

Thank Cassy T
Margate, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went here for lunch last weekend. Beautiful cliff top location but Very noisy restaurant, ideal for families but not if you want a quiet lunch. Food was mediocre, we ordered Butterly garlic chicken breast but mine was small and very dry. Dessert was good and portions, especially desserts were good too. I would not return, there are better places around... More 

Thank KOvernf2
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Overall poor because: Pros New soft play place & outdoor park plus next to a wonderful beach! Cons Food average and certainly not value for money Soft play too hot, open some windows or air con please. Staff unfriendly Service poor - what do you have to do to get a drink? Overall thought the staff were rude and not... More 

4 Thank DJRDevon
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Thorley taverns are all pretty much the same, run well, kept in good condition Food varied and good Service good too 4 stars as i think they are still a little over priced compared to some others

Thank Anthony B

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?