What a great old worldly seaside pub complete with old weathered floorboards that slope towards the sea to allow the water to flow out when storms pound the Northern Kent coastline because the Old Neptune sits on the beach outside the sea wall. Lovely picnic tables outside overlooking the sea where you can sit & soak up the sunshine & drink local Kent ales / lagers or ciders & enjoy some of the freshest fish & chips that come piled high.
A definite must-do for any visit to Whitstable.
Brilliant pub & so considerate to
their neighbours on Island Wall
where I stay. They allow dogs in
- on a lead & serve great food &
great music. Parking is a problem
A unique pub set on the pebbly beaches of Whitstable. With on-beach seating and original interior decor, the Neptune is a lovely place for a drink throughout the year. The pub has frequent events (bands etc) and a great bunch of regulars.
This is only really a pub I visit in summer because it's very small inside and also if the weather's bad it's not somewhere you particularly want to trek to!
It does come into its own when the weather's good though, with loads of benches on the beach, or you can just sit between the groynes. I love the fact that the dog can run around the beach whilst we have a couple of drinks.
The service can be terrible - some of the staff don't seem to realise why they are there. Having said that, it's still worth a visit.
We stopped by here on our way cycling to margate, we'd arrived just after they stopped serving food at 4pm on a friday afternoon. Which was a bit of a downer. The beer was nice and obviously well kept. Great views and nice interiors. I'd go back there again.
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