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The Sportsman

23 The Street, Sholden, Deal CT14 0AL England

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The Sportsman is a friendly pub with selection of Wines spirts ales and lagers also serving pub food. The property has 3 chalet's which will be up for holiday let from next year this will be updated closer to the time.
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RichardB396 wrote a review Dec 2023
Lichfield, United Kingdom72 contributions78 helpful votes
Lovely pub with 3 chalets, dog friendly and very warm and comfortable beds. Parking right outside. Pub grub was great, dogs welcome in the pub too, very friendly staff and Anne landlady was a real character and made sure we were well looked after - all the bar staff were great.
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Susan Flowers wrote a review Sept 2022
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Have just returned from an overnight stay in one of the chalets in the grounds of the Sportsman pub. We had booked to see a band at the Astor and intended to stay in Deal overnight but with a week to go couldn’t find a hotel room. So we found the Sportsman online and I’m so glad we did. A clean, comfortable and spacious chalet room with all amenities- super power shower, tea and coffee, hairdryer, even an iron and lovely thick soft towels. This is a friendly pub, situated in the pretty village of Sholdon just outside Deal. Plenty of parking, bus stop opposite the pub or a 40 minute walk into Deal (we’re slow walkers). We didn’t stay for breakfast but I’m sure it would have been excellent judging by all the positive reviews of food. A good find and we’ll be back next time there’s a show we want to see at the Astor.
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David P wrote a review Aug 2022
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Last visit was nine years ago. A lot has happened to the premises since then. The accommodation was excellent. Clean, comfortable and well equipped. The pub was a joy, first class pub grub and choices of real ale. Regulars made us very welcome and we enjoyed our chats with them. Last but not least our hosts, Anne and Ger were brilliant. All in all, splendid value for money We aim to return later this year. For the record we were astonished how cheap the Taxis were too and from the central seafront.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Keith O wrote a review Mar 2022
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We have just been staying here for the past few weeks and I can say it was excellent service and accommodations we have had a great time and we have just been back again for another visit to have a meal and a drink Ann and Ger were excellent hosts and could not have wished for a better time Neil and Keith
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Anne Clifford, Owner at The Sportsman
Responded 8 Aug 2022
Keith Thank you so much for your Lovely Review. So glad you enjoyed your stay Regards Anne
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Dave N wrote a review Jul 2021
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Stayed overnight to visit relatives in Deal. Lovely large room off the beer garden. Quite basic but very clean & tidy. Great shower. Comfy beds. Tea & coffee facilities & TV. Very fluffy towels. Hosts very welcoming.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 6 Aug 2021
Thank you so much for your Lovely review so glad you enjoyed your Stay.
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Joanna G wrote a review Sept 2017
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Booked on spur on the moment, was lucky to get a room on Bank holiday Sunday on the day! Was only here for one night but served the purpose. Reasonably priced which included breakfast, cant comment on cooked breakfast as I only had toast. Pub looked nice and had a pleasant garden. Would stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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suered1969 wrote a review Aug 2016
Durham, United Kingdom1 contribution
We booked through toprooms ( don't ever use them). We booked five nights bed and breakfast, when we arrived we were informed that they 'don't do breakfast through the week'. Maybe they should check their website? We paid up front (?!) room seemed pleasant. The beds were lumpy. light bulbs blown. Dresser dirty. Shower mouldy. Cleaning left much to be desired. I bought anti bac wipes. We had old threadbare towels. Got them changed once because we asked! They never went near the room! When we questioned it we were told the cleaner was there at 11. We were in the room. Yes. For two of the five days!!! The owners sons have really loud boy racer cars and come through the car park 30 foot from the rooms at all times of night. The food was not awful. But we only ate the first night then had sandwiches instead. The owner hasn't long taken over, my advice to him is the customer service needs addressing. The room cleanliness needs checking. Sort out your adverts so they tell the truth about services. You are not doing customers or yourself favours with your attitude. The rooms are not cheap compared to the surrounding area as you tried to make out. Get your act together or you will not last.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Grampy & Nanpy wrote a review Jan 2016
Farnborough, United Kingdom68 contributions33 helpful votes
I booked the Sportsman for 1 night because it was within walking distance of where my son lives. The booking was made via LateRooms.com, on arrival we were told our room had been double booked and it sounded like this was not the first time such a mistake had happened. The lady behind the bar offered to find an alternative and after failing with her first contact I said we would sort ourselves out. If you book the Sportsman please do it directly and double check on your day of arrival to make sure they have not let your room to someone else.
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Joan H wrote a review Jul 2015
Birmingham, United Kingdom6 contributions11 helpful votes
FIRST MORNING (Thursday) went in for breakfast and was put on a table that had crumbs on it and beer rings (obviously from the night before). No cereals, juice, yoghurts or jam. Ordered full English, which was reasonable, but as soon as it was served the 'cook' came to say he had to rush off to a doctor's appointment and left. We left restaurant and there was a dead mouse on path. SECOND MORNING (Friday) dead mouse still there. I told 'cook' about mouse and he said 'shows how observant I am'. I queried about cereals etc.. and his excuse was that he forgot. He then asked if we wanted cereals and brought out a few individual boxes. When he brought our breakfasts he said that he had run out of beans (no substitute). We asked for brown sauce and were presented with a small amount - enough for one breakfast. There were marmalades together with one apricot and one strawberry jam. I took the apricot jam because I don't like marmalade or strawberry jam. THIRD MORNING (Saturday) mouse still there. When we went into the restaurant there were a few cereals on counter but only one of the sort we like. Guess what - he had run out!! There was a mountain of marmalade but only the one strawberry jam left. I asked if there was any apricot and was told that he had run out (sound familiar??). He brought our breakfast, my egg was runny and guess what - he had run out of brown sauce so did we want red. FOURTH MORNING (Sunday) mouse had gone!!! Still no beans, cereal, brown sauce or jam. When breakfast came my egg had a really lovely black frill around it!!! Needless to say we will not be staying at The Sportsman next year!!!
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Date of stay: July 2015
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julesndavid wrote a review Jul 2015
St. Neots, United Kingdom122 contributions196 helpful votes
lovely quite location, within easy reach of the town, room had tv hair dryer free shampoo and conditioner, was very clean and tidy, Owners very pleasant and helpful. would recommend a stay here, we stayed for two nights and really enjoyed it, Breakfast was your choice (full english) you could state if you didn't want something, also cereal , toast fresh juice available.
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Date of stay: July 2015
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£84 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandKentDealSholden
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sportsman
Which popular attractions are close to The Sportsman?
Nearby attractions include Boonies (1.0 miles), Sandwich Guildhall Museum (4.0 miles), and St Margaret's Bay Beach (5.0 miles).
What food & drink options are available at The Sportsman?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Sportsman?
Conveniently located restaurants include Goose On The Green Cafe, Hay's Shack, and The Corner Cafe.
Is The Sportsman located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Sholden.
Are there any historical sites close to The Sportsman?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre (4.9 miles), Deal Castle (1.2 miles), and St Peter's Church (4.2 miles).
Is The Sportsman accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.