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The Dog House is a delightful, friendly micro pub serving a small selection of carefully chosen ales straight from the cask. We endeavour to showcase the very best that local ale and cider makers can offer. In addition we serve a variety of wine. To complement our ales we serve a simple menu of food made from good quality,local ingredients including sandwiches, pizzas, pies,curries & chilli. Many gluten free options are available. We also sell soft drinks, tea and coffee.
PRICE RANGE
£2 - £15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Pizza, Pub, Bar, British
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a quality find. More tables than I imagined, firstly this is a micro pub with amazing music and a fantastic choice of beer and cider. The atmosphere in the pub is buzzing and the burgers huge and really tasty. Yes, getting food or a...drink took a little bit longer, but all the staff were really friendly and made us feel comfortable, especially the landlord who was especially friendly. Will definitely return.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting venue which is very popular based on the number of people eating & drinking on a Wednesday lunchtime. Enjoyed a nice pint & a tasty sausage sandwich with friends. Worth a visit if you're in the area.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my family today for breakfast at the Dog house. Wow, better than expected, and I expected high standard. The food was fantastic, hot well presented The ingredients were top quality Service was as tasteful as the food Thank you all We will...be backMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! I absolutely love this micro brewery, excellent ale…. So husband says as I had the rubarb cider! Yummy!!!😋 There was an excellent singer on whom I have neglected to remember his name, I’m not sure if it is my aging memory or the cider....🍺 We will definitely be back more often.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic little venue for drinks/food/music. Dogs warmly welcomed and space for overnight campers/caravans (with prior permission). Staff are super friendly the atmosphere is great.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just got a new to me camper, for a first night out we thought we would try The Doghouse Micro Pub Booked in with Duncan who registered us with the 24 hour security and then we settled in to eat and have a few beers...whilst listening to live music. We could not have been looked after better. Great food and great beer - the music was a terrific bonus. Thank you so much!! (On the camper front - water and 24 hours toilets, together with reassuring security make this an amazing camp over - especially if you are heading over on the Chunnel)More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nestled discreetly off the beaten path, the Dog House Micro Pub is a hidden gem waiting to be unearthed. This quaint establishment radiates charm, offering a cozy refuge from the outside world. With an ever-changing selection of craft beers and ales, it's a haven for...beer enthusiasts seeking new flavours and experiences. The warm ambiance and friendly atmosphere create a sense of community, where strangers quickly become friends. From its inviting decor to its delightful food, every aspect of the Dog House Micro Pub exudes authenticity and warmth. It's truly a pot of gold for anyone fortunate enough to stumble upon it.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend this stunning microbar, this is the best place in Kent. Book to avoid disappointment, this is a very popular place. The food is lush, and the service is off the scale. It's clean and tidy as well which is a great plus, I...would travel the 25 miles to this beautiful place rather than 5 miles locally. Opening times are clearly displayed on their website page. They do close at certain points of the day, but come on guys, if they didn't rest for a few hours, we wouldn't get the perfection they give!!!!. If you want to eat here and they are near to closing time, speak to the owners Duncan and Claire, they will always try accommodate their customers old and new. Thanks for an amazing experience, we will definitely be returning. Mr and Mrs PageMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cannot recommend this place enough. Lovely atmosphere, friendly and welcoming owners and staff, fabulous food, keep doing what you doing, spot on 👌🏻

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this place on line and thought it was worth a visit. Arrived approx 2pm and was being picked up 5pm. Website listed hours and says open all day. At 3pm we were told that they will be closing shortly. When we asked why as...website clearly states open all day as well as we were being collected later, we just got the shoulder shrug and tough luck treatment. Also there was only one ale on which was ok but not great. Being under the heading of micro pub I wouldn’t recommend this place to real ale drinkers.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Claire Randall, Owner at The Dog House Micropub and Vinyl Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. Always good to hear what people have to say. Having read this and been really shocked to at the comments, I immediately checked our website and you are in fact incorrect as it clearly states we close between shifts. I...More

Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

Had an amazing evening at this great pub! It was my mum’s birthday and she loves live music. Sam brothers the folksinger was performing. We had a loverly family meal whilst listening to great music. When I booked out table I asked if I could...bring a birthday cake which was no problem. The staff went above and beyond bought my mums cake out after our meal with candles lit and had even asked the singer to sing happy birthday. My mum was made up such a nice gesture. Without dout the best place to go around Ashford. Thank you to all for making our evening!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 January 2024

Popped in tonight for a quick pre-weekend drink. One of my most favourite places ever! Where to even start - the atmosphere, the setting, the service, the vinyls, the fabulous black board ‘rules’, the range of drinks, the wonderful smelling and looking food . Duncan...and Claire are simply the best hostsMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 January 2024

Wow! This place is a hidden gem ... all you want in a pub... great atmosphere, great food and the landlord is very welcoming we went on a Thursday and it was open mike night Wasnt too loud as to smother the place with sound,...and was pure entertainment AND... the chips are to die for... cooked to perfection great choice of food... go there today!!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

We are Scooter Club of all ages and meet on a regular basis every Mount. We had herd of the Dog House and chose to have a meet there and my god what a brilliant Chose. From the moment we all arrived the Landlord and...staff was amazing friendly polite and nothing was to much trouble. We Range from our 18 to 80 years and that not a easy bunch to please. Fantastic beers and Coffee and the Bowls of Chips cooked to perfection and believe me we know good chips. This place is a little gem in a amazing little place. They was a open Mike night that was for all tastes, with out doubt this will be a little local for us.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024 via mobile

Cosy spot for some food and drink. Good selection and all reasonably priced, especially for the size of the portion! Really friendly and attentive staff, and dog friendly too. Would definitely recommend the Mac & Cheese and the Caramac brownie :)

Date of visit: January 2024
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Yes, The Dog House Micropub and Vinyl Bar offers takeaway services.

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The Dog House Micropub and Vinyl Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5