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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews pudding pate sunday roast nachos pork potatoes sea bass the pub big portions under new management lovely meal food was fantastic family meal portion size varied menu booked a table dover
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Reviewed 14 December 2023

I came here last night with some family, for the 3 course Christmas Dinner. I’ve had many Christmas meals over the years in various locations but I have to say, this was one of my favourites. The food was good and nicely presented and the...staff were lovely. The crackers on the table had Christmas tree decorations in, which were a nice touch. Definitely would recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023

Food was good quality and service was excellent would definitely recommend the Dover castle inn nice and clean

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

Amazing Sunday lunch, really impressed with the vegan options - not often you find a vegan roast!! The staff were soo absolutely kind and attentive, they didn’t have problems when asked for the history of the pub and about their gluten free options. Will definitely...be back!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

Excellent food and fantastic service, incredibly nice staff, especially the lovely young lady who didn’t bat an eyelid when the birthday boy asked for a packet of pork scratchings for dessert! We had such a lovely afternoon and after lunch sat in the Beer Garden...- a perfect day and we’ll be backMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023

We walked in hoping we would get a table for 6, we was seated down straight away and asked for our drink order. Staff seemed busy but they was all still very attentive and polite. The roasts was lovely, could’ve done with some extra gravy...served on the side but we all walked out very happy and very full. The chocolates we received with our bill was a special touch! We will definitely be returning, thank you again for fitting us in such short notice!!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023 via mobile

We booked a table of 9 several days prior to our visit as it was a special occasion saying goodbye to members of our family returning to Australia after their holiday with us. Once seated we all ordered drinks and were given the menus. After...some time the waitress approached and told us that there were problems in the kitchen which meant that items had been removed from the menus. When we were given a menu with almost everything crossed out we couldn’t stay and decided to leave. Totally unacceptable. No real reason or explanation given and was left to the young embarrassed staff to deal with us. No money off our drinks to compensate us- nothing just embarrassment. We hurriedly booked a table at the Black Lion in Lynsted who accommodated us all at short notice. We will never return here, Lynsted you have our heart and our custom from here on in.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023 via mobile

We booked a table at the Dover Castle to celebrate my Mum’s 60th birthday, as she’d visited previously and liked their food. We came away disappointed. The service was crazily slow throughout our visit, which was ridiculous considering we were the only table on the...place for half of our visit - our roast dinners eventually came out; our beef was grey and tough with a lot of hard fat, but the other elements of the roast were nice and it was a big portion. Portions sizes were a little inconsistent, as 2 of us had beef pie and mash and their portions were much smaller than the roasts. They were both men and could have eaten it twice. We then waited a long time for them to clear the plates and bring the dessert menu - they eventually came and took our order. We ordered some banoffee pie, Eton mess and cheesecake - we were later told the cheesecake was sold out, and that there was no whipped cream for the banoffee pie (we assumed this meant that there was no cream to have on the side of the banoffee pie). We opted for clotted cream instead of whipped cream - when it came out, the “banoffee pie” was a lump of biscuit base, with some caramel, banana and a blob of clotted cream on top - so what they originally meant is that the banoffee pie was not even complete. They served my 81 year old Nan an Eton mess with no cream, and a lump of ice cream on top instead. This was difficult for her to eat, so they swapped it into a bowl and added some clotted cream and some luminous red syrup on top. As the desserts left a lot to be desired, a member of staff did come over and confirmed that they’d be removing the cost of the desserts from our bill which was kind of them. We then had to get up twice to remind them to come and collect our dessert plates, and then again to bring us our bill. When we received our bill, they’d added on a chicken burger meal to our bill which none of us had? So then the waitress had to go off again for another 10 minutes or so to remove that. When she came back over, the waitress said “oh are you all paying separately? That will be fun” - a bit sarcastic given our visit there was hardly fun. The service needs a lot of improvement - maybe somebody a bit older with a bit more experience. The waitresses were just chatting amongst themselves at the bar, and were just so unaware. They needed to be far more attentive and proactive, we were having to micromanage them on how to actually do their job to get through service. Overall it was just a disappointing visit, especially for my mum’s special birthday celebration. I was embarrassed that we’d chosen to celebrate with her there and had such a bad experience.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023 via mobile

We have been coming here as a family for a lot of years and we were so disappointed by the menu change and food today ..shame

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023

A brilliant place for a lovely meal out. There was 14 of us eating in the Dover Castle Inn tonight and it was the best night ever. Friendly staff and amazing food.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 4 July 2023

Lovely pub with a great atmosphere. Staff were friendly with a great attitude, despite being busy on a Monday evening. Chicken burger's went down a treat on our table. We will definitely be returning soon!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 May 2023 via mobile

Don’t waste your time the food has changed and isn’t nowhere near what it was over priced for what is on offer ok to have a drink but food is a let down which is a shame limited menu and just nothing to go wow...about cheaper places out there the place used to be hard to get in and always full turned up and it was dead which says it allMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 20 May 2023

Came to the Dover castle for drinks and asked for an espresso martini and a beer. Staff seemed annoyed at the request of a cocktail. They also apparently had never made one before. The first cocktail was very nice but when asking for the second...it was only filled half full and I was made to feel like I shouldn’t have asked for it to be full. Overall nice drinks just shame about customer service.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 17 May 2023 via mobile

A few years ago my whole family were regular visitors to The Dover Castle Inn, but - as I’m sure other locals would agree - it has been up and down the past few years as the pub has changed hands, then changed hands again,...and again (I think, anyway!) After a particularly terrible Sunday lunch a couple of years ago we didn’t return, and this meal out was our first visit in quite a long time. Service was very attentive and friendly, and the food was excellent. Very tasty with a varied menu. Pleasantly surprised to see some Asian-inspired options available - the bang bang cauliflower was great! The only feedback I’d give is that the regular menu could do with some more Vegetarian/Vegan options, although the specials had plenty. Overall a brilliant experience and we’ll definitely be visiting again. It did seem quiet for dinner time on a weekend when we visited, so if anyone is hesitant due to the relatively checkered recent history, I’d encourage you to go!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 14 May 2023

We went for a family Sunday roast and I’ve got to say very we were very disappointed in the food. The roast beef was tough and at least two of the meals were only luke warm. We did tell the staff and they were apologetic...and gave us two more roasts, but the meat still wasn’t great. The staff did take the cost of the deserts off of our bill as an apology but overall a disappointing meal. I will say the waiters and waitresses were very helpful and polite.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 25 April 2023

We were greeted very warmly on arrival and seated in the restaurant very quickly. We asked to move to a more cosy table for 5 of us, and it wasn't a problem. The menu isn't huge, and very limited if you're vegetarian, but what we...had was great. The fish on the fish & chips was huge, covering the length of the plate, batter was crispy and the chips were fluffy inside. The ribs were also a generous size, but I expected that for the price. The ravioli looked a bit small next to the other large plates, but it was tasty and filling. Sticky pudding and custard was also good. Service was great, Christian and our waiter were very friendly and attentive. Will definitely return when the menu is expanded. My only negative is that the lights on the slope between the car parks weren't on, which made it a bit difficult to negotiate our way out on a dark, rainy evening.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Yes they have a ground floor room that would accommodate your needs. Give them a call and explain they are really helpful
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