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The Pilot Inn

Battery Road, Dungeness TN29 9NJ, England
+44 1797 320314
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (217 reviews)
“salad” (37 reviews)
“pies” (14 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Battery Road, Dungeness TN29 9NJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you love fresh, not frozen, fish this is the place for you! Wonderful, delicious, yummy! Beware, if you order the large, you will get exactly that! Chips are Devine expect with a helping of mushy peas! Can't wait to go back again. If I...More

Thank EllieHAshford_Kent
Reviewed 2 days ago

On arrival, in pouring rain, we were warmly welcomed. When told it was our first visit they were very helpful. Good seating area with plenty of choices. Good lighting and atmosphere. Lots of Nick-backs to look at and purchase. Food was excellent , plenty of...More

Thank ladydeefa
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The staff were friendly & helpful. The food was fantastic. The weather was good too. All in all a lovely visit to the only desert in the U.K. Thank you.

Thank Paje S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Shame really because we were looking forward to our fish and chips. Fish was nice and batter was crunchy and tasty but the chips..oh dear. Dry and scrappy and unappetising.. What makes it worse is that the waitress was sort of nonplussed when she asked...More

Thank mollyshouse
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were on a four day trip to this area and the Pilot was one of the places that we wanted to visit. Having heard and read glowing reports of the Pilot maybe we were expecting too much when our visit didn't turn out as...More

Thank wolfhound2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a brilliant place for traditional fish and chips with mushy peas. Very tasty and pleasant surroundings and staff. Good selection of fish for meal and also other selections.

Thank WPritchard
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never quite been a massive fan of fish and chips, but my family are quite big fans of this place and I had never been; plus their menu looked alright online, so we decided to make the trip along for a family outing...More

1  Thank GandalfTheDrunk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we have visited the pilot and will be returning again. The food is great I always have a medium cod and the portion size is very big 😊 I recommend a side of onion rings cause they are just delicious...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like steam trains so did the Hythe to Dungeness run and headed off to the Pilot Inn for their Fish and Chips. It was worth the walk :-)

Thank Gaynor C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on a day trip where the lunch had been booked ahead. Friendly staff had our meals out to us quickly and vegetarians were also well-catered for. The fish was very fresh and the chips were delicious. The rest of their menu looked interesting...More

Thank Trimley11
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Pete H
Fresh or frozen chips
21 November 2016|
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Response from Matthew B | Reviewed this property |
I believe hey state all is cooked fresh.
Do you have any gluten free options, thank you
4 August 2015|
Response from Pilot1633 | Property representative |
Our chips are gluten free and we can pan fry or steam your fish. We also have a range of meat dishes such as sirloin or gammon steaks and lamb. We have an allergen folder available at point of sale if you are uncertain. See... More
Kiah L
How far is this from the cruise port. Could we go in a taxi does it cost a lot. And finally could someone with limited mobility manage to see them . Thanks.
25 June 2015|
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Response from Ian F | Reviewed this property |
As the previous advisor answered it is stuck in the middle of no where so will be costly if you dont have your own transport
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Battery Road, Dungeness TN29 9NJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dungeness
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 320314
  • E-mail