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The Pilot Inn

Battery Road, Lydd-on-Sea, Lydd TN29 9NJ, England
+44 1797 320314
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (245 reviews)
“dungeness” (186 reviews)
“salad” (39 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Battery Road, Lydd-on-Sea, Lydd TN29 9NJ, England
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1 - 10 of 975 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Had a relaxing dinner here after a few days in Kent. Dungeness has a unique landscape and we were lucky enough to have a window table where we could gaze as the sun went down. The Pilot has an order at the bar service. My...More

Thank tomrs2014
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant for a family lunch.I ordered the smoke salmon salad with prawns and Marie Rose sauce .The smoked salmon still had skin attached and was impossible to cut and looked terribly unappetising due to its overall colour.It was inedible. My son had battered...More

Thank brimsted1
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here while on holiday. The Pilot was recommended as the best place for fish and chips. In my opinion the fish had no real taste. We was very disappointed. Would not go back if in area again.

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pilot Inn is a great place to eat when in the Dungeness area, it has a unique location and serves really delicious, inexpensive food. It also offers a good range of beers and ciders on tap. Three of us stayed in Lydd for 3...More

1  Thank Colin B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner raved about The Pilot for months, we finally had the chance to go down yesterday. The starter was nice, we had the breaded brie. For mains my partner had the Lasgne, which was clearly microwaved and very dry, lots of salad, shame it...More

Thank Katie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had fish and chips at The Pilot on Sunday for a late lunch. Huge portions and good food. Well presented and nice staff. Definitely would go again. Good value.

Thank Comutel L
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like fish and chips this is for you and the beers are very good. If you are in the area it is well worth a visit.

Thank Christine R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten here many, many times over the years and like The Pilot. The food here is generally excellent, especially the seafood dishes for which The Pilot is well known. Fish and chips is a great favourite, but a dish I really like is...More

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had most enjoyable fish cakes and my companions also enjoyed their choices. We all agreed the chips were superb. Staff were welcoming and helpful and the Fosters lager was served at just the right temperature to slake our thirst. The 'Pilot' has a happy...More

Thank Barzini
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch in here and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. The rock rocked! But to be honest all the food was excellent. The kids loved playing in the pebbles so everybody was happy!

Thank X25CAJ
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Questions & Answers
Pete H
21 November 2016|
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Response from Caroline S |
Yes they were dry and not like fish shop takeaway chips sadly
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
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Groups, 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, Lydd-on-Sea, Lydd TN29 9NJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Lydd  >  Lydd-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 320314
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