Ocean Inn

Ocean Inn

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+44 1303 872152+ Add website
Hours
Sun
12:00 - 21:00
Mon
12:00 - 21:00
Tue
12:00 - 21:00
Wed
12:00 - 21:00
Thu
12:00 - 21:00
Fri
12:00 - 21:00
Sat
12:00 - 21:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.6 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
European, Grill, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
features
Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
Traditional English Seaside pub right by the beach built in 1733.
CUISINES
European, Grill, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Playgrounds, Dog Friendly
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles331 reviews
Excellent
156
Very good
95
Average
32
Poor
23
Terrible
25
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

taylor6292
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
We entered this pub randomly when leaving Dymchurch as we saw a 'dogs welcome' sign. Great decision lovely food and people! We took our new puppy in who loved all the attention and fuss! Sports was on so being quite settled we then ordered food, all our food was excellent - fresh and excellent portions. Bar staff and what I presume were the landlords, who I ended up chatting with....all so lovely will definately be calling in again!!
Written 23 February 2020
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Tez Shawcross
Dudley83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 family
We had lunch on Saturday July 3rd and it was wonderful. The Staff were friendly and very accommodating. They made us feel Covid safe whilst relaxed too. The food was delicious and even though my brother in law re arranged his dish it arrived just as ordered like nothing was too much trouble. We will defined eat there again.
Written 5 July 2021
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N C
Ashford293 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
Popped in for a light lunch. The sandwiches were quite expensive for what we got. The Cornish crab was a bit of a disappointment. Saying that, the bacon sandwich and the roast beef sandwich were both very tasty. It was quite busy with others choosing larger meals that look like they would’ve been better value. The staff were friendly and efficient.
Written 13 July 2021
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Marie B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 family
What a disappointing experience !!! Following having a lovely experience last week whilst on holiday we returned this evening . The member of staff who served us was lovely , well mannered , helpful and chatty and could not do enough to help us . When we got our order there were things missing it took a long time for anyone to address this . The member of staff came over and apologised saying she had made a mistake on the order and offered to pay for the items we had not received . She was extremely upset which in turn upset myself. We thanked the member of staff and said that we understood that mistakes happen. We requested to speak to the manager as we were so concerned that a member of staff felt obliged to pay for our missing items for a simple mistake. We were told that we would have to wait 40 minutes to speak to the landlady June Lamb and the pub was not busy . Eventually June came out . She made us feel that it was our mistake , she said that she had the order on her docket and we got what was on there . We explained that we had items that we had ordered missing. Again she made no attempts to rectify the situation she then wanted to know who served us. We explained that we had no issues with that member of staff or how she handled the situation , that we concerned that she felt she had to pay for the missed items to rectify the situation and the way , June was unwilling to put things right. When you are on holiday and enjoying a meal out you expect good service which we got from the staff , sadly the landlady / pub owner did not have any customer service skills . It’s such a shame as our first experience of the Ocean Inn was great, this is why we returned , however whilst staff were doing their best to rectify the situation the landlady June was not interested and rudely ended our conversation , walked off and refused to come back out to discuss the matter with us and rectify the situation . Sadly as we paid for our meals up front it was difficult to pursue this. A friendly warning to all avoid this establishment as if there are any issues there appears to be a culture where staff are expected to Pay out of their own pockets and the landlady does not want to do anything to it things right ! In June’s eyes the customer certainly is not right !!
Written 12 August 2021
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russell Lee bromwich
Coventry2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 family
Quite shocking experience We had a simple problem with our meal order. Didn’t receive a baked potato, the waitress came over upset saying she would pay for the error My wife was so upset by this and the waitress also upset emotional crying and distress .It was a simple mistake. The landlady June Lamb would not rectify the error and only wanted to blame the young waitress for the mistake We asked for the manager June And after 40 minutes she finally arrived (pub not busy) and only wanted to blame the waitress and refused to rectify the order problem or compensate in any way. I believe it was because they took the money upfront so didn’t care and new they could behave in this manner I’ve never been to an establishment where the manager of a public house/ restaurant could behave in this way But June of the ocean inn Dymchurch You managed to bring your staff and my wife to tears and refused to rectify a simple mistake I paid in good will and didn’t get the food I paid for and you couldn’t be bothered to rectify the issue Sneaking back off and hiding in the kitchen shame on you What a disgrace!!! If your there I won’t be
Written 12 August 2021
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JenBrox1
Biddenden7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Tried this pub today, very disappointed! Needs a refurbishment it is very old fashioned and worn out! Has a workies greasy spoon cafe feel about it! Food is mass bought then either microwaved or deep fried, nothing cooked fresh. Batter & fish was tasteless, calamari covered in greasy sickly batter. Chips were awful. Prices aren’t cheap, not overly expensive either but too expensive for what you get! Won’t be going back
Written 11 February 2020
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cph071975
Swanley12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
After visiting this pub a couple of years ago with our children and having a great meal we thought we’d return on our solo day out to repeat our experience!!! Well what a turn around… it was an awful visit .. from my husband visiting the gents toilets and saying it was actually the worst smelling he had been in! To ordering our food , I asked for the fish bucket for £14 well it was soggy fish, the scampi was soft and the chips were just flavourless. My husband ordered the burger £14.00 well he does better burgers on the bbq than what he got today! They may as well have gone over to tescos for them, dull and unappetising a few unflavoured chips (he doesn’t like fish and said they had been cooked in the same fat), no salad it looked very sad. Definitely not worth £14 The server of our food asked if we wanted anything else? We asked for mayonnaise, her reply simply was “it’s in the bucket as she walked away”!! Err no it wasn’t… To say the least I don’t think we’ll be returning…
Written 16 July 2023
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Debbi E
Ticehurst153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 family
I love this pub! Whenever I visit Dymchurch I always visit. They were so busy and food was coming out at a fast rate. They are offering table service now due to Covid. Food came out quick and fast, was extremely delicious, and plentiful. Was very reasonable and I would throughly recommend it.
Written 31 May 2021
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Paul W
Chatham268 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 family
Excellent day out with grandsons and the best of times in the funfair and had the nicest of dinners. I had a seafood ploughman’s salad my wife had cod and chips and grandsons had chicken nuggets chips sausage and chips daughter had lasagna. The food was very nice we all totally enjoyed it all. For a nice meal if out try the ocean inn. Friendly polite staff and a welcoming atmosphere. Can’t ask for any more good day good food good atmosphere. Win win day
Written 30 July 2020
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Nathan M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
We have visited this pub for lunch several times and have never been disappointed. Small playground for the kids to run around and free parking if you register your car. We visited on Friday and the kids wanted a milkshake luckily they sell Shmoo milkshakes that are expertly made by Lou and she loves making them having made over 100 already she definitely is an expert because the kids thought they were amazing and it was great to see someone so happy in their work! Thanks Lou!
Written 29 August 2023
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John E
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 solo
Have recently moved to Dymchurch and thought I would give them a try. Where should I start I ordered my food at the bar for takeaway after getting home and opening my food I wasn’t pleasantly surprised as the meals were like kids meals and terrible value for money after paying £75.00 for the meal I feel like I have been robbed and defiantly will not be returning there. All I can say is if your hungry and want value for money please don’t go there.
Written 5 October 2023
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst16537 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
An excellent lunch with friends. The staff are friendly and helpful. There's a very good choice on the menu. My wife is Gluten Free and they adapt her meal so that there is nothing which would upset her. With portion sizes more than ample, the excellent food is very good value for money.
Written 9 February 2024
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst16537 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 friends
An excellent lunch with friends. Warm, friendly, welcoming staff who do their best to make sure you enjoy your meal. My wife is Gluten Free and they ensured that what she had for her lunch did not upset her diet. The food was well presented and tasty. The portion sizes were ample. I had the half rack of ribs which was more than enough for me. Very good value for money and an added bonus is that it is dog friendly.
Written 2 October 2023
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst16537 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
A great, old fashioned pub with a large garden. Very friendly staff serving a good choice of meals on the menu; my wife's Gluten Free diet did not cause any problems. The food was delicious and plenty of it. Good value for money and would certainly recommend.
Written 30 March 2023
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst16537 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
An excellent dinner. From the warm, friendly staff to the well-presented, tasty food, there is nothing wanting. My wife is Gluten Free and the staff ensured that what food she had did not upset her diet. The portion sizes were more than ample and I had the scampi which was more than enough for me. Very good value for money.
Written 18 November 2023
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