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Voted Kent Life Pub of the year 2018/2019. A Remarkable pub in Herne Bay offering exceptional food cooked with Passion, amazing beers, great wines and above all a warm welcome. Online booking now available through the website.
US$5 - US$26
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
British, Pub, Gastropub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 20 December 2020

What a brilliant and fun concept!! We thoroughly enjoyed our delicious 3 course dinner made by Francois that even included an amuse bouche. I closed my eyes when I tried the cod cakes and genuinely welled up as it felt for a moment I was...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 10 October 2020

The most superb meal I've had in along time. Utterly delicious and creative French food served with love and smiles. Couldn't recommend more highly.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 4 October 2020

We have eaten here many times and it never disappoints. Jo and Jane have the whole pub and restaurant so well organised, making you feel totally safe in these uncertain times.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

Very nice pub food was fantastic, the staff are very friendly and welcoming would definitely recommend best looking gin i had all weekend

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 3 October 2020

What a find! Really welcoming gastropub. Food was fabulous! Service was great. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 1 October 2020

We went to the FFs for a birthday meal - dinner. It was my birthday and my wife treated me. It's been a while since we last ate there and Covid-19 meant it wasn't as busy as usual, but we were given the usual friendly...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 18 September 2020

I have visited The Four Fathoms for dinner 3 times now, and enjoyed drinks on multiple occasions. The food has always been delicious and well priced. The pub is dog friendly, they usually have water bowls and a treat container that you can help yourself...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 5 September 2020 via mobile

Super friendly staff, great service and amazing food. AND they love dogs! We love coming here for drinks but this is the first time we’ve eaten. Beautiful steak, great portions and worth the extra few quid compared to other gastro pubs!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 5 September 2020 via mobile

The service is always impeccable but we ate here for the first time today. The food is expensive but so worth it. Every mouthful was delicious. Don’t come here expecting cheap and fast food. This is an experience. Well done the Fathoms!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 31 August 2020

We visited for a family lunch. So impressed by the staff and delicious food. We were treated like royalty despite our baby needing feeding. No problem with breast feeding. Recommend for all.

Date of visit: August 2020
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26 January 2019|
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Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
We took 4 year old twins for Sunday Lunch, they do have a children's menu.
20 December 2018|
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Response from normanjones811 | Reviewed this property |
I m not sure but you won't be disappointed the food and service is top rated in my book.
4 November 2018|
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Response from Fourfathoms | Property representative |
We love dogs at the Four Fathoms and spoil them rotten. Dog is God backwards!
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    The Four Fathoms - Kent Pub of the Year is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5