We enjoy socialising in Whitstable for the great town, beach, pubs and resturants so we decided to stay the night so we can make the most of what this great town has to offer. We were very lucky to be able to book this Inn as it's is slap bang in the centre of town and and gets booked very quickly. Upon arrival at Whitsatble it was eary in the morning so we found somewhere to have breakfast. Having our luggage we tried on the off chance to see if we could drop of our luggage. We entered the pub and soon was greeted by the landlord we explaind that we were early and asked if we could drop off our belongings, this was not a problem at all, he even said that he would make sure our room was made ready the next, we could see straight away that this was an Inn that was run with a great laid back attitude, just right for a relaxing stay. Looking around the bar has a wonderful retro feel, from the wonderful eclectic furniture a mix of original 70s chairs and tables to old Copies of the NME, music and live bands are also played/ perform here but don't go expecting the usual run of the mill rock covers bands or horrid 60s tribute acts, what you get here is a great mix of original acts.
After a wonder round town we then went back and checked in, the room was clean, basic but offered everything you would need for a day or twos stay. We had a meal in town then went back for the evening for a few drinks, by then the pub was heaving and the atmosphere was great. As it had been a long day we went to bed and I must say the nights sleep I had was great the beds were so comfy. We went down for breakfast and was greeted again by the landlord, his laid back attitude is just great and makes you feel so at ease. The breakfast itself was just great and cooked to perfection. When we checked out the landlord recommended that if we come again try and coincide our stay when they have live music, we informed him that we had had a great time and that we would defenatly be back and stay here again.
In all the Inn is a great chilled out place and we shall look forward to staing here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A big, bustling public house, hotel and restaurant in the centre of Whitstable, right next to Harbour Street and a stone's throw from the beach. Now incorporating Salt Marsh restaurant. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Duke Of Cumberland Hotel Whitstable, Kent