Category Archives: Kent

The Priory Hotel

Dover, right next to Dover Priory station:

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Handy for the station, this one: about 30 seconds walk to or from platform 1.

Outside looks OK, inside looks a little rough at first, but it turns out to be quite an agreeable pub. Prices a little high, and only one ale (Greene King IPA, which I’m steering clear of these days), but reasonably priced food, and accommodation if you want. Friendly staff.

The Jolly Gardener

Deal, Kent:

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Jeebus, this was a bit grim.

The nearest pub to our holiday cottage, some of it has been converted to an Indian takeaway and a hairdressers. The pub is now one-room, and there’s only the usual keg beers and lagers. It’s very much a pub occupied by regulars, but sadly one of them seemed to enjoy ridiculing another, who was both pissed and mentally disabled. We drank our (OK) lager quickly……

Our landlady commented that it was once a lovely pub, but that it was now habituated by ne’er-do-wells.