Walmer, near Deal, Kent:
Lovely backstreet pub, much admired by the local CAMRA branch with good reason: around 6 real ales, nice traditional atmosphere, nice beer garden, great barman. The pub sign says “The Green Berry”, but the etched windows just say “The Berry”, and that’s what people call it.
Kigsdown, near Deal, Kent:
Lovely pub right on Kingsdown beachfront- access is via a private road. Good choice of beer, decent lunchtime sandwich, great views out to sea on a magnificent sunny day. Wine was pricey but very good, beer reasonable, sandwiches good value, some main meals expensive.
Lovely traditional backstreet pub, excellent choice of beer and great atmosphere. We had to planned to visit on May 21, but it was *rammed* at 7pm.
This one is handy for Deal station.
Friendly, pleasant pub. Choice of real ale, nice beer garden, traditional interior, and pleasant staff and locals. Oh, and scratchings made in Wolverhampton. OK, it should be Wednesbury or Tipton, but good attempt.
Dover, right next to Dover Priory station:
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.
This very old pub is on the pedestrian route down from Dover Castle. The inside is covered with ‘graffiti’ detailing hundreds of channel swims. Staff were friendly, beer was good, sadly no food on Mondays, as prices seemed good.
At the north end of the seafront, this is a pleasant, if unexceptional pub. It’s again not a tourist’s pub, but the locals and landlord are friendly. Limited beer choice, but the lager was OK.
Walmer, near Deal, Kent:
Just a short distance from the seafront, this is a local’s rather than tourist pub, with a Scotish (Glaswegian?) landlady, and a choice of beer. We had Greene King IPA, which was a bit duff, which seems a frequent problem these days. Not a bad pub though.
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.
It’s a hotel, but the bar qualifies as a pub. A little trendy for my liking, but not bad: real ale, some different lagers (Asahi, for example), and food, including tapas. Nice seafront location and view too.