A historic sea-side pub and restaurant in St Margaret’s Bay, near Dover, The Coastguard invites you to dive into superb food and drink while enjoying an epic view over the waves.
Britain’s nearest pub to France, the Coastguard has kept watch on the sea-front for more than 300 years – and after its refurbishment means you can take in those spectacular bay views in style.
The pub’s look is inspired by maritime heritage, with a red and white lighthouse-style fascia and boat-shaped planters and lifebuoys dotted around the beautiful front verandah – where an outside bar and barbecue set the scene for summer. In winter, the pub offers a haven for those enjoying a bracing walk along Dover’s famed White Cliffs. Inside, the nautical theme continues, with a warm and welcome offered to all who come aboard.
Though we do try to keep our menus up to date, please note some dishes may vary …
V – vegetarian N – contains nuts G – contains gluten GFO – gluten free option available
If you have an allergy/intolerance, you must tell us before ordering your food
The Coastguard is a lively pub with so much going on – from regular live music, quiz nights to comedy dinner nights during the winter. During the summer months there is entertainment on the terrace with BBQs – a fantastic setting for al fresco dining.
Every Tuesday, enjoy buy 1 get 1 free on all our grills, fresh from our Char-Grill, with crispy chips and a mouth-watering selection of side dishes. From 6pm
``Last minute decision and drove two hours to get here - well worth it! Great location with lovely food and very friendly service. Tasted a lovely local English Sparkling wine and even stopped at the vineyard on the way back to get a couple of bottles!``
CarolynW - Opentable
``James and the team always make us very welcome. They create a fun and friendly atmosphere and nothing is ever too much trouble.
We have attended various events here, and have always had great food and fantastic service.
The Tuesday night grill is always a winner, and they make a perfect Gin and Tonic.
Very lucky to have this place on our doorstep.``
Dunas - Trip Advisor
``We called in for lunch to a warm welcome from the staff. The pub was busy and is also dog friendly in the bar. I ate the home made burger, which came with lots of tasty additions, not least the home made coleslaw and was excellent. My wife had the fish and chips which she really enjoyed. Quality food and good service at a reasonable price. What more could you want?``
Alan O - Trip Advisor
GET TOGETHER AT THE COASTGUARD
Bring everyone together at The Coastguard, enquire about our special events. Whether a milestone birthday, anniversary, christening or small family get together; with multiple options including exclusive private hire or our intimate crows nest dining room for 8-12 guests, we work hard to ensure we host the perfect event tailored to your occasion and make it a memorable experience.