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Priory Hotel, Dover

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It's basically the pub opposite the station. Somewhere to have a quick pint before the train. Wouldn't linger any longer than I would have to.
Snarling_Mallard - 5 Aug 2014 22:08
I have been staying Monday to Friday morning for the past three weeks. The rooms I have stayed in are clean spacious and unlike many more expensive places the sheets and towels are cotton so you can dry yourself properly after a shower and sleep soundly consequently after.

There is only ever one real ale, but it changes, and, exceptionally for real ale, it is always kept in peak form. The food menu is available during the day is basic cheap good working class food. The bar is friendly live music, darts and other clubs meeting place. The music is comforting to fall asleep to latter.

I find the owner, bar staff and cleontel friendly it welcomes and encourages those. Before the present owner, a year ago, I am told it was not a good place. Paint and basic repairs, which can be seen on-going, look as if they have made a such a difference.

The town so spoilt despite having the oldest boat in the world, and a wonderful castle on the cliff and a few napoleonic forts on the other cliff, but with its dual carriageway between the sea front and the town needs it. So much history can be seen if you look at these old buildings like this hotel.
AndrewOfKent - 19 May 2012 12:08
had a really gud nite there recently the new landlord is very friendly he is doing wonders to improve the place has real ales now the karaoke was really gud am going to give saturday nite a go live bands most weeks watch this space
jimmypage - 26 Oct 2010 20:58
Friendly bubbly scotts barmaid, beware of the jukebox though it only plays half your tunes and gobbles ur money! 6/10
fat_beer_badger - 14 Oct 2010 15:09
Handy for the station, always pop in here after a day trip to France before the journey back to London...good disco in here last night, even had a 'bit' of a dance with the sister in laws.....after a good day trip to Calais.
MSE12 - 29 Aug 2010 12:43
This hotel is truly horrible. the service is depressing and are nothing educated, I was staying with my girlfriend and we received an abuse of a prostitute who belonged to that place, this is not a hotel, this is a brothel
angeldelajusticia - 9 Jul 2010 06:32
First time I went in there, there were some meths drinkers having a comical punchup. Second time, the whole place reeked of cat's piss. Conversely, landlord & landlady are very friendly and the beer was good (but no real ales). You could do a lot worse than this in Dover & it is after all handy for the station.
bazman - 11 Jun 2010 23:20
Went in here with a friend for a couple of drinks wating for a train and to be honest it wasnt as bad as i thought regarding its previous reviews. Very Friendly Barman and the atmosphere was great .
Gunner1 - 2 Dec 2008 14:01
Some people go to the pub to shout at the sport on the telly and they don't care what they drink. That's fine by me, and this is the pub for them.
Me - I prefer to go somewhere else
MankyBadger - 12 Apr 2007 07:52
I was deposited here to wait for a train last Friday, and only had about ten minutes to wait, so it was not worthwhile travelling further afield.

It was quite empty for a Friday. Two beer engines but no real ale, so it had to be Liffey Water! Service was quick. Bare floor boards - I don'r know if it's because the old carpet was so filthy or because of the new floor boards, or possibly both.

A fairly mixed bag of clientele, and it didn't feel threatening or intimidating, and for that reason alone, I'll upgrade my score to 4/10.

This could be a half-decent pub if some money and T.L.C. were put its way.
5thearlofwimbourne - 29 Aug 2006 14:50
Yes, but at least the barmaid's tattoos were spelt correctly!
5thearlofwimbourne - 9 Mar 2006 11:21
Used it many a time when I've missed my train, once served an alcohol free G&T but didn't wish to complain as the barman looked like he's best mates with the local scum that frequent the place. A good reason for an open door immigration policy I think.
anonymous - 8 Mar 2006 20:18
Hey im gary and i use the pub most friday nights and saturdays much better now give the place a go cos i think its great!
tattoogary - 17 Jun 2005 08:37
No ale!

Plenty of Chavs, Kevs, Scallies & Neds.

If you've had the misfortune to miss a train, try going teetotal 'til the arrival of the next train.
5thearlofwimbourne - 17 May 2005 14:58

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