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Awful pub, full of idiots and big screen TV's s.....give a miss.
littlebob - 13 Dec 2016 17:04
Nice, tidy and clean pub. As the name suggests, just off the Harbour. Had a very good Christmas roast which was exceptional value. 3 Big Screens for the footie but very relaxed for a Sunday afternoon. Pint of Boondoggle was in good nick and great to have something else other than Sheps' in Kent
huntsbeer - 14 Dec 2014 14:40
It is the worst pub in Whitstable. The barman is genuinely frightening and aggressive. We got food poisoning from our lunch.
Billbones2014 - 1 Nov 2014 19:16
I vistied the Quayside on the last day of the premiership football season as it appears less and less pubs are paying for Sky, so here was another but it at least they had some eastern european beem back and you don't always need the sound up.
Beer was ok, nothing to rush back for.
It was later when noticing a door by the bar with a 'Johnny Wilko' poster hanging that this was actually the disabled toilet! You would not have known this with an ice cream freezer close by to ensure no wheelchair users could fully open the door. The room seemed like the owners own cloakroom and for the use of the many kids in the pub with there families.
Are you really allowed to cover over disbaled toilet signs with posters?
Next stop to the bar, would have of got served but the barmaid clearly knew someone else so served them first!! err not rushing back!
WTFC - 14 May 2012 22:22
Absolutely cracking pub, I went here alot in the summer. Nice food, changing ales and a few hot barmaids. Will be a regular here as soon as I hit Whitstable again in the summer.
ceee73 - 20 Dec 2011 16:54
on a rare day off for both of us we set off for a visit to our own very local tourist trap,I went on about 15 mins ahead,entered the pub just after the entry of a group from a visiting bowling club(blazers,badges etc,unlike myself,should have been no confusion).I now sat at the bar quietly since they were busy dealing with the bowlers,some ten minutes later during which time the member of staff who had been painting outside came in to help out but niether he nor the original member of staff ever made any effort to acknowledge my prescence or even make eye contact and then proceeded to serve three people who came in after this point I neatly folded the note I had been hopefully grasping in my hand pocketed it and walked out.I will not be going back despite only living five mins away
thenelson99 - 28 Jul 2011 11:09
On a recent trip to Whitstable with my 2 children, i went into the Quayside for Dinner, The food was lovely, choice of food was fantastic, the pub was very accommodating to us all, The decor is very nice , the whole pub was very clean and the staff extremely friendly especially with my children.
The toilets were spotless, obviously been cleaned on a regular basis, i find it extremely hard to believe that this public house could possible the same one that someone above mentioned as having birds excretment inside.
The Pub had a variety of people in there, young, old, couples and singles, families and all seemed to be enjoying themselves if they was eating or drinking or both, i would definately recommend this public house to anyone who visits Whitstable, i will be visiting again on my next trip
traceyp - 18 Jan 2011 18:22
Unfriendly and unwelcoming.Used to be good when it was the Punch and Judy in the 80s.Now the beer is very average and the landlord seems to want to deter clientele from contemplating a return visit.Not sure what the thinking is behind it all.
simontemplar1 - 4 Oct 2010 19:49
What are they thinking in there, the surly thing behind the bar snarled at me when I ordered and was sniffing constantly and I saw no attempt made by it to deal with its nose or wash its hands. I have no idea what gender it was but it was none too clean.

All of the ales had been got by some fly or another. It had been raining and all the dogs in there smelled damp and dirty which made me want to vomit which I nearly did. Obviously somne seagulls had got in or pigeons at best because I could see bird excrement on the inside window ledges and on the slops table.

Don't go in there ever, I didn't finish my pint and felt unwell all night.
AndrewPovey70 - 5 Sep 2010 21:01
We called in one day last week after a lengthy bike ride and found the pump clips to the four handpumps all turned away. "Any real ale?". "No, we've not had a delivery". (Not paid the bill then?) I walked out.
Paul_Rochdale - 23 Sep 2009 08:26
Both my companion and I had to leave our drinks on my last visit. Very poor beer, poor standards and poor staff (esp the manager) in a characterless pub. Best avoided.
jimspencer - 29 Aug 2008 08:10
A pleasant change from the majority of pubs in Whitstable. Nice, bright clean bar that tried its best to accomadate my wife and baby during an exremely busy saturday. Will visit again when in Whitstable.
happysam - 11 Jul 2008 19:57
I think Roger B has been extremely kind in his review of this pub. Having spent many occasions supping in the various pubs in Whitstable i would have to say this is the dourest pub i have ever been in - so much so it has made me break the cardinal rule of ever posting comments on websites . So lets start with the most important part, the beers all those available, 2 when we were there were of poor quality. The food i avoided having seen what was on offer at lunch but i can not comment on its taste. The decor and surrounding inside was very dirty, finished plates stacked on tables alongside disregarded glasses left next to people sitting and eating. Outside in the "patio area" already described the same can be found albiet with the added luxury of a huge industral over splilling bin. Top this with a surly unpleasant landlord/manager who while we were there was abusive to boot and i would suggest you avoid this pub with a wide berth unless of course you enjoy being shouted at as a punter, sitting around other peoples leftovers and being deafened by the music.
Novice_Slurper - 3 Jul 2008 12:16
Not one of the better pubs in Whitstable. As the name implies, it is situated near the harbour but donít expect views of yachts bobbing up and down on the tide. This end of terrace cottage pub offers no sea views, just a main road and some industrial buildings. It has been extended over the years to cover 2 premises but the interior has been largely ripped out and lacks any character whatsoever. All the original features have been sacrificed for a fairly open plan shoebox of plainness. The cream walls, pine floor and plain ceiling do nothing to avert the attention and the large plain windows make the place far too bright. The 3 Ales (Adnams, Broadside and Pride when I was there) were of very poor quality on our visit and even though it was mid afternoon, the music was blaring out at an intolerable level. The food was largely seafood and if it was as bad as the beers is not worth the effort. It was also quite pricey. On the plus side it does have a small patio outside but with far more interesting pubs within a short walk, this is not a place that I would particularly recommend.
RogerB - 8 Dec 2007 08:42

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