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The Smack, Whitstable - pub details


Address: 34-36 Middle Wall, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1BJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 29868) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Chestfield & Swalecliffe (2 miles), Herne Bay (4.4 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.3/10 (rated by 19 users)
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user reviews of the Smack, Whitstable

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5 most recent reviews of 22 shown - see all reviews

Traditional back street Whitstable establishment.. attractive ‘tiled’ brick on front so common around here... Very lively, with tourists and locals alike... bit of a sing song going on in front bar... Knew it was gem when I walked in... surprisingly large garden packed in summer, especially as Euro’s were showing on outdoor TVs.. Good pub grub... Shepard Neame Masterbrew went down nicely...
Barrow_Beer_Hunter - 2 Jul 2024 07:56
The eight of us needed a place to refresh our throats, after singing "Happy Birthday" in four-part harmony at the top of our lungs for one of our number, and then being invited by the staff at the Whitstable Oyster Company to do the same for some of their other customers. Some people are indeed gluttons for punishment.

The local pale ale was finished, so we made do with master brew, which was a more-than-acceptable substitute.

It was warm, comfortable and friendly and there was no striking canine odour. The timelessly basic refurbishment has been done to a smart, high standard, and we passed an hour or two of unforced jollity here.

eddybeer - 5 Feb 2017 12:19
I remember the Smack for being charming and quirky with a great jukebox. So yeah it smelt a bit of dogs but it was a fine pub.

So it's been done up and the jukebox has been put in a skip. The ramshackle charm of the garden has experienced gentrification shall we say. Still a very fine beer garden but I can't help feeling some charm has been lost.

Friendly service and good beer but some of the uniqueness may have also gone in the skip as well.
terenced - 23 Jul 2015 16:21
A delightful bar with with 60s decor. Well kept Sheps beers, excellent Sunday lunch - best value in town.
Pubplod - 1 Sep 2012 08:56
My first visit to this pub was last Saturday when I was in the town for the football at Belmont Road.

Myself and 4 others came in just around noon and it's a lovely little pub. I cannot comment for the last review as it's just nonsense.

Very friendly barmaid, might even be the landlady but I'm unsure. Had a pint of Kent Best and it was perfect.

This place may be off of the beaten track ie the high street but it's worth a visit.
lezford - 8 Apr 2012 15:43

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