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Cullins Yard, Dover - pub details

Address: 11 Cambridge Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 9BY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 36535) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Dover Priory (0.5 miles), Kearsney (2.8 miles), Martin Mill (4 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.4/10 (rated by 7 users)
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user reviews of Cullins Yard, Dover

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I agree with the previous and also give it an 8. My first visit this year, and it is as good as ever. Friendly and efficient staff, well kept real ales, good food from a varied menu.

Previous comments re price/riff-raff ratio are correct and I cannot imagine any trouble here at all.

Free wifi, large and well kept outside area when the weather warrants, and an interesting pub interior with a slant towards the nautical history of the yard.

Very good, will visit again when I am next here. It is also the closest pub to the marina if you are visiting on a boat.
donaldson - 26 May 2013 07:54
First visit last weekend. I was introduced by a local who knows my likes when it comes to beer and pubs. This is a splendid domain on the quay, full of objets de la mer and bric a brac. A lovely chewey pint of beer from the next door microbrewery and easy-going atmosphere. Will definitely return for food and drink on my next visit to Dover. I'm surprised at the low-ish rating because I give it a good 8/10
boozyoldgit - 20 May 2013 13:28
Very much what Dover needs really; a seaside and seafaring-orientated restaurant on the marina offering an attractive array of fish and meat-based dishes, and 3 cask beers. Interestingly, 1 of these 3 is now none other than the new brew from the microbrewery now installed at the Yard - the rather end-of-the-pier-inspired Jimmy's Riddle. Not a bad drop, having sampled it both here and a day earlier at the Kent Beer Festival just outside Canterbury. It was priced reasonably, too, which is encouraging as this place surely has a captive audience who could pay handsomely for their wares (at least when the weather's a little more clement than it was on Friday when I popped in - actually it must be simply gorgeous on a day like today!).

Saying that, the food isn't cheap - expect to pay over a tenner for most decent meals on offer. All the same, the quality seemed to be excellent - my chum stuffed a lamb shank down his gullet while I polished off a filleted sea bream with Lyonnais spuds and veggies with little trouble. Service was speedy and efficient, and the food was suitably washed down with the Jimmy's - though I daresay some would prefer a bottle of vino to accompany.

Those interested in brewing might have a quick look at the micro, which is visible through a window on the Cambridge Road. It really is tiny, which doesn't mean they can't produce good beer, but they certainly can't make much of it, so it'll be intriguing in coming months to see if any 2nd beer emerges from the new equipment.

As for keeping the riff-raff out, I suspect that unwritten policy continues to hold, as Cullins is clearly a place populated and preferred by the more civilised customer. Expect as many foreign tourists as locals, mind.

A caveat on the score here: as a restaurant, this would be an 8, but as a pub maybe 7's as high as I could do - and that's primarily because of the new beer.
TWG - 23 Jul 2012 17:48
I enjoy going to this pub which is part of the harbour. It tends to be a seasonal thing as the best part about Cullins is sitting out on one of the many picnic benches enjoying a pint or two as the sun glistens on the sea. Being outside you can forget you're in Dover. That sounds odd considering you're facing the White Cliffs, have the Western Heights looking down on you and leaning over the railing can see the Castle, but it's true.
The beers are good. Adnams' Best & Broadside, Bitburger and Erdinger.
The inside of the pub is decked out in a nautical style. The food is good with a selection of seafoods available. Each time I've been to the pub it's been busy with plenty of diners as well as those just enjoying a drink.
Cullins is a little off the regular route and is not cheap but as a taxi driver told me, "it keeps the riff raff out"!

outtamehead - 23 Jan 2010 05:00
Probably the best pub garden in Dover and a must go in the summer as you sit right on the marina and forget that your actually in Dover!! As of a night its a superb Place for a meal if you love seafood like i do
Gunner1 - 3 Apr 2009 10:39

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