Coastguard

4.4
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297 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Welcome to The Coastguard, we are located on the bay of St Margarets, with a beautiful view of France surrounded by the White Cliffs. The Coastguard offers a cosy and warm atmosphere with a roaring fire, complete with stunning views and delicious food.
What 297 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jewels
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food in a lovely pub on the beach. Staff were friendly.

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DarrenS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really nice food staff were friendly good choice on the menu

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PennyH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Unfortunately by 4.30, the menu choice was limited for a late Sunday lunch. We had a good welcome but the table service was a bit slow. An enjoyable meal.

Coastguard
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. Sorry the menu choice was limited on your visit and that the service was a bit slow. We will pass this on to the team and also discuss with the kitchen team the issues around the menu being limited at that time on a Sunday. Once again we are sorry, but hope you will come back and visit us again.

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PamS
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very Covid safe with sensible spacing
Great table with good view
We weren’t rushed to order or eat.
Food quite expensive but tasty
Could have done with quieter background music but we are pensioners!

Coastguard
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your visit, hopefully see you again soon.

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HG187
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing setting with lovely food and very friendly and attentive staff. Staff are really good with hygiene and social distancing (e.g. wiping down the table and the chairs after each party), very impressed.

Coastguard
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you

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Vicky
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, welcoming atmosphere and fantastic location... with great food. Can’t wait to go again.

Coastguard
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you! We can't wait to see you again.

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Graeme
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

What was great was the attitude of the staff. They were really nice and natural; nothing was too much trouble. Food was good and our kids were made a fuss of (which we all love!). The cleaning regime was obvious which was great given the current situation. Great job!

Coastguard
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and recommendation. The team will be delighted to read it. Thank you

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KayD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening with friends. Great service. The waitress was very nice. She was helpful, fun and friendly. The food was delicious. Highly recommend.

Coastguard
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and recommendation! We hope to see you again.

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Favouriteplace
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Good service and attentive staff from meet and greet to leaving. Food was ok, nothing remarkably great about it but nothing bad about it either. Quiet inside ( outside seemed busier) but good spacing between customers and a friendly approach Gives it an overall 4 stars

Coastguard
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. You are right especially over the summer we are definitely busier outside! Thank you for the 4 stars, we hope to see you again.

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JasonA
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing time will definitely book again soon, wRm and always friendly

Coastguard
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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AliceC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was really good, stunning views of the seaside and cliffs. We had an enjoyable experience.

Coastguard
Responded on 10 September 2020

Thank you!

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jamesy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite place to chill. Highly recommended!!!

Coastguard
Responded on 10 September 2020

Thank you for your review and recommendation!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Class experience

Coastguard
Responded on 10 September 2020

Thank you!

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RobertA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food and range of beers and outstanding location and very good service. Will definitely revisit.

Coastguard
Responded on 10 September 2020

Thank you! Looking forward to seeing you again.

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Panda
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and a lovely choice of courses. Thoughtful and interesting menu (gluten options too) with mix of veggie, meat and fish. Brilliant staff, very friendly and can do.

Coastguard
Responded on 10 September 2020

Thank you so much for such a great review. Hope to see you again soon.

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BerylB1
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ideal setting. Very pleasant staff and well organised for social distancing. Food was excellent. Two of our party had the fish and chips and said it was the best they had eaten anywhere. Very reasonable price.

Coastguard
Responded on 10 September 2020

Thank you for your review! So pleased you loved our fish and chips!

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AmandaB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I enjoyed fish and chips by the sea in the nearest pub to France. The young staff were attentive and jolly. I would not hesitate to recommend.

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you so much for the recommendation. We hope to see you again soon.

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JaneyS
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience1

We had a sea food platter to share between 2 of us as a starter. There were 3 pieces of bread and 3 prawns with an extra head. Hardly ideal to share equally! Mackerel, smoked salmon and prawns were OK. No finger bowl provided for the prawns.

My husband had fish and chips which were fine.

I had a steak which was impossible to cut! It was replaced with another steak which was also difficult to cut although 2nd time around I was given a steak knife. Both steaks were awful. You need to change your butcher.

The staff were friendly and helpful but there was no atmosphere inside the pub. We left early.

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you for reviewing us. We are so sorry you were disappointed. The comments on the seafood platter have been taken on board and this has been changed. We had the same comment from someone else around the same time. Thank you for making us aware. Sorry to hear about your steak, this is not usual for us, our steak is normally very well received. We will certainly discuss it with our butcher. And apologies about the steak knife, this should obviously have been given to you at the start!

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Girl
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and the staff were very friendly and attentive. Would definitely go again.

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you!

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LouiseK
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Good coastal pub, food tasty but could do with a few more vegetarian options, staff very attentive - and well set up for covid 19. Would recommend it1

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you for your review and recommendation. Will pass on the vegetarian suggestions to our head chef. He is currently planning our Autumn menu, so this feedback will be very useful. Thank you

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StevenC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Went there for breakfast would highly recommend.
The staff were great pleasant and polite and attentive.
Food was good and great value.

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you for your review and recommendation. Hope to see you again.

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FrancescaA
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing ocean front views. Excellent costumer service staff were super friendly & attentive. Fresh food & clean restaurant could not ask for more really.

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

What a great review. Thank you so much.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The effort to operate under guidelines has had an affect, service was perfunctory, don't even try to see a drinks menu, wines are reeled off at you without prices, probably best to stick to house wine by the glass!

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you for reviewing us. Sorry to read about how you found the service. We should be printing the wine list on the back of our menus, we will check why this was not the case on your visit recently. Once again, we are very sorry.

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Jennies
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. Highly recommend the roast dinner. The staff went above and beyond service full of smiles and politeness.

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you so much for your review. Delighted to read it. Hope to see you again soon.

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GeorginaB
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal and great service from helpful, polite staff.

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you!

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Rach
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Brilliant spot! The king prawns were amazing and my boyfriend had a brilliant steak so not just for fish lovers!

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you! Hope to see you again soon.

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PaulW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Menu has great choice food was excellent and the staff are really polite and helpful

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you so much!

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service very up to speed with Covid guidelines

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you

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Jsd001
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice setting
Friendly staff
Good food
Have recommended to friends visiting the area

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you so much for recommending us! We hope to see you again soon too.

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slubs
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Very nice lunch with my toddler grandson, he enjoyed his pasta, and I enjoyed my sandwich! Staff very welcoming, and service was as quick as they could manage, considering how busy they were!

Would Definitely return!

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you so much for your recommendation.

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LorraineF
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Food was cold, batter tasted of old oil. The service was poor, no care or attention. The waitress seemed like everything was an effort.

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you for reviewing us. We are incredibly sorry to read how disappointed you were though. If you can send me an email at kate@beachstreet-restaurants.co.uk I would like to hear more about your visit as this is definitely not the standard we are aiming for.

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SamanthaM
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, very friendly service, excellent sound track playing in background. Definitely recommend!!!

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you so much! Hope to see you again soon.

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Richard
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Overall a good experience, wait staff very friendly and attentive. Service was very slow though which was disappointing, although children’s meals served within 10 mins. Adults came an hour after. Food was good, reasonably priced. Good children’s menu/deal.

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you for the review. We are very sorry about the delay with your food though. This has been passed on to the kitchen team. We hope you will give us another try.

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Liamwelsh01
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quality service, quality food and all round brilliant. Especially Kelly Jessie and Maria !! All friendly helpful and made our evening even better than we expected !!! Nice one girls and wish you all the best !!

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you so much for your review. Will make sure the girls see it! Hope to see you again soon!

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SamC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

We all either order fish & chips or burgers. The batter was very greasy & the veggie burger was overcooked and tasteless.

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you for your review, sorry to read you were disappointed with the food though. Will make sure these comments are passed on to the kitchen team. Hope you will give us another try.

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Mrsdof
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant visit. Nice food, very friendly, helpful staff. We will be back

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you for your review and delighted you will be back.

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BeverleyS
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Very friendly, smiley staff
Thank you

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and hospitality

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

delicious, fresh food. Very child friendly

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you, hope to see you again.

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JeanG
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was lovely to be back after such a long time. The fish and chips were very nice and the sharing platter starter was lovely. So much trouble has been taken to keep everyone as safe as possible and we enjoyed our visit

Coastguard
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you so much. We have worked hard to ensure we are as COVID safe as possible. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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