The Captain Digby

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£25 and under
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The Captain Digby, A Family friendly Restaurant and Bar which caters for all ages & occasions with sea views over looking Kingsgate Bay. We serve generously portioned fresh, home cooked food from our Bar, Restaurant & Children's menus. Food Served from 12 noon each day, all day until late. Choose from our family dining area, close to our indoor play area or our cliff top restaurant with sea views. Alfresco dining is available with 30 benches overlooking the bay but these are not bookable and work on a first come first served basis. Please note we can not guarantee window tables. We do not allow dogs inside our venue but they are welcome in our outside dining areas.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.4
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4.5
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JE
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about Captain Digby is excellent, quality and quantity of food, excellent staff always polite,cheerful and helpful. Have been to Digby many time, although I live 50 miles away, and have always been very satisfied with everything. The one place I recommend to all my friends and familyPlenty of parking space.

HB
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

excellent service only the tuna steak overcooked. But plate looked great

SD
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service and food was excellent as always, we really enjoyed out meal!

BB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Service was good, staff polite and efficient,Quality of food was acceptable and hot.

LH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

If you don't like a lot of noise then don't go at half-term. It's a lovely place for kids to go to and they enjoy playing in the indoor park. So get your kids there so they can join in the fun!

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect very helpful food served quick

C
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Welcoming , friendly staff who are prompt to help.

l
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As ever, another fantastic meal, staff are always polite and professional, the food is superb. Never had a bad meal here, would recommend to anyone.

D
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Great service as always, good food, friendly staff what more can you ask for.

VA
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We hadn't eaten at The Captain Digby for a few years and we were really pleasantly surprised at how excellent the service and food was.
This was a meal to celebrate our 33rd Wedding Anniversary so we were hoping for a nice experience.
The bar staff were very friendly and our table was ready on time, the waiting staff were really on the ball and very attentive , nothing was too much trouble.
We have already booked again for a birthday celebration on 21st February .
Food was great, Service was great and ambience was great. Also very reaonably priced.
Thank You First Class.
Mr and Mrs B Avery

PT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Been here a few times now and have always had excellent service,friendly staff and good quality food.

R
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, and great food, we celebrated my son's 18th Birthday and we all had a great time.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A lovely relaxed family Sunday lunch to celebrate granddaughter’s 6th birthday. Kids were kept occupied in the play area. Food was lovely and staff were friendly & attentive. Ticked all the boxes!

j
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely our favorite place to eat in the whole of Thanet. Consistently lovely food and great service.

WL
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food was great. A lot of choice from light bites to larger meals for those with an appetite.
Friendly staff who seemed to care and couldn't do enough.
I would recommend The Captain Digby to anyone.
First class all round.

ZB
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Too hot in the restaurant, menu choices not as good as used to be , food was average again not as good as used to be 6 months ago , noisy with kids screaming

JB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food for young and old plus an excellent choice.....large or small. Waiters all lovely,helpful and pleasant.
No complaints at all from us six.

JW
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing friendly professional staff. Nothing was any trouble.
Food lovely and service quick

BR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely lunch went with friends and we all enjoyed it. Will go again.

LQ
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff are just so friendly , polite , professional
The food is perfect and so reasonable priced .
Got to one the best places to eat
Thank you

GW
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Table booked for 5pm . Late being seated and was told roasts still available. By the time we got served, about 6, all roasts gone! Then told our order hadn't registered when placed so had an even longer wait. Having a one year old child with us didn't help the situation.
My daughter ordered fajitas and she received a "chicken curry" with wraps!
Won't be returning on a Sunday. Had dinner on a Saturday a couple of weeks ago and it was lovely.

CB
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Very good food - amazing roast dinner- and helpful staff

DP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Altogether a very nice experience. Nice surroundings and the noise levels were perfectly acceptable. The staff were extremely polite and helpful and we their timing was spot on. We would like to go back again, especially during the daytime because the outdoor space looks like it would have some great views whilst eating.

CM
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great choice of food, lovely staff so accommodating and nothing too much trouble would thoroughly recommend for couples and families alike!

K
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always amazing food when ever I go. They will always try to accommodate requests if possible. Service was a little slow. But normally they are very quick

CS
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Live the Captain Digby . Always excellent food and very nice staff .

ZG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed our meal.
The waitresses were very keen, which was great but at times a little bit too much.

JM
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good food and pleasant atmosphere. We love the view over the sea. The staff are very attentive.

SR
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing quality and big portions too! My kids love the play area and slush puppies. They have a good selection of beers too.

ST
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always had great food and great service here, have been many times.

LL
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous dinner with my boyfriend. Food was absolutely amazing with a great variety on the menu, staff were friendly and helpful and the pub has a lovely warm and welcoming feel. Fab evening!

P
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Meal was slightly spoilt by a large group of people, some of whom were far too fond of their own voices.
Food was, as usual, excellent. The staff are very friendly and attentive.

HF
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

A good place to go for tasty food and good views. The steak and wine offer is fab!

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food & friendly staff 😊

KB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I’ve had a couple of bad experiences in this pub but have to say the meal we had Sunday evening was great. The staff were very efficient and the food was delicious we were served very quickly and will be back again

C
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

We use the Captain Digby a lot and we’re always happy with the service and food. However the only disappointment was that the Yorkshire puddings were completely burned and inedible. When we asked for new ones we were told they are all burned and and they didn’t have any. No alternative was offered.

GW
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a sharing starter and desert, and there was plenty for 5 adults. This made it very reasonable. All our food was lovely and plentiful, staff very pleasant. Corner table so not too noisy considering it was Sunday.

l
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Stunning views, generous and delicious food and fabulous service. We never miss an opportunity to come to the Captain Digby

CJ
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Really good for kids.. the food is good and great portions.. kids get very distracted with the play are and far to excited to eat but overall good place to visit

KL
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely as always , all be it a bit noisy , but what to expect for family pub