The Captain Digby

4.6
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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
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.5
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CS
Kent
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

ZG
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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
3 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.

GM
Kent
1 review
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

CM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely afternoon good food and kids happy even though it was busy food was all still good and service was good too

MA
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, everything regarding The Captain Digby was perfect. The service, ambience, food and just about everything else was beyond compare. We live along way away but have found that on every occasion our trip has been extremely worthwhile. Never disappointed.

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OT
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely meal and very good service.

RP
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food at a reasonable price. Great for kids with the play area.

JD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never had bad food or service views over the sea wonderful, staff attentive while also busy, what's not to recommend brilliant..

MT
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We would highly recommend this restaurant. The staff are very friendly and helpful and as locals we prefer this place to eat from other restaurants.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always such a great fantastic place to eat, food is always good and staff are well mannered.

JW
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Been several times of late,food and staff excellent really well run,keep it up!

JD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food as ever was lovely- great pub grub! A great place for children to play.

SB
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food. Good service. Table had a nice view over the sea. Very busy and a bit noisy , but it was not a problem. Nice to hear everyone having a good time.

GA
Kent
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food in a good location with easy parking. Always good value.

OT
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was, as always outstanding, the food was, as always delicious. It’s always a pleasure, Thank you!

M
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I prefer it to be quieter but other than that, food was absolutely amazing and wasn’t to long between starters and main.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a really nice meal and of reasonable price ,the portions were all on the large size but if your very hungry try the steak and ale pie.The service was very good considering it was a very busy lunchtime.

g
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very friendly and helpful ( this was our 1st visit)

D
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, we did not have to wait too long. The children were occupied in the fab soft play area. Linguine marinara - although smaller for lighter appetite was still more than enough and perfectly cooked. Burgers and kids meals were all of generous portion sizes and tasty. Pudding was good although the custard was a bit lumpy and the spotted dick was a tad bland. That said, hearty, tasty food with fab service and welcoming ambience certainly made up for very minor things. Love this place, would heartily recommend it.
Thanks for another wonderful dining experience.

JS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place
They made an extra effort because it was my sons birthday which was appreciated. Food great as usual

BM
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wide choices on the menu, like the small portion size, nicely presented

LC
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is fantastic, always plenty on your plate and very tasty. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff, always friendly. Would recommend to anyone and everyone.

LB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were given a very warm welcome on our arrival and were seated quickly. My request on being seated at a window seat was granted. The choice of food was excellent and so was the taste. The Staff were very attentive.

GW
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again a great dining experience, disappointed that we couldn’t get the table that we asked for.
But the food more than made up for it.

SP
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We booked on the day to be seated at 6.15. Our table was ready. All of the staff were very attentive, efficient and polite. There was a very good choice of dishes on the menu. Our food was well cooked and well presented. The vegetables were perfectly cooked. I am not a fan of the wooden board instead of a plate and would ask next time for a plate. Overall an enjoyable experience.

JH
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Good friendly staff. Children's area needs to to be monitored for BIG older children who should not be in the play area. My fish was inedible but the rest of our group's food was OK.

T
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spent a lovely evening celebrating my sister & brother-in-law's birthday's. Everything was excellent as usual & they enjoyed their evening.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always good quality pub food. Consistently good always busy and exactly what a good pub should offer. Appeals to all ages

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Spare of the moment dinner and was able to book a few hours before we arrived. Quick service, friendly staff and the food is just lovely. Just what you want for an evening out!