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The Old Neptune

Marine Terrace, Whitstable CT5 1EJ, England
01227 272 262
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Ranked #9 of 26 Nightlife in Whitstable
Type: Bar/ Clubs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

This pub is certainly old fashioned and not equipped for quite as many people who visit it, but that does certainly not detract from how wonderful it is. It is certainly the best place to sit and have a drink looking out over the sea. The staff are very friendly and helpful, even when the bar is packed out. The... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The location of this pub can not be beaten and it looks fantastic against the bleak backdrop of the misty seascape but that's about as good as it gets. The food is just ok and the service was pretty slack. The pub wasn't particularly busy but it took about 40 minutes for them to make a few crab sandwiches. It's... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

8 of us went for drinks and crisps. Our group didn't eat but menu looked fine. Plenty of people were eating and it looked nice.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The only reason I've given this establishment 2/5 is because the food was ok, and the location is just fantastic. This pub seems to be the only place in whitstable that is situated right on the sea front where you can actually sit on the beach and enjoy food and drinks outside (and take children and dogs with no trouble.)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I love this place. Been going here with my family since I was born. My Grandad and I would ride along the front to the pub and he would tell me stories of when it flooded and how everyone had beer beer! Great food, lovely location, been open for years! Defo my favorite! Enjoy!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

it's true what some of the other reviews said... this is a terrible pub, the beer selection is mediocre at best, the food is all from frozen and the staff are tired and disinterested. If you're in whitstable on a sunny day and you want a simple lager outside, then this is a great pub for you, but if you... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The location of this pub is superb, definitely the best attribute. A great place to enjoy a drink as the sun goes down. There's a good choice of ale and the staff are very friendly. It's not the best pub in Whitstable but still worth a visit, especially if you have a dog.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

After eating in Whitstable Harbour we strolled along the front to this pub. It was packed but the bar staff were cool, calm and collected. Good atmosphere. Band setting up to play the afternoon. Great sea front position. What more do you want from a place to relax on a Sunday?

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Wonderful location, very beautiful and serene when the sun is setting. However, the pub isn't as friendly as you'd expect considering most of the clientèle are tourists. Infinitely better to sit outside rather than inside. Also it's another classic example of a pub complacent in it's popularity and knowing it can afford to charge high prices.

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Tring, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Admittedly weather was good for March which did really add to the experience, however as a place for a quiet drink with a good view it was perfect. Staff were really friendly when serving and the beer garden on the beach is a truly lovely place to sit and enjoy a drink. Could easily spend an hour or two here.

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