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The Dove Inn

Plum Pudding Lane, Dargate, Faversham ME13 9HB, England
+44 1227 751360
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Ranked #1 of 1 restaurants in Dargate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $68
Cuisines: French, British
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Dove is a small country pub with a big reputation for outstanding food and service.Whether you want superb food, fine wine, local ales,The Dove welcomes you
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88% Recommend
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English first
Kent
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Great Sunday lunch. Good quality and reasonable price. Not too sure what other reviewers meant by starters being like average pub grub starters, on the contrary we thought they were delicious. Mains, all four of us had the Roast Pork, was plentiful and the apple sauce quite devine. Vegetables cooked to how we like them. Only criticism... How dare they... More

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We went for my husband's 65th birthday dinner and had yet another superb meal. He had the ham hock terrine, followed by the beef fillet and enjoyed both. He didn't have dessert this time but had two large Polish vodkas instead! I decided to be different and had the beetroot carpaccio to start, which was wonderfully fresh and extremely yummy.... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

8 of us went for my Dads Birthday lunch last sunday. I thoroughly enjoyed the dinner as did my family. I though it was perfect portions, however My Dad could have done with a larger roast dinner, was rather on the small side. The desserts were simply delicious, the highlight... They ran out of Sauvignon white and Whitstable bay, which... More

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St Margaret's at Cliffe, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

It promised so much but didn't deliver. The Dove is a beautiful pub in a picturesque setting with friendly helpful staff. We booked a table for four yesterday for Sunday Lunch. The food was beautifully presented but very average in content. The starters were ok but typical pub starters. I had the roast beef which was very tough and a... More

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Canterbury
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We booked a table for 6 for a lunch time birthday meal. The service was slow and haphazard. After the starters the birthday cake we bought was brought out by the staff? When asked if we could have it as a dessert they thought we had already had our main course. Judging by the wait I am not surprised. The... More

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Dove I, Owner at The Dove Inn, responded to this review

We are extremely sorry that your birthday lunch did not turn out as you had wished. Unfortunately, we were somewhat overwhelmed over the bank holiday weekend and, due to staffing issues, were unable to ensure that all tables were served as quickly and efficiently as usual. We hope you will consider returning to try The Dove again. More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We live fairly close but had not visited the Dove before last Saturday. Chris and Dee were most welcoming and the food was excellent. The quality of the food was well worth the price. There is a garden at the back which will be ideal for the summer (subject of course to the weather). We will certainly return in the... More

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

As a fan of the previous landlord,we were sceptical about returning,however we enjoyed a super meal with friendly warm service and we look forward to returning soon.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I booked this restaurant only a week before at a bit last notice, for 29th March - the day before Mothers'Day, when others were fully booked, even for Saturday. My mum lives locally, but we live in Hertfordshire so do not know the area well and this was my second choice (first choice the Read Restaurant where we have eaten... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We visited yesterday for an early Mother's Day lunch as we couldn't get a booking for today. Chris and Dee are wonderful hosts. We spent a very pleasant couple of hours over lunch. The food was clearly cooked freshly and not reheated. Was served piping hot, presented extremely well and cooked to perfection. Hang on to your chef at all... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

delicious food, in a charming and welcoming pub, which feels very cut off from the hustle and bustle of the "real world" but is actually very accessible

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