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The Dove Inn

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Plum Pudding Lane, Dargate, Faversham ME13 9HB, England
+44 1227 751360
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Dove is a small country pub with a big reputation for outstanding food...
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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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Better than The Sportsman

If you like food and atmosphere that keep it simple and honest, then the Dove Inn in Dargate is for you. Unlike its more famous local competitor The Sportsman, the Dove does not go in for flamboyant ingredients (salted caramel? seaweed butter? really?). Instead, the food--in my case sea bream... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
hankerrant
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Chislehurst
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Chislehurst
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you like food and atmosphere that keep it simple and honest, then the Dove Inn in Dargate is for you. Unlike its more famous local competitor The Sportsman, the Dove does not go in for flamboyant ingredients (salted caramel? seaweed butter? really?). Instead, the food--in my case sea bream, new potatoes and asparagus--actually tastes as nature intended, with a... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Best evening meal in a long time. The chicken supreme was divine and no fatty sauce. Excellent wine and good selection of ales. Absolutely delicious. Lovely friendly staff too. A hidden gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Went to The Dove with some friends on Friday, and was met by the lovely Landlady Dee and her staff. We decided to sit in the beautiful garden to try out the homemade pizzas, which were made for us on the home built pizza oven. Lots of various toppings to choose from and fresh herbs also. I would say that... More 

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I heard about the Dove from a friend and checked it out on Trip Advisor. The good reviews convinced me to visit this English country pub in the tiny village of Dargate. The village is about 20 miles from my home in Sandwich but my wife and friends were up for the scenic views around the coast so we set... More 

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london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

annually we hold a bat & trap competition in memory of our dad & for the past two years we have hosted the afternoon at the Dove Inn & look forward to many more years visiting this welcoming inn. Dee who runs the place is so nice & her staff very friendly. Did I mention the yummy food, quaint beer... More 

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Kent
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Booked for Sunday lunch after a friend recommended. Allocated a very busy table right by the door, ordered starters two terrines. After 20 minutes one was served to my wife I was told 'we haven't got any left you'll have to order something else'. ordered Pate which arrived five minutes after my wife and guest had finished their starter. The... More 

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Berkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were advised to come and visit The Dove and we're looking forward to it, but we came away being very disappointed. To start we ordered drinks, and I know the chap serving was very new but he was too inexperienced to be left on his own. Out of the four drinks, the first two they could not do -... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Went here with a small group to celebrate the wedding of some good friends. It was on a Wednesday lunchtime so was not too busy. Very pretty location and lovely pub inside. Service was excellent and the food was astounding! I haven't had a meal that good in a very long time. Worth every penny. They really took care of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I arrived on Monday 1st June to find the pub closed at lunch although the board outside said that it should be open. I happened to be in the area again on 12th June and sat down for a light lunch. I ordered steak and mushroom pie. When it arrived I was slightly disappointed as I detected that all the... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We booked for lunch last Friday as we were on our way to Devon, it's a really lovely pub and is a perfect spot for lunch, far better than a service station. All the food we had was very tasty, the service good. We would definitely recommend the Dove if heading that way.

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Additional Information about The Dove Inn

Address: Plum Pudding Lane, Dargate, Faversham ME13 9HB, England
Phone Number: +44 1227 751360
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Faversham  >  Dargate
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 62
Cuisine: French, British, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plum Pudding Lane, Dargate, Faversham ME13 9HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Faversham  >  Dargate
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 751360

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 62
  • Cuisine: French, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business, Families with children

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
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:30 pm

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