The Arch Bar

The Arch Bar, Ramsgate: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, The Arch Bar Reviews: 4/5

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Jake W
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Outdated, smelly.
Jun 2021 • Friends
Previously visited the arch bar along the lovely views of the harbour, at first glance the place looks incredibly outdated, a refurb would be a nice touch for a place with somewhat potential. I decided on a Guinness, WORST decision I made as the glass actually smelt of a strange odour, i couldn’t tell you what exactly but I’m sure glasses aren’t meant to smell when drinking out of them. On the topic of odours the place itself smelt like sewage as-well. Staff are lovely and the food was great, would recommend sitting outside when eating though. Other than these “minor” problems this place isn’t worth the visit I recommend little ships.
Written August 18, 2021
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CCkent2
Worth, UK4 contributions
Great location shame about the sexism...
Sep 2020
I visited the Arch bar for the first time recently with friends and was initially struck by it’s lovely location right opposite the harbour. However, when I approached the owner and asked whether we go the bar or sit outside he suggested I could sit on his lap instead. Luckily I remembered that this is 2020 and I didn’t swoon and fall at his feet but suggested I’d rather sit outside with my party (and partner). I then observed him being rude to his staff (who were lovely by the way) but nevertheless we enjoyed a few drinks and platters. Needless to say we won’t be visiting again as I generally prefer my venues to be less “Weinsteiny”…
Written September 14, 2020
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Terry651
4 contributions
Watch the world go by
Sep 2020 • Couples
We have been semi regulars of the arch bar for the last twelve months or so and it is always a nice place to go for a drink. We have been recently and thought that the COVID measures in place were ok - certainly better than some other places!!

A great place to chill out and watch the world to go by. Good drinks and good atmosphere:)
Written September 7, 2020
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Michelle S
Ramsgate, UK2 contributions
What a treat
Aug 2020
We were looking for a causal lunch for ladies who lunch, and we wasn't let down. We went down a week before to book our special lunch in advance Cannis the bar manager sat and talked us through the menu and took our booking. On the day Cannis and the other staff couldn't of been more accommodating, we went early and put up balloons and our own birthday cake in the fridge. Then for lunch we had several different platters meat, cheese, vegetarian and fish between us with warm bread and butter which was lush and plenty of it. Also very reasonable priced. It was a hassle free afternoon which was very enjoyable. We will definitely be returning.
Written August 27, 2020
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SarahB
13 contributions
Drinks during Covid
Aug 2020
We walked from Broadstairs to Ramsgate and found this bar. All looked lovely from the outside - however as we visited during Covid we were disgusted with the bar and would not return. There was no-one to greet us at the entrance; no-one wiped the table or explained where - what we should do. We ordered pimms - they only had a small amount left - no mint/fruit etc - so weak it was terrible.

We asked to use the ladies toilet. There was no handwash in the toilet at all.

definitely would not return!
Written August 3, 2020
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Brennda
Ramsgate93 contributions
Nice food
Jul 2020 • Family
Sat outside , had to ask to have table cleaned, ordered a platter which was very big and our mother was given free glass champagne for her 92 birthday which we thought was really nice of the owner
Written July 27, 2020
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Sam
Deal, UK2 contributions
Harbour side Gem!
Feb 2020 • Couples
During our recent visit to Ramsgate , yes the weather wasnt the best but I was recommended to try this little arch!
I am so happy we did. Such a vast array of drinks ! Spoilt for choice .
Comfortable sofas and surroundings. Cosy , inviting and even the food was delicious.
We cant wait to come back!
Written February 24, 2020
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Elisabeth P
Canterbury, UK70 contributions
Mmm coffee and cake!
Feb 2020 • Business
The best cake and coffee that there is!!! Absolutely fabulous and such lovely loos too! Miles the host is an absolute delight!
Written February 11, 2020
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sally m
London, UK28 contributions
Party, party & more party!
Apr 2019 • Friends
Miles and his fabulous team of staff hosted us and 80 pals for my retirement bash. We booked the whole bar for the evening and the team organised the marquee, firepit, dj, security, food and drinks ... In fact the whole shebang! It was a fantastic night, finishing in the early hours under the stars, overlooking the harbour & sat round a roaring log fire Loved every minute. Super huge thanks for a great night.
Written April 15, 2019
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Sally H
Northwood, UK67 contributions
Good food but not such great service
Feb 2019 • Couples
We visited here at a lunch time. It was quiet, there was only one other person in the bar. It took ages to get served, firstly for the staff to find a lunch menu, there was only breakfast ones on the tables. Next the person taking Orders seemed very inexperienced, and uncertain of what he was doing. The tables were quite untidy outside where we were sitting. Some of them needed wiping you could see sugar or salt spilt and drink spills, the ash trays were also full of things (not just cigarette ends). If they had been very busy you May have been able to understand but there was only three people being served including us. Several people came up to the bar but left without ordering when it was clear that no one was going to help them. When my partner came out to sit down after ordering he said that there seemed to be someone laying down trying to sleep on the sofas inside. If I had known this before we ordered I probably wouldn’t have stayed either. BUT the food did taste nice and was served ok. It seems a shame that silly things let this place down. One family who walked off ended up in a bar up the road that was much busier but as we walked by we could see staff walking around helping people and cleaning tables etc.
Written February 26, 2019
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