Barnacles

Barnacles, Margate: Hours, Address, Barnacles Reviews: 4/5

11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Rose M
1 contribution
Brilliant staff
Jul 2021 • Friends
Never been to Margate before and happened across this pub and it was a brilliant spot. As someone from the north I’m used to warm welcomes but the second you walk through those door you’re basically family. The staff will bend over backwards to accommodate you, but the famous Nigel needs special mention. He sat and spoke with us whenever he could to tell us about the area and his personal local beer recommendations. Couldn’t recommend it enough, we were a group of post grads looking for some chilled weekend fun and we were welcomed beyond belief, the highlight of our trip no doubt.
Written July 8, 2021
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PtheB
London, UK6 contributions
Bank Holiday visit.
May 2021 • Couples
Visited spring Bank Holiday 2021.
Staff over the top with covid regulations.
As soon as you enter the place they pounce on you, requesting you to put a mask on.
Will not be visiting again if I'm in the area to they chill out a bit.
Also I'm a non alcohol drinker, you only have a choice of 1 non alcoholic beer. A bit more choice would be appreciated. Its a growing market.
Written June 1, 2021
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Helen C
Rainham, UK32 contributions
Lovely place
Nov 2020 • Couples
We walked to Margate from Birchington on a bright sunny November day with our dog - the landlord very kindly let us eat our fish and chips from Peters fish factory outside in the glorious sunshine whilst we enjoyed a couple of drinks - a great place and lovely people - very friendly and accommodating- Thankyou
Written November 4, 2020
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Edward H
Canterbury, UK13 contributions
Not the happiest pub in Margate
Oct 2020 • Friends
Ironically the pub has a slogan outside saying ‘happiest pub in Margate’, this is not the case. When entering the barman already seemed annoyed that I had asked if they were putting the tv on for the football.
I stood up without a mask (without even realising) for the barman to shout at me like a child for not wearing it, while he wasn’t wearing one himself.
He then told us that we couldn’t have our drinks and asked us to leave.
We weren’t drunk or rude but this guys attitude was awful.

Written October 17, 2020
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RyanH
1 contribution
Excellent
Aug 2020 • Friends
No visit to Margate is complete without dropping in to Barnacles, or "Barney's" if you're local! Second to none for service, a pub the way all pubs should be, my local for longer than I care to remember. Great views of the beach, harbour arm and the famous Margate sunset. Dog friendly and nearby to the Old Town and a variety of cafes, shops and restaurants. Well worth six stars.
Written September 10, 2020
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danmc93
Palma de Mallorca, Spain1 contribution
Great pub, lovely staff
Sep 2020 • Friends
Really friendly staff, lovely local pub. Good selection of drinks and decent prices. First time in Margate and wouldn’t recommend a place more for good local recommendations and a crisp pint.
Written September 10, 2020
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lauren
Dover, UK1 contribution
Fantastic! Funny! Friendly!
Sep 2020
Myself and 3 friends come down on what was quite a challenging day saying good bye to one of our loved friends on Monday. We spent a few hours over by the back of the turner centre paying our respects.
during our time over there we were popping into barnacles buying drinks and using the loos.
The two guys working there were so friendly and welcoming! They Were like a funny double act!! We ended up going to sit on the benches outside and remained there all day. We felt very safe and welcomed.
The pub is very clean inside and out and the beer is fantastic with a very varied range!! When I am back in Margate I will definitely be going to see these gents again, I believe they are father and son.
They made a hard day so much easier!!
They are Doing a fantastic job of running a very friendly family pub!! :)
Written September 3, 2020
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Ben W
1 contribution
BEST PUB IN MARGATE
Aug 2020 • Friends
The best pub in Margate. ‘Come as a customer, leave as a friend’ is the tag line and it really is true.

I’ve never felt more welcome in a pub, the staff and locals are lovely and the atmosphere is great!
Written August 28, 2020
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scottmiller9716
Aldershot, United Kingdom2 contributions
Old School
Aug 2020 • Friends
What I love about Barnacles is the fact that they make a point of remembering your name and your drink, you are welcomed on that fact each and everytime you come in.
Staff are friendly and accommodating.
I have had many memories in this venue, too many to mention, its not just a pub, it's a family that welcomes outsider's, daytrippers and even Northerner's (ha) which is to be attributed to the management style.
Highly recommended, well done, superb effort Nigel and loyal staff.
Written August 27, 2020
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HolidaymakerfromHove
Brighton and Hove, UK1,013 contributions
Sunset drinks at Barnacles
Aug 2020
Came to this bar for one drink prior to having dinner elsewhere.

We sat outside on a very warm August evening and watched the sunset.

There was a nice atmosphere. The bar staff regularly came out to check on things, clear tables etc. Interestingly some customers had takeaway pizzas delivered to them outside the pub whilst they were drinking there.

Reasonably priced drinks. Good social distancing in place.

Recommended.
Written August 19, 2020
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