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The Sportsman Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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23 The Street | Sholden, Deal CT14 0AL, England
+44 1304 374973
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Deal, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on mother's day for the roast and wasn't disappointed. The food was very nice and freshly prepared and cooked. The only down side was the portion sizes. 5 adults sharing a small bowl of veg and the roasts only having 4 roast potatoes, but then I could eat my body weight in roast potatoes. When we asked for more... More 

Thank chunk M
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Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food and friendly people, our favourite local pub. Sunday roast dinners are also amazing too!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Lovely little pub tucked out of the way, nice garden from the summer. The staff are welcoming, the environment comfy and snug with a traditional feel, and the food is delicious. Deffo worth a visit

Thank SugarbabeKent
Bromley, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

This is our friends local pub and we had had a drink in here once but not food!its a lovely looking pub which is nicely decorated etc!we arrived at about 7.30pm on a sat eve wasnt busy a few others in there!we sat at table and we ordered for a starter a camembert for two and sizzling king prawns!my other... More 

Thank jems21
Deal, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2017

First experience eating here, very nice people & food very hot, will go again soon! They went out of there way to book a Christmas Day Lunch for my Dad - a week before!

Thank Jacqui C
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2016

I met up with friends, for whom this is their local, and had lunch at the Sportsman. It was my first visit and hope to go there again soon. I had a great lunch - 2-courses for a very reasonable price - and thoroughly enjoyed it. I enjoyed a lovely pint or two of Theakston's dark mild to wash it... More 

Thank Geoff H
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2016

This is a lovely building and been done up really well. It has the potential of being a great little local. When we first moved into the village a year ago the pub was lovely, great atmosphere, really warm and welcoming but over the last few months it's been getting worse and worse...went in on a friday night a couple... More 

Thank 853Jasper29
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Went there today. Brilliant customer service, not over the top. Food was superb, served pipping hot. Everything very clean even the toilets. A wonderful experience.

Thank Lisa H
Deal, Kent.
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Friday lunchtime. We were a party of four. The place was not busy. Drinks ordered and we sat ourselves down. Then the lady behind the bar left. Chef took our orders(?) explaining that we should have told there were no suet pies being served. He also explained that the owner had gone on holiday, and that he... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 9, 2016

Table of 7 on steak night at 7.30 to be told limited steaks available which was then served on cold plates and without a steak knife being laid out.Onto desserts where they had run out of cream.Then when ordering drinks to be told they had run out of lemons The bill was then presented as a small till receipt without... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 The Street | Sholden, Deal CT14 0AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Deal
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 374973

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?