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The Captain Digby, Kingsgate, Broadstairs

Whiteness Road
Broadstairs
CT10 3QH
Phone: 01843867764
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Captain Digby

Apparently the original pub fell off the cliff some while ago so this one was recreated in old stable buildings, which presents a rather formidable and austere exterior. Inside however there is a jumbled range of nice wooden-panelled rooms with a cosy feel. As mentioned below, it is squarely aimed at the family market, but as they have their own dedicated areas both inside and outside it is not difficult to find a quieter part for drinking. Usual range of beers for Thorley Taverns on offer, including one from Gadds. Food not sampled but seemed very popular.

On 10th December 2017 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Captain Digby

Large Thorley Taverns pub / restaurant housed in an austere castellated folly in a fine position overlooking Kingsgate Bay. Aimed firmly at the family dining market, the 'L'-shaped bar has been extended (up a few steps) to the Clifftop Restaurant at one end and the Pirate's Playground at the other. Also has some outside booths and benches if the weather is clement. Bombardier and Adnam's Fat Sprat (£3.60) from two of three handpumps, with a reversed Doom Bar clip also noted.

On 16th July 2016 - rating: 7
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Captain Digby

As my kids have grown and flown the Captain Digby is usually the type of “family pub and restaurant" place I try to avoid like the plague nowadays. And would have done so with this one if it wasn’t for its unique selling point of having a commanding position on the clifftop providing excellent views of the impressive Kingsgate Bay from the outside drinking terrace.
On entering to see a poster advertising children’s parties in an indoor play area with unlimited squash and a meal from the Pirates menu tells you all you need to know who the target demographic is for the Captain Digby. But at least a couple of TV screens in the traditional décor main bar area showing the Sunday premiership football provides a drinking space for the old man whilst the precious ones are in the sizeable indoor kids play area. And then outside of the space around the bar the rest of the pub is set as a restaurant for dining..
And shame on me for initially thinking that this stone castle building was probably a mock 1970’s castle character build pub when you see the history plaque which details the Captain Digby is one of the oldest drinking houses in Thanet and was originally built as an alms-house in the 1760’s and the main pub building is the original stables built in 1816.
For the record the usual set of draft beers were available and the bar also supports three ale pumps and Bombardier Gold and Sharp Atlantic were on with the third reverse clipped.
This one is run by a company called Thorley Taverns who have some 40 outlets throughout Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate and advertise themselves as Thanet’s finest pub, bar, restaurant and hotel operator. But not being from the Thanet area I cannot comment if this is something to be proud of or not.

On 24th August 2015 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Broadstairs, 2.03 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Dumpton Park, 3.24 miles, 1 hr 2 min walk (show)
Margate, 3.8 miles, 1 hr 13 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Captain Digby, Broadstairs
10th Dec 2017, 18:45
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10th Dec 2017, 18:45
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 10 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 10 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 10 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 10 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 10 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Dog Friendly : No - Outside only - last updated 10 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 10 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 10 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : No last updated 10 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 10 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 10 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 10 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 10 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 10 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
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