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The East Kent, Whitstable Town, Whitstable

72 Oxford Street
Whitstable
CT5 1DA
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Roger Button left this review about The East Kent

This large Shepherd Neame pub built in 1802 is a short walk away from the town centre and takes its name from the East Coast Regiment (or the Buffs as military historians will have you know).

It has often been overlooked by my happy band of annual Oyster Festival pub crawlers as it is always a pint too far at the end of a long day and when we have called in it more often than not disappoints either on the beer front or the boisterous customer base.

The interior is divided into various small rooms around a central island bar, most of which have been knocked through into each other but retaining their individuality. One corner houses a pool table and dart board and at the rear is an outhouse now connected to the main building containing bar billiards and a table football game. One of the best features (if the weather allows) is the mainly decked but spacious beer garden with a petanque court and old adverts on display.

The beers are quite mundane with just Spitfire and Master Brew from the Shepherd Neame range available but decent enough quality on our latest visit. A further 2 pumps were unused.

Our recent visit was probably the best we have found the place and for a relaxing pint in the garden, it was fine although I imagine it is still a bit of a hit and miss place. I would certainly be prepared to give it another shot in the future.

On 28th July 2011 - rating: 5
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16th Sep 2018, 09:12
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 15 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 15 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 15 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 15 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : Yes last updated 15 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - Must be on a lead - last updated 15 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes - Limited times - last updated 15 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Fridays - last updated 15 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 15 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 January 2017 by ROB Camra
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