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The Playa, Sheerness

Pub added by Steve C
The Leas
Minster On Sea
Postal town: Sheerness
ME12 2NL
Phone: 01795873059
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E TA left this review about The Playa

A large sea front pub mainly aimed at diners. There is a carpark at one side, and are some seats at the front offering spectacular views out to the Thames Estuary; you can see the WW2 forts and the modern wind farm in the distance. The single large bar has dining tables over most of its floor area, though there are a few comfy chairs at one side. The food smells good, but it is expensive for the area, so we didn't try it. The beer is also drastically overpriced, and not that well kept. Two ales on, both from Shepherd and Neame, I had the Late Red which was past its best and not particularly enjoyable. Fine to pop in for lunch, but the price and poor quality of its beer make it unlikely I would want to spend an evening here, especially in tourist season.

On 5th February 2015 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about The Playa

This pub is in a nice seafront location where a quick hop across the road and down a grass slope will gain access to the pebbled beach. There are four picnic tables at the front of the pub and also a nicely kept beer garden at the rear which has more picnic tables. The inside of the pub is in two halves with the bar area to the left and some seating on the right which was being used by diners during my lunchtime visit. This is a freehouse and there were two hand pumps on the bar which were drawing Flowers IPA and Master Brew alongside a standard draught selection. I had an enjoyable pint of Guinness that was served by a friendly young barmaid. It was busy with an older crowd during my Saturday afternoon visit and Formula 1 was on the large flat screen, although I didn’t spot any Sky Sports advertisements.

I thought that it was very pleasant in here and would have no problem popping back in again when next in the area.

On 13th August 2010 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Sheerness-on-Sea, 2.17 miles, 41 min walk (show)
Queenborough, 3.31 miles, 1 hr 3 min walk (show)
Swale, 4.75 miles, 1 hr 31 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Playa, Minster On Sea
5th Feb 2015, 08:37
Review submitted by E TA amended by E TA
 
5th Feb 2015, 08:36
Review submitted by E TA

Pub Details

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 13 August 2010 by Will Larter
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 13 August 2010 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 August 2010 by Will Larter
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