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Blakes of Dover Restaurant

52 Castle Street, Dover CT16 1PJ, England
+44 1304 202194
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (22 reviews)
“lemon sole” (5 reviews)
“cottage pie” (4 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
52 Castle Street, Dover CT16 1PJ, England
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1 - 10 of 219 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Tuesday night in November was obviously not busy in Dover. I enjoyed fish and chips and a few drinks and was served by a very pleasant lady who ran the bar. Entrance is not very inspiring but well worth a visit.

Thank ironmanOxon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time both nights we were there, great service and great food. They have an outdoor area for smokers and had heat lamps for the cooler evenings. The bar is located in a basement and is quite charming.

Thank imchas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant was closed on a late autumn Tuesday, but the pub downstairs was serving the same menu. I had to have Dover sole while in Dover, and this didn't disappoint... perfectly cooked with a crispy breading and swimming in butter. Lovely service (the woman...More

Thank SFSusanW
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My family and I were walking past this establishment and we decided to take a chance and go in and we were so pleased that we did! The bar was lovely, with a great singer and guitarist playing top tunes! We were planning on eating...More

2  Thank RebeccaJ1100
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Excellent friendly warm welcoming staff, superb food, great beer! Definitely worth going again! Nothing was too much trouble, can't fault it.

Thank fudge2012oz
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We were, like many others, in Dover for one evening catching the ferry next morning.....our problem was that it was Monday evening and many restaurants were closed. What attracted us to this restaurant was that it was open! We arrived at 7 ish to an...More

Thank Devon_Laddo
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in here to have some dessert and beer. We went down to the beer cellar, which was cozy and quirky. They also have a patio, which looked lovely, but there was a chill to the air so we stayed inside. Their Apple Crumble...More

Thank Jocelyn S
Reviewed August 25, 2018

We arrived at the tail-end of what seemed to be a function of sorts but couldn't have been made to feel more welcome by both staff and locals. The food was extremely tasteful and very reasonably priced. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Glen B
Reviewed August 18, 2018

An overnight in the port before heading off to France. We were staying at the Travelodge and spotted a pub nearby, it was around 8 o'clock as we walked through the door and they had stopped serving food, but they were kind enough to recommend...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Curry shops, pizza chrome, modern awful... NOT!!! Blakes was the place we walked all over Dover dwmtwn to find and it was GREAT! Pigeon salad, delicious, sea breem, they treated the fish with respect, venison burger, they could have left off the chutney and cheese...More

Thank Ray M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Castle Street, Dover CT16 1PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 202194
  • E-mail
hotel,Bistro also down stairs cellar bar with selection of ales and ciders and a selection of malt whisky's
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