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The Zetland Arms

Wellington Parade, Kingsdown, Deal CT14 8AF, England
+44 1304 370114
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish chowder” (22 reviews)
“steak burger” (12 reviews)
“quiche” (16 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 2:45 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Wellington Parade, Kingsdown, Deal CT14 8AF, England
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1 - 10 of 656 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Some lovely staff but good work undone by an unhelpful, stroppy member of staff - really shouldn’t be in customer facing role! Also food has gone down the “quantity not quality route”! Way too much food, lazy menu, poorly thought out combinations - I’ve had...More

Thank urbanremedy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great seaside pub. Good beer and great pub food. Also an excellent stop for walkers along the coast. Book a table if you want to eat.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful home made meal, decent portion size. The pub has a lovely friendly feel, and beautiful views over the channel.

Thank bimbolo1123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have just had lunch here & it was very good. I had the Skate which was delicious! My wife had Roast Loin of Pork, also very tasty. Our friends had Chicken Schnitzel which looked good too. All washed down with excellent Shephard Neame Real Ale....More

Thank Neil H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled onto the Walmer beach this morning . Took a long walk and discovered The Zealand Arms just in time for lunch . Very busy inside ( actually full ) but we ate outside on tables literally on the pebble beach overlooking the English Channel...More

Thank Gareth T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First, a word of caution: don't believe everything your satnav tells you! However, persevere because this restaurant is well worth visiting. Two of us arrived for lunch to find the restaurant full but a short (15 minute) wait for a table was certainly not a...More

Thank Petrazeena
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit, arrived at 2pm and still serving but only one Fish Chowder left. Naturally I had the portion and was bowled over by it. The others had sandwiches and were happy but envious. SO we booked for two days later and pre-ordered Fish Chowder....More

Thank Dick C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from a week at St Margaret’s Bay. This was one of the nicest places we stumbled upon. The food was very good, staff friendly and attentive, good atmosphere and great location with seating options on the beach. I went for the...More

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely awful visit. landlord extremely rude. Why do people take time to book a table and then the landlord is too chicken to move someone off of it.

2  Thank Charliegirl321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little pub has been 'renovated' in recent years by Shepard and Neame whilst its not so 'quirky' as pre overhaul and you no longer get the live music , but still a nice little pub right on the beach, its sister pub The Rising...More

Thank Peter W
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Nearby Attractions
Kingsdown Beach
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.09 km away
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1.62 km away
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3.68 km away
Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club
12 reviews
.84 km away
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Questions & Answers
Daniel K
7 July 2017|
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Response from RMS542772 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but they could easily be tied on a lead outside.
Vera D
9 June 2016|
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Response from KentishPilgrim | Reviewed this property |
Regret, I do not collect restaurant menus As far as I can recall, there is a menu posted outside the building, and there is a specials chalkboard. I do not know if a diet menu is available From memory, we visited as an... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wellington Parade, Kingsdown, Deal CT14 8AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Deal  >  Kingsdown
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 370114
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