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Dogs are very welcome in our bar area & outside.
Please note the seating in the bar is limited so please do call ahead if you wish to eat inside and bring your dog.
By reading this message, you are agreeing to our terms and reservation policy: for parties of 12 or more, private room bookings, or special menu bookings (such as Christmas, Mother’s day, etc, we will take your credit card details to confirm the booking. Nothing will be charged to your card initially, however in the event of a cancellation within 72 hours we reserve the right to charge 50% of the menu price, and within 24 hours or for a ‘no show’ the full price to your card.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Wonderful village pub that still absolutely has the mojo!
Amazing place right on the sea, nice breakfast including the one for vegetarians, very friendly staff and Covid safe.
We were really well looked after by friendly staff. Good portion sizes. Unfortunately there were no chunky chips which were advertised with the cod in the menu. We didn't mind having skinny fries but they were overcooked and extremely crunchy which was disappointing. The batter on the fish was also a bit too salty, but the cod itself tasted very fresh and was cooked beautifully. The ambience was nice but the music was a little too loud so my husband and I couldn't always hear each other speak unless we spoke loudly over the music and raucous table next to us. However, overall it was a pleasant evening.
Very friendly welcome and clear instructions on dining under the present circumstances. We were seated upstairs with a nice sea view. Basic dining and did have to wait a while until drinks were served but food followed shortly afterwards. We enjoyed our visit.
The food was really nice, high standard pub/restaurant type menu. Service was friendly and helpful.
I think we were a tad unfortunate with our table situation as we were right next to the ladies toilet and the till, so we were always in the centre of all activity, which meant that it wasn't the most relaxing experience and could get a bit noisy. We did get the last available lunch time booking so I would book early in future.
Otherwise I can't fault the restaurant in general, the staff or the food. I would definitely recommend and visit again.
The coastguard is a pub and restaurant but the food is superior to most pub offerings. Each dish adds something slightly out of the ordinary to a traditional dish which makes it a nice surprise.
What a great review. Thank you. The kitchen team will love this!
A very good experience and Covid secure. A good selection of food and our choices were tasty and well presented. We look forward to a return visit.
Thank you. We look forward to seeing you again!
Good friendly service, not intrusive, food good quality.
Thank you for the review and recommendation!
Well organised reception, willing and pleasant staff. Great views across the Straights of Dover!
We were on holiday in St Margaret's and booked a table at the Coastguard for dinner. We were met by a very pleasant member of staff who showed us to our table and introduced our waitress, who was very bubbly and friendly. My husband had the steak and ale pie, which was a special of the day, he said the pastry was exceptional, and it looked amazing. I had the curry chicken Kiev, which I was a bit dubious about, but there was no need, it was also amazing, thoroughly enjoyed it. We finished off with a white chocolate cheesecake with home made ice cream, OMG, fabulous.
Cannot recommend The Coastguard enough, it was all social distanced and very professional in a friendly way.
Just a lovely impromptu lunch with good food and service.
The seafood platter was fab! Great food, lovely staff, fantastic location. Faultless!
Thank you! Hope to see you again soon.
A very pleasant Sunday lunch, we'll visit the Coastguard again.
Thank you! We can't wait for you to visit again.
Hosts and service were really friendly and the view was fab! Great breakfast with great company
We had a wonderful time the coastguard. We hadn't been before but followed a recommendation from a friend and were really pleased that we did. Such a wonderful place. Beautiful views and the food and service were just as good. Everyone was really friendly and they had a good setup for covid. We'll definitely be back!
Thank you for your great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and are delighted that you will be back! See you soon.
Great personal friendly service with well cooked and presented food. Try the fish platter to share as a starter
Thank you for your review and recommendation, we love our fish platter too!
Great food in a lovely pub on the beach. Staff were friendly.
Thank you for your review & recommendation!
Very enjoyable meal. However, the wine brought and opened was not the one we ordered. The correct wine was found but we were not offered to taste, just poured out! We ordered a side dish which was obviously forgotten but was brought mid meal. Altogether an enjoyable meal slightly marred by an extremely noisy small child on the next table.
Thank you for your recommendation. We are really sorry about the error with your wine and also the side dish We hope that you will come back and give us another try.
Really nice food staff were friendly good choice on the menu
Unfortunately by 4.30, the menu choice was limited for a late Sunday lunch. We had a good welcome but the table service was a bit slow. An enjoyable meal.
Thank you for your review. Sorry the menu choice was limited on your visit and that the service was a bit slow. We will pass this on to the team and also discuss with the kitchen team the issues around the menu being limited at that time on a Sunday. Once again we are sorry, but hope you will come back and visit us again.
Very Covid safe with sensible spacing
Great table with good view
We weren’t rushed to order or eat.
Food quite expensive but tasty
Could have done with quieter background music but we are pensioners!
Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your visit, hopefully see you again soon.
Amazing setting with lovely food and very friendly and attentive staff. Staff are really good with hygiene and social distancing (e.g. wiping down the table and the chairs after each party), very impressed.
Friendly staff, welcoming atmosphere and fantastic location... with great food. Can’t wait to go again.
Thank you! We can't wait to see you again.
What was great was the attitude of the staff. They were really nice and natural; nothing was too much trouble. Food was good and our kids were made a fuss of (which we all love!). The cleaning regime was obvious which was great given the current situation. Great job!
Thank you for your review and recommendation. The team will be delighted to read it. Thank you
Lovely evening with friends. Great service. The waitress was very nice. She was helpful, fun and friendly. The food was delicious. Highly recommend.
Thank you for your review and recommendation! We hope to see you again.
Good service and attentive staff from meet and greet to leaving. Food was ok, nothing remarkably great about it but nothing bad about it either. Quiet inside ( outside seemed busier) but good spacing between customers and a friendly approach Gives it an overall 4 stars
Thank you for your review. You are right especially over the summer we are definitely busier outside! Thank you for the 4 stars, we hope to see you again.
Amazing time will definitely book again soon, wRm and always friendly
Thank you! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
The food was really good, stunning views of the seaside and cliffs. We had an enjoyable experience.
My favourite place to chill. Highly recommended!!!
Thank you for your review and recommendation!
Good food and range of beers and outstanding location and very good service. Will definitely revisit.
Thank you! Looking forward to seeing you again.
Delicious food and a lovely choice of courses. Thoughtful and interesting menu (gluten options too) with mix of veggie, meat and fish. Brilliant staff, very friendly and can do.
Thank you so much for such a great review. Hope to see you again soon.
Ideal setting. Very pleasant staff and well organised for social distancing. Food was excellent. Two of our party had the fish and chips and said it was the best they had eaten anywhere. Very reasonable price.
Thank you for your review! So pleased you loved our fish and chips!
My friend and I enjoyed fish and chips by the sea in the nearest pub to France. The young staff were attentive and jolly. I would not hesitate to recommend.
Thank you so much for the recommendation. We hope to see you again soon.
We had a sea food platter to share between 2 of us as a starter. There were 3 pieces of bread and 3 prawns with an extra head. Hardly ideal to share equally! Mackerel, smoked salmon and prawns were OK. No finger bowl provided for the prawns.
My husband had fish and chips which were fine.
I had a steak which was impossible to cut! It was replaced with another steak which was also difficult to cut although 2nd time around I was given a steak knife. Both steaks were awful. You need to change your butcher.
The staff were friendly and helpful but there was no atmosphere inside the pub. We left early.
Thank you for reviewing us. We are so sorry you were disappointed. The comments on the seafood platter have been taken on board and this has been changed. We had the same comment from someone else around the same time. Thank you for making us aware. Sorry to hear about your steak, this is not usual for us, our steak is normally very well received. We will certainly discuss it with our butcher. And apologies about the steak knife, this should obviously have been given to you at the start!
Beautiful food and the staff were very friendly and attentive. Would definitely go again.
Good coastal pub, food tasty but could do with a few more vegetarian options, staff very attentive - and well set up for covid 19. Would recommend it1
Thank you for your review and recommendation. Will pass on the vegetarian suggestions to our head chef. He is currently planning our Autumn menu, so this feedback will be very useful. Thank you
Went there for breakfast would highly recommend.
The staff were great pleasant and polite and attentive.
Food was good and great value.
Thank you for your review and recommendation. Hope to see you again.
Amazing ocean front views. Excellent costumer service staff were super friendly & attentive. Fresh food & clean restaurant could not ask for more really.
What a great review. Thank you so much.
The effort to operate under guidelines has had an affect, service was perfunctory, don't even try to see a drinks menu, wines are reeled off at you without prices, probably best to stick to house wine by the glass!
Thank you for reviewing us. Sorry to read about how you found the service. We should be printing the wine list on the back of our menus, we will check why this was not the case on your visit recently. Once again, we are very sorry.
Coastguard is rated 4.4 stars by 314 OpenTable diners.
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