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The Captain Digby

4.5
4.5
1351 Reviews
£25 and under
English

The Captain Digby, A Family friendly Restaurant and Bar which caters for all ages & occasions with sea views over looking Kingsgate Bay. We serve generously portioned fresh, home cooked food from our Bar, Restaurant & Children's menus. Food Served from 12 noon each day, all day until late check our operating hours before arrival.
Choose from our family dining area, close to our indoor play area or our cliff top restaurant with sea views.
Alfresco dining is available with 34 benches overlooking the bay but these are not bookable and work on a first come first served basis. Please note we can not guarantee window tables. We do not allow dogs inside our venue but they are welcome in our outside dining areas.

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Booked 16 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    English, Beer Garden, Dessert

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 12:00–16:00
    Tue–Sat 12:00–20:30
    Sun 12:00–19:00

  • Phone number

    01843 867764

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Robert Bridger & Peter Holland

  • Area

    Broadstairs

  • Cross Street

    Joss gap road

  • Parking Details

    We have a private large car park right outside our venue. Charges apply (£10 for the whole day) in summer months to non-patrons using the beach all day.

  • Public Transit

    19th Hole bus stop

  • Entertainment

    Indoor & Outdoor Childrens Playareas available free of Charge.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 1,351 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Kent

    Child Friendly

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  1. RB

    RodB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice experience, highly recommend, great for families

  2. ES

    ElishaS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect as always great food and great service. Perfect for families

  3. MB

    MichaelB

    Kent

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good choices, good food, good value, excellent service.

  4. MT

    MartinT

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food reasonably priced. Friendly staff good service

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as always

  6. l

    liao

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Thankyou for the service. My daughter had a lovely time, the use of the play area was perfect. Food came out in a great time and kids were happy. Value for money was great. Thankyou.

  7. PK

    PatriciaK

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Disappointed with disabled access,bike and chairs making it difficult to manoeuvre wheelchair into building

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Lovely meal for 2. We were placed next to a large noisy group & staff did their best to get us a quieter table which was very much appreciated. Mains were served quickly but a long wait for dessert to be served as pub was busy.

  9. SC

    ShannonC

    Barcelona

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely food, came out promptly! Good menu choice. Would definitely recommend. Staff nice and helpful.

  10. DD

    DavidD

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly relaxed atmosphere, attentive staff and excellent food

  11. JD

    JoeD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    Waited a very long time for food and when it came, was very poor and disappointing.

  12. JL

    JanetL

    Kent

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    After ordering our meals I thought they forgot us as we waited ages we had to call over the waitress asking where our meals are. Finally the meals arrived and the Yorkshire puddings where burnt. We was put in a corner and a group of people friends of staff was extremely loud

  13. MH

    MalcolmH

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Sunday lunch very nice and fairly priced .. we will be back

  14. S

    Shauni

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    2 of us got ribs… they were like warm and really not edible. 1 of the kids got a burger, didn’t take a bite out of it, it was rock solid. We did mention this and got told we could have 2 free desserts to make up for this, but we still go charged. We come quite a lot, but won’t be returning now.

  15. LR

    LaurenR

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, fantastic service and polite welcoming staff we had a lovely meal the kids had so much fun too just overall a brilliant place for families

  16. LM

    LesleyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As Always we love the captain Digby been coming for eight years either with family or as yesterday just with my husband when friends visit its where we bring them because we know it will be a warm welcome good food . My grandchildren qlso ask to come . Just one big thank you

  17. MT

    MargaretT

    Kent

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food good, friendly staff and nice clean restaurant area. We always enjoy our visit to Captain Digby.

  18. AF

    AislinnF

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good value and an extensive menu. Service was good, staff lovely. Really good if you have toddlers as you can do a bit of soft play in between courses which keeps them out of trouble !

  19. LD

    LuciaD

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience3

    Very good overall. Staff were excellent. Good soft play area .

  20. SS

    SandraS

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Pre booked table for the Bank Holiday afternoon. Understandably busy but there was a very long wait at the bar before our meal for a drink. Once seated it took a long time to order and receive food. Not to their usual standards . Won't stop us eating there again though.

  21. CL

    ChrisL

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Very enjoyable Family meal ( Belated Christmas day due to covid). Food and service Very good. Only spoilt by a very load table next to us, which my Dad (oap) found VERY annoying, must be an age thing!

  22. GE

    GEORGIAP

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and excellent treatment, wonderful view

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had 4 adults and three children one baby one with autism the staff were fantastic so patient and. didn’t bat an eyelid at the mess such a lovely group of staff a credit to the organisation

  24. P

    Pixie

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All perfect food great as usual we try some different on each visit and always lovely .. staff very polite and helpful.

  25. CA

    CATHERINEn

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I joy able

  26. JB

    JosephB

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for lovely food AND puddings 😃 Lovely staff..friendly ...helpful Nice space around us for safety. Nothing nasty to say about Captain Digby. Really enjoyed it as we always do.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food value staff

  28. W

    Wasp

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Were a party of four adults. Pre-booked but were seated alongside a large family gathering that included several young children. (No objection to children however they were fairly energetic as well as having some loud electronic games) Food was mixed. Scampi and chips was good, although its hard to get deep fried food wrong. Ribs at £18 were very poor. Portion was small, flavour and sauce, lack-lustre. (Would guess at some kind of microwave variety that were poorly "cooked") On a positive, dessert was impressive and overall the service was excellent. Its a nice pub, fantastic location, drinks were good, perhaps we were just unlucky on the day.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful place to eat cracking food and very professional service

  30. EM

    EileenM

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Captain Digby is a great location, good parking, overall good value for money. Only gripe is tables were too close together and noise level was very high.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Well I keep going back thinking to myself let’s try something off the menu this time me and my partner then get attracted to the specials board then boom there it is hook line and sinker something catches our eye unbelievable food service is 2nd to nobody get a table booked your missing out

  32. KL

    KaroleL

    Kent

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal and the staff were lovely

  33. R

    Robins

    London

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food, well cooked. Friendly and helpful service. Not too busy or crowded. Nice night

  34. JB

    JuliaB

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice place, great atmosphere and good location. Professional service, free and easy.

  35. GT

    GinaT

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We visited Christmas eve for my daughters birthday, the staff were fantastic!!! Even though was very busy staff were friendly & attentive. Food was absolutely beautiful and great value for money, definitely recommend!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always good food and a nice place.

  37. B

    Bradz13

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every time we have been it’s always been great. Specially with children they have a great children's menu perfect for my fuss pot toddler.! The softplay is a bonus too. My son loves it.

  38. M

    Maureen

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As ever, had a lovely lunch. Excellent service, lovely food and great surroundings.

  39. SH

    SimonH

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    unfortunately sat next to a large very noisy party of 24. they were so loud the waitress had to lean in and remove her mask so we could hear what she was saying Their table was asked to keep the noise down but made no difference until they started to eat. Consequently wouldn't recommend this venue if you want a quiet meal and a chat with friends.

  40. SS

    SolticeSon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    Excellent service by the staff and they were very pleasant and helpful. We didn’t find the food that great - the quality wasn’t that brilliant. However, others in the pub seemed to be enjoying theirs, so maybe our tastes more than anything.

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The Captain Digby is rated 4.5 stars by 1351 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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2 people

January 2022
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Booked 16 times today
Google Map for The Captain Digby

Kingsgate Broadstairs, Kent CT10 3QH

  • Cross Street

    Joss gap road

  • Area

    Broadstairs

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 12:00–16:00
    Tue–Sat 12:00–20:30
    Sun 12:00–19:00

  • Cuisines

    English, Beer Garden, Dessert

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    We have a private large car park right outside our venue. Charges apply (£10 for the whole day) in summer months to non-patrons using the beach all day.

  • Public Transit

    19th Hole bus stop

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Robert Bridger & Peter Holland

  • Entertainment

    Indoor & Outdoor Childrens Playareas available free of Charge.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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