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5th August 2022

Take in a Picturesque Pitstop this Summer with Seven Splendid Shepherd Neame Coastal Pub Gardens

Are you yearning for a seaside stroll or a panoramic pitstop?

As our sultry summer stretches ahead with August now underway, we’ve picked seven splendid Shepherd Neame sites with stunning views of the coast, perfect to kick back in and enjoy a chilled day out – and beverage.

1 Belle Vue, Ramsgate

If you’re looking for a picturesque place to stop off, make sure you head to the Belle Vue. If you make your way through the bar and out to the garden, you will be greeted by the “Balcony of Kent,” a glorious south-facing terrace featuring sea views for miles.

A great place to catch the sea air, sunshine and some Instagram-worthy sunsets, the popular pub also offers a warm welcome, delicious food and twice-weekly live music.

Find the Belle Vue at Pegwell Road, Ramsgate, CT11 0NJ, call 01843 593991 or find out more at

2 The Old Neptune, Whitstable

A visit to Whitstable wouldn’t be complete without a wander down to the beach and a pint of chilled Whitstable Bay while looking out to sea.

The iconic pub sits on the beach itself, providing views of the sea on three sides, and the chance to accompany your visit with some breathtaking sunsets, as well as tasty food.

Rated 14th in the UK for pub gardens, according to TripAdvisor reviews, the town is also a mecca for dog lovers and the beach-based seating makes it the perfect spot to settle with your four-legged friend after a coastal stroll.

Find The Old Neptune at Marine Terrace, Whitstable, CT5 1EJ, or call 01227 272262. Book at

3 Urban Reef, Bournemouth

You can almost feel the sand between your toes as you sit on the terrace at the pub, newly-acquired by Shepherd Neame, which is located next to the beach on Boscombe Promenade in Bournemouth.

The two-storey venue boasts stunning panoramic views of Bournemouth Bay, from the Isle of Wight to the Purbecks and beyond.

A unique offering in a unique location, it is renowned for offering locally-sourced food and drink, as well as stocking Shepherd Neame’s award-winning beers.

Find Urban Reef at The Overstrand, Undercliff Drive, Boscombe, BH5 1BN, call 01202 443960, or visit

4 The Zetland Arms, Kingsdown, Deal

Another pub sitting on the beach, its awe-inspiring location provides spectacular sea views, paired with sublime local seafood.

There are tables on the beach itself, where you can virtually skim a stone in the sea from your table, and enjoy the locally-sourced food and seafood which is championed here.

If golf’s your game, the pub is close to not one but four golf clubs, including Royal St George’s, which hosted The Open last year.

Find The Zetland Arms at Wellington Parade, Kingsdown, Deal, CT14 8AF, call 01304 370114, or visit

 5 The William the Conqueror, Rye

The small and friendly traditional venue sits on the banks of the River Rother in Rye Harbour and has a recently created colourful mural running through its expansive pub garden, depicting local landmarks – right down to the seagulls!

The pub serves real ales and hearty pub food, as well as Greek and Cypriot specialties, and its garden mural gives plenty of interest for visitors to plan their visit, while enjoying a refreshing beverage.

Find The William the Conqueror at Rye Harbour, Rye, TN31 7TU, call 01797 223315 or visit

6 The Coastguard, St Mary’s Bay

The stunning seafront pub has direct views out across the small bay – and a real getaway feeling, as visitors’ phones will even register for France while on site.

James Bond author Ian Fleming once had a holiday home in the bay and you’ll feel it’s such a special site, it should be for your eyes only.

Popular with locals and visitors alike, the pub serves a menu of light bites and traditional pub meals, as well as seafood as a specialty.

Find The Coastguard at The Bay, St Margaret’s Bay, Dover, CT15 6DY, call 01304 853051 or visit

7 The Minnis Bay Bar and Brasserie

The Minnis overlooks one of the finest beaches on the North Kent coast, which has a long promenade and sand stretching as far as the eye can see at low tide, as well as views of colourful beach huts.

The relaxed location which is popular with all walks of life – and is a good place for ‘walkies’ too – offers outstanding views, great food and an extensive drinks list.

A busy site when the sun shines, in the summer it also has an ice cream kiosk, and outside tables to take in the view.

Find The Minnis Bay Bar and Brasserie at The Parade, Birchington, CT7 9QP, call 01843 841844 or visit


About Shepherd Neame

Shepherd Neame has been based in the market town of Faversham, Kent for over 300 years. Perhaps best known for great British classic ales such as Spitfire Amber, which carries the Royal Warrant, its diverse portfolio includes Five Grain Lager, Bear Island East Coast Pale Ale and Bear Island Triple Hopped Lager, and the Whitstable Bay Collection. It also brews international lagers under licence including Samuel Adams Boston Lager and premium Thai lager Singha. The independent family business boasts an award-winning visitor centre and more than 300 pubs and hotels throughout London and the South East, from the historic heart of the City to the Kent coastline.

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