The Royal, Tankerton - Open Sandwich

Welcome to The Royal, Tankerton

Delicious. Tasty. British.


We are currently closed but aiming to re-open on the 22nd October and look forward to seeing you. We are still taking bookings so if you would like to get in touch with regards to Christmas or other booking opportunities please get in touch here

Main Menus

Fresh Beer Battered Cod & Chips, with mushy or garden peas by the sea what could be better? 

Main Menu Pudding Menu Children's Menu Set Party Menu

Christmas 2016

Roasted Suffolk turkey breast, pigs in blankets, red onion & thyme stuffing, cranberry sauce, roast potatoes and vegetables? Yes please! Check out our Christmas menu for all the trimmings.

Christmas Menu Christmas Day Menu

Sunday Menu

Sunday lunch? We've got it covered, roasts are served from noon every Sunday until it's all gone!.

Sunday Menu

Welcome to The Royal

Visitors to the Royal can enjoy panoramic sea views while they savour their drinks or enjoy a tasty meal. Located next to the grassy Tankerton Slopes, the pub’s garden offers one of the best vantage points in the area for scenery and is a great place to idly watch ships and boats go by.

The Royal began life as a small hospital for recuperating soldiers during the First World War before becoming a hotel and then the popular pub and restaurant of today.

Daily specials and a wide range of home-made dishes, with ingredients coming from local suppliers where possible, are complemented by a choice of three or more cask ales at any time and a good selection of wines.

Regular Quiz Nights are held on the last Monday of every month. There are also two pool teams that play on a Wednesday night, along with a Sunday football team - The Royal is the centre of the community.

What our customers say on Facebook ...

Great place to eat .or just meet up for coffee with the girls & very dog friendly..& lovely staff

Linda Davies reviewed The Royal — 5 star

Great food good staff. We have booked our Christmas dinner their for the last 2 years.

Eddy Warn reviewed The Royal — 5 star

The best sunday roast around but dont tell everyone we wont get booked in xx

Kathy Mechen reviewed The Royal — 5 star


What our customers say on TripAdvisor ...

“Excellent family meal.” 5 of 5 stars - We enjoyed an excellent family meal here the other evening. As there were nearly 20 of us, they offered us a set menu priced at £14 for two courses. Some great choices of traditional pub food which was all beautifully cooked, hot and good sized portions. We have been to The Royal several times before and it is consistently good.Staff were all friendly and helpful too. We'll certainly be back. Many thanks


“luncheon in a sea front pub.” 5 of 5 stars - We have been to this pub on a number of occasions over the years. The usual pub menu with often specials for pensioners. Well cooked food with generous servings.


“Great Pub with Fabulous Views” 5 of 5 stars - We love The Royal and often visit for a bit of lunch when we're in Whitstable, with Tankerton only being a short 20 min walk from Whitstable Harbour... Lovely food and great staff..



Opening times

  • Mon - Sat

    11:00 - 23:00

  • Sun

    12:00 - 22:30

How to find us

The Royal

Marine Parade,
Whitstable, Kent

01227 272008

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