The Royal, Tankerton - Open Sandwich

Welcome to The Royal, Tankerton

Fine food and drink, crowned with superb sea views.

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Welcome to The Royal

Perched at the top of Tankerton Slopes, The Royal promises a feast for all the senses -  serving up sublime fresh food and drink with a side of panoramic sea views.

The pub’s garden offers one of the best vantage points in the area and makes a great place to idly watch boats go by with a drink - cask ales, cocktails and world wines providing plenty of choice at the bar. 

The restaurant, meanwhile, is renowned for delicious British dishes, with a raft of delectable daily specials making the most of local ingredients.

The fabulous fare and super sea views draw visitors from far and wide, but The Royal is a hub of activity for Tankerton locals too. Regular quiz nights are held here every month and regular jazz dinners take place on the last Thursday of the month.

Whether you’re here for the community spirit, the cask ales or a cracking family meal, a Royal welcome awaits…

Please note, dogs are allowed in some areas but not in the restaurant.

Your dog is part of the family, so it’s only natural that you want your furry friend to join you in our pub. Please note that dogs are welcome in the bar and garden areas where table bookings are not required. We do not accept dogs in the restaurant unless assistant dogs. Please remember to keep them off the furniture and clean up after them!

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..



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