Royal Tankerton pub, Whitstable, Shepherd Neame
Royal Tankerton pub, Whitstable, Shepherd Neame
Royal Tankerton pub, Whitstable, Shepherd Neame

Welcome to the Royal Tankerton


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Fresh food & drink with a side of panoramic sea views

Perched at the top of Tankerton Slopes, The Royal promises a feast for all the senses!

The pub’s seafront 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.  The restaurant, meanwhile, is renowned for delicious British dishes – whether you’re after a light bite or sumptuous dinner in the Whitstable area. 

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A superb place to enjoy fine food in Tankerton, near Whitstable, The Royal prides itself on British-inspired dishes that are a cut above your usual pub grub.

You can savour superb light bites, sumptuous sandwiches, pub classics, gourmet burgers and deliciously fresh fish dishes. With a cracking Sunday lunch (available from noon until they are all gone), a selection of decadent desserts, and a children’s menu, The Royal is an ideal spot for a family meal.

Please note that dogs are not allowed in the restaurant area, but your four-legged friends are more than welcome in the bar area.

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Watch the world drift past

Located on the corner of Pier Avenue and Marine Parade, The Royal boasts unparalleled views of the sea. Whether you’re coming in from a walk up the Tankerton Slopes or gearing up for a day in Whitstable, be sure to visit us and watch the world go by.

Cask ales, cocktails, and world wines provide plenty of choice at the bar, so settle in with a drink – and we’re sure you’ll be tempted to join us for dinner!

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Connect with us

Not just a pretty face, The Royal pub plays host to a range of fun events, from curry club to dog competitions.

To keep up with our regular quiz nights, jazz dinners, and live music, be sure to follow our Facebook page!