East Kent, Whitstable
East Kent, Whitstable
East Kent, Whitstable

Welcome to The East Kent, Whitstable

A friendly old Whitstable favourite, restored to its former glory.

Built in 1802 by the owner of the local brewery, The East Kent Hotel is embedded in Whitstable history. And now, a major refurbishment in 2016 has bought the pub back to the local community in fine style.

Authentic original features have been revived, with floorboards varnished and brickwork exposed, creating a characterful, homely pub that wears its age with pride.

The East Kent, as its long been known by locals, lies on Whitstable’s main shopping street, just a short stroll from the beach. It’s a cosy and welcoming place to while away an afternoon, with traditional hand-pulled ales available courtesy of Kent’s own Shepherd Neame, and bar snacks and lunches available until 4pm.

There’s outside space too - perfect for those sunny summer days. A new alfresco area with bench seating has been added at the front of the pub, while at the rear, the pub’s large garden has a new Yorkstone paved patio - and a heated pergola-covered seating area that invites you to linger a little longer over an evening of drinks.

Opening times

  • Mon - Thu

    12:00 - 23:30

  • Fri

    12:00 - 00:00

  • Sat

    11:00 - 00:00

  • Sun

    12:00 - 23:30

How to find us

East Kent

Oxford Street,
Whitstable, Kent

01227 770773

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Live Music

The East Kent has long had a reputation as one of the best pubs in Whitstable for live music, and that’s set to continue with a new PA system installed as part of the recent refurbishment.

What our customers say ....

We popped in here for lunch when we were here for the weekend...wow wow wow, what a lovely place. We will definitely be back when in Whitstable again. Such a lovely touch in the ladies loo Mags in the bar also I love it in here. Well done to you all what friendly welcoming people

K Hatch

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I come here quite often for lunch and really enjoy myself, the food is fair pub grub but it’s the environment and games too and staff that makes it special. Great place


We went here on Friday night and saw an amazing band... The pub is a great set up and very friendly atmosphere. Good outdoor area too. They seem to have loads of bands on which is great.


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