Coastguard, St Margaret's, Dover
Coastguard, St Margaret's Bay, Dover
Coastguard, St Margaret's Bay, Dover
Coastguard, St Margaret's Bay, Dover

Welcome to the Coastguard

Britain's nearest pub to France, the Coastguard offers fine fare and spectacular sea views…

Welcome

An historic sea-side pub and restaurant in St Margaret’s Bay, near Dover, The Coastguard invites you to dive in to superb food and drink while enjoying an epic view over the waves.

Britain’s nearest pub to France, the Coastguard has kept watch on the sea-front for more than 300 years - and a recent refurbishment means you can take in those spectacular bay views in style.

The pub’s new look is inspired by maritime heritage, with a red and white lighthouse-style fascia and boat-shaped planters and lifebuoys dotted around the beautiful front verandah - where an outside bar and barbecue set the scene for summer. In winter, the pub offers a haven for those enjoying a bracing walk along Dover’s famed White Cliffs.Inside, the nautical theme continues, with a warm and welcome offered to all who come aboard.

The kitchen serves up a varied menu of light bites and traditional main meals - with seafood naturally something of a speciality - while everything from fresh ground coffee to Kentish ales and world wines are available at the bar.

So, whether you wish to soak up the sea views with a perfectly poured pint, a tasty pub lunch or a delicious dinner - you’re in safe hands here at the Coastguard.