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Dover Pubs & Restaurants & Nightlife

Today, Dover’s generally more peaceful visitors still use Britain’s busiest ferry terminal merely as an arrival and departure point to and from the continent. This is their loss as the town and the surrounding countryside have much to offer. Dover is a bustling town with a fine shopping centre, a thriving cultural scene and a lively nightlife. There has been for many year a debate over which is the oldest pub in Dover, of the one's in Dover at present there are three possibilities, The White Horse, The Bull Inn and the Cherry Tree. Whilst the first two look the part the Cherry Tree looks to modern, but there are early records of this pub being used for Cock Fighting matches.

 

Dover Restaurants

Morton's Fork
Morton's Fork, charmingly situated opposite the church and just a short stroll from the 11th century Abbey in historic Minster village, offers the ideal opportunity to eat, drink and unwind in the surroundings of less hectic days.The restaurant, which is highly praised by guide books and patrons alike, can seat up to 40 and concentrates on cooking with simple, good taste, whether a fresh local lobster, grilled steak or more sophisticated specialities like chicken stuffed with crab or duck with blackcurrant sauce. On less formal occasions, relax in the intimate surroundings of the bar, whether with a drink or a satisfying snack of excellent, fresh, home cooked fare. Dine beside log fires in winter or on the patio on warm summer evenings.

Walletts's Court
Menus change with the seasons, in spring there's new season's Lamb from Romney Marsh. Summer sees Lobster from St. Margaret's Bay & locally landed Dover Sole. With autumn comes game - Kentish Venison & Wild Boar and in Winter Pheasant & Partridge. With fine food comes fine wine, and Wallett's Court offer an eclectic (some say eccentric) list of wines from around the globe. Old favourites sit alongside new discoveries and offer a variety of wine styles to complement their cuisine.

 

Dover Pubs & Nightlife

The White Horse
This pub stands corner of St James Street & Hubert Passage which leads to the castle, it was formerly "City of Edinburgh". One of Dover's oldest surviving pub's being a one time haunt of smugglers and customs men.

Blakes of Dover - Cellar Bar
Our cellar bar is a lovely cosy place to enjoy a drink with friends or to 'do lunch'. Whether you want to sit at the bar or at one of our tables near the fire, you'll find a relaxing, smoke-free environment. We have a superb range of real ales, Czech Budweiser Budvar lager, Licher Weizen wheat beer from Germany, local and West Country ciders, wines, single malt whiskies, soft drinks and much more. See our Real Ales page to find out more about how Blakes of Dover won the local Camra Pub of the Year 2006 award.