Pub of the Week: The Zetland Arms, Kingsdown

Posted: 24 December 2013

Blog category: Pub of the Week

Beautifully nestled under the cliffs beneath the Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club and the spectacular White Cliffs country walk, the Zetland Arms is the perfect sea side pub, offering beautifully cooked fresh seafood dishes accompanied by an unrivalled location right on the beach.

Just a short drive from the port of Dover and the ancient medieval town of Sandwich, The Zetland Arms pub is worth seeking out for its fabulous food and unique location, not to mention the unrivalled sea views. On a clear day visitors to The Zetland Arms can enjoy views all along the Walmer-Deal shoreline, to Sandwich Bay and Thanet in one direction and up to the nearby start of the White Cliffs in the other direction. Looking out to sea visitors can idle time away watching the cross Channel ferries sailing to and from France.

Come lunchtime the Zetland offers a huge array of food that will appeal to everyone. From crab sandwiches to burgers to locally caught fresh fish and enticing daily restaurant specials - just sit back in the friendly atmosphere and take in those sea views. The Zetland is also hugely popular with walkers coming over the white cliffs from St. Margarets, the pub is as dog friendly as it gets - you don't need to worry about leaving anyone out in the cold! For large groups of walkers The Zetland is happy to provide sandwiches and liquid refreshments, but calling ahead is recommended!

The Zetland Arms is also a popular venue for golfers; the seafront venue is just a short walk from the Walmer and Kingsdown golf club and only a couple of minutes’ drive from other prestigious links golf courses such as; Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, Prince's Golf Club and Royal St. George's Golf Club, venue for the 2011 Open Championship.

Due to its location, the Zetland Arms is the perfect place to be all year round - what could be more enjoyable on a hot summer's day than a walk along the promenade up from Deal to Kingsdown swiftly followed by a refreshing drink at the ideally located Zetland Arms. Locals and visitors alike make full use of the ample seating at the front of the pub restaurant overlooking the sea, and in the chillier months there is a suntrap walled garden to the rear. 

To find out more or for bookings dont hesitate to get in touch with the pub by phone (01304 370114) or online