The Four Horseshoes, in the popular seaside town of Whitstable, is an old listed building originally built in 1638 as a forge and blacksmith’s house – hence the name. Like all old pubs it is said to be haunted – in this case by a black dog. Nowadays it is better known for its great beer and has been listed in The Good Beer Guide for the last eight years.
The pub is cosy inside with a roaring log fire in one bar and smaller bar which is often used for games and quizzes. Why not try the poker night on a Tuesday – play just one or two games or join the league? Other games are available at the bar too – chess, cards Trivial Pursuits plus a well-used dartboard.
Outside is a pleasant garden where the traditional pub game of bat and trap is played and barbecues are held in summer. The garden can be hired for private functions, as can the ‘games’ room for small groups.
Although The Four Horseshoes does not serve food it has come up with an innovative idea – they supply the plate and customers are welcome to bring their own food or even have a takeaway delivered to the pub!