Pilot Inn Dungeness
Battery Road
Romney Marsh
Kent TN29 9NJ 
 
 

The miniature Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway passes the attractive Pilot Inn on its way to Dungeness on the English south-east coast.  The Pilot is approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the station terminus and within a stone’s throw (literally) of the sea.

 
The new owners have made this little pub very child friendly, encouraging families to visit the unique shingle environments and historical maritime structures with the little steam railway as an added bonus.  Special children’s meals and activity packs are available.
 
Smugglers and Wreckers
In the 17th century smugglers and wreckers were plentiful on this part of the Romney Marsh coast.  In 1633 the Spanish vessel Alfresia was lured aground.  The wreckers murdered the crew and looted the cargo of spirits. The ship was used to build the original Pilot Inn and some of the original timbers remain in the bar today.
 
As the name suggests ships would take on pilots from this point to help navigate through the Straits of Dover.
 
The Pilot is well known for its good food, particularly its home-made pies.  You can choose from meat, vegetarian or fish.  As with all Dungeness seafood, it is caught locally and served fresh.
 
Open
During winter The Pilot is open for lunches and evening meals.  During the summer it is open all day, every day.  Children’s Happy Hour is 17:00-18:00 hours.  Visit the official website for up to date information including ‘Specials’.  A copy of the menu can be downloaded in PDF format.
 
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Contact & Further Information
Telephone  +44 (0)1797 320 314
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Website  Pilot Inn    External Link
 
Getting There
Please go to the article on Dungeness in this website.
 
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