The Four Fathoms

2 High St, Herne Bay CT6 5LH
$$$ Contemporary Recommended New Private Room

Kent Pub of the Year - The Four Fathoms is a pub that aims to be remarkable in everything that we do. We are a pub that does great food but try and give you an informal service that would be the envy of most fine dining restaurants. Above all want to make you feel looked after and special. We look forward to meeting you.
Kent Pub of the year 2018/2019

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Reservations

Booking Notes:

We can cater for larger parties and we suggest you give us a call on 01227364411 so we can discuss further.

Business Info

  • Address: 2 High St, Herne Bay CT6 5LH
  • Cross Street: Corner of High Street and Station Road.
  • Cuisine: Contemporary | English | European | Seafood | Steak | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | JCB | UnionPay | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01227 36 44 11
  • Features: Full Bar, Ocean View, Famous Chef, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Prix Fixe Menu, Smoking Area, Winning Wine List, Lounge / Bar, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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The Four Fathoms - Kent Pub of the Year
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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed - Dining Room
Tuesday
Closed - Dining Room
Wednesday
Dining Room 17:00 - 20:30
Thursday
Dining Room 17:00 - 20:30
Friday
Al - A Carte 17:00 - 22:00
Lunch 12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
Al - A Carte 17:00 - 22:00
Lunch 12:00 - 15:00
Sunday
Al-A Carte 12:00 - 19:00

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
We love dogs at the Four Fathoms and they have access to all areas of the pub (except the Kitchen!)
Small wheelchairs are possible as the inside of the pub is on one level. Motorised wheelchairs can access the rear garden but not the pub. We always try and assist where we can. Our toilets are not designed for disabled access but people with some mobility should not have a problem using them.
The Four Fathoms is a pub not a restaurant. However we try and offer a relaxed informal service that many restaurants would be envious of. We care passionately about what we do here; service and quality of ingredients are always paramount in out thoughts.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.86 out of 5 stars based on 253 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 06, 2021
Terry W.
A perfect Sunday lunch Food service hospitality 10 put out 10

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 21, 2021
Jenny Y.
Had a lovely Sunday Roast, lovely food, very helpful friendly staff. Definitely returning.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 27, 2020
Karen G.
Had a fantastic meal here for my mum's birthday. Food superb and so was the service. Will definitely return.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 26, 2020
Nigel B.
Probably the best Pub around for quality of food, service and ambiance. Every mouthful of delicious food was a pleasure. Staff attention is second to none and so cheerful. I rate this as simply the best experiance anywhere. I've been here 4/5 times now and it's excellent every time. Love it here.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 21, 2020
Christopher W.
There was 6 of us for Sunday Lunch on Oct18th. The service was fantastic and the food just 1st class. Will be visiting again very soon. Thanks to all the staff.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 20, 2020
Pandy S.
Love the four fathoms. Always excellent quality, without the high prices.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Oct 12, 2020
Dawn H.
Fabulous lunch for mums birthday. Only observation I would make is my food could have been a bit hotter. Nice atmosphere. Lovely attentive staff. Felt comfortable with the way they handled covid restrictions. Would visit again

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 12, 2020
Sarah H.
Excellent food, really lovely evening

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 11, 2020
David M.
Fantastic food. Really special and cooked by a chef who really knows how to create flavour Lovely staff as well

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 11, 2020
Abigail K.
We LOVED IT!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 06, 2020
Sharon M.
Excellent all round and the covid precautions were spot on

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 06, 2020
Sean F.
Really friendly service and delicious roast dinner.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 30, 2020
Alice S.
Fantastic as usual!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 28, 2020
Anita M.
All great thankyou

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 27, 2020
Cathy H.
We love the Four Fathoms it’s our local pub. Best food in Herne Bay

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 23, 2020
Joanne B.
Hannah looked after our group and was an absolute star with wine recommendations and tasters. Food was amazing! Best Sunday lunch and overall experience fantastic. I cannot recommend Four Fathoms enough, you won’t be disappointed.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 21, 2020
Tasha M.
We had a lovely time. Food was tasty, service good. The owner is good fun. Look forward to going back.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 20, 2020
Jane M.
The Best food around. Fabulous in every way. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 19, 2020
Nick x 6 for drinks only F.
Great atmosphere and great staff. Will definitely be going back

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 17, 2020
Andy L.
A great celebration Sunday lunch! Will definitely be back for the Affogato!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 15, 2020
Rachel C.
As ever we had a wonderful time. Lovely food, good service and a beautiful pub. See you again soon.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 15, 2020
Zoe B.
We had a wonderful lunch at the Four Fathoms - six adults and three dogs - all catered for excellently.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 14, 2020
Conny J.
We went to the Four Fathoms with some friends and enjoyed every minute. Attentive staff, lovely atmosphere and excellent food meant a good time was had by all. Highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 09, 2020
Anne T.
Best meal ever

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 01, 2020
Helen B.
Most welcoming friendliest pub ever been in, food fantastic and landlord landlady and staff excellent

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 24, 2020
Jon S.
After reading 5 star reviews we booked for a Sunday roast. So popular as needed to book 1 week ahead. Well worth the effort. Quality roast beef, lovely roasties and veg. Friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 23, 2020
Ray f.
Second time visiting four fathoms and can honestly say the experience was highly attractive, the staff very professional and warm feeling, food was very good , not sure how you can improve when the quality is 10 out of 10 Great evening will be coming back, well done four fathoms .

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 23, 2020
Pete C.
Food amazing as always. Lovely staff. Great atmosphere. Highly recommended

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 22, 2020
Gavin D.
Best pub in Kent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
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Aug 16, 2020
Louise M.
Very pleasant meal great service and ambiance - hope to come back soon

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 11, 2020
Lauren P.
We had such a good evening and felt very safe with the current situation. The food was amazing can't wait to go back!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Nov 03, 2020
Paul F.
Excellent food and really good service. Great English pub and very well looked after. Thank you.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 24, 2020
Paul W.
Fantastic meal at the Four Fathoms once again. 6 of us booked for Saturday 22nd August. We were welcomed by Jane and her team and given a socially distanced table in the bar whilst we waited for our table in the restaurant. The Aperol Spritz, Black Bear IPA and rose wine went down well. As always Joe's food was fantastic, the starters of summer terrine, sardines 3 ways, duck rolls and camembert tarts were all great. The mains of cod, steak, burger, were absolutely fantastic with one of our party declaring it the best cooked steak he'd ever had. We even managed to fit in deserts and the huge gorgonzola cooked with honey and served with oat biscuits, frozen grapes and chutney was a massive hit and highly recommended by all 6 of us. The Monks Afargato, lemon surprise and speciality ice creams were also all pronounced a hit. All the above was washed down with a couple of bottles of white Rioja and a cracking Italian Primitivo. Overall we had a fantastic evening of food, wine and laughter made possible by the brilliant Four Fathoms team. If you've never had a drink or eaten here, you need to put it on your list.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 07, 2021
Eleanor P.
The food was lovely but really disappointing that you didn’t offer gluten free gravy, especially since I advised in the booking. It’s not difficult to have a supply of GF granules as a back up.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 3/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Oct 11, 2020
Hubert W.
Too complex menu and food not as good as the menu suggests. Disappointing overall.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 03, 2021
Andrea H.
Good quality food. Ideal for special occasion.