Royal Naval Reserve Whitstable Swingsign

Welcome to the Royal Naval Reserve, Whitstable

A historic high-street ale house, just minutes from the sea

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Right in the heart of Whitstable, just moments from the sea, The Royal Naval Reserve serves fine food, drink and a warm welcome to all.

It is one of Whitstable’s most inviting, homely pubs - loved by locals and visitors for its superb central location and down-to-earth, friendly atmosphere.

Inside, a cosy, comfortable bar awaits, with naval memorabilia lining the walls and Kentish real ales lining the classic wooden-topped bar. Upstairs, there’s proper, honest pub food to be found in the restaurant - or you can seek out the sun in the attractive beer garden.

The Reserve has stood proudly on the high street since 1760, and centuries of service have established the old place as a real community hub. A social spot, there’s almost always something going on here - whether it’s a pub quiz, live music, a disco or a special themed night. 

Even when there’s no planned entertainment, you'll always find a lively conversation to join at the bar - or you can even hire the restaurant for your own private parties…