Four Fathoms, Herne Bay
Four Fathoms, Herne Bay
Four Fathoms, Herne Bay

Welcome to the Four Fathoms, Herne Bay

Drop anchor at the Four Fathoms in Herne Bay - a nautically-named pub in a league of its own.


A traditional bar and restaurant in Herne Bay, the Four Fathoms serves up fine food and drink just a stone’s throw from the sea-front. Fully refurbished in 2016, it combines age-old character with contemporary comfort - making it a unique place to soak up the seaside atmosphere.

Named after the deepest part of the sea in these parts, this is a pub with plenty of depth itself. The stylish bar and cosy snug area invite drinkers to relax over cracking Kentish ales from Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame, while diners can settle into the airy restaurant and sample a rich, varied menu of pub classics and chef’s specials.

In summer time, it’s all to be enjoyed in a family-friendly courtyard garden - served with a side of fresh sea air.

Four Fathoms, Herne Bay

Opening times

  • Mon - Sat

    12:00 - 23:00

  • Sun

    12:00 - 22:00

How to find us

Four Fathoms

High Street,
Herne Bay, Kent

01227 364411

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Four Fathoms, Herne Bay

If you’re looking for a great place to eat in Herne Bay, drop anchor at The Four Fathoms - where a deliciously different menu promises something for everyone. 

Alongside all the usual pub classics (fresh fish and chips, lamb shanks, soups and sandwiches), there’s a superb range of gourmet burgers and a signature collection of Tex Mex dishes - including sizzling fajitas, tacos and enchiladas. 

On Sundays, tradition reigns  with a traditional roast with all the trimmings, and a range of homemade desserts. Booking is advised. 

The restaurant can be hired for small private functions catering for up to 50 people, and buffets can be supplied upon request - either call or ask at the bar to find out more.

Main Menu 2 for 9.95 Menu Afternoon Tea

Service Times

Four Fathoms, Herne Bay


12:00 - 15:00

18:00 - 21:00

Friday - Saturday

12:00 - 21:00


12:00 - 18:00



Visited this lovely refurbished pub today, the roast was lovely, lots of flavour and wonderfully presented. Would really recommend this place for food, especially the roast dinner. Service was good and the new decor looks really great!

KT_x8 - Tripadvisor

Popped in here for lunch after reading in Shepherd Neame newsletter that it had been completely refurbished and is under new management. The place is dog friendly but has separate areas where dogs aren't permitted. The landlady was very friendly and chatty and the bar staff very nice as well. The local beer was very well kept and the food was excellent - fresh, home made and inexpensive. It was just a lunch but we were really impressed and would really recommend the place just for a drink or for lunch or dinner.


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