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

Welcome to the Four Fathoms

A Remarkable Pub in Herne Bay

Kent Life Pub of the Year - Read More!

We reopened on Saturday the 11th July, it is so wonderful to see our beautiful customers again,

We have had to make some changes to ensure we are totally safe, the feedback from customers is that its a great experience and we have recieved comments on how safe people feel.   The changes we have had to make to help control the spread of the vurus  are as follows:

  • All customers will be seated upon arrival and will receive table service.  Once seated we ask that you remain seated at your allocated table during your visit to us. 
  • We are currently only open for limited hours so if you are looking at dining please try and book in advance.
  • We will be running restricted opening hours for now, so please check before you come and see us.
  • We can only accommodate people children if they are seated in the dining room of the pub. Please give us a call and we will be as accommodating as we possibly can.
  • Dogs are very welcome but we ask that they are kept on a lead whilst in the pub.
  • Finally, se are so proud of the way our customers have reactived to the stringent measures we have put in place to keep us all safe and feel humbled by the comments that although the pub is sterile we have still retained the great Four Fathoms atmosphere - we lok forward to welocming you soon.


A historic pub 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. The Four Fathoms sets itself out to offer a unique experience with a team obsessed with fantastic food, fantastic beers, wine & spirits and above all delivering a fabulious experience to its visitors. 

The stylish bar and cosy snug area invite drinkers to relax over cracking Kentish ales from Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame, while in summer time, it’s all to be enjoyed in the lovely courtyard garden - take in the wonderful fresh sea air in the sheltered surroundings.

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Kent has a new serious player for best ‘gastro-pub’ but without an ounce of pretentiousness. Great food, staff that treat you like your family and fantastic interior & exterior areas. Can not recommend highly enough.

Adam S

Called in as we live nearby. Bar service was superb, sat and looked at menu. Had to wait a while as busy. Always a good sign. We were not to be disappointed, I had mushroom stroganoff, Karen had garlic chicken. I tried hers and it along with mine was so tasty. The service and food was brilliant. This place is a hidden gem.

Kim B

My wife took me out to celebrate my birthday, so I suggested the Four Fathoms, we've eaten there in the evening and really enjoyed excellent meals but we've had lunch there, neither of us are fans of Sunday roasts. That's changed now, we had the Cote de Boeuf, fantastic, 28 day aged rib of beef perfectly cooked with a superb selection of vegetables. Our starters set the scene both absolutely superb, then the rib of beef carved at the table and the remains bagged to take home. Washed down by a really nice Macon Lugny delivered bu friendly staff and at at a great price, no wonder the Fours Fathoms dining room was rammed and the pub is a finalist for Kent's best pub this year.

david L

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Another delicious dinner - I highly recommend this great pub for its terrific food, warm hosts and excellent atmosphere. And oh a pudding to die for.

Rachel C

Food again was tiptop as was the beer and service. Looking for somewhere to eat in Herne bay then look no further

Gary W

Sunday Lunch at the Four Fathoms was amazing. We was so looking forward to the wonderful Sunday Lunch? After seeing the meals served up the other week,I just had to try for ourselves. I had the roast pork and my wife had the roast beet. The food was to die for. Totally devine. Certainly the best roast dinner in Herne Bay.

Brendan E

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