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

Welcome to the Four Fathoms - back open for business, we can't wait to see you!

A Remarkable Pub in Herne Bay

Kent Life Pub of the Year - Read More!


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.

  • Four Fathoms, Herne Bay


    Enjoy great modern pub food to make you and your stomach smile

  • Four Fathoms, Herne Bay

    Like Us

    Get the latest news and updates from the team at the Four Fathoms



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

Review us on Tripadvisor


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

Review us on Facebook