The Waterfront Restaurant in Deal’s Beachbrow Hotel, which has long been a favourite with anglers, will cook whatever sea fish guests catch - and is offering a third night free on midweek breaks.
The hotel dates back to 1700s, when Lord Nelson’s Flag officers stayed here when berthed in Deal. The shingle beach offers excellent shore fishing and immediately opposite the Beachbrow, the newly restored Deal Pier is also popular with anglers.
Ken the proprietor, a keen Fisherman himself, is happy to organise charter boats and arrange river-fishing trips for guests staying at the hotel. The nearby towns of Dover, Sandwich and Ramsgate also offer excellent pier, boat and beach fishing,
Depending on season, the area is good for Cod, Whiting, Dover Sole, Bass, Dogfish, Dab and Pouting.
The Breakwater Pier at Dover is open for fishing Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. The Admiralty and Princess Piers at Dover and the Deal Pier, together with Samphire Hoe (which has a mile of fishing area, plus parking and a picnic area) are also excellent locations for a day's sea fishing.
For lighter inland fishing, Cottington Lakes offers two large lakes stocked full with carp and five lakes for silver fishing, which are open from dawn to dusk. The local rivers providing ideal pike fishing.
Resident chef Michelle Spain is renowned locally for a menu fish is strong on seafood and is happy to prepare guests’ catch in the Waterfront Restaurant. In summer months, al fresco tables offer views across the beach.
Please visit the website at www.thewaterfront.eu/