Welcome to The Dove

Thursday 25th Jan National Pie Day

Fri 26th Jan 8pm - Big Orange Head band

Wed 14th Feb Valentines Dinner


Our story

A quintessential red brick Victorian pub dating back to 1860 which lies in the heart of the sleepy village of Dargate on Plumpudding Lane.

The pub boasts a log burning fire, wooden floors with walls hung with black and white photos depicting the history of the pub. The whole décor wraps itself around you making it a cosy relaxed place to drink and dine.

We offer pizza from our traditional wood fired pizza oven every evening. On Mondays we offer 2 for 1 on our pizza menu, we offer a Pizza take away service, Monday to Saturday evenings (closed Tuesdays).

Discover our menu

Opening Hours

Call For Reservations


12:00 - 20:00 

Wednesday & Thursday

12:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 11:00

Friday & Saturday

12:00 - 23:00

Monday & Tuesday


01227 751360

Our gardens

Perfect for the Summer

We offer an al fresco daily menu, all food cooked to order using locally sourced ingredients including herbs, eggs from our own free range Hens which roam the outside gardens. The pub is host to the traditional Kentish sport of Bat & Trap and played throughout the Spring and Summer months.

If walking or cycling is your passion, The Dove is an ideal location for lunch as it is situated on many walking/cycling routes. Victory wood is close by as are the hamlets of Hernhill, Yorkletts and Boughton.

The Dove is available to hire for private venues and the rustic feeling is ideal for a country styled wedding. We have a small marquee in the garden where we are able to host parties and receptions together with a rustic outside bar. We are happy to offer discounts for large groups. Please contact us for more details.

Weekly Deals

Exceptional offers from The Dove


Two for One Pizza


Pie & a Pint of Ale


( Free Snacks 4-6pm )
Free Snacks

Award Winning Pub

Featured in Michelin Guides, AA Guides and numerous other publications


What are cutomers are saying about us