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From Facebook: It looks like the Handsome Sam will be re-opening next Saturday July 4th...BUT with rules! I have come up with the following which will be in place and MUST be observed. Please take a look and feel free to comment or suggest changes/additions
1. Pub capacity limited to 19 persons. (1 person to 1 seat)
2. If pub full customers may buy a “takeaway” for consumtion off the premises.
3. Customers must sign in at every visit. (to be held by management for 21 days as per Govt instruction)
4. First come first served though regular customers will be given preference whenever possible.
5. All customers should use hand sanitiser supplied upon entry.
6.Wherever possible at least 1 meter distancing.
7. “Best” hygiene will be operated at all times though customers must accept that their glasses may be handled by staff on occasion.
8. Customers can pay tabs for session when leaving if preferred. (though no longer tabs allowed)
9. Contactless payment preferred though cash can be taken.
10 .No prepared food served only crisps, nuts etc.
11. No outside food to be consumed in pub.

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Handsome Sam

3 Canterbury Road

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Opening Times

Monday6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 2.00 pm
6.00 pm - 10.30 pm
WednesdayMidday - 2.00 pm
6.00 pm - 10.30 pm
ThursdayMidday - 2.00 pm
6.00 pm - 10.30 pm
FridayMidday - 4.00 pm
5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 4.00 pm
6.00 pm - 9.00 pm



About the Pub

Micropub just outside the town centre in a former shop. Named after the owner's cat which died exactly four years before the pub's opening date of 4th November 2014. The high-ceilinged room retains its original beams. High tables, bench seats and stools provide the seating, The walls are adorned with modern art and guitars, the bay windows with hops. There is a temperature-controlled cellar room, the Beer Tent, from which beers and cider are dispensed by gravity. There is always a pale/light ale, a copper type ale and a stronger one, as well as local ciders, including fruit-flavoured ones. Old Hector is a regular house beer brewed exclusively for the pub by Four Candles. Wines, champagne, Prosecco, mead, soft drinks, tea, coffee and pub snacks are also offered. There are some lined beer glasses. Cosy and welcoming pub with a village atmosphere in a town environment. Simple snacks are available.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Four Candles Old Hector

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Dark Star Hophead
  • Mighty Oak Maldon Gold

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Handsome Sam, Whitstable


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    10 ciders.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    During Whitstable Oyster Festival in July.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Quiz on last Wednesday of month.

  • LinedGlasses Lined Glasses

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Handsome Sam

3 Canterbury Road

Sat Nav Reference

51.354305, 1.02587


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Nearby Bus Routes (200m)

Stagecoach: 4,5, Triangle; 660

Nearby Station (650m)


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