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Updated: Tuesday, 30th November.
Staff will be wearing masks to protect staff and customers. Table service is available.

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Sportsman

23 The Street
Sholden
CT14 0AL

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Premises Description

Contemporary-styled pub situated on the edge of Deal.

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Opening Times

Regular

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 9.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 8 Mon - Sat
12 - 4 Sun

Operator

Independent

About the Pub

Despite the colour wash exterior, the building dates from 1683 and was originally a cottage for local farm workers under the Manor of Sholden (later licensed as a pub in 1836).

Entering through the front door you find yourself in a contemporary-styled pub with the large central bar surrounded by the main bar area and a small snug to the right.

At the back there is a large patio/garden overlooking the grounds of Walmer Cricket Club and Deal Hockey Club.

The real ale offering features Doom Bar and London Pride and varying guests, often from Canterbury Ales and Angels & Demons.

Traditional "Pub Grub" is served from Ploughman's lunches to cottage pie and lamb shank. On Sunday they serve up a Sunday Roast.

A variety of entertainment is on offer including quizzes, karaoke, live music, pool & darts.
Kent’s Public House Archive: Sportsman, Sholden
Photos courtesy of Sportsman, Sholden.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Fuller's London Pride
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    Large back garden.

  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Camping Camping Nearby 1000m

    Cottington Lakes.

  • Events Events

    Karaoke & quiz nights.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Sky & BT Sports.

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Sportsman

23 The Street
Sholden
CT14 0AL

Sat Nav Reference

51.222434, 1.375771

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (10m)

Stagecoach: 80

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Sportsman, Sholden - External © Tony Wells

Sportsman

23 The Street
Sholden
DEAL
CT14 0AL

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Additional Services
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Camping Nearby
  • Events
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Sports TV
  • Close to Bus Routes

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