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Welcome to The Duke

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Learn more about Shepherd Neame

Historic pub hotel in Whitstable

Situated in the heart of the popular coastal town of Whitstable, the Duke of Cumberland is a unique place to dine, drink and stay.

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Coastal pub with rooms

This historic pub with rooms, which dates back to 1867, boasts a prominent position at the top of the High Street. It has recently undergone an extensive transformation, retaining its unique character while introducing a stylish look and feel. 
Enjoy a seaside break with a difference in one of its eight stunning boutique bedrooms, each with its own unique style and character.

We are family-friendly and we welcome dogs too in our bar and courtyard areas only; they are not allowed in the restaurant.

Cask beersCask beers
Dog friendlyDog friendly
Function roomFunction room
Historic buildingHistoric building
Live musicLive music
Outdoor areaOutdoor area

Join our team

Here at Shepherd Neame, we have more than 300 pubs, inns and hotels across the South East. We are proud to work with 1,500 ‘team members’ across our estate, along with 270 colleagues at our head office and brewery. 

We know that our committed and passionate team is vital to our success, and we are always looking for talented team members to join us.

Together with a great range of employee benefits, we also offer a range of in-house development programmes, to support and inspire you to achieve your goals. Click the link to find out what jobs are open at the Duke of Cumberland.

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Outside dining in Whitstable

When the weather is fine, enjoy al fresco dining and drinking in the Duke of Cumberland’s spacious courtyard garden, including an outside kitchen. Freshly prepared food is served every day, using the finest seasonal local produce to create a delicious menu of contemporary dishes and light bites. As you might expect from the pub’s coastal location, freshly caught seafood is a speciality.