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Welcome to the Belle Vue Tavern

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About the Belle Vue

At the Belle Vue, you will be guaranteed a warm welcome, delicious food and spectacular views.

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The "Balcony of Kent"

The "Balcony of Kent" at the rear of the pub offers some of the best sea views in Kent - across Pegwell Bay and out to The Channel. It's a great place to catch the sea air and (being South facing) lots of Kentish sunshine and spectacular sunsets. 

If you're looking for great food, you'll find it here. We also offer great entertainment, with live music gigs leading the charge.

We look forward to welcoming you here soon!

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A little history

The Belle Vue Tavern has a wealth of history dating back to the early 18th century, when smuggling tunnels linked the pub to cottages across the road. "Big Jim", the village blacksmith, led the Pegwell gang. It's said that a former gardener at the tavern drowned on one of his nocturnal "runs" to recover contraband from the moonlit bay, which was cached in the cellars of the tavern.

By the beginning of the 19th century, the inn was receiving the patronage of royalty. In 1830, the Duchess of Kent and her daughter Princess Victoria visited the pub and its renowned tea gardens, sampling the local shrimps offered by "mine host" John Cramp, who received the royal appointment as "Purveyor of Essence of Shrimps in ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen".


Fantastic meal for my mums birthday

We've been here before and rated it highly and once again this did not disappoint! We was celebrating my mums birthday yesterday...


Delicious Burger lunch on terrace with stunning view

Lovely helpful staff, incredible location overlooking pegwell bay, reasonable priced...


Absolutely delicious

We had the plant burger and a variety of 3 meat burgers for lunch. Spot on with the taste...

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