A Weekend In Deal

Phoebe Shipton  ·  8th August 2018

We’ve put together a mini guide for making the most of a weekend in Deal. There’s so much to do and see, make the most of your trip by staying somewhere that feels like home in the heart of the town. Take a look at our Deal based cottages and start planning your next visit!


Catch the train from London St Pancras to Deal Station. On the high-speed line, you can be by the sea within an hour and 22 minutes. Look out for Dover Castle and the white cliffs on your journey!

When you arrive in Deal, head to your holiday cottage. Put down your bags and freshen up, it’s time to head into town. Pop into stylish Rose Hotel for a drink, try the Bar for craft beers and the Taphouse on South Street for laid back and sophisticated evening. You can grab a bite to eat as Pizzas are served until late.


Wake up and lounge around making the most of your holiday cottage. Stroll into town and head to the weekly market. Pick up Swedish buns, chilli sauces and wines. Browse the vintage items and grab a bunch of sweet smelling flowers. Stop off for a coffee at local favourite, Hope and Lane. Sit in the window or outside and people watch, Saturdays in Deal are a hive of activity. Browse the weekend paper and fuel up for the day ahead.

Spend the afternoon at the beach, swimming, sunbathing, reading a book or playing with a frisbee. There’s nothing better than spending time by the sea. Deal beach is a popular spot, while not getting as crowded as Margate or Broadstairs. On a hot day, you can see people sailing, paddle boarding and kayaking on the glistening waves.

Next on the agenda is lunch. For something special, head to Frog and Scot a laid-back French bistro serving seriously good food. Pop Up Cafe and the Lane are both good options for family-friendly fare or something lighter.

If there’s time, take a drive to nearby St Margarets. You can take a clifftop walk and take in views of the Channel and on a clear day see France. Pines Gardens has a sweet little tea room and the garden itself is a hive of sustainability and innovation.

Head to the Post Room at Deal station for iced coffees bacon rolls and breakfast cakes.

Spend the day exploring the town, take in the conservation area of Deal and look out for a few blue plaques. There’s lots of history in Deal, the Maritime Museum is a great resource you can visit to discover more. Galleries Linden Hall Studio and Don’t Walk/ Walk Gallery are well worth a visit for a dose of culture. Each one offers a different look at the art world and features some noteworthy names.

Walk along the seafront and follow the foot or bike path to Kingsdown. Where you’ll find a welcoming pit stop the Zetland Arms. Great for a refreshing drink or plate of hearty food.

Head back to Deal along the coastal path, pick up some fish and chips from Middle Street to enjoy on the beach.

About Phoebe Shipton

Having studied Marketing at University of Manchester, Phoebe joined the family business in 2020 as Head of Marketing and Operations. Phoebe is focused on making Keepers Cottages stand out, as well as ensuring the bookings flood in!

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