The Sportsman is on the old coastal road between Whitstable and Faversham. For those with GPS our postcode is CT5 4BP.

By Car

To get to The Sportsman from London

Take the M2 toward Dover. At the end of the M2 (Junction 7), continue on the A299 towards Margate/Whitstable. After 500 yards, take the first exit from the A299, signposted Goodnestone/Staple Street and Faversham. After 100 yards, turn right, following signs to Goodnestone and Graveney. Follow the road through the villages for 3.8 miles. As you approach the sea wall, you will see a row of huts and The Sportsman will be the next left turn.

To get here from Dover or Folkestone direction

Take the A2 towards London then, at the large roundabout (Junction 7 of the M2), take the A299 towards Margate/Whitstable. Then follow the directions above.

To get here from anywhere else

Follow signs to Whitstable. As you enter the town you will descend a steep hill (Borstal Hill). At the bottom, just after the petrol station, turn left on to Joy Lane. Stay on this road for almost 4 miles. You may think you have gone too far but keep going and The Sportsman will appear on your right.

By Train

The Sportsman is in the middle of two stations, Faversham and Whitstable. A taxi would be required from either station and will take between 15 and 20 minutes. Please see below for taxi information.
Direct trains run from London Victoria to Faversham and Whitstable stations. A high-speed service runs from St Pancras International to Faversham where, if required, you can change and catch an onward train to Whitstable.
Please see National Rail Enquiries for train times and other timetable information www.nationalrail.co.uk

On Foot

It is possible to walk to us from either Whitstable or Faversham. From Whitstable the route follows the coast and takes between an hour and a quarter and an hour and a half, depending on your pace. The route from Faversham is longer and can take at least two hours to walk.  Both walks are very scenic and form part of the Saxon Shore Way.


We recommend that if you are coming by taxi, you book your return car early as Whitstable suffers from a taxi shortage most evenings.

Abacus Cars 01227 277728
Whitstable Taxis 01227 261561

A2 01795 430400/478888
Reeves 01795 536666
AnR 01795 535555
Faversham Cabs 01795 590949

Longleys 01227 710777
Wilkinsons 01227 450450

Get in touch

The Sportsman
Faversham Road

Tel 01227 273370

PLEASE NOTE: Inside seating is reserved exclusively for restaurant reservations but there is some seating available in the conservatory for drinkers.

Tuesday to Saturday
Food service: 12:00-13:45 and 18:30-20:30

Food service: 12:30-14:45 and Bar service till 9pm