The Lantern Inn

British Pub, Bar & Restaurant

Good food. Good Cheer. Good Times.

A Little History...

Dating back to 1610, The Lantern Inn is well known for its excellent home-made food and selection of real ales and fine wines. Situated in the lovely rural village of Martin the pub looks out on picturesque Kentish countryside.

With log burning fires, wooden floors and rustic tables, the atmosphere is cosy and friendly, and very popular with locals and visitors alike.

The Lantern Inn

A Truly Local Pub

Just 5 minutes drive from Dover in a picturesque village, set within a 16th-Century building, this delightful inn exudes quaint, old-world charm, with low beamed ceilings, exposed brickwork and an unmistakable traditional country atmosphere. It’s not hard to believe that this pub served its first pint of ale in 1810, for it has lost none of its old-fashioned charm.

The Lantern Inn located 6 minute walk from Martin Mill train station serviced from both Dover and Ramsgate. We are 6 minutes by car from Deal and Walmer, less still from the beautiful StMargaret's bay and Kingsdown.

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The Best Beer Garden in Kent

Boasting an attractive outdoor space, The Lantern Inn is also the ideal spot to relax and unwind on a summer’s day. With plenty of outdoor space and lots of comfortable seating, join us to soak up the sunshine with a thirst quenching pint and a light bite to eat.

Not just a “beer garden”! When we say, “beer garden”, we don’t just mean a pub with an outdoor area. Whilst relaxing in our garden, you can choose from a terrific selection of drinks including real ales, a wide range of lagers and an extensive and great value wine.

Good food. Good cheer. Good times.

Dining At The Lantern

Supporting local food producers

We create our pub food using locally sourced, high quality ingredients. We offer a varied daily specials board as well as traditional favourites. Our philosophy of supporting local producers extends to our drinks menu too, where you’ll find a wide range of local Kent ales, wines, ciders and soft drinks as well as a great selection of gins and rums.

Supporting local food producers

Superb Food & Service

We are a friendly and welcoming pub that offers an enormous selection of homemade, high-quality pub food. Everything from delicious Sunday lunches through to stunning restaurant-quality meals is on our menu, with plenty of snacks and desserts too. Our dishes will also include Asian influences from our Japanese chef with specific sushi events.

What Our Customers Say About Us

Image Description Meg Ward
The best Sunday roast we’ve had! Fantastic service, staff really friendly. Beautiful pub. Definitely value for money. Good company with a lovely open fire.
Staff are always welcoming and dogs are welcome! Great job guys. We will be back! Highly recommend 5 stars! Thank you!
Image Description Aimee Reppin
Fantastic takeaway Sunday roastie! The meat was cooked to perfection, roast potatoes were beautifully crisp. What a wonderful idea to keep the community spirit going. The Lantern Inn is a huge asset to our little hamlet. Thanks guys, you certainly cheered up our Easter Sunday in isolation.
Image Description Jen Sutton
A huge super thank you to the Lantern Inn for welcoming us to their pub for my birthday this evening. I can honestly say that was one of the best meals I have had in a long time . The good or bad news whichever way you want to take it is - we will be back - we will be bringing friends ! two legged and four legged.