The Three Mariners

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At the buzzy Three Mariners, gastropub minimalism shows itself with a simple palette of linen-free tables, an open log fire & wood floors. On fine days, warm yourself on the terrace & enjoy a light lunch of, say, pan-fried soft herring roes with garlic & capers on toast. The menu eschews fashionable posturing in favour of good taste & very local, seasonal sourcing: potted brown shrimps with cucumber & crème fraîche, slow-braised ox cheeks with morels & red wine, mash & spring vegetables, & citrusy St Clements posset with buttery shortbread, for example. Amiable service adds to the pleasure, as do good-value wines, ales from the nearby Shepherd Neame brewery & decent set-price weekday lunches from £11.

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The Three Mariners

2 Church Road, Oare ,Faversham ME13 0QA

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Three Mariners quality means the price is more than just right

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Sep 2013

Editor's pick The Three Mariners has enjoyed a lengthy reputation for serving good food. It is widely known to anyone with an interest in this county’s restaurant scene. And in October 2012, the Oare pub was granted a Bib Gourmand, which the Michelin guide awards for “good cooking at moderate prices”. Being of sound mind, the thought of excellent food without having to dig too deep in the pocket is surely a no-brainer. It would appear I’m not alone in thinking this as the place was packed on the sunny Monday...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 10

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2 Church Road, Oare ,Faversham ME13 0QA

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May 2011

What a shame some of the reviews have shown the Three Mariners in such a bad way. Let me assure all those wishing to visit the pub things have changed. I live in the village and use the place to eat and drink on a regular basis. The Three Mariners has changed hands and is now run by the chef who had produced the food that gave the pub such a good reputation. New bar staff, new front of house manager and a new approach to customer service has really helped to make it a delightful place to eat and...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 10

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2 Church Road, Oare ,Faversham ME13 0QA

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Sep 2010

What a shame that such a great place to eat is being spoiled by some poor front of house staff. The food is consistently excellent and amazing value for the money. I have eaten there many times and seldom been disappointed. The decor is relaxed and with the right staff the atmosphere could be excellent. The younger waiting staff are always pleasant and attentive. Some members of staff, (well – just one really) however, whilst sometimes friendly, at other times are rude, aggressive, unwelcoming and...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 10

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2 Church Road, Oare ,Faversham ME13 0QA

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May 2010

This pub has a lovely location, looks inviting from the outside, has a highly welcoming interior, lovely terrace and desirable menu, it certainly appears to be the kind of establishment you want to go in to. However, the compliments stop there. On both occasions we were told that the restaurant was fully booked and the first time this seemed likely and even though the greeting from the bar lady was somewhat terse and unfriendly (we put this down to a bad night’s sleep or mood thing initially),...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 5

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Apr 2010

Truly disappointing, as The Three Mariners had been recommended by a friend, who had been to a ‘taster’ session during the week, and loved it. We arrived a little early, but were told in no uncertain terms, that although our table was ready, we would not be served immediately. Eventually, a waitress arrived to take our drinks order, but refused to take our food order – again we were told that we would have to wait until they were ready. The starter I ordered was not available (crab and avocado),...

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Lynn F.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 1
  • Value: 1

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  • Cuisine: Gastropub
  • Area: Kent
  • Price: £32.00
  • Wine: £12.50
  • Champagne: £45.00

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