About Us

About us

Heart Of The Country

Bursting with character, The Coach has recently been fully refurbished with a brand new restaurant, large garden & relaxing bar area; serving traditional Kentish cask ale, distinctive international lagers and Kentish wines by the glass.

The History of The Coach

The Beginning

Formally known as The Coach & Horses, it has been a much-loved pub in Hacklinge for nearly 50 years.

Due to the location between Deal & Sandwich, it has for many years been referred to as the "Halfway House."

Surrounded by rolling fields & countryside, we're ideally located only a short drive from Sandwich, Deal Town Centre, Seafront & Pier.


The Faces Behind The Food



Duty Manager



Head Chef

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Duty Manager


Beach Street Restaurants

81 Beach Street was opened in 2005, the aim being to create a great place to eat – a neighbourhood restaurant loved by the community. In our first year we were named “Kent’s Best Restaurant”.

Since then the business has grown considerably and in 2015 The Granville in Canterbury was acquired and in 2017, The Coastguard at St Margaret’s Bay and we’re now delighted to have opened our fourth site, The Coach in Hacklinge.

From just 3 of us, opening that door for the first time in 2005, to the 85 of us working here today, our purpose has remained the same. A passion for great food, great service, and a belief that the only way to achieve both is by the best people working together.


Join Our Team

We are always on the lookout for passionate people to bring their personalities to our Kent-based pubs & restaurants.

Whether you’re after a long-term career in hospitality or a part time job in a role you love, our teams are waiting for you to join them!

Check out our current vacancies

Book a table

Give us a call if you can’t find the time you’re looking for, as we’ll always try our best to move things around! For parties of over 6 people, please book with us on the phone: 01304 617063