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All aboard the Deal Hoy, where fabulous fare and famous wood-fired pizzas await

A traditional local pub in the northern quarter of Deal's historic conservation area. Follow us on social media for event updates.

Deal Hoy, Kent, Shepherd Neame

Come on in

Named after a small Kentish sailing vessel, the pub makes waves with its authentic wood-fired pizza, a host of delicious drinks and a lively line-up of entertainment.

It’s a place packed with character, with a smart interior wearing its nautical history with pride, and a traditional log burner providing a warm welcome in winter.

In summer, it’s all hands on deck, thanks to a large beer garden and family-friendly decking area, perfect for soaking up the sun.

You’ll find us on Duke Street in Deal town centre.

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The boat behind the name

A ‘hoy’ was a small boat that plied its trade taking people and supplies over short distances - often to and from larger vessels moored offshore. A water taxi, effectively.

Diarist Samuel Pepys records in 1775 that a hoy was a small sloop-rigged sailing ship, but other versions are known to have existed. 

Hiring one was easy enough - you just called out "a hoy there!”


Lovely back street pub

Went in on a Sunday afternoon and it wasn’t as busy as we’d expected. We had a hot dog from the garden BBQ which was scrummy albeit not cheap (it is Deal after all). Seemed to have lots of regulars, but were still welcoming to visitors


Best landlord in Deal

Had an amazing evening in the Deal Hoy went as party of a bubble. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. We Enjoyed gorgeous pizzas and enjoyed watching them cook in the outdoor pizza oven.

The almost secret beer garden had a great atmosphere and we were greeted and checked up on by the charismatic Land lord.


Saturday dinner/evening

Excellent pizzas and great service - Pub had a lively/friendly atmosphere. Pleased they were able to accommodate us at last minute.

From Tripadvisor