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  1. March 2020: "How Deal Pier has transformed since ITV's Liar was filmed for first series" Victoria Chessum, KentLive
  2. February 2020: "Deal is the Kent town that everyone wants to move to in 2020" Lauren MacDougall, HertsLive
  3. January 2020: Deal voted fifth best commuter town in London Evening Standard's "Where to buy a home in 2020"
  4. December 2019: "Deal … among best places to buy a home in 2020" Ruth Bloomfield, Homes & Property
  5. November 2019: "Kent's HS1 train service has revived and reinvented Deal" says Patrick West, The Spectator
  6. November 2019: Black Pig wins Young British Foodie meat category award reports KentOnline
  7. July 2019: Deal Pier Kitchen reviewed by Muddy Stilettos
  8. June 2019: Deal ranked 39th best British seaside town in Which? survey
  9. June 2019: Deal voted 8th best seaside town to retire to by McCarthy & Stone
  10. May 2019: "Deal … the houses are lovely" reports Hamptons for The Sunday Times
  11. May 2019: Linden Hall Gallery Deal voted Kent's best art gallery 2019
  12. May 2019: The Rose: "London has arrived" restaurant review, Grace Dent, The Guardian
  13. May 2019: Deal Pier Kitchen and Linden Hall Gallery nominated 'Muddy Award' 2019 finalists
  14. April 2019: Deal one of the "best seaside towns near London for a sunny weekend" London Evening Standard
  15. April 2019: The Black Douglas voted 15th best coffee shop in England by Big 7 Travel reports Kent Live
  16. April 2019: Filming of psychological thriller 'Liar 2' resumes on Deal Pier and will air on ITV in the autumn
  17. April 2019: The Rose voted "Hotel of the week" by Kate Lough, Evening Standard
  18. March 2019: "Deal ticks every box for a holiday …" Emma Ledger, The Sun
  19. March 2019: Deal "one of the best old-fashioned seaside towns less than two hours by train from London", Sarah Guy, The Daily Telegraph
  20. February 2019: "A weekend in … Deal" Gemma Bowes, The Times
  21. February 2019: "Deal one of the six best UK towns for spring breaks" Jane Dunford and Sarah Baxter, The Guardian
  22. January 2019: "Deal Pier renovation video" Hipperson
  23. January 2019: "The cool hotel guide: The Rose, Deal" Gemma Bowes, The Times
  24. January 2019: "A love letter to Deal …" Lauren MacDougall, KentLive
  25. January 2019: The 10 best things to do in Deal, Tripadvisor
  26. November 2018: Deal dubbed "the town most engaged with Breast Cancer Now fundraising" reports KentOnline
  27. November 2018: The Rose voted one of the UK's ten best best foodie hotels by Rhiannon Batten et al of The Guardian
  28. November 2018: The Rose named one of the 10 best coastal hotels in the UK" by The Observer
  29. November 2018: "Why Deal should be your next staycation" Rhiannon Curry, The Independent
  30. October 2018: Walmer's 'Goose on the Green' wins Kent Life "Independent Café/Tea Room of the Year 2018" award
  31. October 2018: "Let's move to Deal … these streets have tales to tell" Tom Dyckhoff, The Guardian
  32. October 2018: Deal wins silver gilt in RHS 'Britain in Bloom' 2018 campaign
  33. September 2018: "In Britain: Deal, Kent" article by Jane Dunford and Helen Cathcart of Condé Nast Traveller
  34. August 2018: Deal Pier café included in Dover Arts Development's CHALKUP21 project "9 Structures"
  35. August 2018: Deal finalist in RHS "Britain in Bloom" 2018 campaign
  36. August 2018: Walmer's 'Goose on the Green' a double finalist nominee in Kent Life 2018 food & drink awards
  37. August 2018: ITV returns to Kingsdown to film 'Missing' spin-off 'Baptiste' reports Kent Online
  38. August 2018: "A perfect day in Deal" reports Time Out
  39. July 2018: Deal recommended as "one of nine Seaside towns in Kent to visit from London" by The Londonist
  40. July 2018: "The Rose" reviewed by Jane Dunford for The Guardian
  41. June 2018: "Deal: a fresh guide for 2018" published in Weekendr - a getaway guide for Londoners
  42. June 2018: "The real Deal: inside The Rose, the coolest new boutique hotel on the Kentish coast" The Daily Telegraph
  43. May 2018: Deal first of "seven of the best seaside day trips from London" chosen by The Daily Telegraph
  44. May 2018: Deal beach one of the top 20 best British shingle beaches says The Daily Telegraph
  45. April 2018: Deal's "most breathtaking beer gardens" revealed by KentLive
  46. March 2018: "Nine reasons Deal really is the best place to live in the UK" according to KentLive
  47. March 2018: Deal named as "one of the best places to live in the UK" by The Sunday Times
  48. December 2017: Jasin's café to close on 1 January 2018 reports East Kent Mercury
  49. November 2017: Deal: Kent's Hidden Gem by Savitri Wilder
  50. November 2017: ITV confirms return to Deal in January 2019 to film 'Liar' prequel reports Kent Online
  51. October 2017: Finalist Deal wins silver gilt award in RHS "Britain in Bloom" 2017 campaign
  52. September 2017: ITV starts filming seven part drama 'Vanity Fair' in Deal reports Kent Online
  53. September 2017: Starring role for Deal in ITV thriller 'Liar' reports Kent Online
  54. August 2017: Deal voted 8th best UK seaside resort in McCarthy & Stone poll
  55. July 2017: "A weekend away - notes from Deal" article posted in Denys & Fielding blog
  56. July 2017: Deal finalist in RHS "Britain in Bloom" 2017 campaign
  57. July 2017: "Why Deal is England's best kept beach secret" according to Natalie Rigg of Condé Nast Traveller
  58. June 2017: "Big Deal" chosen one of "the best of the UK seaside" by Jane Dunford, Guardian Travel editor
  59. May 2017: Filming of Sky popular drama 'The Tunnel' resumes in Deal
  60. March 2017: Deal ranked top in "20 best places to live by the sea in Britain" by Liz Rowlinson of The Times
  61. March 2017: Caroline Read's "A Town Guide to Deal" for DFLs published in Kent Life
  62. February 2017: Deal tagged "Britain's most beautiful seaside town" by Jeremy Swift in The Daily Telegraph
  63. February 2017: Filming of ITV romantic thriller 'Liar' resumes in Deal at Hope & Lane
  64. February 2017: Filming of ITV romantic thriller 'Liar' resumes in Deal at The Marina and Wellington Parade
  65. January 2017: Gregory Holyoake reveals Deal's smuggling legacy in "Britain's most wanted town"
  66. November 2016: "Making the move to a new life in Deal" feature article in Coast Magazine
  67. November 2016: Bathing water quality at Deal assessed "excellent" by the Environment Agency
  68. November 2016: Deal and its Pier scouted as location for filming of ITV romantic thriller 'Liar'
  69. October 2016: Finalist Deal wins silver gilt award in RHS "Britain in Bloom" 2016 campaign
  70. June 2016: "Deal: a fresh guide for 2017" published in Weekendr - a getaway guide for Londoners
  71. May 2016: "Going places: Deal" review by Tim Palmer for The Sunday Times
  72. May 2016: "Eight reasons to love Deal in Kent" reports Nell for The Pigeon Pair and Me
  73. March 2016: Deal dubbed "The charming seaside town" by Kent Life
  74. September 2015: Deal featured in "10 best autumn breaks by the sea" in Coast Magazine
  75. August 2015: Deal listed as "One of 20 unspoilt seaside gems you must visit" by The Daily Mail
  76. July 2015: Deal named "Best hipster holiday destination for Londoners" by The London Evening Standard
  77. June 2015: Deal featured in "How the East Kent coast became the new Shoreditch" by The Daily Telegraph
  78. March 2015: Deal nominated "One of top 30 places to live by the sea" by The Times
  79. January 2015: "Weekend in Deal" feature article published in Coast Magazine
  80. November 2014: Deal voted "Britain's best coastal town" in poll commissioned by The Daily Telegraph
  81. October 2014: Deal's 'Seastar' dubbed "One of 8 best mobility-friendly holiday properties by the sea" in Coast Magazine
  82. March 2014: Deal named "One of top 30 weekend retreats" by The Times
  83. March 2014: "Ideal Deal" feature article in Coast Magazine
  84. February 2014: Deal featured in "Spotlight on Deal" by Kent Life
  85. January 2014: Deal wins The Daily Telegraph's inaugural "High street of the year" award
  86. March 2011: Deal featured in The Times' "Where to cycle by the sea" guide
  87. October 2010: Time Out article "Très près de France" published in The Daily Mirror
  88. June 2010: Tom Dyckhoff's article "Let's move to Deal, Kent" published in The Guardian
  89. May 2009: Deal Pier café wins RIBA and Wood (Structure) Awards
  90. May 2008: Deal wins "10 top spots to lay your beach towel" nomination by The Daily Telegraph
  91. April 2008: Deal Pier voted "Pier of the Year" by National Piers Society after finishing runners-up in 2000 and 2001
  92. 1980s: Paul Hogan, Fosters and Deal Pier

New Stuff

Public toilets in Dover district to re-open on Tuesday 9th June …

Deal Pier re-opened Monday 25th May 2020 but not for fishing …

Dog bans on beaches and set public spaces to be reinstated on 1st June …

Deal flood warning issued for midnight Wednesday 8th April …

Pier closed from 24th March until further notice …

"Which? survey of British seaside towns …

The Muddy Stilettos Awards Winners 2019 …

Deal … 'the houses are lovely'

The Rose: 'London has arrived' restaurant review …

Deal 'one of the best seaside towns near London for a sunny weekend' …

Black Douglas named 15th best coffee shop in England …

The Rose voted "hotel of the week" …

Deal ticks every box for a holiday …

A weekend in Deal …

A love letter to Deal …

Deal one of the six best UK towns for spring breaks …

Why Deal should be your next staycation …

"In Britain: Deal, Kent" article in Condé Nast Traveller …

… click Archive to view old stuff …

Summer Pier Opening Hours: 1st April 2020 to 30th November 2020
Sunday to Thursday 8am to 10pm
Friday 8am to midnight
Saturday 8am to midnight on the dates below
(dates yet to be notified)
All night group bookings available Sunday to Thursday 10pm to 6am
Pier Telephone 01304 363815
Pier Restaurant 9am to 5pm

Summer Fishing Charges: 1st April 2020 to 30th November 2020
  Adults Concessions [1]
8am to 5pm £6.20 per rod £3.10 per rod
5pm to 10pm (midnight on Fridays) £4.70 per rod £2.40 per rod
10pm to 6am £8.70 per rod £5.10 per rod
Combined day/night ticket £11.20 per rod £7.20 per rod
Club hire of Pier per night £200.00 Book Online
Drop nets & handlines £1.50  
[1] Concessions include juniors under 16, unemployed, senior citizens, disabled and students
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Links to articles published on this website from 2013 to date can be located on, and viewed from, the Archive page. Be patient while the archived pages load in your browser as each page contains a large amount of data and numerous images.

Fish of the Month Competition

The monthly fish-of-the-month competition continues and the council is donating two £11 day/night Pier fishing tickets to the angler catching the heaviest eligible fish (i.e. exceeding 1 kilo) caught in the fish-of-the-month competition. Details of current and past winners will continue to be published on the FOTM page.

Photographs & Postcards

If you would like to see your photographs of (or from) Deal Pier on this website please email them to david@dealpier.uk and they will be published on the Photos page. Images from 2012 to 2018 can be found on the Photo Archive page. Old postcards of Deal Pier can be found on the Postcards page.


If you have news concerning Deal Pier which you would like to see published on this website please email details to david@dealpier.uk. News reports from 2012 to 2018 can be found on the following archived pages:


Reviews of recent and historical sources relating to pier fishing in general - and Deal Pier fishing in particular - are published on the Fishing page.

Fishing LIDAR Maps

LIDAR maps of the seabed either side of Deal Pier are published on the Fishing LIDAR Maps page.


An excellent history of Deal Pier authored by local historian Gregory Holyoake in 1981 is reproduced on the History page which now includes links to numerous articles on local history, Julius Cæsar, the 'Patria', J.M.W. Turner, smuggling, Deal Pier café, the 'Rooswijk', local sea angling and newspaper articles (1838-1962).


Results of all Deal & Walmer Angling Association competitions reported by David Chamberlain are published on the DWAA page.

DWAA Competitions

Deal & Walmer Angling Association competition statistics and leader-board are published on this page.

Solunar Predictions for 2019

Deal Pier solunar prediction tables for the current month are published on the Solunar page.

Links & Resources

Links to relevant external websites and useful resources (EFSA, SAMF & NFSA competition rules, NFSA size limits and the Deal Pier Byelaws 1976) are published on the Links page.

Deal Location & Parking

Parking and location details for Deal Pier are published on the Parking page.

Privacy, Cookies & Personal Data Protection

The policy of the dealpier.uk website regarding privacy and the protection of personal data in compliance with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the Data Protection Act 2018 are published on the Privacy & Cookie Policy page.