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Deal Reviews & Articles

  1. April 2021: Britain's seaside spots ranked by Which?, Sean Poulter, The Daily Mail
  2. April 2021: Danny Boyle's Sex Pistols biopic 'Pistol' to be filmed in Deal Alex Jee, KentOnline
  3. April 2021: Monte Carlo or bust Beth Robson, KentOnline
  4. March 2021: Deal 'virtually Covid-free' Phil Hayes, KentOnline
  5. March 2021: Why Deal is one of the best places to live in 2021 Helen Davies, The Sunday Times
  6. March 2021: Deal on Sunday Times 'Best Places to Live in 2021' list for the south east Steve Waite, Kent Online
  7. March 2021: Deal voted 9th best seaside town to retire to by McCarthy & Stone
  8. October 2020: The adventures of Mr Doo in Deal
  9. October 2020: Three Deal pubs feature in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide 2021 KentOnline
  10. October 2020: The Rose and its 'eight velvety-gorgeous rooms' again featured in the Sunday Telegraph
  11. September 2020: Deal Pier Kitchen one of 'Kent's best supper clubs' according to Muddy Stilettos
  12. September 2020: Deal Pier Kitchen, Frog & Scot and The Rose 'top 10 foodie finds in Kent' according to Muddy Stilettos
  13. September 2020: John Corley made an Associate of the BSMGP KentOnline
  14. August 2020: "Top 10 new restaurants on the Kent coast" include Frog & Scot, The Rose and Eva's The Guardian
  15. August 2020: Deal Pier Kitchen and Zetland Arms 'top waterside eats with a view' according to Muddy Stilettos
  16. August 2020: Deal Pier Kitchen 'eat out to help out' is Kent restaurant recommendation by Muddy Stilettos
  17. July 2020: Deal rated "best seaside town in the UK" Sean McPolin, KentOnline
  18. July 2020: "How a holiday cottage came to feel like home" Jessica Doyle, The Sunday Telegraph
  19. July 2020: "The peerless pleasure of a day at the seaside" Kathryn Flett, The Daily Telegraph
  20. July 2020: Deal one of "Top places to live in Kent" Muddy Stilettos
  21. July 2020: "Kent's best and worst seaside towns" revealed by Which? survey Lydia Chantler-Hicks, KentOnline
  22. June 2020: "Deal Castle one of six Kent staycation locations for summer 2020" Sophie Bird, KentOnline
  23. May 2020: "Crossing into the surf", an essay by Zinovy Zinik, TLS
  24. March 2020: "9 reasons Deal is one of the best places in the UK" Lauren MacDougall, KentLive
  25. March 2020: "How Deal Pier has transformed since ITV's Liar was filmed for first series" Victoria Chessum, KentLive
  26. February 2020: "Deal is the Kent town that everyone wants to move to in 2020" Lauren MacDougall, KentLive
  27. January 2020: Deal voted fifth best commuter town in "Where to buy a home in 2020", London Evening Standard
  28. December 2019: "Deal … among best places to buy a home in 2020" Ruth Bloomfield, Homes & Property
  29. November 2019: "Kent's HS1 train service has revived and reinvented Deal" says Patrick West, The Spectator
  30. November 2019: Black Pig wins "Young British Foodie meat category award" reports KentOnline
  31. July 2019: Deal Pier Kitchen reviewed by Muddy Stilettos
  32. June 2019: Deal ranked 39th best British seaside town in Which? survey
  33. June 2019: Deal voted 8th best seaside town to retire to by McCarthy & Stone
  34. May 2019: "Deal … the houses are lovely" reports Hamptons for The Sunday Times
  35. May 2019: Linden Hall Gallery Deal voted Kent's best art gallery 2019
  36. May 2019: The Rose: "London has arrived" restaurant review, Grace Dent, The Guardian
  37. May 2019: Deal Pier Kitchen and Linden Hall Gallery nominated 'Muddy Award' 2019 finalists
  38. April 2019: Deal one of the "best seaside towns near London for a sunny weekend" London Evening Standard
  39. April 2019: The Black Douglas voted 15th best coffee shop in England by Big 7 Travel reports Kent Live
  40. April 2019: Filming of psychological thriller 'Liar 2' resumes on Deal Pier and will air on ITV in the autumn
  41. April 2019: The Rose voted "Hotel of the week" by Kate Lough, Evening Standard
  42. March 2019: "Deal ticks every box for a holiday …" Emma Ledger, The Sun
  43. March 2019: Deal "one of the best old-fashioned seaside towns less than two hours by train from London", Sarah Guy, The Daily Telegraph
  44. February 2019: "A weekend in … Deal" Gemma Bowes, The Times
  45. February 2019: "Deal one of the six best UK towns for spring breaks" Jane Dunford and Sarah Baxter, The Guardian
  46. January 2019: "Deal Pier renovation video" Hipperson
  47. January 2019: "The cool hotel guide: The Rose, Deal" Gemma Bowes, The Times
  48. January 2019: "A love letter to Deal …" Lauren MacDougall, KentLive
  49. January 2019: The 10 best things to do in Deal, Tripadvisor
  50. November 2018: Deal dubbed "the town most engaged with Breast Cancer Now fundraising" reports KentOnline
  51. November 2018: The Rose voted one of the UK's ten best best foodie hotels by Rhiannon Batten et al of The Guardian
  52. November 2018: The Rose named one of the 10 best coastal hotels in the UK" by The Observer
  53. November 2018: "Why Deal should be your next staycation" Rhiannon Curry, The Independent
  54. October 2018: Walmer's 'Goose on the Green' wins Kent Life "Independent Café/Tea Room of the Year 2018" award
  55. October 2018: "Let's move to Deal … these streets have tales to tell" Tom Dyckhoff, The Guardian
  56. October 2018: Deal wins silver gilt in RHS 'Britain in Bloom' 2018 campaign
  57. September 2018: "In Britain: Deal, Kent" article by Jane Dunford and Helen Cathcart of Condé Nast Traveller
  58. August 2018: Deal Pier café included in Dover Arts Development's CHALKUP21 project "9 Structures"
  59. August 2018: Deal finalist in RHS "Britain in Bloom" 2018 campaign
  60. August 2018: Walmer's 'Goose on the Green' a double finalist nominee in Kent Life 2018 food & drink awards
  61. August 2018: ITV returns to Kingsdown to film 'Missing' spin-off 'Baptiste' reports Kent Online
  62. August 2018: "A perfect day in Deal" reports Time Out
  63. July 2018: Deal recommended as "one of nine Seaside towns in Kent to visit from London" by The Londonist
  64. July 2018: "The Rose" reviewed by Jane Dunford for The Guardian
  65. June 2018: "Deal: a fresh guide for 2018" published in Weekendr - a getaway guide for Londoners
  66. June 2018: "The real Deal: inside The Rose, the coolest new boutique hotel on the Kentish coast" The Daily Telegraph
  67. May 2018: Deal first of "seven of the best seaside day trips from London" chosen by The Daily Telegraph
  68. May 2018: Deal beach one of the top 20 best British shingle beaches says The Daily Telegraph
  69. April 2018: Deal's "most breathtaking beer gardens" revealed by KentLive
  70. March 2018: "Nine reasons Deal really is the best place to live in the UK" according to KentLive
  71. March 2018: Deal named as "one of the best places to live in the UK" by The Sunday Times
  72. December 2017: Jasin's café to close on 1 January 2018 reports East Kent Mercury
  73. November 2017: Deal: Kent's Hidden Gem by Savitri Wilder
  74. November 2017: ITV confirms return to Deal in January 2019 to film 'Liar' prequel reports Kent Online
  75. October 2017: Finalist Deal wins silver gilt award in RHS "Britain in Bloom" 2017 campaign
  76. September 2017: ITV starts filming seven part drama 'Vanity Fair' in Deal reports Kent Online
  77. September 2017: Starring role for Deal in ITV thriller 'Liar' reports Kent Online
  78. August 2017: Deal voted 8th best UK seaside resort in McCarthy & Stone poll
  79. July 2017: "A weekend away - notes from Deal" article posted in Denys & Fielding blog
  80. July 2017: Deal finalist in RHS "Britain in Bloom" 2017 campaign
  81. July 2017: "Why Deal is England's best kept beach secret" according to Natalie Rigg of Condé Nast Traveller
  82. June 2017: "Big Deal" chosen one of "the best of the UK seaside" by Jane Dunford, Guardian Travel editor
  83. May 2017: Filming of Sky popular drama 'The Tunnel' resumes in Deal
  84. March 2017: Deal ranked top in "20 best places to live by the sea in Britain" by Liz Rowlinson of The Times
  85. March 2017: Caroline Read's "A Town Guide to Deal" for DFLs published in Kent Life
  86. February 2017: Deal tagged "Britain's most beautiful seaside town" by Jeremy Swift in The Daily Telegraph
  87. February 2017: Filming of ITV romantic thriller 'Liar' resumes in Deal at Hope & Lane
  88. February 2017: Filming of ITV romantic thriller 'Liar' resumes in Deal at The Marina and Wellington Parade
  89. January 2017: Gregory Holyoake reveals Deal's smuggling legacy in "Britain's most wanted town"
  90. November 2016: "Making the move to a new life in Deal" feature article in Coast Magazine
  91. November 2016: Bathing water quality at Deal assessed "excellent" by the Environment Agency
  92. November 2016: Deal and its Pier scouted as location for filming of ITV romantic thriller 'Liar'
  93. October 2016: Finalist Deal wins silver gilt award in RHS "Britain in Bloom" 2016 campaign
  94. June 2016: "Deal: a fresh guide for 2017" published in Weekendr - a getaway guide for Londoners
  95. May 2016: "Going places: Deal" review by Tim Palmer for The Sunday Times
  96. May 2016: "Eight reasons to love Deal in Kent" reports Nell for The Pigeon Pair and Me
  97. March 2016: Deal dubbed "The charming seaside town" by Kent Life
  98. September 2015: Deal featured in "10 best autumn breaks by the sea" in Coast Magazine
  99. August 2015: Deal listed as "One of 20 unspoilt seaside gems you must visit" by The Daily Mail
  100. July 2015: Deal named "Best hipster holiday destination for Londoners" by The London Evening Standard
  101. June 2015: Deal featured in "How the East Kent coast became the new Shoreditch" by The Daily Telegraph
  102. March 2015: Deal nominated "One of top 30 places to live by the sea" by The Times
  103. January 2015: "Weekend in Deal" feature article published in Coast Magazine
  104. November 2014: Deal voted "Britain's best coastal town" in poll commissioned by The Daily Telegraph
  105. October 2014: Deal's 'Seastar' dubbed "One of 8 best mobility-friendly holiday properties by the sea" in Coast Magazine
  106. March 2014: Deal named "One of top 30 weekend retreats" by The Times
  107. March 2014: "Ideal Deal" feature article in Coast Magazine
  108. February 2014: Deal featured in "Spotlight on Deal" by Kent Life
  109. January 2014: Deal wins The Daily Telegraph's inaugural "High street of the year" award
  110. March 2011: Deal featured in The Times' "Where to cycle by the sea" guide
  111. October 2010: Time Out article "Très près de France" published in The Daily Mirror
  112. June 2010: Tom Dyckhoff's article "Let's move to Deal, Kent" published in The Guardian
  113. May 2009: Deal Pier café wins RIBA and Wood (Structure) Awards
  114. May 2008: Deal wins "10 top spots to lay your beach towel" nomination by The Daily Telegraph
  115. April 2008: Deal Pier voted "Pier of the Year" by National Piers Society after finishing runners-up in 2000 and 2001
  116. 1980s: Paul Hogan, Fosters and Deal Pier

New Stuff

Britain's seaside spots ranked by Which? …

Danny Boyle's Sex Pistols biopic 'Pistol' to be filmed in Deal …

Prince Philip and Deal Pier …

Monte Carlo or bust …

Deal 'virtually Covid-free' …

Why Deal is one of the best places to live in 2021 …

Clocks go forward on Sunday, 28th March 2021 …

Drone pictures of Deal Pier under snow on 8th February 2021 …

… click Archive to view old stuff …

Deal Sea Fishing Forecast

Revised Pier Opening Hours wef 4th July 2020
Monday to Thursday 10am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 8am to 5pm
Sunday 8am to 5pm
Revised Pier Restaurant Opening Hours wef 4th July 2020
Monday to Thursday Closed
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday 9am to 4pm
Sunday 9am to 4pm
Pier Telephone 01304 363815
Fishing is currently unavailable on the Pier

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Deal Pier Website Pages


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, local activities 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.