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WHERE TO STAY Cres­cent Victoria Ho­tel 25-26 Fort Cres­cent cres­centvic­to­ria.co.uk 011-44-1843-230375 Housed in a Vic­to­rian ter­race within peb­ble-throw­ing dis­tance of the sea. Dou­ble rooms with break­fast start at $100. Sands Ho­tel Ma­rine Drive sand­shotel­mar­gate.co.uk 011-44-1843-228228 Over­look­ing Mar­gate Sands, with a good restau­rant and out­door ter­race. Dou­bles from $165. WHERE TO EAT Peter’s Fish Fac­tory 12 Royal York Man­sions, the Pa­rade 011-44-1843-292485 A clas­sic chip shop, Peter’s of­fers good-qual­ity fish and chips but only out­door seat­ing. $7.40 for a medium cod and chips, enough for all but the largest of ap­petites. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Cinque Ports 50 Ma­rine Ter­race 011-44-1843-295887 cin­que­ports.co.uk Re­cently ren­o­vated, this roomy pub next to Dream­land prom­ises “clas­sic gas­tro pub dishes.” In the mean­while, or­der a pint of Gadds’ hoppy, dry She Sells Seashells ($4.45) and take a seat on the beach­side ter­race. Open for lunch and din­ner 12 p.m.-11 p.m. Tues­day-Satur­day and 12 p.m.-10 p.m. Sun­days. Closed Mon­days. The Bot­tle Shop 7-8 Ma­rine Dr. 011-44-1843-294069 bot­tleshop.co.uk In a town full of pubs and mi­crop­ubs, the Bot­tle Shop of­fers a lit­tle cos­mopoli­tan sparkle. Try the Ital­ian house lager, Bir­ri­fi­cio Ital­iano Tipopils ($5.70 a pint). Open 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Mon­dayThurs­day, mid­day-12 a.m. Fri­daySatur­day and mid­day-11 p.m. Sun­days.

Ziggy’s Rooftop Bar

49 Ma­rine Ter­race 011-44-1843-295887 face­book.com/ZIGGYSROOFTOP Another new place next to Dream­land, Ziggy’s is worth the climb up flight and flight of stairs. There are fan­tas­tic views of Mar­gate and Dream­land’s neon en­trance sign, plus some ex­cel­lent drinks, in­clud­ing Beaver­town’s Neck Oil pale ale ($5.70). Open noon-10 p.m. Thurs­day-Sunday; Closed Mon­day-Wed­nes­day.

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