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The Aviator

A comfortable, family-friendly pub, serving good quality food and drink. As well as the pub’s attractive exterior – The Aviator has won the Queenborough in Bloom competition three years running – the inside features a treasure trove of the area’s fascinating role in the history of powered flight.

Authentic uniforms, photographs and artefacts tell the story of how Sheppey was a home of the early flying pioneers such as Charles S Rolls, the Wright brothers and the Short brothers, as well as the Eastchurch Naval Flying School and the Gordon Bennett Air Race.

The pub has occasional live music and supports local darts and football teams. There is a charity quiz night each Monday and The Aviator hosts a beer festival each August which raises money for local good causes.

The Aviator serves a choice of traditional Kentish cask ales, distinctive international lagers and a good wine selection.

There is a large garden, where up to 40 customers can enjoy al fresco dining and a large children’s play area.


  • Suitable for families
  • Restaurant
  • Play Area
  • Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Coaches welcome
  • Bar
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking