About Us

Shaun Head Chef

The Playa is a beautiful seafront pub and restaurant set in Minster on Sea providing breathtaking views of the Thames Estuary. With a large carpark, an award winning beer garden and a larger garden arrea where dogs are welcome we have all the facilities to make your visit a pleasurable one

We have been a family run business for 22 years, now headed up by brother and sister Neil and Laura Moran.

We offer an informal but refined dining experience created by our small yet highly talented kitchen team led by Head Chef Glynn.


We offer traditional homemade pub classics with that extra special touch, an open fire and some top class local ales.

Fresh Fish is our speciality and you always find some delicious locally sourced fresh fish on our specials.

In the summer alongside our full bar/restaurant menu you will find our Garden Grill and bar open and serving delicious dishes from your traditional cheeseburgers and hotdogs through to Jerk Chicken Wraps and King Prawn Po’Boy.

Our wine list boasts some of the best local Chapel Down Wines, alongside our own signature cocktails and over 30 local and worldwide Gins

At the Playa we truly believe our customers are the most important people in the world and our aim is to make you feel that way from the minute you walk through the door.

Our front of house manager Brian and his team are there to meet your every need and ensure you leave us feeling satisfied and looking forward to returning to our door.