An example of Aviator favourites (please check current menus for all dishes)
- Steak & Spitfire Ale Pie - a shortcrust pastry pie with slow cooked British beef in a rich onion gravy with mashed potato, savoy cabbage and leeks
- Aviator Sausage & Mash - grilled Spitfire ale sausages on a mountain of bubble & squeak with onion gravy
- Moby's Traditional Cod & Chips - a large fillet of fish, hand battered in our own Shepherd Neame ale batter, with chips & creamed peas
Welcome to the Aviator
The Aviator is the perfect stop-off on any visit to the Isle of Sheppey. Just a five minute drive from the Sheppey Crossing, it is ideally situated for all the island’s popular attractions, such as the award-winning beaches at Minster and Leysdown, Minster Abbey and Elmley Nature Reserve.
The pub serves a delicious range of bar snacks and pub classics, which can be enjoyed in the spacious bar or restaurant. The Aviator has won the Queenborough in Bloom competition for three years in row, and when the sun is shining, customers can enjoy al fresco dining in its large, attractive garden, which also has a children’s play area.
History enthusiasts will love the pub’s treasure trove of artefacts offering an insight into Sheppey’s role in the history of powered flight. Authentic uniforms, photographs and artefacts tell the story of how the island was home to 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 Aviator is also a popular function venue, and its stylish restaurant, which seats 60, can be hired for events such as wedding receptions, parties and corporate occasions.