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The Boat House

The Boat House Granville Parade, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3AL, England
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
The Boat House Granville Parade, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3AL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Boat House I Love it Summer or winter if the suns out they are open. If it’s cold the owner will bring you a warm stone to warm your hands and blankets for your legs. The food and snakes are a refreshing delight and...More

Thank TimeTraveler1st
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tables on the esplanade - just perfect for sunny days, or any day really, as looking out to sea is relaxing no matter what the weather. Perfect stop if you want a coffee and to relax for an hour. They also do basic food such...More

Thank laurajayneturner
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

What a lovely spot. Yummy food, good coffee and friendly vibe. It is a relaxed place for a leisurely lunch. I really enjoyed my brie and bacon baguette. The cake was good too. Highly recommend.

Thank Kazlet
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Great cafe for a coffee by the sea. Verty friendly service and good value. Snacks are excellent too. Would have been 5 stars - the coffee was good whilst not quite making perfect. On the list to do again for sure......everything else is a 5.

Thank johnrjewsbury
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Can't beat breakfast in this spot - friendly service and great quality. Perfect stop when out getting some exercise, or walking the dog on the front at Sandgate.

Thank rfisaac
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

It was a lovely Autumn sunny morning so the perfect place to take a break for a coffee. They have thought of everything- even down to spare sunglasses. The coffee is good value.

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Cafe seating on the promenade with every little detail catered for - help yourself to the loan of a cosy blanket, the reading glasses, some sun cream or even a doggie poo bag if you need it. Add to that an eclectic menu, great food,...More

Thank Bemewsed2014
Reviewed 14 September 2018

I love The Boat House. My husband and I walked past this lovely place 18months plus ago. We saw the the Doggy 99s sign and said we’ll bring Lilydog. She didn’t even exist then not even in her daddy’s eye. She does exist now and...More

Thank Angela D
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We have walked along the beach path many times but always failed to stop here. Well we decided to put that right. A very busy venue, we had a coffee and a slice of lemon drizzle cake each.We had to walk to a bench to...More

Thank lobster64
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

So amazing to have such a great view to have a coffee, food or ice cream. Great for a sunny day to sit and relax. A wonderful little place.

Thank seafrontstudios2015
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Janet D
2 September 2018|
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Response from Geoffah952 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is open 7 days at this time of year, but not sure about winter. I think they have a website or phone to find out for sure!
Leslie F
31 December 2017|
Response from AndrewA962 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I am a reviewer not the owners. Happy New a Year.
16 November 2017|
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Response from FolkestoneDuo | Reviewed this property |
They open mid morning, 10.30ish and close mid afternoon as the evenings close in. Very weather dependent! Regulars sign up to David’s Whatsapp group to get a daily message about opening (plus a picture).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Boat House Granville Parade, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone  >  Sandgate
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