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42 The Bayle, Folkestone CT20 1SQ, England
+44 1303 251393
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12:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We found this to be an excellent venue for our re-union of work colleagues. The bar area provides a cosy, warm and friendly atmosphere and was enhanced by the lovely welcome from Nikki & Nally. Good to see some different real ales. We'll definitely be back. I for one, for their recommended Sunday lunch - or even for their new... More 

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Thank DodgyDe
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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811 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 396 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Great pub with real ales on permanent Ines as well as guests. There is now food on Fridays and Saturdays lunch. Also there are Nally pasties scotch eggs and sausage rolls on offer . They don't last long either. There is a fantastic atmosphere here to be enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. The service is always excellent no matter... More 

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Thank LOBSTER64
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This used to be a great pub serving meals to the community as well as patrons, but since the mother and daughter took up residence it has gone from bad to worse. You even have to wait to get served when you're the only one waiting at the bar while they finish texting. Ended up in the British Lion, but... More 

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Thank Michael W
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Was expecting great food from here as in the past they had a great reputation and almost rivaled nearby similar places...however the roast was extremely disappointing. It was like all the veg was from frozen and over cooked. The meat was over cooked and the potatoes not good at all. Will try it again though one day as it may... More 

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1 Thank Victoria I
Essex
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We struggled here as we wanted to eat and unfortunately their times are quite sporadic. That said the wine and beer were lovely, the dart board was a lovely touch along with the tv. Staff attentive and relatively quiet which we liked!

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Thank Emma H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Inspired by the positive reviews here on Trip Advisor the food to be had at this pub we went to eat here on a Saturday evening only to find that they don't serve food. At least not on Saturday evenings. Big disappointment. Had to find somewhere else at the last minute on the busiest night of the week. If you... More 

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Thank Nightwol
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

I went there by chance recently and had the best Sunday lunch I'd had in a restaurant for ages. There was a choice of beef or chicken with all the trimmings. There were about four or five fresh vegetables and lovely Yorkshire's. Highly recommended.

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Thank Y F
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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811 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 396 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We had not eaten here since Nicki and Nally took over the premises. So we gave it A GO! The beer is always good here, forever guesting ales.We had not booked but fortunately they found space for us. We ordered Roast Lamb and the whole meal was delicious. The veg was very fresh and cooked just right. I even ate... More 

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1 Thank LOBSTER64
folkestone
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Friendly staff and nice pub been here last about a year ago and left good review. However things have evidently changed, had roast lamb roast and it was not good . Fatty meat and over cooked tasteless veg accompaniment to add to the disappointment. When mentioned just had a comment of oh really , will not be returning which is... More 

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4 Thank getawaydays1
Ascot, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Friendly traditional pub for adults, close to the town centre. There is a good selection of well kept beers.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 The Bayle, Folkestone CT20 1SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone
  • Phone Number: +44 1303 251393

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?