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42 The Bayle, Folkestone CT20 1SQ, England
01303 251393
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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  • Food
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Relaxed atmosphere

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Eileen A
Ascot, United Kingdom
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English first
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 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 

3 Thank getawaydays1
Ascot, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

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

Thank Eileen A
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

What fantastic hosts Nicky and nally are ,had a great time ,great venue food was good could not have been better .

Thank jscotfords
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This pub is friendly and well decorated to create a clean relaxed atmosphere, the beer is a little pricy but you get what you pay for

Thank richaturn
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A wonderful warm welcome from Nikie and Nally who have taken over from Jill and Ste,were doing roast lunches today so gave it a try,glad we did as just like your Mum would make. Meat that melted in your mouth,crunchy roast spuds and best tasting gravey ever,couldn't fault a thing,course had to have a pud,all the traditional English ones on... More 

3 Thank Enid C
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Nikki, the new licensee, has been in place since March 27th and doing food for less than a week so the weekday menu is a bit sparse and a work in progress, but the pan-fried fresh cod is still there and was up to standard when we visited a few days after the kitchen reopened. On Easter Sunday only roasts... More 

3 Thank BallsPond
Solihull, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A group of us stopped in Folkestone overnight following a trip to France. We enjoyed the excellent beer and can only hope that the new tenants do as good a job as Stuart did with the beer (Next trip to France we'll call in and check :-) ). Both Stuart & Gilly we very friendly and we wish them all... More 

1 Thank pandlhem
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Over the last few years this pub has been a regular on our trips to Folkestone. The garden out front is a real sun trap and the food is very nice especially the chicken curry with extras. We have had many a nice Saturday with family enjoying the food and beer. Gilly and Stuart will be missed and we wish... More 

1 Thank cat_69Kent
folkestone, kent
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Pan fried cod was excellent....Gilly & Stuart are leaving soon....the chef is staying on so all should stay at the same high standard !

2 Thank grezziwick
Folkestone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I came here just the once a few months ago, but the managers were friendly, the drinks were at a good price, and I would go there again with friends - as well as my wife.

Thank Jason S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 The Bayle, Folkestone CT20 1SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone
  • Phone Number: 01303 251393

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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