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42 The Bayle, Folkestone CT20 1SQ, England
01303 251393
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lashings of GRAVY

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
LOBSTER64
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Sandgate, United Kingdom
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Sandgate, United Kingdom
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279 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank LOBSTER64
folkestone
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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 

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3 Thank getawaydays1
Ascot, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

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

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Thank Eileen A
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

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

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Thank jscotfords
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 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

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Thank richaturn
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

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3 Thank Enid C
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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 

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3 Thank BallsPond
Solihull, United Kingdom
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36 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 

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1 Thank pandlhem
Kent
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

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 

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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 via mobile

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

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2 Thank grezziwick

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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
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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