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The Guildhall

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42 The Bayle, Folkestone CT20 1SQ, England
01303 251393
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice environment

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Jason S
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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English first
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Coming from Folkestone with all my family still living there ...what a shame we finally eat in The Guildhall 4 weeks before the owners retire We all had a smashing meal and my husband and brother were very impressed with the quality of the real ales Happy retirement

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited The Guildhall last Sunday. Immediate friendly welcome from the landlady on arrival. That was a great start. Landlord quickly got our drinks and we found a table for two where we sat and pondered what to have for lunch. The husband chose fresh fish and chips and I had the roast lamb with all the trimmings. Food hot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely great public house, the staff made you feel very welcome and are very friendly. The atmosphere were great. We were the're for a wake and the buffet was lovely. A great pub to go to.

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Hertfordshire
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27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Our second visit to Folkestone this year, and we made a beeline for the Guildhall. Very friendly and welcoming landlord / lady. BUT they say that they are retiring in March 2015. Excellent real ales. Delicious home-cooked meals. Proper steak and ale pie, with lovely pastry top cooked fresh. Option of added mushrooms, or kidneys. Hidden away in Old Folkestone;... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Came in this Sunday for a roast the price has gone up to £8.00 pound but is worth every penny looked just like the picture from previous reviews and tasted lovely. great company,great pub I strongly recommended you pay them a visit

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london
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Traditional pub with delicious food cooked to order. Comfortable place to relax with friends. Family who run the pub are very welcoming. Beers on tap including Harveys and Nightmare Porter. Seating outside for sunny days. Just a minute's walk from the top of the Old High Street and all the bustle. Give yourself a quiet break.

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Brighton
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40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It serves Harvey's Best - enough said! We didn't eat here, but if you want a quiet drink not far from the Old Town, this is ideal.

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Greater London
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41 reviews 41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great welcome and a lovely pub to sit outside in the warm weather. Good selection of ales and cider. A bit away from the main town pubs, close to a pretty churchyard.....felt like we were in a country pub. Fresh fish on the menu but I didn't try. Looked fantastic though. Sunday lunch was superb, great portions.

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hythe
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16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Went here twice on a recent trip to Folkestone. First time Sunday lunch - I made the wrong choice with roast beef - I should have known they have to cater for everyone and for me it was a bit like school dinners but the servce and welcome was so warm I would happily go there and order it again,... More 

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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

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