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The Guildhall

42 The Bayle, Folkestone CT20 1SQ, England
01303 251393
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Ranked #13 of 140 Restaurants in Folkestone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British, Pub
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Brighton
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Hertfordshire
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Difficult to find without a map, but well worth it. Friendly and obliging host/ess. Quiet traditional pub. Excellent food. 3 courses, 4 pints, £45 for 2 of us. Fish and chips to die for. Local catch of the day, fried WITHOUT batter, so that you can actually taste the fish. A nice touch was that the sachets of sauce /... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I've just come back from a meal and drinks with my bezzie. Totally amazed by this place. The road was really busy for parking, but the landlord moved the patio furniture so I could park on a section of the pubs land! They are both really friendly. The drinks are good quality and low priced. I would say this for... More

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kent England
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Stumbled across this pub by accident and couldn't fault it. Returned several times. Food is fabulous and very reasonably priced. It good old fashioned friendly service in a good old fashioned pub serving the most scrumptious grub. I'd happily eat here over the many posh spots I've been to that charge treble for a chewy piece of meat. This place... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We've been to the Guildhall each time we visit family newly moved to Folkestone. It's a friendly pub, obviously treasured by local residents. It hasn't yet been touristified - probably to its economic detriment - but is a relaxing place to have a drink and bar snack. There is outside seating, which could probably do with being upgraded to make... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The Guildhall is run by very friendly people. We went there for dinner and it was rather enjoyable. They have some Sussex ales as well, however the one I tried wasn't to my taste. Next time I am in Folkestone I would probably stop by.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Stopped off here on our way back from touring Netherlands and Belgium and had such a lovely Sunday roast. Lovely simple good tasting food and amazing service Coming back next time :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This pub is in a quiet part of town; situated in a cul-de-sac. Mine hosts are welcoming; the beers are good and the food, all prepared on site and not bought in, is excellent. All in all, a really good experience and a visitor to the town would be well advised to call in to get a warm welcome, and... More

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