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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
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Lovely food, lovely staff and a lovely place to visit highly recommend the guildhall plus new menu is under progress but expect exciting things to come

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Lovely food, lovely staff and a lovely place to visit highly recommend the guildhall plus new menu is under progress but expect exciting things to come

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Solihull, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Kent
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

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folkestone, kent
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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 !

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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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
38 helpful votes 38 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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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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