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The Guildhall

42 The Bayle, Folkestone CT20 1SQ, England
01303 251393
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Ranked #13 of 143 restaurants in Folkestone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British, Pub
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
hythe
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Rolle, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

It's a fairly quiet locals' pub with good guest ales and some top-notch regular brands. The staff are friendly and laid-back, and there's outside seating in a quiet part of town.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

I came in today and had the three cheese ploughman's which I thought was lovely the price was very reasonable as you got a nice plate of good quality food. You got 3 different cheeses all cut into great size wedges a selection of pickles and a lovely cooked warm baguette it was a really hearty place with great staff... More

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