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Great Sunday roast

Under new management and had to review their roast dinner which was excellent. Choice of lamb, beef... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2018
Christine V
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Old School Charm

A stones throw from the harbour, The Lifeboat is a small cosy pub selling good ales. If you fancy a... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2017
Chas B
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Nov 18, 2018
“Great Sunday roast”
Feb 21, 2017
“Old School Charm”
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

Under new management and had to review their roast dinner which was excellent. Choice of lamb, beef or pork served with roast potatoes, french beans, cauliflower & broccoli cheese, honey roast parsnips and carrots with Yorkshire pudding and pig in blanket. Home cooked with plenty...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

A stones throw from the harbour, The Lifeboat is a small cosy pub selling good ales. If you fancy a break from the trendier pubs then you can't go far wrong here.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Chas B
Reviewed June 6, 2016

Excellent little pub. The staff were exceptional especially Faye and Laura. Great music from Jason tooKeep it up guys.

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Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Very well run pub. Good selection of ales on offer. They are very friendly here, great service and they seem to have a lot of regulars. Garden at the side for sunny days. It is a short walk along side the railway tracks up a...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed February 14, 2016

This be a proper pub! Excellent home cooked food (British Lion, eat your heart out), a very friendly atmosphere and a good choice of ales, lager and small bottled wines. I can not recommend the Sunday roasts enough. Annette and her team are AWESONE cooks...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed March 30, 2015

Old school pub, with an honest charm. Friendly staff/ publican. My grandfather used to drink in this pub - his son is now 80 years old! Worth a visit and gives a rare glimpse into the real Folkestone. A real local pub. Recommended.

Date of experience: July 2014
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