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Cheriton Place | Radnor Chambers, Folkestone CT20 2BB, England
441303223333
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9:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am
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Dover, United Kingdom
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425 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant location on a corner of busy Main Street. Really enjoyed the visit. We sat outside in baking hot sun. It's a little bit busy and noisy but still fun. Overall a really good feeling and quality to the place.

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Thank Duncan H
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to the chambers a few times in the past and I refused to go again - the service was horrifically slow to the point we almost left and this was on a weekday lunchtime and there was barely anyone in there! This happened twice in a row. Decided to give it another go probably over a year later!... More 

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Thank VintageWildmanClan
Chamber-Meister, Owner at The Chambers, responded to this review

Hi VintageWildmanClan and thank you for a number of things here! Firstly though let me apologise for any bad experiences you've had in the past with wait times for you food. A quiet bar doesn't always mean a quiet kitchen though, as we cook for the Coffee Shop too and that can get really busy of a lunch and all... More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant for a night out or coffee with a friend during the day. There is live entertainment at the weekends. The owner is very friendly and welcomes everyone.

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Thank sallyanne C
Chamber-Meister, Owner at The Chambers, responded to this review

Hi Sallyanne C and many thanks for your review of The Chambers on Tripadvisor. Reviews on here are really all we work towards as they show a keenness on our customers part to share their experiences which will hopefully influence others to try us out! That says to us that we've done our job well enough with you as a... More 

King's Lynn
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89 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A subterranean bar with a real atmosphere. The juke box was loud and there is live music several nights a week. The beer I chose from an interesting range was excellent, (Adnam's Lighthouse) the service pleasant and I would highly recommend a visit.

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Thank Jeff1903
Chamber-Meister, Owner at The Chambers, responded to this review

Hi Jeff1903 and thanks for your nice vibrant review of The Chambers. Also very glad you enjoyed your choice of ale too! We're in this years CAMRA good beer guide & have been in pretty much every edition back to 2004, so we take great pride in our ales & ciders. Glad that showed in the beer in your glass!... More 

Folkestone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to Chambers for years and have always enjoyed their food, vibe and drinks. However, the last three times that I have been, the service has been terrible. On the first occasion, the cafe staff couldn't get an order for a sandwich right for a friend of mine, which kept having to be returned due to the staff... More 

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Thank Matt J
Chamber-Meister, Owner at The Chambers, responded to this review

Hello Matt J and thanks you for your review of the Chambers. This doesn't sound like a particularly good experience and thankfully through our reviews i can see that those experiences are few. That fact this is the case though pushes me to deal with these instances straight away as they need to be addressed immediately! Can i ask you,... More 

Folkestone, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, entertainment and staff. Has to be the best place to meet friends. Highly recommended bar.

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Thank AFrench1940
Chamber-Meister, Owner at The Chambers, responded to this review

Hi AFrench1940 and thanks for your concise and really positive review of The Chambers :-) In just a couple of sentences, you've nailed just what we try to make all our strong points. Service, food, entertainment and a comfortable safe environment to mix. The fact that you've detailed it here on Tripadvisor for other potential new Chambers customers to see... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to try this by our taxi driver. We just had beers but what a great venue. Lovely staff, the owner interacted to explain the new real ales and the atmosphere was really convivial. Would definitely come again and try the food. If I lived in the town it would be my local!

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Thank John L
Chamber-Meister, Owner at The Chambers, responded to this review

Hi John L and thank you for such a really upbeat review of The Chambers. I always try to thank taxi drivers that recommend us - as i know that many do - and your review is a classic example of a recommendation come good! We often find folk trying us out for the first time off the back of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Good was delicious. Owner was so friendly and helpful. Atmosphere was funky. Fabulous time! Drinks, especially the cider, was really tasty!!!

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Thank Tracy E
Chamber-Meister, Owner at The Chambers, responded to this review

Hi Tracy E and thanks so much for such a positive review of The Chambers! It seems that whatever we did or you that night of your visit we got pretty much bang on for you - which is great !! Very glad you loved your meal so much and that you loved the cider too! We've stocked Biddenden Cider... More 

Folkestone
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Went with a large group, food was fantastic and large portions. With good price range. Would not have thought to eat here personally but would highly recommend.

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Thank Louise G
Chamber-Meister, Owner at The Chambers, responded to this review

Hi Louise G and thanks so much for you great review of The Chambers! I'm very pleased that you and your friends enjoyed your time here and your food especially. It's not unusual to see comments such as yours where folk don't consider us for a meal as they see us as a bar first and foremost but we've been... More 

Folkestone, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Great little busy pub thats open till late weekends. the food is good if you like chilli and spice. the price of beer/ale or spirits is rather expensive, i.e. £3.50 for a pint, about 6/7 for a double spirit. live music or DJ some weekends, can get very loud in there, not allowing for converse between people unfortunately.

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Thank Markramt
Chamber-Meister, Owner at The Chambers, responded to this review

Hi Markramt and thank you for taking the time to review The Chambers. Great to hear that you've tried our menu and take it that a bit of spice suits you :-) We do however have a great deal of options so far as food is concerned and spice is actually a very small part of it. Our weekly specials... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cheriton Place | Radnor Chambers, Folkestone CT20 2BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone
  • Phone Number: 441303223333
Description
The Chambers is at first glance a street level Coffee Shop & roasters but by far the biggest surprise lies underground where The Chambers bar takes over! Either take in the great vista of watching Folkestone town life go on around you as you enjoy your freshly roasted & brewed coffee, or venture through the coffee shop downstairs to the vast area that is our bar. Featuring TWO bars and lots of seating in large group areas or intimate nooks just for two, we offer lots for you to do & try.Our standard menu runs Mon to Sat & offers freshly made Mexican cuisine, whilst our weekly Specials board runs from Tues lunch through to Sat night & presents the best in local & seasonal dishes. We stock only Kentish Ales & Ciders & have featured in every CAMRA good Pub Guide since 2004, being regional pub of the year for 2008! Continental keg beers are very well represented too with Bitburger having a permanent place on the bar alongside German black lager & weiss beer on draught. Music is a BIG part of Chambers life & we have UK & international artistes EVERY Thurs night. Playing mostly blues, folk & acoustic originals, you'll NEVER be disappointed with the artistes playing at Chambers. Thurs night is a fine entertainment bet!! Check out our Facebook for details of up & coming players. Booking for meals advisable though not always essential.

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