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The Ship Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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The Stade | Folkestone Harbour, Folkestone CT19 6AB, England
01303 251114
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Early evening meal..as usual wonderful fish and chips, and if you are not a lover of batter or on a diet there is a pan fried option! Still waiting for the bigger tables to accommodate plate size! Thanks to some of the customers for choosing music of the 60's! This is a good old fashioned pub with a cosy, friendly... More 

Andrew B, Andy chef at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Thanks again for your review were still looking at getting different tables but we're also aware it's a pub so trying to get the mix right is always hard . We're glad you enjoyed your fresh local fish and also noticed that we now offer a pan fried opinion that's become very popular. Again thanks for your lovely review I'm... More 

Sandgate, United Kingdom
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518 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the ship to hear a local band. The place was very busy the doors at the front were open and some people were dancing in the street. There were plenty of staff on hand to serve. There is a full bar and they do good food. There are stools outside with a great view of the harbour. Watch... More 

1 Thank LOBSTER64
Andrew B, Andy chef at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review any feedback on what we could do to turn this into a 5 star review would be much appreciated. Andy More 

Keighley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here every night with my colleagues while working in folkstone ...the food is fantastic...not your normal pub food by any means...the "huge" steak some of the guys got was tender and perfectly cooked and served on a massive plate with all the trimmings and the catch of the day fish dishes were all fantastic...the prices were really good for... More 

1 Thank Ilovesuns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

OMG best cod and chips for ages! I'm a big guy but it nearly beat me! Perfectly cooked, good tasty crispy batter and crispy chips, very fresh fish. The chef is a really nice guy, came out for a chat! Thanks Chef!

Thank disconights
Folkestone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Come for the drink and stayed for the food it was tasty and absolutely marvellous! Fish pan fried to perfection! Will go again indefinitely!

1 Thank bethany112
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The missus took me out for lunch as it was our anniversary. We'd been to the Ship Inn for a drink before and saw the food so thought we'd give it a go and I have to say we were both very impressed. We waited about 10 minutes for our meals and when they came out they were HUGE. Wife... More 

Thank Scott G
New Romney, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

I've got to say that food at The ship Inn has to be the best quality I've ever tried. The fish and chips are to die for, cooked to perfection, what more could you ask for. Having tried other place in Folkestone since this still tops everything else I've tried, simply brilliant.

Thank Chrisclrk9
Ashford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Stumbled up this lovely traditional English pub! Andy the chef came out to have a chat and the fish had been caught fresh that morning....he could even tell what time the boat came in! Friendly atmosphere and staff couldn't be more obliging! If you don't like fish, my daughters had a cheese and ham ploughman's and I've never seen one... More 

Thank aciccone
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

After enjoying a pleasant pint in a very nice pub overlooking the harbour, we ordered Huss and Chips, never having eaten Huss before it was with some trepidation. Well we need not have worried the Huss was what the chef said it was, caught fresh this morning and it was one of the best fish meals we have eaten (... More 

Thank clivejac
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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Lovely meal here last night. The Ship Inn is a quaint little pub just near the foreshore of Folkestone. Our meals were a generous size and tasted wonderful. My lamb was cooked to perfection. The stafff were very friendly but should have come back to our table to check after meals were delivered. We never saw them again until tables... More 

Thank MarkNob
Andrew B, chef at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

thanks for the lovely review I do however think you were at the ship inn sandgate as we have not had lamb on the menu for last 7 months . andy More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Stade | Folkestone Harbour, Folkestone CT19 6AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone
  • Phone Number: 01303 251114
Public House serving food

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