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“A lovely little place.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Home Ground - CLOSED

Home Ground
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A lovely little place.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Discovered Home Ground on a trip to the sea with the kids. We had a nice cup of coffee and sat in the garden, the kids enjoyed a milkshake. It was nice to find somewhere where we could relax outside for a short while without having to sit on the street. whilst ordering our drinks I noticed the music playing was from a band playing the next week, the band were Ben Caplan and the Casual smokers and after going home and looking on youtube for their music my partner and I decided to return to see them.
Returning on the 12th September, we found the place very different from the daytime cafe. The staff do a great job of transforming the place into a bar of an evening. Ididn't even notice the beer pumps on my previous visit. The staff were friendly and professional and a great selection of drinks where to be had. The place soon filled up and the music started. Both acts where absolutely brilliant, a local act whos name i'm sorry to say i've forgotten and Ben Caplan who sported on of the biggest beard i've seen. A great night of live music in a lively little bar with bags of character. If anyone does visit because of this review, ask to be shown the well.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sirius71
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  • English first
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English first
Ashford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Acoustic Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

The home ground is a hidden little treasure, coming across a rather packed Friday night, with live acoustic folk music being played, a great selection of real ales and ciders, and later on in the evening being encouraged to try some of the 27 different home made vodka boiled sweet shots, the 4 we tried were lovely, we will most certainly be back to try some more..... highly recommended

Visited August 2012
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Thank alistair F
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delightful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

You can get a very good coffee here, but if you fancy something stronger great English and Belgian bottled beers - if that isn't your thing they have a veritable sweetshop of homemade flavoured shots - and did I mention the cake??
There is a gorgeous terraced outside space, quite magical at night with a lots of blue fairy lights. A very relaxing place to visit, highly recommended. Properly dog friendly too, which is a real bonus!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ninecrows
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“25 flavours of vodka... need I say more!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

I stumbled upon this fun and vibrant bar down in Folkestone early one saturday evening a few weekends ago. A friend and I decided to pop in for a glass of vino but the fun (and hunky!) bar man persuaded us to try one of the amazing flavoured vodkas they have on offer. Around 8pm we were several of the flavoured vodkas down (the rosy apple one rocks!!) and we came in from the stunning back garden at Home Ground and enjoyed a good local band. Lots to offer on the drinks menu and with 18 flavours of vodka left to try no doubt I'll be back soon!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Emsy69
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London
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The wonderful flavours of hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2012

This cafe bar is an absolute gem. Unassuming yet utterly charming, and there is something for everyone. Folks who enjoy nothing more than the bracing morning air will find that Home Grounds is open and serving excellent coffee and tea, as well as tempting baked goods that hit the spot after a nice early harbour walk. For those who prefer to watch the sun set, there is a very pretty garden and plenty of different beers. Should you wish to celebrate, then there are 37 varieties of vodka on offer. The best reason to come, however, is because Home Grounds is relaxed, comfortable and just a lovely place to enjoy. The service is wonderful and the welcome is warm. I cannot recommend it enough.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Naomi R
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