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The Ship Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub
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The Stade | Folkestone Harbour, Folkestone CT19 6AB, England
+441303 248525
12:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Visited Folkestone Harbour Arm (28th December '16) with friends on a remarkably sunny day and needed a light lunch, so called into The Ship. The pub was pretty busy with many people eating. We were made very welcome and ordered our food, to be told that the food would be 30 to 40 minutes. No problem. In the event, the... More 

Thank John S
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and there was a good atmosphere in the bar with a good crowd and pub singer. Food was good on the whole but I was a little disappointed with the small size of my cod as this was one of the reasons for going. Bombardier beer also had a strange taste.

Thank Tim B
Chipstead, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Great beer, lousy wine. Good free entertainment, although at those times it gets very crowded. Marked down slightly because the smoking area is open to the bar and the smoke comes in and makes things unpleasant at the back. Friendly staff with great decor.

Thank 31Dave1960
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely Sunday afternoon here, live music around 3ish (who were excellent). Clean and tidy pub, beer was excellent, staff really friendly, customers were fab and made us welshies feel very welcome. Great pub well done..

Thank Michelle S
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

My family and I have been to the Ship Inn quite a few times, because the food is delicious and the service is great. Most recently we went for my sister's birthday. There isn't anything I can think to complain about, because we all had a lovely evening, with sizable portions and friendly staff. The cod and chips is especially... More 

Thank DoraTheExplorer52
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Come to the ship in on a rainy day and the staff came across nice and friendly talking to us about how are day was, thought that was very nice. Ordered the food when the cod and chips came out it was huge and loved every bit of it. Will be recommending to everyone and will be back soon :)

Thank Daniel B
Geneva, Switzerland
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495 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I was staying in Folkestone and popped in a few times for a pint and some nuts. Great service, good beer and plenty of seating in this nice pub. Only criticism is the prices. 4.80 for a pint of beer and a packet of nuts is ridiculous!!

Thank HullPhil
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The seating area is pleasant and not crowded the range of types of food is very good and once ordered the food is well cooked and delivered the rests restaurant staff are excellent and attentive

Thank Johnbarnsley48
Kent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Lovely food at 'The Galley' in The Ship inn (harbour). I ordered a battered cod and chips and which was a massive portion for a great price and was really yummy. The staff are lovely and welcoming :) I would definitely recommend!

Thank laurenthomason
Waltham Abbey
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We went to Folkestone for my sister and friends birthday.we arrived Friday early evening and had a meal here it was lovely fresh and tasty and very reasonably priced. Would definitely eat here again really nice atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Stade | Folkestone Harbour, Folkestone CT19 6AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone
  • Phone Number: +441303 248525
Public House serving food

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?