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The Firkin Alehouse

Open Now: 12:00 - 21:00
Open today: 12:00 - 21:00
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Probably the best micropub in Folkestone

Great selection of well kept ales at reasonable prices. Unlike other comments I much prefer the new... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
peter c
Folkestone, United Kingdom
great bear and cider

lovely little place, right in the middle of town. the beers and ciders are always excellent and the... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Les H
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  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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“great beer”(4 reviews)
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20 Cheriton Place, Folkestone CT20 2AZ, England
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

Great selection of well kept ales at reasonable prices. Unlike other comments I much prefer the new premises with more room and better seating. We have tried the other micropubs in the area and this is one of the best if not the best.

1  Thank peter c
Reviewed 23 July 2018

lovely little place, right in the middle of town. the beers and ciders are always excellent and the service is friendly and welcoming. if you are a fan of real ale you should add this place to your itinerary. there is always good sport to...More

1  Thank Les H
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Just stopped in for a quick drink as close to bus station. Great beers, nice service, friendly customers. Cosy little place, more real ale than hipster, Absolutely worth a visit.

1  Thank LondonFet
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Spent an excellent few hours enjoying some lovely ales at The Firkin on my first ever overnight visit to Folkestone. As a micropub fan, this place typifies the ethos - a no frills, uncomplicated venue where people gather for chat and a few well kept...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017

As usual, always checking out micro pubs and this was one we visited in Folkestone. It's very simply laid out with three beers served straight from the cask. I sampled halves of all three, Jay tried one of the beers and then half of cider....More

1  Thank DeeJaystours
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Well, he has only gone and moved next door to accommodate more customers . The place was full when we visited on a cold November evening. Great choice of ales as usual , great atmosphere and conversation .Remember to turn you devices off when entering...More

2  Thank lobster64
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

What this place has gained in space they have lost in atmosphere and character since they moved a few doors up the road. The beer remains excellent though which is of paramount importance but it’s like walking into a shop with bright lights, hard plain...More

1  Thank Rhubarbkay
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Great place, great company! We felt very welcome and had the best of time. As beer lovers, we were delighted to try local beers that constantly change so we could try many different ones. This micropub deserves more than 5 stars and I would definitely...More

5  Thank Eliane d
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

A gen of a place. No bar so brewmaster comes to table and you choose from list on wall. V reasonable prices too. A must visit for lovers of real ale and ciders. Hubby found best cider ever.

5  Thank Catherine F
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Micro pub with small brewery beers and ciders that rarely disappoint. Saturday afternoon post-shopping stop offs are our favourite.

4  Thank Sarah B
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