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East Cliff Tavern, Folkestone

East Cliff
CT19 6BU
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E TA left this review about East Cliff Tavern

One of Kent's hidden gems, the East Cliff Tavern is a time warp of a pub a few minutes' walk away from the town centre in a terrace just off the main coast road. Two bars which haven't been decorated in many decades, hung with pictures of old Folkestone, house comfortably shabby furniture. The pub has a very homely feel to it and visitors (you feel like that rather than like a customer) are welcomed, talked to and made to feel very much at home. Home-cooked food is sometimes available, especially Sunday lunchtimes. Otherwise there is a glass counter with chocolate and pain-killers - quaint. Two ales on, I had a pint of Hopdaemon which was excellent. Well worth seeking out for its beer quality alone or for the experience of a traditional Kentish greeting, but don't expect any frills.

On 8th February 2011 - rating: 9
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James Tudway left this review about East Cliff Tavern

Quality old school boozer a right little gem. Lovely ale on tap and of course the lovely biddendens. 10/10

On 24th October 2010 - rating: 10
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Duran Gökemre left this review about East Cliff Tavern

I wholeheartedly recommend this little pub; this miniature beacon of joy on Folkestone's East Side. The pure joy of honestly priced, local real ales, bought by the cask and sold until they're gone, means every trip is a different taste sensation: some fantastic beers from Hopdaemon, Gadds, Whitstable Brewery, alongside other Kent and Sussex breweries I've forgotten (my apologies). I could probably remember them better if it wasn't for the Biddendens - a no nonsense Kentish cider at 8% - this pub is one of two in Folkestone that sell it and the other is full of would-be trendies who have no right drinking this apple-based nectar. Anyway, I digress. The atmosphere is fantasic: local characters, old aged and yet not weary of the world, warmly re-tell their life stories night after night - there's always a story, a laugh and a joke to be had at the East Cliff Tavern. The darts team is phenomenal. The entire pub is probably smaller than your front room and all the better for it. Ten out of ten.

On 30th August 2010 - rating: 10
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Folkestone Central, 1.2 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Folkestone West, 2.03 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Sandling, 6.92 miles, 2 hr 13 min walk (show)
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  • Darts : Yes last updated 30 August 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 August 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 30 August 2010 by hondo .
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