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The Royal Oak, Folkestone

New Dover Road
Postal town: Folkestone
CT18 7HY
Phone: 01303244787
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Manky Badger left this review about The Royal Oak

Perhaps I'm over-sensitive about "local pubs for local people", but I got definite vibes of “Royston Vasey”. Especially when “Jack” came in. I don't know who Jack was, but everyone else in the pub did, and made great show of welcoming him. We felt embarrassed that we didn't know him ! Whilst the locals were very welcoming, I did feel an intruder there.
It's a strange place. The clientele were all well over sixty and the juke box was playing stuff from the 80s far too loud. The vibe just didn't seem right. Ideal for the locals, but not a place to pop in to whilst passing.

But the food was OK. Two Sunday roasts, and drinks for thirteen quid. Can't be bad. The place had a meat raffle for those who like that sort of thing, and three decent ales can't be bad.

However, after all is weighed up, it's just another Kentish pub. A good pub - there are some stinkers in Kent. But in all honesty it's just another good pub. And so it scores 7/10 - average

On 19th April 2009 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Folkestone Central, 3.5 miles, 1 hr 7 min walk (show)
Dover Priory, 4.17 miles, 1 hr 20 min walk (show)
Folkestone West, 4.29 miles, 1 hr 22 min walk (show)
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20th Mar 2017, 20:00
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