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Grand Burstin Hotel, Folkestone

Pub added by Graham Mason
Harbour Approach Road
CT20 1TX
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Grand Burstin Hotel

This may be a landmark building (resembling a cruise ship in outline, if you have an active imagination) overlooking Folkestone's now trendy harbour, but on closer inspection it's now a rundown Britannia Hotel. The interior Maritime lounge bar is large but dated, and the drinks range limited and unappealing. I had a quick pint of something called Melbourne Bitter, but couldn't wait to leave.

On 1st December 2021 - rating: 2
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E TA left this review about Grand Burstin Hotel

A truly dreadful hotel complex with a bar open to non-residents. It's shabby, smelly and as downmarket as you can get, having the ambiance and charm of a third world airport lounge. The large main bar area adjoins the 'Brasserie' (the bit of the bar with slightly less comfortable seats), the 'Victoria Restaurant' (the bit of the bar that smells of stale fat and unwashed tourist) and the 'Harbour Restaurant' (the bit of the bar with uncomfortable seats, the aforementioned aromas but safely hidden behind double doors). The food is disgusting, there is nothing resembling real ale. The clientele range from people on really cheap holiday deals to dossers who come in to sit in the dry on the uncomfortable chairs. The toilets stank worse than the clientele. I've seen better bars in Mogadishu. No, really, I have.

On 8th November 2013 - rating: 1
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Steve C left this review about Grand Burstin Hotel

The Grand Burstin Hotel Bar is called the Maritime Lounge Bar and it is very big, much like the hotel itself. There is plenty of seating and during my Monday afternoon visit the entire hotel was awash with northern pensioners. There is an arcade area and at the rear there are some £500 jackpot fruit machines.
The bar is stocked with standard draught and although I didn’t spot any food advertised it must be available.

No hidden gem here I’m afraid, just a large hotel bar.

On 6th June 2013 - rating: 4
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Folkestone Central, 1 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Folkestone West, 1.87 miles, 36 min walk (show)
Sandling, 6.52 miles, 2 hr 5 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Grand Burstin Hotel, Folkestone
1st Dec 2021, 19:29
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
28th Jul 2018, 22:42
Pub map correction submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved

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