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The Happy Frenchman, Folkestone - pub details

Happy Frenchman

Address: Christ Church Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2SX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5183) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Folkestone Central (0.3 miles), Folkestone Harbour (0.6 miles), Folkestone West (1 mile)

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And now reopened as the Radnor Arms.
tradervic - 11 Apr 2020 09:11
Permanently closed.
tradervic - 11 Apr 2020 08:13
I have been frequenting this pub now for a couple of years and I have to say it's nothing less than an enjoyable experience. As I understand it there has been a change of management about three years ago and although I cannot comment on what it was like before i get the impression that much has been done to improve the place.

The pub is very spacious so there are plenty of areas to sit and have a drink on an average afternoon. i can imagine it getting a lot busier for football games and band nights, but that's to be expected. The bar staff all seem warm and friendly, had a good natter with the barkeep about his beer.

Drinks wise they have more lagers on tap than bitters, off the top of my head I think Carlsberg, Becks Vier, maybe Fosters, and the bitter was Brakespeare for a while although it changes periodically. Whilst bitter drinkers might feel disappointed at the lack of selection, the one they do have is always a very good pint and looked after with plenty of care. Wine drinkers now also have a lot more choice, and there are the other usual suspects (bottled beer, alcopops, softs etc).

There is also now a beer garden which overlooks the church tower and remembrance garden, so smokers and sun dwellers are catered for. I also noticed large HD sets and even a 3D screen for the football fans.

All in all a very pleasant experience, recommended.
MantaRay - 14 Apr 2011 14:51
I recently visited ther Frenchmen and was really disappointed with the level of customer service I received. Both the staff and Landlord were of the opinion that my diet pepsi was flat firstly because I had ice in the drink and secondly because I "wasn't drinking it quickly enough ..." wouldn't visit again!
emmajy2k - 6 Jan 2011 19:43
6.25 for a j smiths and a carlsberg,decent jukebox. sorry don't recall much else but then it was our 13th pub that day!! 5/10
fat_beer_badger - 14 Oct 2010 16:04

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