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Lifeboat, Folkestone - pub details


Address: 42 North Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 6AF [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 35809) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Folkestone Harbour (0.2 miles), Folkestone Central (0.8 miles), Folkestone West (1.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.4/10 (rated by 5 users)
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Family duties cause me to visit Folkestone several times a year and the 150 mile trip is softened by the prospect of a couple of pints in the Lifeboat. A clean unpretentious backstreet pub , clinging to the hill behind the Harbour. The beer is varied and good and the locals friendly when they realise you are not a complete grockle. A nice little unspoilt pub !
inowhatilike - 11 Apr 2012 23:47
It's not a place that you'd just happen across but if you are looking for a good real ale experience it's worth checking a map and searching it out. It's a small corner pub quite close to the harbour and the railway bridges. It doesn't open until 1pm on weekdays although I guess that could change in the Summer months. There were four handpumps on with London Pride, Doombar, Sharps Special and Harveys Sussex. We spent a pleasant afternoon in there drinking the Sharps Special and had the place to ourselves until about 4.30 when a couple of other customers came in. It must be one of the cleanest pubs in Folkestone as the staff spend almost every minute that they weren't serving us cleaning and polishing the bar. Friendly banter and good beer kept us amused as well as trying to find the worst song on the jukebox (my All Night Holiday by Russ Abbott was beaten a short head by Hands Up Hands Up by Zig and Zag, I was gutted). An afternoon lost but not wasted.

PS - we didn't get any free Spag Bol like MankyBadger but did get some complimentary bowls of peanuts to keep our thirst going.

Millay - 5 Apr 2009 13:10
The Lifeboat is somewhere of which Id heard good reports, but was closed the last time I visited. It was open today. Five hand pumps were in operation, all with rather obscure ales. As we walked in I thought it odd that absolutely everyone was eating a plate of Spaghetti Bolognese. As I ordered our beers, the landlady asked if we too would like a dish of spaghetti. A complimentary dish on the house free !! With unusual beers and free food Im going to score the place 8/10 with the proviso that I will visit again soon with the intention of upgrading the place to 9/10.
MankyBadger - 7 Feb 2009 21:44
Basic but friendly pub on a back street, but with a good choice of ale - 4 handpumps on when I was there, but also three more which are put into use in busy periods. Well worth the short walk from the harbour area.
rpadam - 24 Nov 2008 21:59
Somewhere of which Ive heard good reports, and the main reason for choosing Folkestone to be the town for our crawl today. The place was closed.
MankyBadger - 10 Oct 2008 20:30

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