English Heritage sites near Folkestone Parish

St John's Commandery


5 miles from Folkestone Parish

The flint-walled 13th-century chapel and hall of a 'Commandery' of Knights Hospitallers, later converted into a farmhouse.

Western Heights, Dover


6 miles from Folkestone Parish

A huge fortification begun during the Napoleonic Wars and completed in the 1860s, designed to protect Dover from French invasion. Only the moat can be visited.

Knights Templar Church, Dover


6 miles from Folkestone Parish

The foundations of a small medieval church, traditionally said to have been the site of King John's submission to the Papal Legate in 1213.

Dover Castle


7 miles from Folkestone Parish

High atop the iconic White Cliffs of Dover sits the most iconic of all English fortresses. From the mighty medieval keep to the labyrinth of secret wartime tunnels below, a family day out at Dover towers above all others.

Dymchurch Martello Tower


9 miles from Folkestone Parish

This is one of a chain of ingeniously designed artillery towers built around the south and east coasts of England from 1805 to protect against the threat of invasion by Napoleon.

Walmer Castle and Gardens


13 miles from Folkestone Parish

Built during the reign of King Henry VIII and perched on the picturesque Kent coastline, Walmer Castle is one of the most fascinating visitor attractions in the South East.

Churches in Folkestone Parish

All Souls Church

Cheriton High Street Cheriton
07709 830220

In December 2021 we welcome Rev Stephen Crofts as Priest in Charge 

Folkestone: St Peter

North Street Folkestone Canterbury
(01303) 680441

St Peter's Church overlooks Folkestone Harbour and has been a focal point for the local fisherman and seafarers for over 100 years, and has close links with St Peter's School located on the same site.

We welcome you to come along and join us in our worship to God.

Holy Trinity Church Folkestone, Part of the Trinity Benefice

Sandgate Road Folkestone
01303 244299

Holy Trinity Church Folkestone is Part of the Trinity Benefice, Folkestone.

For full details visit the website


To contact our administrator use the details below:

Trinity Benefice Office

c/o St George's Church

8 Audley Road

Folkestone, Kent

CT20 3QA

Phone: 01303 244299

E-mail: [email protected]

Office opening times:

Mondays. 9.00am - 2.30pm

Wednesdays 9.00am - 12.30pm

Thursdays 9.00am - 2.30pm

Fridays 9.00am - 2.30pm

St Augustine

Dover Road Folkestone
01303 252947

This church does not have regular Church of England Services. Please refer to the parish church of St Mary and St Eanswythe in Church Street/The Bayle in the town centre. Services are held as follows:

                                                                                Sundays 10:30 Sung Eucharist

                                                                                Fourth Thursdays 10:30 Said Eucharist

All telephone enquiries to 01303 252947

email: [email protected]

St John the Baptist
St Martin's

Horn Street Cheriton Folkestone
07709 830220

From 1st December 2021 we welcome Rev Stephen Crofts as our Priest in Charge.

St Mary & St Eanswythe

Church Street Folkestone Kent
01303 252947

Vicar:  Rev Dr John Walker, The Vicarage, Priory Gardens, Folkestone  CT20 1SW     email: [email protected]

Churchwardens:     Mr Tom Bertram  

                                    Mr Andrew Plested 07860 175123 / [email protected]


Parish Safeguarding Officer:  Kim Adlington  01303 627070 / [email protected]

The Diocese of Canterbury: https://www.canterburydiocese.org/safeguarding/

Kent County Council Social Services: https://www.kent.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/report-abuse

NSPCC: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse/

Childline: https://www.childline.org.uk/


Parish Child Protection Policy

The parochial church council -

* will comply with this Child Protection Policy statement of the Church of England

* accepts the responsibilities of the parish for all work with children and young people

   carried out in the name of the church as set out in the House of Bishops' publication

   "Protecting all God's children"

* will follow the procedures and guidance contained within "Protecting all God's children"

   and diocesan child protection Guidelines

* will appoint a Child Protection Co-ordinator

The Child Protection Policy statement of the Church of England

The Church of England, in all aspects of its life, is committed to and will champion the protection of children and young people both in society as a whole and in its own community.

It fully accepts, endorses and will implement the principle enshrined in the Children Act 1989 that the welfare of the child is paramount.

The Church of England will foster and encourage best practice within its community by setting standards for working with children and young people and by supporting parents in the care of their children.

It will work with statutory bodies, voluntary agencies and other faith communities to promote the safety and well-being of children and young people.

It is committed to acting promptly whenever a concern is raised about a child or young person or about the behaviour of an adult, and will work with the appropriate statutory bodies when an investigation into child abuse is necessary.

St. George's Church Folkestone, Part of the Trinity Benefice

8, Audley Road Folkestone Hythe
01303 244299

St. George's Church Folkestone is Part of the Trinity Benefice, Folkestone.

For full details visit the website


Pubs in Folkestone Parish

Beer Shop Folkestone

32 Rendezvous Street, Folkestone, CT20 1EZ

Shop conversion to a specialist beer bar selling keg, bottled and canned products with usually one or perhaps two micro-brewery cask ales served from rear wall taps. Also available is a good selection of other alcoholic and soft drinks. T...
BIG BOYS fine Burger Bar

35 Old High Street, Folkestone, CT20 1RL

An ex Shepherd Neame pub that has been through several re-incarnations as coffee lounge and now a burger bar on the edge of the "Creative Quaqrter"
Black Bull
Bouverie Tap

45 Bouverie Road West, Folkestone, CT20 2SZ
(01303) 255977

This small pub located at the west end of Folkestone includes a basement restaurant and offers three changing local ales, a local cider and locally sourced food. The pub is decorated with interesting old posters and adverts along with an e...
Brewery Tap
Brickfield Cookhouse Pub

Cherry Garden Avenue, Folkestone, CT19 4AP
(01303) 273620

Built on an old brick quarry this pub/restaurant adjacent to the A20 and Premier Travel Inn. provides food all day with breakfasts from 6:30am Monday to Friday and 7:00am at weekends. A convenient location for a stopover for the continent...
British Lion

10 The Bayle, Folkestone, CT20 1SQ
(01303) 251478

Easy to find next to the parish church and everything a town pub should be. Said to be the oldest pub in town it has a bow-windowed Queen Anne front hiding a 15th century cosy interior with an area set aside for eating good food to accompan...
Cafe Corwch

15 Rendezvous street, Folkestone, CT20 1EY
(01303) 246188

A café bar in the Creative quarter of Folkestone selling a range of bottle conditioned beers, plus some Belgian and American beers in th evenings.
Castle Inn

77 Foord Road, Folkestone, CT19 5AD

Castle Inn, Folkestone

Radnor Chambers, Cheriton Place, Folkestone, CT20 2BB
(01303) 223333

A spacious cellar bar with six hand pumps beneath a licensed coffee shop, beers include some from local breweries and at least two real ciders. A beer festival is held over the Easter weekend. Live music from 8pm, usually with free admiss...
Cheriton Bowls Club
Cheriton Oddfellows Club

10 Broomfield Road, Folkestone, CT19 4DH
(01303) 275604

A Family Social Club with anyone can ask to be signed in for a small donation, say £1. Annual membership is £15 or £5 over 65. No food except rolls on Saturday lunchtime, otherwise nuts and crisps.
Cherry Pickers

Ashley Avenue, Folkestone, CT19 4NY
(01303) 275714

Lively locals pub built in 1952 just off main road in the residential area North of Cheriton. Large garden with play area. Closed after fire damage and subsequently demolished.
Clifton Hotel

Clifton Gardens, The Leas, Folkestone, CT20 2EB
(01303) 851231

Comfortable Best Western hotel next to the William Harvey statue, overlooking the sea, bandstand and Folkestone’s war memorial to the 19,000 British soldiers who died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Luncheons are served daily...
County Fayre

3 Old High Street, Folkestone, CT20 1RJ

A traditional farm shop in the middle of Folkestone that offers jars of Kentish products including a range of bottled conditioned beers
East Cliff Tavern

13-15 East Cliff, Folkestone, CT19 6BU
(01303) 251132

Friendly terraced back-street pub since 1862, in same family since 1967. Near a footpath across the disused railway line, a short walk from the harbour. The main bar is to the right and there are usually two beers often from local breweries...
East Kent Arms

21 Sandgate Road, Folkestone, CT20 1SB
07825 559262

Town Centre pub providing an outside area and live music Saturday afternoons and Sunday evenings
Finn's Gin & Real Ales

20 Cheriton High Street, Folkestone, CT19 4ET
07590 107195

A new bar that opened on 2 February 2019, it has stools for seating around the walls and some seating at the bar. There is a large television screen on one wall and a prominent darts board. Opening hours may be subject to change.
Firkin Alehouse

21 Cheriton Place, Folkestone, CT20 2AY
07894 068432

Folkestone's first micropub from November 2012, with up to four cask beers - often including one from a Kent micro-brewery - and up to six ciders all served on gravity from a temperature-controlled cellar room. Also available from the displ...
Firkin Alehouse
Firs Club
Folkestone Railway Social Club

Canterbury Road, Folkestone, CT19 5NG
(01303) 251997

CAMRA members with cards may enter
Folkestone Sports Centre

42 The Bayle, Folkestone, CT20 1SQ
(01303) 251393

A welcoming, traditional single bar pub in Folkestone’s historic Bayle area, a few minutes from the town centre. Built around 1848 as the Globe and renamed in 1987. Two regular and two or three guest ales from the Punch Finest Cask selectio...
Harbour Inn

24-26 Harbour Street, Folkestone, CT20 1QN
(01303) 487260

This former George Beer and Co, Fremlins pub-hotel until bought by Whitbread, who already owned the former Mackeson True Britain pub next door was combined to form the Old Harbour Crab and Oyster Harbour Inn, a fish version of the Beefeater...

10-12 Langhorne Gardens, Folkestone, CT20 2EA
(01303) 253758

The cellar bar of the Langhorne Garden Hotel is deceivingly spacious but surprisingly cosy especially with the real fire burning. Two bars with several areas for drinking or enjoying the popular good value lunchtime food. Three large screen...
Home Taproom

61 Tontine Street, Folkestone, CT20 1JR
(01303) 244666

Originally opened on 29th April 2017 as the Troubadour of Kent being a micropub with a small raised stage area for poetry readings, poetry, storytelling and live acoustic music. After a short closure, it reopened on 25 January 2019 as the T...
Jetty's Bar

5 Fishmarket, Folkestone, CT19 6AE

Replaced by Rock Salt restaurant which opened during 2011
Kensi's Bar
Keppels Bar & Bistro

The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone, CT20 2XL
(01303) 222244

Comfortable bar and bistro on the ground floor of the Grand, a former hotel dating from Edwardian times. The bar has a number of stylish light fittings, a piano that is played lunchtimes and evenings and is popular with the residents, local...
Kipps' Alehouse

11-15 Old High Street, Folkestone, CT20 1RL
(01303) 246766

Kipps' Alehouse follows the general principle of a micro-pub, serving real ale directly from the cask. In this case from a glass enclosed and cooled steel stillage. Generally, the Alehouse has a local Kentish ale, a guest ale being an awar...

42 North Street, Folkestone, CT19 6AF
(01303) 254465

This is a welcoming corner pub near Folkestone old harbour and serves an ever changing selection of local and national beers with at least one from Kent. Food is limited to traditional Roast dinners Sunday lunchtime. Photographs of old li...
Lord Morris

16 The Stade, Folkestone, CT19 6AB
(01303) 254546

This welcoming former Mackeson pub rebuilt in the 1930s is approached through mid-19th century railway arches. Outside tables overlook Folkestone’s old fishing harbour and the recently revived harbour arm. Just fifty yards away are the “S...
Master Brewer

Perries Mead, Broadmead Village, Folkestone, CT19 5UD
(01303) 250903

The epitome of a modern pub with a comfortable interior and friendly atmosphere in the centre of the Broadmead estate serving traditional pub food including steak and kidney pudding wholesome sandwiches and baguettes. Roast dinners are ava...

74 Coolinge Lane, Shorncliffe, Folkestone, CT20 3QE
(01303) 253748

A friendly local community pub built in 1867 as the Shorncliffe Arms, and was renamed the Railway Hotel in 1887. It quickly became the last watering hole for many soldiers billeted in nearby Shorncliffe barracks before they boarded trains...
Office Bar

Southcliff Hotel, The Leas, Folkestone, CT20 2DY
(01303) 850075

Cellar bar opened in 2004. Next to Southcliff hotel entrance. Brightly decorated with sculptures and colourful furniture. Recently included real ale in its portfolio of drinks. Quiz nights are held on Tuesday evenings from 8:30
Old Buoy

46 Tontine Street, Folkestone, CT20 1JU

A themed Belgium bar which opened in May 2019
Park Inn Hotel

2 Radnor Park Road, Folkestone, CT19 5AU
(01303) 252355

The Park Inn is a family friendly pub and restaurant with rooms. Situated on the corner of Radnor Park and a stones throw from Folkestone Central Train station. Chris and Yaya Brown, the pair behind Thong Dees in Sandgate Road, have purcha...
Prince of Wales

7-9 Church Street, Folkestone, CT20 1SE
(01303) 488966

A smart and comfortable pub with a secluded patio area ideal for al fresco dining on fine days in a side street of the town shopping area.The pub usually has four draught ales with one from a Kentish brewer. Well worth seeking out to esca...
Radnor Arms

Christchurch Road, Folkestone, CT20 2SX
(01303) 254435

Previously the Happy Frenchman the pub has been significantly upgraded by Rambleinns to become a food-oriented establishment but selling draught Kentish beers and Ciders. There are several areas to eat and drink plus a separate drinking ar...

104 Dover Road, Folkestone, CT20 1LA
(01303) 254836

A friendly local pub in a residential area offering ever changing beers from local and national breweries. A prominent corner location facing visitors arriving in Folkestone along the Dover Road that can be busy early evenings and during TV...
Railway Bell
Red Cow

136 Foord Road, Folkestone, CT19 5AB
(01303) 252477

Large patio and garden. Televisions for football.
Richmond Tavern

1 Margaret Street, Folkestone, CT20 1LJ

Compact corner locals' pub opposite fishermans' cottages on hill above harbour.Sunday lunchtime roast dinner. Live music on Saturday evenings
Rocksalt Bar & Restaurant

4-5 Fishmarket, Folkestone, CT19 6AA
(01303) 212070

A stylish restaurant with separate bar on the upper floor which serves one beer on hand pump. Meals are served in the restaurant downstairs and snacks or drinks in the upstairs bar with even better views of the harbour. The bar can close e...
Royal Cheriton

339-341 Cheriton Road, Folkestone, CT19 4BP
(01303) 277007

Landlord stated "This is not a real ale pub and had to throw the best part of a barrel away last week: Bob 31 July 2022
Royal Standard

60 Canterbury Road, Folkestone, CT19 5NL

This single room bar which opened in 1855 has long been part of the local community and is split on two levels. The upper level holds the dart board and television whilst the lower level the bar, pool table and juke box.
Samuel Peto

23 Rendezvous Street, Baptist Galleries, Folkestone, CT20 1EY
(01303) 251154

This unique Wetherspoon's pub is named after Samuel Morton Peto (later Sir Samuel), a great railway engineer and builder of Nelson’s column, who funded this building as a Baptist church in 1874 The former Baptist Church contained a very fi...
Ship Inn

23 The Stade, Folkestone, CT19 6AB
(01303) 251114

There has been a public house on this site since 1717 and was acquired by Fremlins in 1926 being rebuilt in the 1930s. A friendly local pub that is popular with locals and visitors being convenient for the East Cliff sands, fish market and...
Thistle & Shamrock

2 George Lane, Folkestone, CT20 1RH

Thistle & Shamrock, Folkestone
Three Mackerel

26 The Stade, Folkestone, CT19 6AE
(01303) 246707

An old Fremlins pub that has been updated to provide a clean bright drinking area with a seperate restaurant. Opening times: Closed Mon; 11-11 Tue-Sat; 11-11 Sun Sun
Valiant Sailor

New Dover Road, Capel-le-Ferne, CT18 7JJ
(01303) 250737

Built in 1782 this popular local pub at the top of Dover Hill on the outskirts of Folkestone and the North Downs Way and adjacent to the Battle of Britain memorial. The pub is convenient for the port of Dover with accommodation for motor h...
View Restaurant & Bar

6 Aspen House, West Terrace, Folkestone, CT20 1TH

This restaurant opposite the war memorial opened a real ale bar in December 2012, but sadly stopped selling real ale in 2014.noe a Turkish Restaurand
Ward's Hotel

39 Earls Avenue, Folkestone, CT20 2HB
(01303) 245166

A small family run hotel in a quiet area of Folkestone convenient for the Channel Tunnel and Car Ferries from Dover for a break in Folkestone to explore the Kentish countryside.s.the seaside. There are comprehensive and conference facilit...