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OK bar boasting it self SKA bar it looks bit run down on the outside and inside to look well used... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
John B
Weird. .. Very strange place with no appeal.

Smallish carpeted bar with 10ft long bar at the top. Orange walls. Seriously? No atmosphere. Mixed... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
London, United Kingdom
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10 Jul 2018
“Folkestone seedy underbelly.”
5 May 2018
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28-30 Harbour Street, Folkestone CT20 1QN, England
+44 1303 251419
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Every town must have one and to this purpose Gillespies serves as Folkestones Seedy underbelly. Full of characters that you would cross the road to avoid plus the odd client from The Grand Burstin sitting on the corner wearing a worried expression. On the plus...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Ronald S
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Never had so much fun on a Saturday, the entertainment was second to none! Great people great prices!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

OK bar boasting it self SKA bar it looks bit run down on the outside and inside to look well used good selection of beers bit of trouble there one night police and ambulance in attendance

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank John B
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Paid £12 for a medium white wine and a pint of Doombar. I think he looks at you and makes up the price. Never again. It wasn't even a decent pub.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank gingerflossie
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Smallish carpeted bar with 10ft long bar at the top. Orange walls. Seriously? No atmosphere. Mixed style furniture. Dump air as it's right by the water side. Nice bar staff. Few outside tables. Cheaper prices than elsewhere locally.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 227dimad
Reviewed 27 May 2017

My hotel is right next to Gillespies, After stashing my pack, I stopped here for a quick pint. The day was sunny and I drank it outside where they have picnic tables and a nearby wall that folks sit on while smoking and drinking. This...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank CFEIII
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

A disgrace to Folkestone image. Lots of outdoor fighting and rough clientele. And lots of weirdos hunging around the outdoors. Not recommended.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank sandrob279
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Awful place, drunkards wall to wall. We got a drink each as we had entered the premises. Finished them quickly, a very worrying atmosphere .We left only to see a drunken man within the seating area, to the side of the pub shouting abuse at...More

Date of experience: May 2015
7  Thank lobster64
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