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The Ship Inn Restaurant

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65 Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3AH, England
+44 1303 248525
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (19 reviews)
“skate wing” (9 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59 Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
65 Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3AH, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had an explore while staying in Sandgate and stumbled across the Ship inn. It was late and I sat at the back bar with the owner and a few locals. I chatted and had a few pints of the owners home brew. A blonde ale,...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walked into Sandgate this week whilst staying nearby hoping to find some good food and drink. I ordered a drink and was served by a rude man who did not even say hi or thankyou, just told me the price when he plonked the...More

Thank IanPLancashire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had never been to Sandgate before and were looking around for somewhere to have lunch and watch football. We walked in an ordered a drink while we asked the barman if they were showing the world cup. We got chatting with him and he...More

Thank rocmargo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked from Sandgate along beach then up Folkestone zig zag path and back down in scorching heat. Visited pub which has a wonderful balcony, complete with umbrellas. Had a pint of Cotter VC, brewed on premises. Excellent. Great ambience.

Thank supaken
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately cannot comment on the food or drinks as we were all made to feel so unwelcome that we decided to leave about 2 minutes after sitting in the restaurant. Myself, my mum and dad and my 2 sons entered the building to be immediately...More

2  Thank schmara13
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

I have eaten here in the past and the girls who serve are lovely. I phoned to make a booking and spoke to a very rude man. Think it was the owner. I asked for a table by the window. He said that would be...More

4  Thank Vivien A
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Supporting a young man with autism though the bar was empty he does unfortunately have repetitive behaviours after eating food the landlord approached and said "do you know that's really going to start annoying us" and pointed at the young man wearing obvious ear protectors...More

4  Thank peter g
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

4 of us had lunch overlooking the sea and we will definitely return. The menu is quite short but it wasn't a problem as we all found something we liked and the trade off for a restricted choice was that it was all delicious, very...More

Thank AmandaOllier
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Stayed overnight at The Ship Inn's B&B cottage and had an excellent meal in their restaurant. The Belgian Chef prepared wonderful Shetland moules mariniere followed by a skate wing with butter and caper sauce. Superb and so fresh it was lip smackingly good. The modern...More

Thank R0bbie78
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We had three courses - delicious fresh seafood starters : scallops and mussels, with excellent steaks, lamb rump, ox cheeks, and a beautifully cooked chunk of crusted hake on a chorizo and bean ragout that was as satisfying as anything I’ve eaten in a restaurant....More

Thank peterpendrack
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6 March 2018|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous comments. Staff were very obliging with our special requests.
29 August 2017|
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Response from shaung906 | Reviewed this property |
Opps sorry its late, but they do have child highchairs, but im not sure about ages recommend. All the very best Shaun
7 June 2016|
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Response from Vivien M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry,didn't have our dog with us.I would give them a call. Vivien
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone  >  Sandgate
  • Phone Number: +44 1303 248525
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