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“What a dive”

The Samuel Peto - J D Wetherspoon
Ranked #49 of 228 Restaurants in Folkestone
Cuisines: Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Witherspoon
Ashford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“What a dive”
Reviewed 20 February 2014

This by far is one of the worst places to go for something to eat in Folkestone.
The atmosphere inside is dreadful the place looks shabby both inside and out and their clientèle are just disgusting, the food is reheated and down right inedible!! Never Ever Again!!!!!

  • Visited February 2014
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Wye, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
229 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Unusual but impressive setting”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

We Popped into the Samuel Peto for a breakfast following a business meeting in Folkestone. The building is a converted church, so it's quite unique inside as it retains many of the original features such as the old organ pipes and stained glass windows. Although it was fairly early in the day it was quite busy, however I got served fairly quickly. Even at this time of the day Wetherspoons seems to attract a "hard core" of lager drinkers who on this occasion expected to be served in an instant! As he lone girl behind the bar was being fair and serving customers in turn, this did not go down well with the lager louts (who were not teenagers & old enough to know better!) who proceeded to give her foul verbal abuse. Rather than give in to their intimidation, she promptly refused to serve them further beer (good on her) and when they upped the anti the manager came and backed her bar staff with a threat to call the police.
Not what you would expect at 1030 in the morning especially when you have young families present, but full marks for the staff on their zero tolerance strategy. Putting this "entertainment" to one side the service and food was good and as always very good value for money. Unfortunately, short of restricting the sale of alcohol at this time of the day, establishments can't stop this kind of incident occuring, but have to take a tough stance to deal with it when idiots are determined to spoil other peoples' peace. On this occasion it was dealt with promptly and effiently.

  • Visited November 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent curry - great value”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

We went for the Thursday curry night and were well impressed. The service was very good and staff friendly and chatty. Both my wife and I had different curries and they were both fresh and tasty. You can't beat the value and the building is also quite something, making for a great atmosphere. We will be back.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Frank B
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Luton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nice building, shame they don't except children!”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

We stopped at this venue whilst shopping around town.
Looked at the kids menu which was priced at £3.99 per child but you had to pay extra for vegetables? WHY? surely they should be able to supply vegetables to a child's diet within their menu's as it is a vital part of your child's diet especially when it is classed as their main meal. The dietetics working on healthy under 5's are obviously not being adhered too here!

Visited November 2013
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United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A typical Wetherspoons experience”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

A Wetherspoons pub that is looking very tired on the inside, time for a redecoration and refurb. Other than that as good as Wetherspoons normally is. Still really good value for money. Most importantly it has good beer.

Visited October 2013
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