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The Clifton Hotel (Best Western Hotel)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Marston's - BassExcellent9
Picture 1. The Clifton Hotel, Folkestone, Kent

Visits Details

13 Jul 2018 (ChrisE)
No cask ales on today so I made my apologies and left.
29 Apr 2017 (ChrisE)
The exterior of this hotel was covered with scaffolding and the normal entrances closed, a sign gave directions to a door at the North side of the building where there is a temporary reception and bar. Once inside I found the place to be comfortable and busy with regulars who seemed a bit bemused by the changes but pleased to see the Bass on gravity dispense. I was told that once the refurbishment is completed the bar will be located at the South side of the hotel in what was the residents' lounge with views of the English Channel. I am pleased that the new owners are keeping the long standing tradition of serving Draught Bass at this hotel.
Marston's - Bass4.40ExcellentGravity dispense with a light bubbly head, just the way I like Bass.
11 Jan 2017 (ChrisE)
Under new management, the place seems to have had a bit of a refresh but kept very much as the Clifton that I have been using for over forty years. The bar is now open all regular pub hours and a television screen has been installed in the bar, fortunately the sound was turned off so it was possible to sit in the far corner out of sight of the television.
Marston's - Bass4.40ExceptionalPerfect Bass. Highly polished, condition just right, delicious.
11 Jan 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening visit a few others enjoying the superb relaxed atmosphere as always here.
Marston's - Bass4.40ExcellentBest Bass in the country? Probably. ..
09 Jul 2016 (ChrisE)
Fairly busy tonight and a good atmosphere.
Marston's - Bass4.40ExcellentIn top form tonight, excellent.
15 Mar 2016 (ChrisE)
Evening visit, I had been to Hythe and the hourly evening bus service from there is timed to just miss my train home so this was an ideal waiting room. An enjoyable visit.
Marston's - Bass4.40Excellent
29 Sep 2015 (ChrisE)
Very quiet. I needed to eat so had an excellent toasted bacon, brie and tomato sandwich to go down with my Bass.
Marston's - Bass4.40Good
04 Aug 2015 (ChrisE)
I arrived soon after opening time in the bar and for a short while I was the only customer and had a good chat with the barman.
Marston's - Bass4.40ExcellentVery good Bass, bright and plenty of condition, I even noticed the Burton Snatch.
02 May 2015 (ChrisE)
Saturday evening and only a handful at the bar.
Marston's - Bass4.40Good
07 Mar 2015 (ChrisE)
Evening visit, reasonably busy.
Marston's - Bass4.40PoorSlightly acetic.

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About The Clifton Hotel

The pub sign. The Clifton Hotel, Folkestone, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2EB.

The hotel is on the Lees. As you enter the hotel from the front, the bar is on the right, open to visitors and residents alike. Wooden bar with back screen. 2 handpulls on bar, famous for its Bass for many years but no longer. Comfy chairs and large windows overlooking the Lees.

We have visited this pub 31 times, seen 1 beer and tried it.

Map location

Postcode: CT20 2EB