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The Lifeboat (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hop Fuzz - The EnglishExceptional1
Greene King - IPA GoldExcellent1
Theakston - Masham Four & TwentyGood1
Thwaites - Original BitterGood1
Caledonian - Flying Scotsman (superseded by 3.5% version)Not Tried0
Greene King - IPA Reserve Not Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)Not Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Wells Eagle IPANot Tried0
Greene King - London Glory (superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Yellow ZingerNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)Not Tried0
Brains - BitterNot Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The Lifeboat, Folkestone, Kent

Visits Details

25 Nov 2014 (ChrisE)
Another quiet pub, this one was not my original itinerary but as a nearby pub was unexpectedly closed I found time to pop in. I had a good chat with one of the locals and the girl behind the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Theakston - Masham Four & Twenty4.20Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Yellow Zinger3.70Not Tried
18 Aug 2013 (Alenomore)
13:00 visit and another one year gap since the last. Very quiet here with just a couple of friendly locals in, but the nearby Harbour area soon got busy when the live music started. A later wander saw the surreal sight of seeing so many people "of a certain age" dressed as skinheads and mods for the Skabour Festival? Nice day out.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Wells Eagle IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - London Glory (superseded by 4.1% version)4.00Not Tried
Greene King - IPA Reserve 5.40Not Tried
27 Aug 2012 (Alenomore)
15:00 visit. My final call today and the end of my little "jolly" to the Folkestone area. This is my favourite seaside destination in Kent, having, in recent years, "bashed" a good few Steam & Diesel specials down the famous Folkestone Harbour branch line to the nearby long gone Harbour Station. All of this is now history and sadly neglected and just waiting for the axeman to finally cometh and sever this once busy branch line once and for all, forever. The whole area towards the sea is crying out for investment, but when, or even if, this will ever happen, is up for debate. Sadly all gone, but the memories are not forgotten....And the pub? Today was quite busy and I found two new ales and had a decent Ploughmans Lunch, made all the more interesting by the additional selection of some nice French cheese, freshly bought from over the water. Nice touch.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - The English4.00ExceptionalAnother new ale today, and, excellant it was too. Under 5% but a genuine 5* ale. Two pints devoured before heading homeward bound....
Greene King - IPA Gold4.10ExcellentAnother new ale this weekend! Got to admit it, and incredibly rare it is too, but praise for GK? There was a distinct taste of hops in this here ale! Are GK taking note! We can only hope so. Very good indeed.
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Caledonian - Flying Scotsman (superseded by 3.5% version)4.00Not Tried
Greene King - IPA Reserve 5.40Not TriedSadly, just ran out today.
20 Sep 2010 (ChrisE)
Early evening with a few locals at the bar. I sat in a corner and listened to talk about airport taxes.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thwaites - Original Bitter3.60Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
Brains - Bitter3.70Not Tried

About The Lifeboat

The pub sign. The Lifeboat, Folkestone, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent1
Good2
Acceptable-
Poor-

The pub is found in Folkestone, Kent, CT19 6AF.

A wooden framed building dating back to c1750, this Free House usually has a selection of real ales to choose from.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 15 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT19 6AF