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Radnor Arms (formerly Frenchman) (Ramblinns)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Tonbridge - Lookers LiquorExcellent2
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's BitterExcellent2
Pig & Porter - Geest Ale (house beer)Good1
Jennings - Cumberland AleGood1
Tonbridge - Hookers Hooch (house beer)Acceptable1
Adnams - BroadsideAcceptable1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Radnor Arms (formerly Frenchman), Folkestone, Kent
Picture 2. Radnor Arms (formerly Frenchman), Folkestone, Kent
Chris Excell

Visits Details

10 Sep 2018 (Jack William)
Stop 2 - what a long walk from the Bouverie. Got chatting to an ex Rhodesian chap (yes he was quite old) who claimed he had called the health inspectors when this was the Frenchman leading to it being shut down.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Lookers Liquor4.20GoodNicely hopped, in good condition.
Tonbridge - Hookers Hooch (house beer)4.00AcceptableRather flat.
Pig & Porter - Geest Ale (house beer)5.20Not Tried
13 Jul 2018 (ChrisE)
Whether or not you like what they have done in here it does seem to have been an instant success, very busy in here tonight. I asked the girl behind the bar who brews the Geest Ale and she confirmed it is Pig & Porter but she was not sure about the ABV and said it was probably about 5.2%
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Geest Ale (house beer)5.20GoodABV shown is a best guess.
Tonbridge - Hookers Hooch (house beer)4.00Not Tried
Tonbridge - Lookers Liquor4.20Not Tried
12 Jul 2018 (Jack William)
A swift half in passing mid afternoon. This is an extensively renovated bistro style pub now that would not look out of place in Kensington or Chelsea. Three ales on pump but all rather annoyingly with bespoke pump clips that didn’t feature the brewer and one that didn’t even have the ABV - I was told by a local that it was Pig & Porter (labelled as just “geest (sic) ale local and proud” - the young woman serving had no idea of the provenance. What trendy nonsense is that?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Lookers Liquor4.20ExcellentA very nice light, hoppy ale - probably a house name.
Tonbridge - Hookers Hooch (house beer)4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Geest Ale (house beer)5.20Not Tried
26 Aug 2012 (Alenomore)
18:30 visit. Back in Folkestone and a first visit here for me and for P&B for over severn years? Nice pub, big on Premier soccer, but quiet now.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00GoodThe sole real ale on, in good condition. One other pump normally available, but not today.
24 Mar 2005 (Ian)
Largish one bar pub with pool tables at one end, seating at the other. Band were setting up on Friday night. Upto 4 beers on
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Broadside4.70AcceptableNormally one of my favourite beers, I don't know what they had done to this. Had a bitter finish, but none of the malty fruit it should have
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
07 Mar 2005 (Ian)
Only about a dozen people in on a mid monday afternoon. Just 2 real ales on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70GoodLight brown in colour, slight hops on aroma. Medium in mouth with good citrusy bitter finish that lasts
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
12 Feb 2005 (Ian)
2 pool tables, darts, live music, big screen Sky Sports. Large one room bar with not a huge amount of seating, feels like a music pub. Upto 4 beers on, quiet for a Saturday lunchtime
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70ExcellentGood smell of hops. Tight balance of malt and tart hops
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried

About the Radnor Arms (formerly Frenchman)

The pub sign. Radnor Arms (formerly Frenchman), Folkestone, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good4
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

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

Formerly the Westcliffe Shades, Happy Frenchman and Frenchman this pub reopened as a free house in May 2018 operated by Ramblinns specializing in locally sourced food and drink.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 8 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT20 2SX