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About Folkestone Harbour Arm

THE PLACE TO BE

Originally the railway terminal for the Folkestone-Boulogne Ferry and departure point for soldiers on their way to the Western Front, The Harbour Arm still embraces the town’s working fishing harbour, becoming a pivotal point in the town’s future and its historical past.

Since opening in 2015, Folkestone Harbour Arm has cemented itself as a major destination on the Kent coast. Reaching into the English Channel, offering views of the White Cliffs and glimpses of France, the Harbour Arm is a unique cultural attraction; a place to meet friends, see live music and sample the goods from nearly 30 independent food and drink vendors.

Harbour history Present & Future
Winter Opening Times
most outlets are now open saturday & sunday, 12 - 5. during december, our focus is the activity taking place at the festive marketplace. a selection of traders are open through the week
Festive Marketplace Plan your visit explore traders See what's on
A unique day out in east Kent

The respectfully renovated architecture of Folkestone Harbour Arm provides a unique backdrop for a day out in East Kent. Radiating from the Harbour Arm are splendid walkways in all directions. Take the boardwalk across the beach, the viaduct towards the Old Town or through the beautifully restored Harbour Station. Look out for Folkestone’s myriad of public artworks – and enjoy a truly unique reimagining of the classic British seaside experience.

Folkestone Harbour Arm has quickly become celebrated as a food, drink and entertainment destination...
Championing Independents

Small, independent businesses along the Arm give it its unique flavour, and its reputation is growing as restoration continues along the platform and across the railway bridge and beyond, with the addition of the Goods Yard in 2020 and Beachside in 2021 as two new, stand-alone areas with very unique offers.

Folkestone’s Harbour Arm has swiftly become the beacon for the regeneration of Folkestone as a destination town.

Explore Independent Outlets
There’s a weekly market selling beautiful vintage and handmade items and even an outdoor cinema with a diverse summer programme of film and sports.
Discover a range of food & drink
From fresh Greek mezze served from a double decker bus, to vegan fare in a restaurant housed in two shipping containers, to Champagnes in a bar tucked into the Lighthouse at the end of the Arm.

Along the Arm, there are huts serving street food: ribs, gourmet hot-dogs, Dutch pancakes, home-made burgers, Polenta encrusted fish, and so much more, all with a choice of beers and soft drinks. In the covered area along the platform small, inside units offer a range of delicious food; New York style pizzas and Indian street food. English wines and craft beers are served inside, alongside real ales. There’s even one unit entirely dedicated to serving up a fine selection of cocktails crafted with local produce.

Much of the food on the Harbour Arm is locally sourced: fish from the trawlers in the adjoining harbour, bread and beer from our own on-site bakery and brewery and meat and vegetables from farmers and smallholders in surrounding Kent – The Garden of England. The Harbour Arm also supports small, local breweries and the growing number of quality wines produced in Kent. Folkestone Harbour Arm has quickly become celebrated as a food, drink and event destination. Discover us via the beautifully restored Folkestone Harbour Station and Viaduct across the Inner Harbour, which offers a beautiful new route from the old town through to the Lighthouse.

Our Traders
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The team behind Rocksalt present Little Rock; a relaxed, beachside dining experience Housed in a collection of shipping…
Gyros, mythos and mezze on wheels The BGB Team are currently taking a well earned break and will return on Saturday 20th…
Our sourdough baking and beer brewing specialists The baked favourite at Docker has to be the House Sourdough. Made from…

fine plant-based dining Service Times
Thursday: 9 - 4 Friday & Saturday: 9 - 4 & 6 - 9:30 Sunday: 9 - 4

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In a setting like this how could you not sample some seafood? Sole kitchen brings you a mouth-watering range of seafood…
Give Poffertjes a try: mini dutch pancakes These traditional Dutch pancakes are served with sweet toppings, finished…
coffee house and roastery right next to the english channel From its carefully selected and lovingly roasted coffee…
Vegan ice-cream lovers will melt at the sight of the Hungry Hippy’s ice cream menu. returning 2022 Specialising in…
With finely selected flavours of India, prepared to perfection, Baba Ji offers a tantalising choice of vegetarian and…
Honed to an incredibly fine degree, the Wild Box tipple menu focuses on local ingredients and perfectly complementary…
Sole kitchens little sister The team behind Sole Kitchen present Fish Shack; your one stop shop for all things fishy in…
Delicious, juicy burgers. from all time classics to one-off creations 'The Cheesy Pig’ has to be one of That Burger’s…
Serving a large variety of hot and cold drinks from a gorgeous converted Piaggio ape 50. Their hand-blended teas are a…
This is one for the fans of monster helpings of fresh, Mexican deliciousness The Burrito Buoy offer an incredible…
Delicious, wood-fired pizza All Barney and the Pizza pizzas have a delicious tomato base using San Marzano tomatoes from…
mussels, lobster, fillet steak & sparkling wine. this is the height of decadence with breath-taking views of the kentish…
Go Dutch offer an incredible array of mussels served in styles for all palates From traditional moules mariniere
The Waiting Room is the Harbour Arm’s versatile bar. Neither café nor pub, the Waiting Room is a flexible space where…
The Taco Shed is an authentic Mexican street food Taqueria, specialising in homemade tortillas generously loaded with a…
The Little Sister to the Big Greek Bus Well-known in the community for their Greek and Cypriot restaurant, The Meze…
The street of argentina are now in folkestone harbour Meaning 'Food on the Go' in Spanish, Minutas Al Paso are bringing…
If you’re a meat lover, you must sample the succulent and satisfying 15-hour slow cooked beef brisket from The Meat…
Brought to you by the Brewery of Angels and Demons, The Goods Yard Bar offers a bounty of excellent craft beers for your…
Wild box quality cocktails in The Goods Yard After first launching on the Harbour Arm Wild box, and all their delicious…
With so many sausages on the menu, it’s hard to distinguish Harbour Hotdog’s house favourite. But certainly the most…
With its dramatic location and striking architectural setting, replete with fine English Sparkling Wines and Champagnes, …
generously filled, freshly baked bagels and incredible sweet treats One of the best bites at Bobbies Bakehouse has to be…
The Pilot Beach Bar offers a stunning outdoor setting to grab a tea or coffee, or imbibe a tipple of something special….

FAQS

  • The Harbour Arm is open for promenading everyday, dawn - dusk.

    For daytime trading, most outlets are now open 12 - 5 Saturday & Sunday. Traders in the Goods Yard and on Platform 4 are open Friday evenings and a selection of food and drink businesses are open through the week. Head to our outlets page for a breakdown of who is open when.

  • Yes, there is a large carpark on site. Find out more about tariffs and online pay-as-you-go here.

  • We will occasionally do callouts for new traders when a new opportunity or space becomes available.

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