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
Opening Times
Street-food style kiosks on the Harbour Arm are currently open: Sunday to Thursday: 12-6, Saturday & Sunday: 12-9.
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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.
Upcoming Events
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Sun 14 Aug 22, 11:00 - 13:30 + more dates
Free
Join us for The Hundred in the Goods Yard; a professional franchise 100-ball cricket tournament involving eight men's …
Sun 14 Aug 22, 12:30 - 15:00
Free
The Mampama Duo (traditionally a 7 piece collective of south east musicians) play a mixed bag of African pop songs and …
Sun 14 Aug 22, 16:30 - 18:15
Free
The Premier League returns to the Harbour Screen Chelsea and Tottenham meet at the Bridge to rekindle their…
Sat 20 Aug 22, 15:00 - 17:00
Free
Take northern soul classics, sat on old school reggae and ska rhythms. Low fi, stripped back. Guitar, drums, double …
Sat 20 Aug 22, 15:00 - 18:00
Free
This funky, bluesy, soul based groove duo will be performing next to the Meat Shack, and Harbour Hotdogs.
Sat 20 Aug 22, 16:00 - 20:00
Free
DalaWax will be playing alongside the delicious Burrito Buoy, spinning pure vinyl all evening.
Sat 20 Aug 22, 19:00 - 21:00
Free
Folkestone Documentary Festival presents Maradona (Dir: Asif Kapadia) An intricate story constructed from hundreds…
Sun 21 Aug 22, 14:00 - 15:45
Free
The Premier League returns to the Harbour Screen
Fri 26 Aug 22, 19:00 - 21:00
Free

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey will be taking over the Harbour Screen in the movie classic; _Dirty Dancing. _

Baby …

Sat 27 Aug 22, 17:00 - 19:00
Free
DJ Dolly Doowop will be getting the party started, go-go dancing and spinning a mix of Latin Soul Disco Funk 90's and …
Sat 27 Aug 22, 16:00 - 20:00
Free
Spread Love will be back playing alongside the delicious Burrito Buoy, playing nu-disco.
Sat 03 Sep 22, 15:00 - 17:00
Free
Gumboots Reggae band have been playing on the local Kent music circuit for the last three years playing Reggae bangers.
Sun 04 Sep 22, 15:00 - 17:00
Free
Temple Days are an indie Pop/Rock blended with bluesy soul vocals stripped back to an acoustic trio. Fans of Arctic …
Fri 09 Sep 22, 15:00 - 17:00
Free
UNDERtheWOOD are a 5 piece band based in Kent. They play a wide range of both well-known and rather unexpected (yet …
Fri 09 Sep 22, 18:00 - 22:00 + more dates
From £23.72
Our First Stand Up Comedy Festival This September, The Goods Yard will transform for two nights as we host our first…
Sun 11 Sep 22, 15:00 - 17:00
Free
Kuschty Rye play a laid back selection of Country Blues and Americana.
Sat 17 Sep 22, 15:00 - 17:00
Free
Big Orange Head are a 4 piece band that regularly expands to 6 or 7 piece and plays a rocking mix of classics and …
Sun 18 Sep 22, 15:00 - 17:00
Free
The Washed Up Jug Band play s music originating from the southern States (Kentucky & Tennessee area). Playing guitar, …
Every Sunday, 11:00 - 18:00
Free
The Folkestone Harbour Station Market Every Sunday a collection of indepdendent makers, designers, creatives, movers and…
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 East Yard

coffee house and roastery right next to the english channel From its carefully selected and lovingly roasted coffee...

Independent and Handmade Art, Clothing and Textiles.
Sister run UK based plant shop for all your plant styling and care needs.
With its dramatic location and striking architectural setting, replete with fine English Sparkling Wines and Champagnes, …
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The Harbour Arm

generously filled, freshly baked bagels and incredible sweet treats One of the best bites at Bobbies Bakehouse has to be...

mussels, lobster, fillet steak & sparkling wine. this is the height of decadence with breath-taking views of the...

Cold Canned Craft Beer, Cider, Wine and Soft Drinks The Beer Shop Can Hut is your one stop shop for all your craft...

In a setting like this how could you not sample some seafood? Sole kitchen brings you a mouth-watering range of seafood...
Doggy Boutique: Clothing, Toys, Accessories and Treats.

With so many sausages on the menu, it’s hard to distinguish Harbour Hotdog’s house favourite. But certainly...

Vintage, Pre-Loved and New Clothing. Suzie Abbott in conjunction with Cara Delfosse are selling eclectic vintage,...

Souvenirs, Gifts, Candy, Games, Seagulls.
Whiskey Barrel Furniture, Lighting and Homeware

Gyros, mythos and mezze on wheels You can’t miss The Big Greek Bus on the Harbour Arm. And you shouldn’t...

Hand-drawn Wildlife Art

If you’re a meat lover, you must sample the succulent and satisfying 15-hour slow cooked beef brisket from The...

This is one for the fans of monster helpings of fresh, Mexican deliciousness The Burrito Buoy offer an incredible...

Greek Street = The Little Greek Bus The Little Greek Bus has transformed in Greek Street. The same team have moved into...
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Beachside

The Pilot Beach Bar offers a stunning outdoor setting to grab a tea or coffee, A Craft Beer OR Gin & Tonic, or...

Delicious, wood-fired pizza All Barney and the Pizza pizzas have a delicious tomato base using San Marzano tomatoes from...

Eco Conscious Treats for your Home.
Sole kitchens little sister The team behind Sole Kitchen present Fish Shack; your one stop shop for all things fishy in...

Our sourdough baking and beer brewing specialists The baked favourite at Docker has to be the House Sourdough. Made from...

The team behind Rocksalt present Little Rock; a relaxed, beachside dining experience Service Times:
Wednesday: 12-3...

Restaurant, Delicatessen & Oyster Bar The Lighthouse Tasting rooms is a brand new restaurant, brought to you by the...

Fresh pasta and Italian Street food Believe it or not, fresh pasta is slowly becoming part of the Street food scene on...

Moo Like a Monkey (based on The Old High Street in Folkestone Creative Quarter) have branched out and opened a hut...

Local Craft Beer and Cider, from the Brewery of Angels and Demons

Wild box quality cocktails in The Goods Yard After first launching on the Harbour Arm Wild box, and all their delicious...

Go Dutch offer an incredible array of mussels served in styles for all palates From traditional moules mariniere steamed...

Serving a large variety of hot and cold drinks from a gorgeous converted Piaggio ape 50. Their hand-blended teas are a...

Brought to you by the Brewery of Angels and Demons, The Goods Yard Bar offers a bounty of excellent craft beers for your...

For Lovers of Marcrame.

Honed to an incredibly fine degree, the Wild Box tipple menu focuses on local ingredients and perfectly complementary...

The Finest Grass-Fed Beef Snacks.

The street of argentina are now in folkestone harbour Meaning ‘Food on the Go’ in Spanish, Minutas Al Paso...

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The East Yard

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

You must...

As if enjoying food, drink, music and seaside vibes wasn’t enough, the Harbour Arm is now the proud home of a...

The Taco Shed is an authentic Mexican street food Taqueria, specialising in homemade tortillas generously loaded with a...
Set into the historic granite of Platform 4, Dessert Folkes offer the best in sweet treats, from waffles cones to ice …

Delicious, juicy burgers. from all time classics to one-off creations ‘The Cheesy Pig’ has to be one of That...

Organic and Earth Friendly Clothing With A Beach/Alternative Vibe. The idea for Beach Bums was created on the beaches...

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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