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: Thursday & Monday: 12 - 4, Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 11 - 6.
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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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Sat 25 Jun 22, 11:00 - 18:00
Free
Day three of the third and final Test between England and New Zealand at Headingley.
Sun 26 Jun 22, 15:00 - 17:00
Free
Swing, Ballards, Latin & Bebop. Live on the Harbour Arm.
Sun 26 Jun 22, 11:00 - 18:00
Free
Day four of the third and final Test between England and New Zealand at Headingley.
Mon 27 Jun 22, 11:00 - 18:00
Free
Wimbledon returns to the Harbour Screen Live coverage as Wimbledon, one of the highlights of the British sporting…
Mon 27 Jun 22, 11:00 - 18:00
Free
The fifth day of the third and final Test between England and New Zealand at Headingley.
Thu 30 Jun 22, 11:00 - 18:00
Free
Wimbledon returns to the Harbour Screen Day four at Wimbledon begins, with the world's best players looking to make…
Fri 01 Jul 22, 11:00 - 20:00
Free
Wimbledon returns to the Harbour Screen Sue Barker introduces further live action, with places in the fourth round at…
Fri 01 Jul 22, 19:00 - 21:00
Free
The 52 year Cliff Hanger British Classic A British crook (Michael Caine) robs gold ingots in Italy by having a computer…
Sat 02 Jul 22, 11:00 - 13:00
Free
England's three-Test tour of Australia England will travel to Australia this summer to play the Wallabies over three…
Sat 02 Jul 22, 13:00 - 20:30
Free
Wimbledon returns to the Harbour Screen Sue Barker and her guests keep an eye out for shock upsets and heroic…
Sun 03 Jul 22, 11:00 - 15:00
Free
Wimbledon returns to the Harbour Screen Sue Barker and her expert guests present the action from Sunday's matches at the…
Sun 03 Jul 22, 15:00 - 17:00
Free
The British Grand Prix on the Harbour Screen After a record-breaking attendance in 2021, The Formula 1 Lenovo British…
Sun 03 Jul 22, 15:00 - 17:00
Free
Acoustic guitar/vocal songs from Steve's personal jukebook -e.g. Johnny Cash, Beatles, Bob Dylan , Pink Floyd, etc plus …
Sun 03 Jul 22, 17:00 - 18:00
Free
Wimbledon returns to the Harbour Screen Sue Barker and her expert guests present the action from Sunday's matches at the…
Mon 04 Jul 22, 11:00 - 18:00
Free
Wimbledon returns to the Harbour Screen Sue Barker introduces live coverage from Wimbledon as the tournament's second…
Thu 07 Jul 22, 12:30 - 18:00
Free
Wimbledon returns to the Harbour Screen It's women's semi-finals day, with four players just two wins away from…
Fri 08 Jul 22, 12:30 - 20:00
Free
Wimbledon returns to the Harbour Screen Sue Barker and an array of tennis experts introduce the eagerly awaited thrills…
Sat 09 Jul 22, 11:00 - 13:00
Free
England's three-Test tour of Australia England will travel to Australia this summer to play the Wallabies over three…
Sat 09 Jul 22, 13:00 - 20:00
Free
Wimbledon returns to the Harbour Screen Sue Barker and her expert guests present the action from Saturday's action…
Sun 10 Jul 22, 11:00 - 20:00
Free
Wimbledon returns to the Harbour Screen Sue Barker and her expert guests present the action from Saturday's action…
Sat 16 Jul 22, 11:00 - 13:00
Free
England's three-Test tour of Australia England will travel to Australia this summer to play the Wallabies over three…
Fri 29 Jul 22, 19:00 - 21:00
Free
West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks Love at first sight strikes when…
Sun 31 Jul 22, 15:00 - 17:00
Free
The Washed Up Jug Band play s music originating from the southern States (Kentucky & Tennessee area). Playing guitar, …
Sun 07 Aug 22, 15:00 - 17:00
Free
An acoustic band at heart, Kinvala is a genre-bending four-piece with a unique sound that's hard to define. Blending …
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…
Every Sunday, 11:00 - 18:00
Free
The Folkestone Harbour Station Market Every Sunday a collection of indepdendent makers, designers, creatives, movers and…
Fri 07 Oct 22, 15:00 - 17:00
Free
Modern & Classic Pop Music with a special Gianna Twist
Fri 07 Oct 22, 15:00 - 17:00
Free
The Pink Rubies play original songs and instrumentals. Their set mixes various musical elements to offer up a show of …
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 Harbour Arm

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

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

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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...

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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

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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...

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The Harbour Arm

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

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Beachside

The team behind Rocksalt present Little Rock; a relaxed, beachside dining experience Bottomless Brunch Served: Friday:...

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

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

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The Harbour Arm

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

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The Harbour Arm
Set into the historic granite of Platform 4, Dessert Folkes offer the best in sweet treats, from waffles cones to ice …
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The Harbour Arm

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

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The Goods Yard

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

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The Harbour Arm
In a setting like this how could you not sample some seafood? Sole kitchen brings you a mouth-watering range of seafood...
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The Goods Yard

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

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The Harbour Arm

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

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The Harbour Arm

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

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The Goods Yard
Sole kitchens little sister The team behind Sole Kitchen present Fish Shack; your one stop shop for all things fishy in...
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The Goods Yard

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

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The Goods Yard
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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The Goods Yard

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

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The Goods Yard

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

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The Goods Yard
The Taco Shed is an authentic Mexican street food Taqueria, specialising in homemade tortillas generously loaded with a...
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The Goods Yard

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

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The Harbour Arm
With its dramatic location and striking architectural setting, replete with fine English Sparkling Wines and Champagnes, …
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The East Yard

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

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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