The Bouverie Tap Folkestone: The perfect start and end to our holiday.

On this day last week we were enjoying our last day of peace in Brittany before the long drive home.

Now I am jumping the gun so rewind to the Friday before. We left home, with a full car, most of which belonged to Ruby our Labrador.

We drove down to Folkestone where we were staying the night at a B&B before catching the early Eurotunnel train! Never done that before, infact though we have been to France many times this was the first time with Ruby!

Well we had looked for a dog Friendly pub near were we were staying. We found one that met the criteria and had booked a table for that evening.

It was called the The Bouverie Tap. This was such a lucky find and in the same road as our B&B.

We arrived at this quirky restaurant bar to a very warm welcome. The upstairs is not large but has 5/6 tables of varying sizes and an L shaped bar.

They have a larger Restaurant downstairs but we stayed upstairs as dogs are not allowed down there.

We were given a table at the end of the bar but our Ruby being quite a large dog was really in the way. We asked if we could sit at a larger table in the window that was out of the way. They could not if been more helpful and so we had a relaxing time and Ruby was comfy.

The meals were fantastic, the hubby had steak and I had a burger both our meals were fantastic.

The atmosphere was very lively and friendly and we chatted to other customers and staff.

When we left we booked the table in the window for the following week when we would be returning.

Our second visit was just a good, the staff remembered us and had our table ready, we both had the steak and it was excellent.

This is a fantastic venue with specialist, Gins, Beers, Ciders and Wines. The food is faultless and the staff are friendly and happy to see you.

Whether you are local or traveling through this is the place to visit.

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37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pensitivity101
    Sep 21, 2018 @ 18:43:08

    Glad you had a good holiday Willow and that Ruby was catered for too.


  2. Ali Isaac
    Sep 21, 2018 @ 19:33:45

    I had no idea you could get dog friendly pubs! Ruby looks very calm and well behaved… my Indi would be way too excited to sit quietly like that what with all those fun people to play with and delicious food smells! Gald you had a great holiday!


    • willowdot21
      Sep 21, 2018 @ 19:37:52

      Oh! There are lots of them now, it makes a family outing complete. I shall be posting about the holiday proportional from tomorrow. Druid Circuits, forrests, waterfalls, Dolmans, lakes and Ruby in Brittany
      We had a lovely holiday. How are you and the family keeping Ali πŸ’œ


      • Ali Isaac
        Sep 21, 2018 @ 20:14:28

        Sounds fab! Didn’t know you were into that kind of stuff. We’re all grand, thanks… settling back into school, bugs already going around, you know how it is, and I start my final year at uni on Monday! The pressure is on! 😭

      • willowdot21
        Sep 21, 2018 @ 20:25:26

        Oh! Yes I do love Celtic history and myths. The holiday was fantastic. I do hope no one gets any really nasty bugs.. memory serves me well on all that. I hope Uni goes well for you this year. You are a great blogger and Mum and on top of that a student, my hat is off to you πŸ’œπŸ’œ

  3. Jordan
    Sep 21, 2018 @ 19:35:55

    Sounds like a wonderful place, and it is very hard to find kind pet friendly places to visit. I bet Ruby had a great time! Jordan πŸ€—


  4. TanGental
    Sep 21, 2018 @ 20:14:27

    I guess you’ll tell us but how easy was it taking Ruby to France


    • willowdot21
      Sep 21, 2018 @ 20:46:59

      It was no where near as difficult as we thought it would be Geoff. We got her passport from our vet, it was Β£200 and included the Rabies jabs our vets do one and then a booster. Outward journey you show dog passport with yours. While you are waiting to board there are areas to exercise dogs and let them per and poo. Even a pink area for bitches on heat. You have to book an appointment with a French Vet who gave her a health check and worming tablet for a tapeworm ( that we don’t get here in the UK). That appointment and making sure the Vet, names the make and tablet, their stamp and signature and that the dog is healthy all go into the passport. You need to do this 48hrs before your return. Getting that done and done correctly is most important as if all is not right they won’t let you home until you’ve seen another vet! But it was straight forward and when you go to get the train they have a special lane for pets and you go through Pet reception before passport control. Then you have the dog exercise areas again. The Eurotunnel takes 30mins and you sit in the car so dog is with you all the time. All the French service areas have green areas some have huge fields to walk your dog! We bought a no spill water bowl that she had in the car all the time. Stop often and relax . It was great and she loved and was fine. Any other questions do ask. πŸ’œπŸ’œ


      • TanGental
        Sep 22, 2018 @ 05:53:32

        Fascinating thanks Willow.

      • willowdot21
        Sep 22, 2018 @ 06:00:14

        Are you thinking of taking Dog on a trip to France or Europe?

      • TanGental
        Sep 22, 2018 @ 06:15:05

        It’s not currently on the agenda but we have friends there who’ve asked us to come across. Taking Dog rather than finding someone to sit him would make it easier

      • willowdot21
        Sep 22, 2018 @ 06:24:13

        It is a lot easier than it seems, a dog passport, a chip , rabies injection, return appointment with vet and your good to goπŸ’œ

      • willowdot21
        Sep 22, 2018 @ 06:27:09

        Eurotunnel better than the ferry as you stay with the dog on the ferry you have to leave the dog in the car … We used to go Portsmouth to Carn six hours..out of the question. Eurotunnel means more driving the other side but much better for the dog πŸ’œπŸ€—

  5. Ritu
    Sep 21, 2018 @ 20:42:25

    Wonderful 🀩


  6. Miriam Hurdle
    Sep 22, 2018 @ 01:56:00

    I’m glad that you have no trouble taking Ruby on your holiday to France. Ruby looks so relaxed. You have a table reserved for the week, that was nice and they remembered you when you returned. They are so friendly, that makes things easier. Good to know you have a good time. ❀


  7. Bushra's Lifestyle Blog
    Sep 22, 2018 @ 17:33:51

    Sounds like you had a great holiday time. I found you on Michelle’s blog… Under her nomination list for β€œThe sunshine Blogger award” Glad to meet you here. I am your blogger friend now and please stay connected. Your site is beautiful and full of great stuff!. Stay blessed!


  8. Betty Hayes Albright
    Sep 23, 2018 @ 23:52:39

    What fun! Enjoyed the pictures, Willow. 😁❀️


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