The Hamlet Hotel

Shakespeare Terrace, Folkestone, CT20 2DX, United Kingdom
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  • Solo100
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Gluten Allergy


I have coeliacs disease (gluten and wheat allergy).

My husbands family are going to Kalalas in Folkestone for his nephews birthday tomorrow and have asked me to come.

They have asked the resteraunt if they cater for somebody in my position but they dont even seem to know what gluten is.

I wonder if you have any further information on this for me?

Many thanks, Vanessa Lewis

Re: Gluten Allergy

by leics

The person to whom your relatives spoke at the restuarant may not have known about gluten/coeliac but it may be worthwhile ringing again and asking to speak to the manager.

It is rather late notice for a restaurant to cater for a specific diet, but they may be able to provide an additional dish/dishes if you let them know tonight. The restaurant provides a 'Chinese buffet', but may well be willing to put together such a dish/dishes if asked in advance.

You will be well aware of what it is and is not possible for you to eat, so will be able to advise them. From that point of view it would be better if you made the phone call. Contact details here:

Re: Gluten Allergy

by clivedinburgh

I've been on a gluten-free diet for over 10 years now and come across this on a regular basis. The default answer in most restaurants is that they don't understand what you are on about but I generally find something on a menu that suits once I explain that it's a medical diet and not just some sort of wheat intolerance fad that I'm going through.

Travel Tips for Folkestone

Have a drink in church

by St_Vincent

You can do at the Wetherspoons pub in Rendezvous Street.

I almost didn't find this pub as it is hidden away a bit and it is not obvious that it is a pub. But when I did I was glad I persevered as it's a really impressive church conversion. On entering you are faced with a double iron staircase which leads up to a galleried area with drinking booths looking down on the main bar. In each corner of the main bar are raised areas with armchairs and bookcases for a comfortable homely feel. There is a small horseshoe bar, above which the old church organ can be seen. Original statues and features of the church have been retained and the whole thing is rounded off by "Hymns" and "Hyrs" hymn boards outside the toilets. Bit of a shame they couldn't come up with a more original name for the pub. Has to be the best church/pub conversion I have seen since Frankensteins in Edinburgh (q.v.).

To find it go to the top of Sandgate Road and turn right, then turn left into Rendezvous St. and follow it around to the left.

Battle of Britain Memorial

by Ash59

For those people that are more interested in the detail of the Battle of Britain than walkng around the memorial, there a several boards and plaques that contain a lot of interesting information about the Battle of Britain.

The curved wall that you can see in the picture has Winston Churchills famous words carved into it and the flagstaff behind it is an original WW2 item that came from the R.A.F station at Biggin hill, Kent. Biggin Hill was one fo the few main runways that the planes used to scamble from, in that time.


by whitecliff62

Folkestone beach has always been very popular ever since i was a kid, its set in a natural bay with clean soft sand and no rocks to stub your big toe on. These days Folkestone beach has got the blue flag award for clean beaches, but it was not like that when i was a kid, just to the bottom of the photo used to be a huge sewage outlet which used to pump raw sewage into the bay at high tide, but in recent years they have built a massive treatment plant, which is in the top of the photo, and the problem is no more

The Port of Folkestone

by Ash59

Personally, I can't see that there is much to recommend about Folkestone although it always seems to be extremely busy when ever I visit. If you go down to the harbour area you will find lots of seafood stalls (I am told that the standard of the seafood is quite good - I wouldn't know, I don't like the stuff) and a walk along the quay side will take you to a small sandy beach that is well used during the summer months.

The reason I am adding Folkestone into my information is because there are a couple of places close by that are of interest; The Battle of Britain Memorial, Little Switzerland and the Cliff Top Cafe.


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