Contact Us


The Gatekeeper is located in Etchinghill. We are 2 minutes walk from the Pentland Golf club. The Beautiful 17th century building has stood the test of time with its attractive herringbone bricks and Tudor beams. The pub has a clever plan that combines traditional with a rustic feel, with comfortable dinning and seating tables.

We look forward to welcoming you.


The Gatekeeper, Canterbury Road, Etchinghill, Folkestone, Kent CT18 8DE

Phone: 01303 864345
Longitude and Latitude: N51.114312°/E1.094051°

Opening Hours

Pub Hours:
Monday - Sunday: 12pm - Late

Kitchen Hours:
Monday - Friday: 12:00 -14:30 and 18:00 - 20:30
Saturday: 12:00-16:00 and 18:00 - 20:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 17:00

How to get to us

The easy way to get to us is to follow the brown signs to the Gatekeeper. From the M20 Junction 11A head towards Channel Tunnel when arriving to next round-a-bout use third exit following signs to Etchinghill.

No. 17 from Folkestone to Canterbury. Get off at the “Gatekeeper” Bus stop.

Car Parking and Arrival
A flat tarmac parking area is allocated to all customers behind the pub, please do not park on “The Orchids” as it is a private road. The car park is lit at night. Access to the Pub is under the wooden Porch there is a ramp to the left hand side if unable to use steps. Alternatively one can use the pavement to walk to the front of the pub to have disable access.

Taxi Information

Premier Taxi: 01303 270000
Folkestone Taxi: 01303 252000