The Nailbox, Folkestone Shepherd Neame
The Nailbox, Shorncliffe, Shepherd Neame
The Nailbox, Shorncliffe, Shepherd Neame

Welcome to The Nailbox

A heart of the community local

A friendly Folkestone local, The Nailbox has served the Shorncliffe community for more than 150 years - with great beer and promising a warm welcome for all, our long-standing recipe for success.

The Nailbox, Folkestone Shepherd Neame

Honest and unassuming

The Nailbox has undergone a smart refurbishment in recent years, but remains an honest and unassuming everday pub, serving a selection of Shepherd Neame beers and lagers, plus wines, spirits, soft drinks and bar snacks.

There’s a pool table and dart board for your entertainment, and big screen TVs showing the latest sport. There’s also a great beer garden complete with decking area for lazy days in the sun.

Playing host to live music, quiz nights and karaoke evenings, The Nailbox really is the heart of the community - and indeed, the pub even gets its name from Shorncliffe locals. 

‘Fetch something from the nailbox’

For generations, employees of a nearby woodworking shop would say they were going to ‘fetch something from the nailbox’ - a euphemism for nipping out for a swift glass of beer. In 1971, the pub bowed to popular demand, and made the name official. 

The rest, as they say, is history.