Folkestone Gerald

Welcome to FG

A guide to Folkestone, UK. Here you can was able to book tickets for gigs / concerts etc, find pubbing, eating, bars, or just ask a question.

Firkin Alehouse is back doing real ale deliveries again After a brief hiatus Firkin Alehouse is back doing beer deliveries again. I've not heard from the Inn Doors. Good luck out there everyone and stay... Thu Mar 26 2020...

Stay safe everyone This coronavirus business is mad isn't it? I can't keep up with the news of who's closing, who is changing their hours etc. Please support... Fri Mar 20 2020...

Lots of rumours about The Famous Ship Inn, Sandgate The Ship in Sandgate has finally been sold! Or has it? It's supposedly been up for sale for five years, and the repeated story was that they were... Mon Mar 09 2020...

Some recent pubs that were an unexpected treat After a hard Dryanuary I had a plan for February, had to be something booze related, so Febrewery, why not. It is not part of anyone else's... Thu Feb 13 2020...

Follies is now gone from the Harbour Arm too Wow did Follies expand too quickly or what? For a while they had two in Folkestone, one in Hythe and one in Dover, and now there are none. It's a... Wed Jan 22 2020...

Latest confirmed shows: [maybe coming back?]

It's much harder to run this thing than it was - facebook and google have it all stitched up.

Got Twitter, @folkestone if you like, but who uses twitter these days? I am also @pauly could try contacting me that way.

Ooh top venues, as voted by you. At some point before I had to close the voting when I moved the website (May 2018) anyway. I will bring this back if I have found a sensible way:

  1. 8.6
  2. 7.9
  3. 7.1
  4. 7.2
  5. 6.9
  6. 6.9
  7. (hmm this is out of date now innit?) 6.7
  8. 6.6
  9. 6.3

No offence intended if this gets gamed and someone shunts old favourites like Chambers off the list.

This is my site The FG that I built in a fury of excitement when I first came to Folkestone in approximately '04. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while previous to that but I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get nowadays. The site used to be a lot more dynamic with a calendar of events and voting for favourite places and stuff, and I know it was a handy reference for others who were moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is now becoming the exciting place we knew it was about to become. My name is not Gerald BTW, this comes from a pretend paper in an episode of Brasseye or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local paper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.