The Hobgoblin pub is now The Black Griffin

The Hobgoblin pub is now The Black Griffin

Went to Canterbury yesterday, miserable weather, too wet to hang around but I noticed The Hobgoblin has now been renamed The Black Griffin. Was this perhaps the original name of this pub?

There's currently no name on the outside of the pub, don't know if this is by design or it's just unfinished, there is just a fabulous metal black griffin hanging from the front.

Is it still a rock hangout? Or has it been gentrified?

⬅️ :: Town Unearthed Research Group will be meeting this Thursday (9th Dec) at 6.30-8pm at the History Resource Centre at Folkestone Library ➡️
Sun Dec 05 2010

This is part of my site The 'Gerald that I built in a fury of enthusiasm when I first came to Folkestone in approximately '04. I'd been a regular visitor for a few years before that so I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get now. The site used to be a lot more dynamic with a gig calendar and voting for best venues and things, and I know it was a handy resource for others who were thinking of moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as The town is now becoming the exciting place we knew it was just about to. I am not Gerald BTW, this comes from the name of a fake paper in an episode of Brasseye or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are GRATE aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.