Closed for renovation according to the sign, I wonder if it will reopen? It's been up for sale for a while according to CAMRA. It's right on the high street, so not ripe for turning into houses I wouldn't have thought like most threatened pubs.
If it's really just closed for renovation then January - aka dryanuary - is a clever time to do it. I'm feeling a bit bad for not drinking this month, seems the micropubs and the small brewers really need my help. I try and do my best during Febrewery.
This is part of my site The 'Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement 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 reference for others who were thinking of moving here. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is becoming the exciting place we always thought it was about to become. My name is not Gerald by the way, this comes from the name of a fake newspaper 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 great aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.