Yes we went to the Clarendon again this weekend, just briefly though. There were rumours of it shutting down, the brewery squeezing the landlord and the landlord unable to make enough money on it.
Also heard this week that the Sandgate Hotel is to close, or at least is up for sale. You been there recently? I've been in the upstairs bar but not the clubby type bar - it's not still good now is it?
This is part of my website The Folkestone Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when we first moved here in approximately 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a few years before that but I am technically one of those DFLs you get nowadays. The site was updated more frequently with a gig calendar and voting for favourite venues and stuff, and I know it was a useful reference for those who were thinking of moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just to Hythe) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as The town is becoming the exciting place we always thought it was just about to. I am not Gerald by the way, this comes from a pretend 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 great aren't they? Do get in touch if you have anything to contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.