This history of West Cliff Shades, which seems to have been turned into The Happy Frenchman, and from the description that goes with their picture (which must be quoted from the original picture source) seems to indicate that The Happy Frenchman [em]is[/em] "The Executive Club" / "The Radnor Club". What do you think?
The Frenchman is currently closed "for the forseeable future" because of a fire, it's undergoing a big refitting, I am not expecting it to reopen as the same kind of pub.
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 attention as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is now becoming the exciting place we always thought it was just about to. I am not Gerald BTW, the name comes from a pretend newspaper 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 GRATE aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.