Nice to see The Clarendon get a little look in, that 2000 a month the staff were spending over the bar in the Sandgate Hotel would go a bit further there I'd have thought, it's a great pub, though also possibly in the process of changing hands... Not been there for weeks, so if it's closed in the meantime, someone let me know.
The hotel came across pretty well I thought, not the management of it, but the way they improved so drastically. So now it's been bought has it? Anyone know? Someone phone them up and find out and report back!
This is part of my site 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 while before that but I am technically one of those DFLs you get nowadays. The site was a lot more dynamic with a calendar of events and voting for favourite places and things, and I know it was a useful resource 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 now becoming the exciting place we knew it was just about to. My name is not Gerald by the way, the name comes from a pretend paper in an episode of The Day Today 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 get in touch if you have something to contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.