Earl Brownes are proudly displaying a sign in their window stating 'under new management'. Be warned! After my shop bought pate; my dry lamb chump and chicken served in tinned tomatoes I asked dicreetly to speak to the manager. Whilst expressing my dissappointment in the meal and asking that this be reflected on my bill; the head chef sat sniggering into his pint. I was informed by management that they would not refund anything, and that if I did not pay in full they would call the police. I was also advised to be 'very careful' because there were cameras in the restauarnt! Upon happily offering to call the police myself I was told to 'pay for my drinks, get out and never come back again'. What a welcome addition to the Folkestone restaurant scene.
This is part of my site The 'Gerald that I set up in a fury of excitement when I first came here in approximately 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while previous to that but I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get now. This site was updated more frequently with a calendar of events and voting for favourite places + things, + I hear it was a useful resource for others who were moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just to Hythe) 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. My name is not Gerald BTW, the name comes from a pretend paper in an episode of Brasseye or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, + 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 something to contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.