I just heard today that the Red Lion has been closed for the past three months, and is all spanking new after a major refit and cleanup. I've been avoiding that place for a long time, obviously long enough not to notice it'd be out of action for that long, but do you know what? I'm going to revisit it this weekend! I hope it's good.
This is part of my website The 'Gerald that I set up in a fury of excitement when I first came to Folkestone in approximately '04. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while before that but I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get nowadays. The site was a lot more dynamic with a calendar of events + voting for best venues + things, 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 about to become. I am not Gerald by the way, the name comes from a fake newspaper 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 anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.