The Hobgoblin pub is now The Black Griffin

FG ≫ 2010 ≫ The Hobgoblin pub is now The Black Griffin

Went to Canterbury yesterday, miserable weather, too wet to hang around but I noticed The Hobgoblin has now been renamed The Black Griffin. Was this perhaps the original name of this pub?

There's currently no name on the outside of the pub, don't know if this is by design or it's just unfinished, there is just a fabulous metal black griffin hanging from the front.

Is it still a rock hangout? Or has it been gentrified?

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This is my website The 'Gerald that I set up 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 a lot more dynamic with a calendar of events and voting for favourite venues + things, and I hear it was a useful reference for others who were thinking of moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only to Hythe) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is now becoming the exciting place we knew it was about to become. My name is not Gerald BTW, this comes from a fake newspaper 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 great aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.