After a hard Dryanuary I had a plan for February, had to be something booze related, so Febrewery, why not. It is not part of anyone else's organised plans and it's not for charity, it was my plan to go to twenty-nine different pubs in twenty-nine days. We're nearly half way through the month and I'm doing ok, though got some catching up to do at the weekend. I am visiting the same old haunts in parts (been to the Inn Doors too many times really and it's disrupting my plan, it's just too good to pass up) but I've sampled a few places that are completely new to me, including:
The Globe Inn, Hythe. This feels like a step back in time, a traditional old boozer. Was very quiet on my lunchtime visit, but warm as the fire was on. It's not a frozen historical pub either, there was a modern jukebox playing some Megadeth. I'm not normally a fan of Shepherd Neame but I had a nice Bishop's Finger. And a pint of beer, hoho.
The Royal Norfolk, Sandgate. OK not completely new to me, but I have not been in for a long time. I remembered it being a bit dark in there, but it's very bright and comfortable indeed. We played pool, and I'm keen to go again soon, except again there's no real ale.
I will be back with my full list of twenty-nine on my blog, though they will not all be local.
This is my website The 'Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when we first moved here sometime in 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while previous to that so I am technically one of those DFLs you get nowadays. The site was updated more frequently with a gig calendar and voting for favourite venues and stuff, and I hear it was a useful reference for those who were thinking of moving here. 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 The town is becoming the exciting place we always thought it was just about to. My name is not Gerald BTW, this comes from a fake newspaper in an episode of Brasseye or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and 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 contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.