I used to work at The Jackdaw, the people who run it are nasty and the food is even worse. The cleanliness standard in the kitchen are horrendous and way the food is prepared is stored is no better. If food is sent back due to a fault in the kitchen or the customer changing their mind the waitress staff get the blame. The work atmosphere is very strained and nervous. Everybody is working to very high standards (which is no bad thing) but if the simplest of mistakes are made the bosses react very angrily and shout which leads to a very uneasy work environment where all staff are unhappy. I left working there in July last year and in September I was still phoning asking where the rest of my owed tip money was. I never recieved it and never had a reply as to why I recieved no money for the very long, hard hours I worked with no break. I strongly advised everyone thinking of going to eat there not to go! 20 mins down the road as you enter Canterbury there is a lovely pub called The Gate Inn, it's cheaper and food is nicer.
I know this sounds like a bad review as I got stiffed on my tips but I'm not the only person who has had no tips for working very hard there.
This is my site The 'Gerald that I built in a fever of enthusiasm when I first came to Folkestone sometime in '04. I'd been a regular visitor for a few years before that so I am technically one of those DFLs you get now. This site used to be a lot more dynamic with a gig calendar and voting for favourite places and stuff, and I know it was a useful resource for others who were moving here. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only to Hythe) it doesn't get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is becoming the exciting place we knew it was about to become. I am not Gerald BTW, the name comes from the name of 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 great aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.