7k a month is not a lot of profit though I don't think for a place that size. Did not realise it was owned by a brewery, are you sure? I think it was independent.
I heard the owners were scuppered after being fined for cutting down a tree, or something like that, but I can find no mention of such a tale googling.
Their portions were big, and the service was a bit grouchy at times, but I quite liked it. The food did not seem fresh cooked to order, but it was excellent pub food rather than fine dining anyway. Big portions and good beer too, mmm.
So where do we go now?
This is my website The 'Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when I first came to Folkestone in approximately 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while before that so I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get nowadays. The site was updated more frequently with a calendar of events and voting for favourite places and things, and I hear it was a handy resource for those 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 love as it used to. Ironic really as The town is now becoming the exciting place we always thought it was about to become. My name is not Gerald by the way, this comes from a pretend newspaper in an episode of Brasseye 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 the twitter.