Interesting to see this newsletter, because I stayed at the George over Christmas and was very dissatisfied. Lots of broken promises, disappointing food and, sadly, no sense of occasion. I wrote to Alex and Katie after the event (they weren't present at Christmas) but didn't even get the courtesy of an acknowledgment - they just passed my letter on to the manager. He accepted many of my criticisms but offered nothing other than assurances that they will consider them for future events. They seem to be strong on marketing but weak on performance.
This is my site The FG that I built in a fever of excitement when I first moved here sometime in '04. I'd been a regular visitor for a while before that but I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get now. This site was a lot more dynamic with a calendar of events and voting for favourite venues and things, and I hear it was a useful reference for those who were moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is becoming the exciting place we always thought it was just about to. I am not Gerald by the way, this comes from the name of a fake 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 GRATE aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.