I never get out any more, I heard this from the Folkestone Herald today! Stuart Antony who was Simon from Eastenders (no me neither, was he Bianca's brother? I don't recognise the face, are you sure you were in Eastenders mate?) is opening the bar in Rendezvous Street that you might know as Rockanrolla. Unlikely you would know it as that, because I don't think it was open very long. Previously it was Stones, Mango, um, Scruffy Murphy? something like that. Good luck to him anyway, it's going to be a mostly gay bar called Bar 24.
I'm trying to get a bit of London down here, a Soho vibe. We are hoping to attract a LGBT crowd
What's LGBT it's a type of sandwich isn't it?
Always exciting that there is a bar opening, rather than a bar closing, even if it's probably not my sort of place.
Looks like Simon from Eastenders as he styles himself previously had a pub in Bexleyheath, and another in Ash, in Kent where injured himself badly when a window fell on him. He was landlord of The Granville Arms in Rochester too, probably more to be found, these landlords do move about.
At two of those previous pubs he has said that "a few of the Eastenders lot want to come down" I've not seen that claim made about Folkestone yet though, and I'm not confident that he was actually an "eastenders star" I can find no mention of him or his character online apart from in his own [google=stuart antony eastenders]ex eastenders actor now works in pub[/google] stories. Are you actually an extra / background artiste Simon from Eastenders?
I think I'll be doing that LGBT joke a few more times.
This is my site The FG 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 to Hythe) it doesn't get as much love 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 by the way, this comes from a fake paper 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 contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.