It looks like The Ship and the bike shop next door (currently Loaf cafe) always had a connection, it's the same building, and you used to be able to pass from one to the other. There are more details in the fabulous Tales From The Tap Room, [ebay=Tales From The Tap Room]ebay it, I have a copy and it's great[/ebay]. Now that connection is being opened up again, it looks like The Ship is expanding back into the next door premises. Will it be a new bar? Part of the restaurant? Who knows? No-one is telling me, but everyone seems to know about it.
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 gig calendar and voting for favourite venues and things, and I hear it was a useful reference for others who were moving to the area. 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 knew it was about to become. My name is not Gerald by the way, 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 something to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.