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Jun62005
We currently live above what used to be the old Prince Albert hotel in Rendezvous Street, and would like to know about any othe history of it. Can anybody help?
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There's a couple of pages on the Prince Albert in that book

More Tales From The Tap Room, I have it in front of me now, I won't reproduce it here though, you can get it in Ottakers. It dates from at least 1782, where it shows up on a survey, it was owned by the mayor's son and then run as a school before starting as a pub in 1841.

Ah, the building was actually replaced, in 1887. There are pictures of both the old and the new Prince Albert in the book. Seems to have been popular around 1990 as a bar called Bertie's too.

In one of these pictures you can see the Metronome next door, and that it's a bingo and social club called Rio. It was a cinema at some point.

If you find out any more about the place, please post it up here. I will check out your views online, we have quite a nice view across the town towards the Martello towers from our place in Earls Avenue.
7 Jun :: :: Comment / reply

By the way, the views from the windows are outstanding. Look on BBC Kent photo weather gallery, and

By the way, the views from the windows are outstanding. Look on BBC Kent photo weather gallery, and photos 1, 2 and 4 are the views from our front room. The flat is huge.

Denise Hogg
7 Jun :: :: Comment / reply

Prince Albert

I proposed to my first wife in the Prince Albert when it was a Pub,And had a tattoo put on my arm opposite, which is now a amusement arcade.
7 Jun :: :: Comment / reply

What's the tattoo of?

Is it the first wife's name?
7 Jun :: :: Comment / reply

Prince Albert

Yea Pauly,it was way back in the Sixties,crazy fantastic time mate??,but yea,still got the Tattoo
of the wife on the arm, its a bit faded like my memory of her.

Les F
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Is it a nice flat? Is it new?

It's next door to The Metronome isn't it? I'll dig out the history that I have... there's a book you can get in Ottakers called More Tales from the Tap Room and it has a history of local pubs / hotels of the past...

This is it isn't it?

prince albert hotel]]

I didn't just take that btw, I am not following you! I snapped it a few months back when it went up for sale, I was thinking the front of the pub might be changed more, and it would be lost forever.
6 Jun :: :: Comment / reply

Pub Front(Prince Albert)

Yea Pauly it seems to have been standing doing nothing for ages,itwould make a great meeting place or somthing?? a bar.??

Frisby1947
19 Jun :: :: Comment / reply

Prince Albert

The front part is being converted into a shop.
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What sort of shop, any idea?

Can't think what sort of shops we want in town really, there seem to be too many selling tat down that way... Something nice and cosmopolitan I think, selling continental magazines and coffee at eight pounds a cup!
30 Jun :: :: Comment / reply

Speaking of bars, we went to the Mariner today

Not bad in there, the whole harbour area was RAMMED with sunburnt people, but that pub's quite good. Out of London Pride but they had a jazz band playing today. Nice!
19 Jun :: :: Comment / reply

Hi, can tell you took the photo a while ago, ours is the floor with all the windowboxes and have now

Hi, can tell you took the photo a while ago, ours is the floor with all the windowboxes and have now got hanging baskets. Flower display now flourishing. Nice flat, shame about the landlord and contractors. We were informed by them that this is a Grade 2 listed building, but have looked into that one and found that it isn't.

As you say, it is nice that they have kept the original frontage.

Denise Hogg
7 Jun :: :: Comment / reply

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Rendezvous Street, Folkestone [Monday 6 June 2005]

Is it a nice flat? Is it new? [Monday 6 June 2005]

Prince Albert [Tuesday 7 June 2005]

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What's the tattoo of? [Tuesday 7 June 2005]

There's a couple of pages on the Prince Albert in that book [Tuesday 7 June 2005]

BBC Kent weather gallery [Tuesday 7 June 2005]

Some would have you believe the people of Folkestone are mad [Wednesday 8 June 2005]

Two 14-year-old boys were arrested on suspicion of arson and grievous bodily harm [Wednesday 8 June 2005]

Lone Star Comedy for June [Wednesday 8 June 2005]

gig info - please add to listings [Wednesday 8 June 2005]

Prince Albert [Sunday 19 June 2005]

Pub Front(Prince Albert) [Sunday 19 June 2005]

Speaking of bars, we went to the Mariner today [Sunday 19 June 2005]

Prince Albert [Thursday 30 June 2005]

What sort of shop, any idea? [Thursday 30 June 2005]