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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1986

(Name from)

Victoria Hotel

Latest 2000

25 Bouverie Road

25 Middleburgh Square

Folkestone

 

Formerly the "Bouverie Hotel" and changed name to the "Victoria Hotel."

In 1988 licensee David Bumpstead decided to open up the ground floor by creating an archway through one of the walls and created a restaurant titled the "Prince Albert Restaurant" and the Hotel became a free-house. Unfortunately this was not a viable success and the premises closed between December 1991 and October 1994.

During the last year the inside was said to resemble a 1930s look with a wooden and glass bar and large mirror on the wall, and decorated with a collection of caps and hats. Although having a 30s look, the bar also held a pool table and presented programmes from a satellite TV. The hotel side continued after reopening in the latter part of 1994 and continued as such till its final closure in June 2000 and the premises was demolished the following year.

 

LICENSEE LIST

Last pub licensee had BUMPSTEAD David 1986-91

 

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