Sort file:- Canterbury, March, 2021.

Page Updated Canterbury:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


July 2013

(Name from)


Aug 2016

11 Dover Street


Bing's 2013

Above photo, 2013.


This one seems to change name every couple of years. Difficult keeping up with this one.

Previously called "Bar 121" and before that "Tonic Bar Bistro" this one has been changing names ever since 1995 when it was "Buddy Allen's."

Further research tells me it was also called "Fat Piggies" in 1992.

The previous name of "Farmhouse" closed in September 2012 and opened up as "Bing's" in July 2013.

That seemed to last just another couple of years as I am now informed (Aug 2016) that the freehold has been sold and an application to demolish the building is being looked into.


From 05 August 2014.

Canterbury strip club the Bing to ask Canterbury City Council for new licence.

The father-and-son team behind the controversial Bing strip club in Canterbury will ask councillors for a new licence on Tuesday.

Members of Canterbury City Council's licensing committee will decide whether Ralph and Alistair Noel's business in Dover Street, Canterbury, can continue to be a sexual entertainment venue.

Ralph and Alistair Noel 2014

Ralph and Alistair Noel, owners of the Bing in Dover Street, Canterbury.

The club opened 12 months ago in the face of opposition from some nearby residents including members of the Oaten Hill District Society.

It's chairman Fred Whitemore who lives in Dover Street told the council: "We believe that it's wholly inappropriate that it should operate in an area which has a large number of residential properties and the location of a residential student area as well as Canterbury College nearby."

A number of people have written to the council backing the Bing's bid for a licence while the police, Kent County Council's safeguarding children board, the UK Border Agency, environmental health officers and the Canterbury Community Safety Partnership have not raised any objections.


From 15 March 2015 by Gerry Warren.

Windows of Canterbury strip club The Bing are too racy for residents.

A city strip club has revealed a bit too much about the nature of its business, claim residents.

They accused The Bing in Dover Street of breaking pledges by displaying images of naked women in its windows

Now they have been reluctantly removed after the Oaten Hill and District Society wrote to the city council to complain.

Window silhouettes

The silhouettes in the windows of the Bing Club in Dover Street, Canterbury.

In his letter of complaint, society chairman Fred Whitemore said: “I am writing on behalf of the society about the recent appearance of white silhouettes of naked young women in the upstairs windows at the front of The Bing, together with a sign proclaiming the establishment to be a ‘gentleman’s club’ with ‘no membership charge’.

Bing's windows 2015

“This change, which has appeared in the last few days, is in blatant violation of one of the promises set down by the applicant and accepted by the council’s licensing sub-committee when the establishment’s licence was granted.

“That undertaking was that the premises would look like a pub from the outside and that, other than the name, there would be no other signage. We expect the council will require that undertaking continues to be honoured and the changes recently made will be removed immediately.”

Bing owner Ralph Noel accused the council of double standards, saying it needs to “pull itself into the 21st century”.

He told the Gazette: “These silhouettes are no worse than you would see at the opening of a 1970s James Bond film, which is shown pre-watershed.

“We admit we have breached the terms of the licence, but the fact is that La Senza had a 25ft photograph of a woman in a bikini up for months and the Ann Summers shop is currently displaying a near-naked woman with a whip in her hand and a near naked-man handcuffed to a bed.

“Those constitute far stronger sexual imagery than the silhouettes on the side of our building.

“This is an extraordinary case of double standards. The city council really does need to pull itself into the 21st century.”


11 Dover Road 2017

Above photo showing the now demolished building, August 2017. Kindly taken and sent by Rory Kehoe.



NOEL Ralph & Alistair July/2013-Aug/2016


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