Sort file:- Folkestone, December, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 19 December, 2021.


Earliest 2009


November 2017

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15 Rendezvous Street


Googies 2017

Above photo November 2017.

Googies 2018

Above Google image, May 2018. Showing the back entrance.


Opened as a restaurant in 2009 and won Restaurant of the Year at 2016’s Taste of Kent Awards and was a finalist in the 2017 National Burger Awards.

As a restaurant you would have needed to buy a meal in order to partake in their liquid refreshment if indeed they did carry a drinks license.


From the By Adele Couchman, 27 November 2017.

Googies in Folkestone is to re-open under the same owners less than one month after its closure.

The award-winning burger joint closed for good at the beginning of this month, though it will re-open under a different name this week.

Googies lovers who were shocked and saddened to see the popular art cafe close down will be happy to hear this news.

Googies Art Cafe in Rendezvous Street, Folkestone, will re-open this week on Friday, December 1, under the same owners.

The popular burger bar and restaurant closed its doors for good on November 4, where it has been home to some pop-up businesses serving food since its closure.

But, not even a month after it closed, the establishment is to set to open its doors for good again, under a complete different name.

It will re-brand as Cowch Cafe.

Owners Keith Holland and Steve Rees said the new cafe will offer speciality coffee, burgers, flat bread pizza, hot chocolate, breakfast and brunches.

Folkestone's Googies has closed permanently and the owners have explained why

A poster outside also says Cowch Cafe will be open for dinner and will serve wine and craft beer in the evening.

Cowch poster 2017

A message posted to customers on Googies Facebook page last month said a downturn in business and personal family issues resulted in its closure.

It said: "To all our customers, we would like to thank you for supporting us over the last eight years, but the time has come for us to close our doors for the last time.

Down turn in business and family issues.

"Varying reasons including down turn in business and personal family issues.

Keith Holland 2017

Cafe Cowch will be re-opened by Googies owners Keith Holland (above) and Steve Rees.

"We will be opening our doors for the bar only Saturday evening for a farewell drink and look forward to seeing you if you can make it. All the best Keith and Steve."

The restaurant, which opened in 2009, was a finalist in 2017’s National Burger Awards and won Restaurant of the Year at 2016’s Taste of Kent Awards.



HOLLAND Keith & REES Steve 2009-Nov/17 Next pub licensee had


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