Sort file:- Folkestone, July, 2022.

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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton & Jan Pedersen

Earliest 1989-

(Name from)


Latest 1993+

(Name to)

24 Rendezvous Street



This one lasted with this name about 4 years, but as nightclubs seem to go, soon changed name again. probably with a gap of two years lying empty between 1993 and 1995.


Folkestone Herald 26 February 1993.

Local News.

Muswell's cafe bar at The Lanterns is being sold by Taylor Walker, part of the Allied Lyons company. The new owners will be Simpson's of Cornhill, part of the Baldwin Leisure Group, a spokesman said. Taylor Walker, which owns or operates more than 700 pubs in London, is selling 27 of its Muswell's sites around the country. Simpson's of Cornhill operates a chain of restaurants, which includes Dell' Ugo in Soho. The total sale will be phased in over the next few months to ensure a smooth handover, said a spokesman for Allied Lyons.


Folkestone Herald 6 January 1994.

Local News.

Muswell's cafe-bar at The Lanterns in Folkestone town centre is due to re-open soon. The premises, leased from Mr. Pound by Allied Breweries, closed shortly before Christmas. But landlord Peter Pound said this week he has been told a company is interested in re-opening the site, possibly in February. “I believe the plan is to re-open it as a restaurant”, said Mr. Pound yesterday.


Folkestone Herald 14 September 1995.

Local News.

A new “Irish” pub in the town centre has been given permission to have live music. Scruffy Murphy's in Rendezvous Street, Folkestone – formerly the cafe-bar Muswell's – was due to open yesterday (Wednesday) and plans to have regular Irish folk music nights. Council officers were concerned about noise levels, but the management is fitting a noise limiter to cut out amplification when it gets too loud.




DEARE Dennis & MORAN Paul 1989

BOLAM Jeffrey & MORAN Paul 1989-90

BOLAM Jeffrey & WARREN Jacqueline 1990-91

BOLAM Jeffrey & PARRY Timothy 1991-92


SAMARASINGHE Richard & PATEL Ketan 1992-93

Renamed "Scruffy Murphy's." 1995


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