Sort file:- Folkestone, September, 2022.

Page Updated:- Saturday, 17 September, 2022.


Earliest 1978


Open 2022+

Lower Sandgate Road



Folkestone Herald 25 February 1978.

Local News.

The Mermaid Restaurant in Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone, can be turned into a pub. Shepway District Council’s plans sub committee approved the change of use last week.


Folkestone Herald 24 August 1984.

Local News.

Brash burglars hurled a beer keg through a cafe window to get in and steal a haul of drink and frozen food. The raid on the Mermaid Cafe in Folkestone took place in the early hours of last Thursday morning. Bottles of spirits and liqueurs and cases of frozen food were stolen.


Folkestone Herald 8 March 1985

Local News.

Burglars smashed a 40 window to get into the Mermaid Restaurant in Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone, last Wednesday evening, but nothing was taken.


Folkestone Herald 22 March 1985

Local News.

A window worth 40 was smashed at the Mermaid Cafe, in Folkestone’s Lower Sandgate Road, early this week.

Local News.

Vandals have once again attacked the windows of the Mermaid Cafe, Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone, and caused 80 damage.


Folkestone Herald 10 July 1992

Local News.

A thief left his shoes behind after trying to steal from the Mermaid cafe in Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone. He was frightened off by the alarm.


Folkestone Herald 9 May 1996

Local News.

More than 250 was given to the Folkestone lifeboat crew as a new restaurant set sail for business. The Mermaid, situated along Folkestone seafront, held its official opening and cash was raised from the sale of 80 pints of lager.

The Dungeness lifeboat crew turned up to help celebrate the occasion, and a raffle and buffet were also part of the opening on Saturday night.

Janet Wilson, co-manager of the Mermaid, said “It was a very successful evening; everyone enjoyed themselves and it was very well supported. We felt that by holding a charity evening it was a good marking point to start off with”.

Mrs. Wilson wanted to help the crew because of her family connection with lifeboats: her grandfather was a founder member of a crew in Cornwall.





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