Sort file:- Folkestone, June, 2021.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 09 June, 2021.


Earliest Feb 1989

(Name from)


Closed Jan 1990

29 Rendezvous Road


Berties, Folkestone 2009

Above photos by Paul Skelton, 27 June 2009.


Berties sign October 1991.

Above with thanks from Brian Curtis


Changed name from the "Prince Albert" in February 1989 but closed again in January 1990.

Any further information or indeed photographs would be appreciated. Please email me at the address below.

This page is still to be updated.


Folkestone Herald 10 February 1989.

Advertising Feature.

If you’re wanting to impress your loved one, spouse or favourite business contact, Bertie’s could be the place to go. It’s a new restaurant and cellar bar that opens this week on Rendezvous Street, and it’s aiming quite simply to be the best - anywhere.

Bertie’s owner Barry Thompson says “I got sick and tired of being ripped off with bad service, little choice and poor food. So I decided the answer was to set up a restaurant of my own”. The restaurant takes its theme and name from the old pub it is housed in - The Prince Albert Hotel. Barry has kept many of the original features, including the mirrors, panelling and the old pub signs which are now mounted above the serving area in the cellar bar. Everything is designed to build up the atmosphere of a Victorian establishment, from original mahogany chairs and tables, to the new high quality wallpaper and carpets. There is also a bandstand providing seating for diners who like an elevated view or to accommodate live music for private functions. The cellar bar has many secluded corners, providing the ideal surroundings for private conversation.

The attention to detail does not stop at the dining area or bar. The kitchens are spacious and there is a special area for waiters to add the finishing touches to food, as well as preparing coffee and other drinks. And even the food continues the Victorian theme. The menu will change every few weeks, and includes dishes like Bertie's Bird - pheasant stuffed with Victoria plums, and Surf 'n’ Turf, which is fillet steak with Pacific prawns. A three course meal for two with drinks will cost 40 to 50. So next time you've got something to celebrate, why not give Bertie's a try?



THOMPSON Barrie & Roger and LEGISTER Christine 1988-89 Bastions

THOMPSON Barrie 1989-90 Bastions


BastionsFrom More Bastions of the Bar by Easdown and Rooney


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