Sort file:- Folkestone, June, 2022.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 23 June, 2022.


Earliest 1987

Fifth Avenue Bar

Latest 1988

(Name to)

101 Sandgate Road


101 Sandgate Road

Above picture taken from Google Maps 2011, showing the Alliance and Leicester as being at 101 Sandgate Road.


This one sounds more like a wine bar or club than a pub, so I'm hoping someone will be able to give me further details.  I have been informed that this became "Tiffany's" after it closed around 1988.


Folkestone Herald 9 October 1987.

Local News.

Wine bar boss Jason Anthony has been found dead at his home. Neighbours alerted police after hearing loud music from his flat all night and through the morning. Officers found Mr. Anthony, 26, slumped in a chair at the flat in Broadmead Road, Folkestone, last Thursday. Results of a post mortem have been postponed pending further tests and an inquest has been ordered.

Anthony and former girlfriend and business partner, Diane Bryant, opened Ritzy's Wine Bar in Sandgate Road in 1985 on the premises of the former wine merchant's, Lukey's. But the business venture turned sour when Miss Bryant, 30, and Anthony ended their relationship. Anthony appeared before Folkestone Magistrates in January charged with causing Miss Bryant actual bodily harm. He admitted smashing a glass dish over his former partner's head, punching her in the mouth, poking fingers in her eyes and repeatedly punching her. He was fined 150 plus 20 costs. At the time Anthony commented “I am extremely sorry for what I have done – words cannot change the past”.

Last month Mr. Anthony was with six men arrested by Dover police climbing the White Cliffs near Dover Castle and tunnels into the former Regional Seat of Government, contained in the cliffs. In the incident an unnamed 26-year-old Folkestone man fell down the cliff. It has since been confirmed that the injured man was Mr. Anthony. He was taken to hospital before police officers could question him.

At the time of his death Mr. Anthony was manager of the Fifth Avenue wine bar, the successor to Ritzy’s in Sandgate Road. When he appeared in court earlier this year magistrates were told that while no longer holding a financial interest in the business, Mr. Anthony had been re-employed in the renamed business as a manager.


Folkestone Herald 23 October 1987.

Local News.

An inquest into the death of wine bar boss Jason Anthony was expected to be opened and adjourned this week. Mr. Anthony, 26, was found dead in his flat at Broadmead Road, Folkestone, on Thursday, October 1. Neighbours called the police after hearing loud music playing in his home throughout the previous night. Following a post mortem examination of his body, pathologists said this week he died from inhalation of vomit and cardio-respiratory failure. At the time of his death, Mr. Anthony was manager of the Fifth Avenue wine bar in Sandgate Road, Folkestone.



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