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Earliest 1987

(Name to)

Royal Cheriton

Open 2019+

339-341 Cheriton Road


01303 277007

Royal Cheriton Royal Cheriton

Above pictures taken from Google Maps 2009.


Previous to this name the establishment was titled "Casablanca" and changed name in 1989.


Latest information heard on 5 June 2014:- Just read a report in this week's Herald re. a planning application for some demolition at "the FORMER "Royal Cheriton". Application was refused. Hadn't realised this one was closed. Jan Pedersen.

Martin Easdown say the following:- It still looks open to me. Perhaps they have got mixed up with the White Lion or Morehall.

Certainly still open in 2019.


Folkestone Herald 2 March 1995.

Advertising Feature.

In a period of economic doom and gloom it's great to hear of a pub that is putting money, time and effort into making things better for the customer. Gary and Elaine Jenkins, during the six years they have been at the Royal Cheriton, in Cheriton Road, have steadily improved the look of the pub and the services it provides. Recently they completed a major part of their refurbishment with attractive carpeting and soft furnishings, which make the atmosphere even more elegant, welcoming and relaxed.

As well as their own experience, Elaine and Gary benefit from family links with the trade, so they have a lot of experience when it comes to providing what the customer wants. Part of that service is good pub food, home-cooked by Elaine. And if you sometimes find yourself looking for somewhere to enjoy a good lunch in the area, make a point of dropping in at the Royal Cheriton for fine food in friendly surroundings.

Elaine and Gary, being the proud parents of three smashing kids who live on the premises, ensure that the pub boasts a friendly, family atmosphere. Burt there is a sporting element, too, and the athletes among the regulars are assured of demanding exercise with pool and darts to help them build up a thirst.

The Royal is also a handy location for a celebration as there is a very comfortable function room which can be hired, with or without catering.

The popularity of the Royal Cheriton says a lot about the way Gary and Elaine are running it. They deserve huge success for the thought and work they have put into its refurbishment and for the way they always put the customer first.


Folkestone Herald 14 March 1996.

Local News.

Police are appealing for help to track down up to 20 youths who attacked and injured three young soldiers. The soldiers had left the Royal Cheriton pub in Cheriton to get a taxi into the town centre. But at a taxi rank outside Unwins off-licence in Cheriton Road, Folkestone, the soldiers had an argument with up to 20 youths, who attacked them, say police. The soldiers were repeatedly kicked and punched, suffering cuts and bruises. One soldier was taken to hospital and had an operation for a broken jaw.

Police say the offenders are believed to be in the area of the attack regularly during the early evening and late at night. They are asking for witnesses to come forward. Said a police spokesman: “This was a particularly vicious attack, and we would appeal to anyone who saw anything to come forward as soon as possible”.

The incident happened on Saturday March 2 at about 10.40 p.m. The soldiers are Royal Engineers from Chatham on exercises at Sir John Moore Barracks.




JONES John & BARKIN Paul 1987-89

JENKINS Gary & John 1989-2000

JENKINS Gary 2000-04+


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