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Follies in Hythe divides opinion with its green exterior

By Victoria Chessum

A new restaurant due to open in Hythe has divided opinion over the colour of its exterior.

Follies Pizzeria and Cicchetti bar, at 78 High Street, is painted a shade of olive green and stands out from neighbouring buildings.

It is the fourth branch to open in the east Kent area, with two restaurants in Sandgate Road and the Harbour Arm in Folkestone and one in King Street, Dover.

he green building is home to a new Follies pizzeria and cicchetti bar in Hythe High Street. Picture: Janice Carrera

The restaurant has replaced the former Brooks tea room, which used to be a pale magnolia colour with a touch of navy blue.

Opinion on a Facebook page called Hythe Residents shows both support and opposition to the colour.

Freda Denyer said: “After reading various posts about the new Follies in the High Street, I went to have a look for myself.

“The inside is absolutely wonderful, must have cost a fortune to decorate and install very classy lighting.

“And the outside is green –just green – not offensive and will no doubt look pretty stylish once the painter finishes.

“There are a lot of shops in Hythe that look worse.”

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Julia Blewett added: “It is not a colour I would choose but people, get a life.

“Good luck on your new venture, Follies.”

Lesley Ball said: “At least the colour has brought attention and got people talking about the new business.”

Alexandra Booth said: “That weird green is a vile colour.

“I personally don’t think it looks nice but that’s just me.

“I’m sure the food will be lovely and the inside but I just can’t get over the colour.”

It is not yet known when the restaurant will open its doors to customers but a notice on its website says it is “coming soon”.

The owners have been contacted for a comment.

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