Customers headed to the Belgian Café on Sunday for one last drink before the venue shut its doors.
A party, organised by Thanet belly dancing groups, was also held on Friday.
The Harbour Parade pub, known for its choice of Belgian beers and food including the ‘famed’ pizzas, had been open since 2000.
The bar, which was operated by Belgium Boho Ltd since the company took over from former boss Andy Barrett, is closed from today (February 12) although it has not been confirmed whether the closure is permanent.
A company spokesman said no firm decision had yet been made.
It’s a shame that a Belgian Bar is closing down in Thanet. Having been to an amazing Belgian Bistro in Maidstone I have a taste for great Belgian food such as that served at Cafe Bruges Bistro in Maidstone.
No where in this piece are we told the reason behind the closure of this clearly much loved facility?
Owners wouldn’t say. Former owner said loss of trade since the Wetherspoon opening
Wetherspoons is a totally different sort of place. Belgium bar attracts a different clientele. Chalk and cheese.
I have only used the Belgian since discovering it about 4 years ago and having found affection for It’s open and accessible atmosphere; it’s music and its food, I am very sad that it is closed.
I’m so sad!!! I same all my Air bnb guests there and everyone loves it!!.
Please re open!! It’s an important meeting place in the community!! It’s always busy!! Please give it back to us!!