Page Updated:- Thursday, 12 January, 2023.


Earliest 1861-

Hussar Hotel

Open 2020+

221 Canterbury Road


01843 836296

Hussar Hotel

Above photo, date unknown.

Hussar Hotel 1910

Above postcard, 1910.

Hussar Hotel 1914

Above photo 1914.

Hussar Hotel 1926

Above photo, 1926.

Hussar Hotel lawn

Above postcard, date unknown.

Hussar Hotel

Above photo, date unknown.

Hussar 1930

Above postcard, circa 1930, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Hussar Hotel 1952

Above photo 1952. Creative Commons Licence.

Hussar Hotel ledger

Thompson & Son ledger. Creative Commons Licence.

Hussar sign 1986

Above sign, May 1986.

With thanks from Brian Curtis

Hussar sign 2004Hussar sign 2004

Above signs, 2004.

With thanks from Brian Curtis

Hussar Hotel 1994

Photos taken in 1994 from by John Law.


Above image taken from Google Maps, July 2012.


The "Hussar" was a popular hotel in Edwardian times, with its own Tea, Fruit and Pleasure Gardens, where grapes could be purchased straight from the vine; it was rebuilt in the 1920s


From the Kentish Chronicle, 22 August, 1863.


At the Margate Police Court last week, John Dower, who said he was a “geographer,” of Middleton Cottage, New River Head, was charged with stealing from outside of the “Hussar” public-house, at Garlinge, a horse and fly, the property of George Lawrence, on the previous day.

Lawrence deposed that on Monday afternoon he drove the prisoner and his little boy from Birchington. They stopped at the “Hussar,” at Garlinge, and had some drink. Prisoner left him in the public-house, got on the box of the fly, and drove off. It seemed that on leaving the “Hussar,” he drove to Sandwich, put up at the “Bell Inn,” and was found there in bed by one of the K.C.C. The man from the “Bell Inn” said the prisoner was much intoxicated when be arrived at Sandwich. The Bench discharged the prisoner; prosecutor himself stating that he did not believe Dower had any intent to steal the property.


Thanet Advertiser 14 January 1865.


FOR SALE a Good STRONG USEFUL BROUGHAM, with Collin's Patent Axles, in good working condition, fit for immediate use.

Also a Good Useful BASKET CHAISE, with Patent Axles, and new boot to same.

Can be seen at Mr. Howard's, "Hussar Inn," Garlinge, from whom all particulars may be had.




The "Stourmouth Brewery," near Wingham, Kent, with spacious stores and Malrtings, also small Hop Plantation, and two Leasehold Public Houses.

MR. W. W. MASON (the person appointed by his lordship the Master of the Rolls as vacation jude), will SELL by AUCTION, at the Mart, London, on FRIDAY, October 9th at Twelve for One o'clock, in one lot, without reserve, a Valuable Brewery Property.

Comprising the Freehold Stourmouth Brewery, desirably situate about two miles from the Grove Ferry Station on the South Eastern Railway, and six miles from the Adisham Station on the London, Chatham and Dover line. The premises have been much enlarged and improved within the last few years, and comprise a convenient brew house with tunroom, and a specious vat store, malt and hop rooms, capital arched cellering, two malting houses, (to wet 28 quarters and 12 quarters respectively), stabling for ten horses, and neat cottage residence with well stocked garden. A well upon the premises affords an unfailing supply of water peculiarly adapted for producing beers of the highest quality. The property will be sold as a going concern with the advantage of the old established connection. Also a freehold hop plantation near the brewery, containing about two acres, and the following leasehold properties:-

The "Spread Eagle" public house, Margate, the "Hussar Hotel," Garlinge near Margate, and a residence and cottage, Beech street, Dover.

May be viewed, and particulars with plans obtained ten days prior to the day of sale of Mr. John Minter, solicitor, Folkestone; of Mr. Wilks, solicitor, Hythe; of Messrs. Nichols, Clark and Elliott, solicitors, Cook's Court, W.C.; of Messrs. White, Borrett and Co., of 6, Whitehall Place; at the "Rose Inn," Canterbury; the "White Hart," Margate; the "Royal Oak," Dover; the "Saracen's Head," Ashford; the "Ship Inn," Faversham; at the Mart, Tokenhouse-yard, E.C.; and of the said Mr. W. W. Mason, at 61, King William-street, City.


Bucks Herald, Saturday 22 May 1897.

Sudden death of the Rector of Adstock.

On Thursday an inquest was held at the "Hussar Inn," Garlinge, near Margate, on the body of the Rev. T. Cockran, rector of Adstock, Winslow, who died suddenly the previous day. For some time past the deceased has suffered from an infection of the heart; and on the 3rd of this month he went to the Clergy Rest at Margate, for the benefit of his health. Acting on the advice of the Rev. H. Woods Tindall, the chairman of that institution, he consulted Mr. Thornton, surgeon, who confirmed the opinion of his own medical man, which his nephew (Mr. W. R. Carter, of Watford Grammar School) said was well-known to his family. During his stay in Margate he appeared to derive great benefit from the tonic air; and on Wednesday morning, after conducting prayers at the Clergy Rest, and partaking of a fish breakfast, which he greatly enjoyed, he started for a walk to Westgate-on-Sea and back, a distance of about 2 miles; and on the return journey, when facing a strong easterly wind, he was seen by a coastguardsmen names Pearse, while on the cliff, to fall forward on his face. He breathed once or twice, and then expired, as Dr. Flint stated, from heart disease. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence.

The deceased clergyman leaves a widow, but no family.


Thanet Advertiser, Tuesday 27 September 1938.

Miss Betty Haskins Weds.

The wedding took place at Thanet Registry Office, Ramsgate, on Tuesday, of Miss Helen Betty Haskins, daughter of Mr. F. Haskins and Mrs. Haskins, of the "Hussar Hotel," Garlinge, and Mr. Ernest Richard Church, eldest son of Mrs. Swaffer and step son of Mr. R. J. Swaffer of Canterbury Road, Margate.

After the ceremony a reception was held at the "Hussar Hotel.


Thanet Times, Tuesday 6 April, 1965.

He was 7 when he pulled his first pint.

George Chapman 1965

Former Margate footballer and swimming enthusiast, Mr. George Chapman, now licensee at the "Hussar Hotel," Margate, was 7 when he pulled his first pint.

This was when his parents ran the "Star Inn," Westwood, a house previously managed by his grandparents.

Mr. Chapman was born at the "Star" and learned to handle the pumps at, as they say, an early age. Regular custom came from the men employed as a nearby brickfield who used to visit the pub for 20 gallons at a time and they measured their wages in terms of beer. Bitter was then 3d. or 4d. a pint.

His parents later moved to the "Hare and Hounds" at Westwood, where his father held the licence for 29 years.

"I had a licence there for 8-years, so it was in the family for 37 years," said Mr. Chapman.

"My father left me to my own discretion and I didn't enter the trade until after the war in my own right, although I was born into it," he said.

One of his first jobs was as an apprentice fitter with the old Isle of Thanet Tramways, and he later became a traveller for a firm of wholesale tobacconists.

The last war saw him as a sergeant fitter in the Royal Air Force and after demob he decided to make his own way in the trade. "I thought I might as well drink in my own pub as someone else's," he said.

A keen sportsman, Mr. Chapman used to play water polo for Margate Swimming Club and was a full back with Margate Football Club in the Arsenal nursery days before the war.

He took over the licence of the "Hussar" in 1960 and was for 8-years Secretary of the Thanet Licensed Victuallers' Association and 2 years as president of that organization. He is now in his second year as President of the Kent Federation of Licensed Victuallers' Associations.


From the By Matt Leclere, 9 May 2019.

Missing toddler seen walking alone in Garlinge reunited with mother by police.

A toddler seen walking the streets alone has been reunited with his mother, police have confirmed.

The youngster, aged around three-years-old, was spotted on his own in Garlinge yesterday sparking a police search.

The little boy was taken in by police officers who knocked on doors in Canterbury Road in a bid to find the tot's parents.

A police spokesman confirmed this morning the child was back with his mother.

The search took place around the Costcutter and the "Hussar Hotel" after officers were called at 8.20am.

A police spokesman said: "Kent Police was called to a shop in Canterbury Road, Margate at around 8.20am on Wednesday, May 8 to a report of an unaccompanied young boy.

"Officers attended the scene and having spoken to the boy identified his parents. Initial enquiries are being carried out to determine the circumstances of this incident."



GEARSON John 1861+ (age 40 in 1861Census)

HOWARD Mr 1865+

FOAT Stephen 1867-91+ (age 55 in 1891Census)

HIGGINS Henrietta 1891-1901+ (widow age 54 in 1891Census)

PETERS George 1903+ Kelly's 1903

STOKES Robert Stuart 1911-13+ (age 44 in 1911Census)

MARSH James R Next pub licensee had 1918-Aug/26

HASKINS F Mr 1938+

SIMS R H 15/ Oct/1941-Dec/60

Last pub licensee had CHAPMAN George L Dec/60-65+


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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