Sort file:- Broadstairs, July, 2021.

Page Updated:- Saturday, 17 July, 2021.


Earliest 1949-

(Name from)

Clarendon Hotel

Latest 1977+

(Name to)

103 High Street


Clarendon Hotel 1960s

Above photo, 1960s, kindly sent by Michael Mirams.


Established in 1864 possibly earlier, the pub was originally the "Railway Hotel" but changed name between 1938 and 1948 and just after 1977 changed name again to the "Bradstow Mill." The road renumbered at some time and also addressed as 125 High Street.


I would really like your help with any information or photographs regarding this house. Preferably historical facts, names of licensees and photographs. Every email is replied and anything added referenced to the supplier with thanks.

With my web getting larger and cover area increasingly more, and further from my home, I am becoming more reliant on local knowledge


Thanet Times, Tuesday 29 September, 1964.

Their reputation is second-to-none.

Tom Sayer 1964

From the City of London's butter market to the seaside hotel with a flourishing catering trade. That is a step which Tom Sayer took just 15 years ago when he moved into the "Clarendon Hotel" in High Street, Broadstairs.

But whatever experience of the licensed trade Tom lacked, his wife, Marjorie, made up for. She was a daughter of a man who was probably one of the longest serving pub licensees in the country. Her father had been in the trade for over 60 years in Nottingham by the time he died.

With her experience, especially in catering, the "Clarendon" has now built up a reputation second to none in Broadstairs. Members of the local Rotary Club, Inner Wheel, Round Table and other organisations, who hold their function there, will vouch for this.

Mr. Sayer, in served with the County of London Yeomanry in the war through North Africa, Italy and Germany, was once a very energetic sportsman. He played cricket and senior amateur football, but now contents himself with the occasional round of golf at the North Foreland Club.

Why did he choose Thanet for his move into the hotel? Mr. Sayer admits that he knew nothing of the area, but his wife did. She was a niece of Ald Twigger, a former Mayor of Ramsgate, and was a frequent visitor.




PRICE Peter to 1949 Next pub licensee had

SAYER Tom 1949-64+

CHIVERS Glynn & Margaret 1977+


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