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5 August 2016

Little Prince

Open 2022+

8 Fort Hill


Little Prince 2016

Above photo 2016.

Little Prince 2016

Above photo, 2016, kindly taken and sent by Michael Mirams.

Little Prince bar 2016

Above photo, 2016, kindly taken and sent by Michael Mirams.


From Friday 05 Aug 2016, by Marijke Hall.

One of the country's SMALLEST pubs has opened in Margate

Andi Barrett 2016

Andy Barrett, who runs the Belgium Cafe, has opened a tiny pub in the Old Kent Market in Margate.

One of the country's smallest pubs – with standing room for just six people – has opened in Margate.

The "Little Prince," located inside the OId Kent Market in Market Place, was previously a tiny sushi bar measuring just 11ft by 7ft.

But Andy Barrett, who already runs the Belgium Café in Ramsgate, has opened it as a minute watering hole and named it after one of his favourite stories.

"I think it is one of the smallest in the UK," he said.

"It's so small because it's a unit but I thought I'd make it into a tiny pub. There's only room for six people standing. If we put bar stalls in four people would fit in there."

Mr Barrett said the idea came about when one of the individual units in the market became available.

Andy Barrett already runs the Belgium Cafe in Ramsgate.

"It was a sushi bar, it was absolutely tiny," he said.

"We had a soft opening today (August 5), but we haven't set up a website or Facebook yet. We're doing an opening really to see how it goes, so we can see how it will work.

"People will be able to buy take away drinks from us as there are facilities to sit outside or by the beach.

"It will be interesting to see how it evolves. There is so much going on around here now in Margate, I think it will work well."


From the 5 August 2016.

Tiny pub the "Little Prince" with room for six people opens in Margate.

Andy Barrett 2016

A tiny pub in Margate with room for just six people standing up is preparing to open its doors for the first time on Friday.

Andy Barrett, 68, who wants to be known as the pub's creator rather than its landlord, said he was hoping for a "bumper weekend".

He believes the "Little Prince," which measures just 11ft by 6.6ft (3m by 2m), is one of the UK's smallest.

And he is hopeful the quirky bar will soon turn into a tourist attraction.

"I came across an empty unit, which used to be a sushi bar, and the idea came to me - there was no pub around and I thought it would be quite novel," Mr Barrett said.

"Margate is busy, it has so many attractions, the beach, Dreamland, carnival weekend, there will be lots of people dropping in."


This has also been known as the "Old Kent Market" and the "Matchroom" but I am not sure whether it had a drinks license under those names. It's size is a mere 3m by 2m in total.



BARRETT Andy 5/Aug/2016+


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