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26 June 2015

Copper Pottle

Open 2020+

84 Reculver Road


07710 001261 or 07873436122

Copper Pottle building 2009

Above Google image, March 2009.

Copper Pottle 2017

Above Google image, June 2017.


Beltinge's first micro pub, this was set up by business partners Gary Pottle and Gavin Elgar, hence the name, and opened on the 26th June 2015 in a former pet Food store.


From the By Gazette reporter, 2 March 2017.

Copper Pottle micropub in Beltinge, Herne Bay, broken into.

Thieves smashed through the front window of a micropub before stealing 100 from the till.

The owners of the Copper Pottle in Reculver Road, Beltinge, were alerted to the damage by a friend.

They found the raiders had snatched the CCTV hard drive, which would have shown the burglars breaking into the building.

Gavin Elgar and Gary Pottle 2017

Gavin Elgar and Gary Pottle at the Copper Pottle micropub. Picture: Ruth Cuerden

Co-owner Gary Pottle said: “They smashed in through the window, which faces on to the main road, so it was very brazen.

“There are quite a few micropubs in Kent now but I think this is the first time one has been broken into – an incident like this is quite unusual.

“Apart from the window, they did not damage anything else, but they knew what they were doing.”

The incident happened between 10.30pm on Thursday, February 16, and 5am on Friday, February 17.

Mr Pottle, who suspects the micropub was targeted in the early hours, has run the site with his business partner, Gavin Elgar, for 18 months.

The pair – who have raised about 3,000 for the Herne-based Strode Park Foundation since launching in 2015 – opened as usual after the break-in. Chestfield-based Mr Pottle, 58, said: “Thieves do usually pick on larger businesses where there would be more stuff to take, so it is quite unusual for a micropub to be targeted.

“They took our CCTV hard drive, but a couple of places nearby have got CCTV of the incident, although it is from quite a distance away.

“We have had police and forensics out here, but the fact they took the hard drive shows they knew what they were doing.”

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident.



ELGAR Gavin & POTTLE Gary 26 June 2015+


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