Sort file:- Sandgate, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 31 March, 2021.


Earliest Oct 2009

(Name from)

Earl of Clarendon

Open 2020+

Brewers Hill


01303 248684

Earl of Clarendon in snow 2011 Earl of Clarendon at night 2011 Earl of Clarendon 2011 Earl of Clarendon 2011 Earl of Clarendon 2011

Above photos kindly supplied by Ron Wraight of the "Earl of Clarendon." January 2011.


Formerly the "Clarendon" and I have managed to trace the pub can back to 1871 so far. The premises has now changed name to the "Earl of Clarendon."

Landlord Ron & Angela Wraight bought the premises as cash buyers from Shepherd Neame on 20th October 2009 with over 20 years in the trade they have brought a local pub back to life again one threatened with closure and redevelopment and numerous failed tenants since 2005.

They have totally refurbished the the pub now you can come in to a clean and light environment. Ron has introduced good homemade dishes as well as the usual steaks and grills and great desserts. Real ales are the focus of this traditional pub ever changing the ales from Kent and other parts of the country. They are always available in tip top condition.

The pub is open all day from 12 till 11pm Mon to Thurs, 12 till 12pm Fri and Sat.

Food is available every day from 12-3pm, Sunday lunches are served from 12-3pm booking advisable. Tel 01303 248684.


From the By Lauren MacDougall, 21 December 2019.

The 33 pubs in Kent you have to drink at in 2020 according to CAMRA.

In total Kent has heaps of pubs listed in the guide and, while 33 of these are new entries, others have appeared in previous editions of the guide.

A total of 33 pubs from around Kent make up the new entries that feature in the 2020 edition of the Good Beer Guide.

The guide is produced annually by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the independent guide to the best boozers in the UK that is researched by unpaid and independent volunteers nationwide.

Tom Stainer, CAMRA’s chief executive, said: “For nearly five decades, the Good Beer Guide has been a comprehensive guide to the UK’s breweries, their ales, and the best outlets to find them in across the country.

“What makes the Guide unique is that all the entries are compiled and vetted by a huge volunteer team, based around the country. We work hard to ensure that all areas of the country are covered and, unlike with some competitor titles, inclusion in this book is dependent only on merit, not on payment.

“The Good Beer Guide has always had an important role in acting as a barometer of the beer and pub industry. We believe information gleaned from the Guide is absolutely vital in the drive to save our pubs from closure and campaign for policies that better support pubs, local brewers and their customers.”

This pub is included in the 2020 list.

Earl of Clarendon, Sandgate.

What the guide says: "This ex-Mackeson and Shepherd Neame pub became a free house in 2009. Originally built as a hotel, it provided refreshment to troops on the path between Shorncliffe Camp and the sea.

"Three or four changing beers from all over Britain are served, usually including at least one local offering."



WRAIGHT Ron & Angela 20/Oct/2009+


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