Sort file:- Walmer, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 31 March, 2021.


Earliest 19 Dec 2013 (Name from)


Open 2019+

50 The Strand


01304 366031


The pub was previously the "Lord Nelson."

Described as a music and arts pub.


From the East Kent Mercury, 19 December, 2013.


Lighthouse licensees 2014

James, Nicki and David Hatton at the "Light House"

Aftter standing empty for three years, the "Lord Nelson" pub on the Strand, Walmer, has reopened under new management with a new name.

The "Lighthouse" is owned by Micky Hatton who will run it with her sons David and James and their staff.

The family has many musical inks, with the boys playing in local bands including Cocos Lovers and the Remains of Johnny Cash, making it a perfect hub for live music nights.

Mrs Hatton said: “About once a month there will be ticketed events.

“We are making them ticketed because we will be bringing down bigger acts from London and further afield.”

“There will be opportunities for local acts to play too.”

Filthy Six, who have played at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, performed on the opening night three weeks ago.

The "Lighthouse" is open four lays a week, from Thursday to Sunday. It is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, reopening again on Boxing Day.


From the East Kent Mercury, 21 May 2015.

Lighthouse hosts quake fundraiser.

Trevor Pendle and David Hatton

Trevor PendIe and David Hatton will host an auction and music fundraiser for Nepal at the Lighthouse in Walmer. The auction lots include the African kora shown right Pictures: Eleanor Perkins.

An entertainment and auction event on Bank Holiday Monday will help aid humanitarian efforts in Nepal.

Antiques shop 1815 and neighbouring music and arts pub the "Lighthouse" on The Strand in Walmer have teamed up to host an afternoon of live music and fundraising.

As a railway engineer, Trevor Pendle of 1815, works with a number of ex-Gurkhas.

He said: "At least two of the lads lost children in the earthquake. I just thought it would be nice to do something."

He mentioned the idea to his next door neighbours, and they jumped at the chance to join in.

From 4pm at the "Lighthouse," there will be live music from Billy and Phil, more commonly seen playing with Cocos Lovers and the Hellfire Orchestra.

Their set will include a mixture of original songs and covers, including the Felice Brothers, Richard Thompson and seafaring shanties.

At 4.45pm there will be an auction, with items donated by the 1815 shop. They include a brand new kayak, a West African kora or 21-string harp, a Roman javelin film prop that was used in the movie Gladiator, as well as jewellery.

Mr Pendle has invited his Nepalese colleagues to the event, and at least four hope to be there.

Lighthouse co-owner David Hatton said: "Any other local businesses are welcome to get involved and donate items to the auction.

"Any other fundraising ideas are also very much welcome."

Get in touch with the Lighthouse team by emailing info@ Doors open at noon. Entry by suggested donation of 4.




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