Sort file:- Ramsgate, December, 2021.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 15 December, 2021.



Admiral Fox

Closed 2010

143 Grange Road/Southwood


Admiral Fox 1960s

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

Admiral Fox

Above photograph by Paul Skelton , 21 July 2012.  

Admiral Fox

Above photograph taken by Paul Skelton, 21 July 2012.

Admiral Fox sign 2012Admiral Fox sign 1991

Sign left by Paul Skelton 21 June 2012, sign right December 1991 with thanks from Brian Curtis

Admiral Fox 2007

Photo taken in June, 2007 from by D J Bass. Obviously in worse days than it is in today (2014). The new management as advertised obviously didn't do it much justice.


From the Kentish Chronicle and General Advertiser, 7 September, 1861. Price 1 1/2d.


The usual business of the renewal of the licenses was gone through, and applications made for spirit license by William Terry of the “Admiral Fox,” and Mr. Stephen Wellard, of the “Cherry Tree Gardens.” Both applications, after due consideration, were granted.


Thanet Advertiser, Saturday 8 February 1862.


On Monday last, T. T. Delasaux, Esq., county coroner, visited this parish for the purpose of instigating an inquiry into the circumstance attending the death of William Terry, the landlord of the "Admiral Fox Inn," who died very suddenly the previous Saturday evening. The inquest was held at the house of the deceased, before the coroner and a respectable jury, of whom Mr. William Darby was chosen foreman. Elizabeth Langridge, (who was unable to attend the inquest room, and was consequently visited at her own house by the coroner and jury), the wife of a shoemaker, residing in St. Lawrence-street, was the first witness examined, who deposed that she knew the deceased. For a considerable time past he had been in the habit of taking her son’s supper beer, which he did the last time on Saturday evening, between 7 and 8 o'clock. On that occasion he went into her room with the beer as usual; she then handed him the money, and he said. "It is all right, Mrs. Langridge, and thank thank you. "The deceased then fell down, knocking his head against the corner of the table. Witness was much alarmed, and exclaimed, "Why, Mr. Terry, what is the matter?" but he made no reply. She then took hold of his hand, and found that he was dead, he having expired without a struggle. She then called in a neighbour.

Mr. George S. Snowden, surgeon, of Ramsgate, deposed that on Saturday evening last, he was sent for and attended the deceased, at the house of John Langridge, at St. Lawrence where he found him lying on the floor of a room quite dead. He made an external examination of the body, and observed a slight injury to the right ear, from which blood had effused into the ear, but that was not sufficient to produce death. He believed the deceased had suffered from disease of the heart, and which witness had do doubt was the immediate cause of death.

After summing up the evidence, the coroner remarked that the case was so clear that he should hardly have fell it to be his duty to hold an inquest but from the fact that he is now paid by salary, and whether he held one or 500 inquests during the year, his pay was the same. It was, therefore, to prevent the public saying that as he was paid by salary he did not hold any inquests, that he held one in the present instance.

The Jury then returned a verdict of "Natural Death."


Licensee 1960

Above photo kindly sent by Jane Crawshaw circa 1960, showing June, licensee Jane and Peter Crawshaw.


The building is early 19th century.


From the Thanet Advertiser and Echo, 11 March 1949.

The transfer was approved of the licence of the "Admiral Fox" from Robert George Pearce to John Albert Holyer.


The pub appears to have been closed from 2010 and still looks very much the same today. Still closed 2015.



TERRY William 1861-Feb/62 dec'd (widower aged 67 in 1861Census)

MOYNE Joseph George 1867-71+ (age 46 in 1871Census) Post Office 1867

GESSEY Silas 1881-91+ (age 40 in 1891Census)

GESSEY Elizabeth 1901-15+ CensusKelly's 1903

AUSTIN Alfred 1918+

LEGGETT Henry 1922+ Post Office Directory 1922

GLYN Albert 1929-30+ Post Office Directory 1930

MCAULAY John 1934-36+

PEARCE Robert George 1938-Mar/49+ Post Office Directory 1938

HOLYER John Albert Mar/1949-51+


CRAWSHAW Harold 1957-59 dec'd

CRAWSHAW Dora (widow) 1959+


Post Office 1867From the Post Office Directory 1867


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Post Office Directory 1922From the Post Office Directory 1922

Post Office Directory 1930From the Post Office Directory 1930

Post Office Directory 1938From the Post Office Directory 1938


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