Sort file:- Ramsgate, July, 2022.

Page Updated:- Monday, 18 July, 2022.


Earliest 1871-

(Name from)

Artillery Arms

Open 2019+

36 West Cliff Road


01843 853202

Artilery Arms 1989

Above photo, 1989, kindly sent by Michael Mirams.

Artillery Arms 2003

Above photo, February 2003, kindly sent by Philip Dymott.

Artillery Arms

Above photographs taken by Paul Skelton, 21 July 2012.

Artillery Arms

Above photograph taken by Paul Skelton, 21 July 2012.

Artillery Arms sign 2012Artillery Arms sign 1991

Above sign left taken by Paul Skelton, 21 July 2012.

Sign right December 1991 with thanks from Brian Curtis

Artillery Arms card 1951

Above aluminium card issued June 1951. Sign series 3 number 2.

Artillery date unknown

Above showing a painting of the "Artillery" date unknown, by kind permission of the pub.

Artillery date unknown

Again, date unfortunately unknown.

Artillery Fireplace

Above photo showing their fireplace inside the pub.

Stained glass window inside Stained glass window outside

Above photos showing the stained glass window as seen inside and outside the pub. 2012.

Artillery Arms painting 2019

Above painting by James Bradford, 2019.


Thanet Advertiser, Saturday 20 July 1889.

To Brewers, Innkeeper's, Trustees & Others.

Compact and Safe Investment, important Freehold Property, the "Artillery Arms," occupying a splendid position on the Westcliff, at the corner of the Royal Road, Ramsgate, and on the main thoroughfare from the town to Pegwell Bay, &c., with dwelling house, workshops, builders yard, and premises adjoining.

Mr. Woods has been favoured with instructions from the owner, to sell by auction, at the "Bull and George Hotel," Ramsgate, on Wednesday, August 7th, 1889, at 3 for 4 o'clock, in one lot.
That well-known and deservedly popular old established fully licensed freehold public house, well situated at the junction of the four important roads, and enjoying the patronage of the residents as well as the visitors of this favourite seaside resort.

The "Artillery Arms" is substantially built, of good elevation, conveniently arranged, has a pretty bar with three entrances, and good cellarage. It is at present leased to Messrs. Tomson and Wotton, the eminent Ramsgate Brewers, at the nominal rental of 50 per annum. The lease expires and about 2 years, when it will doubtless readily realise at the least 100 a year.

Also the valuable Freehold Workshops and Yard adjoining, let to Mr. Coleman at rental of 9 per annum; and the compact Dwelling House adjoining at side, No. 34, West Cliff Road, rental 14 a year.

May be viewed by permission of the various tenants, and Particulars with Conditions obtained one week prior to the sale of the premises, at the "Bull and George Hotel," Ramsgate; of W. G. Esq., Solicitor, 33, Guilford Street, Russell Square, London; and of Mr. Woods, Auctioneer and Land Agent, Hounslow.


George Pinder grave

Above photo showing the gravestone of licensee George Pinder, died 4 August 1903.

From Dover Express, Friday, August 10, 1934.


Only a few minutes after he arrived at the Gare du Nord, Paris, on Tuesday last week, a man stated to be MR. ALBERT DRAPPER, aged 24, licensee of the "ARTILLERY ARMS," Westcliffe Road, Ramsgate, and formerly in the Navy, was found shot through the head in a taxi-cab. He died three hours later at the St. Louis Hospital without recovering consciousness. MR. DRAPPER hailed the taxi-cab at the Gare du Nord, and told the driver to take him to the Gare de Lyon, the main station for the south of France. The taxi-cab was crossing the Place de la Republique when the driver heard a shot. Turning round, he saw MR. DRAPPER huddled in a corner with a revolver in his hand.


East Kent Times and Mail, Wednesday 28 February 1973.

They want to see the old pub demolished.

Ramsgate Works Committee are to go to the planning authorities to seek a compulsory purchase order for the "Artillery Arms" public house, on the corner of West Cliff Road and Royal Road.

They say the pub, which became a free house when it was sold by Whitbread's 2-years ago, is a traffic hazard.

Because of its architectural interest - the pub has stained glass windows - it has become a listed building.

The committee are anxious to have the listing lifted so the pub can be demolished to ease the traffic congestion.



The building is said to be dated as early as 1840 and was originally known as the "Ash Arms."

It is said that there is a ghost in residence here of a man in early Victorian style military uniform. He manifests leaning against an external wall and watching people passing by. There is a short flight of steps from the ground floor and this exhibits ghostly manifestations. These include a female ghost sitting on the top step. She is wearing either a long white dress or nightdress and a cotton cap.



PAINE Thomas B 1871-86 dec'd (age 63 in 1881Census)

MOYES James Southee 1890-91+

PINDER Henry George 1901-Aug/03 dec'd (age 44 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

HUTTON E C 1907+ (Kent Public House Trust Co Ltd manager)

GRAY Charles 1913+ (Home Counties Public House Trust Ltd)

CURD Henry E 1914+

PART Alexander Francis 1918-30+ (Public House Trust Ltd)

DRAPPER Albert J 1934+

MOORE S S 1936+

PART Alexander Francis 1936+

PAGE George 1938-39+

PIDDOCK George W C 1951-57+



Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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