Sort file:- Ramsgate, April, 2022.

Page Updated:- Monday, 25 April, 2022.


Earliest 1717

2017 (Name from)

Crown Hotel

1991+ (Name to)

Open 2019+

30 York Street


01843 592550

Crown Hotel 1980

Above photo 1980, kindly sent by Michael Mirams.

Crown 2017

Above photo, 2017, kindly sent by Michael Mirams.

Crown sign 1991

Sign above October 1991 with thanks from Brian Curtis


Originally known as the "Crown Inn," and traced back to as early as 1717.

Also known at one time as "Jack's Bar." Now know as "Jackson's Wharf."

Crown Hotel was an inn as early as 1721, but the premises could be much older. It was rated at 8 in 1759, and is the only former Cobbs pub in the town proper which was still trading in the 1980s.

Looking at the stone on the building it appears that it must have been rebuilt in 1853.


From the Thanet Advertiser, 9 August, 1876.


A respectable Lad, as Porter. Aged about 14.

Apply at the "Crown Hotel," Ramsgate.


From the Thanet Advertiser, 11 December, 1897.


A. G. Evans, begs to inform his friends and the public generally that he has taken over the above well-known house, hitherto conducted by Mr. Procter, and hopes by careful attention to the requirements of customers, to receive their kind patronage and support.

Wines and spirits of the finest quality. Cigars of the best brands.

Bottled and Draught Ales and Stout always in good condition.

Hot Soups ready every morning, from 11 o'clock.


From the Advertiser and Echo, 3 July, 1936.


(Under new proprietorship).

Alf Baker welcomes old and new friends. Visitors wishing a carefree holiday will enjoy a stay here; bed and Breakfast at moderate charge; good meals and comfortable beds; facing sea and harbour.


From the Thanet Advertiser, Friday 10 February 1939.

BARS BANNED. Greater facilities at Ramsgate hotels.

The bench also dealt with a number of minor applications.

Mr. T. Hoppit made application on behalf of the "George and Dragon," "York Tavern," "Crown Inn" and "King's Arms" for music licences to enable radio receivers to be operated.

These four granted together with similar applications made by Mr. J. H. Robinson in respect of the "Racing Greyhound," "Windmill," and "Duke of Kent."


Thanet Times, Tuesday 11 May, 1965.

He comes from where the cider apples grow.

Walter Cottle 1965

A man who hails from the Cider county of Somerset is Mr. Walter Andrew Cottle, who has been the cheerful licensee of the "Crown Hotel," York Street, Ramsgate, for the past 16 years.

Mr. Cottle, when he left school, took an apprenticeship in butchering. Moving from Somerset, he carried on in the trade at Watford for 22 years before he moved to Ramsgate in 1948 and took over the "Crown."

"I like the licensing trade and like Ramsgate. I would not move from either now," said Mr. Cottle.

One reason why Mr. Cottle has taken Ramsgate so much to heart is that he has a king fisherman. Proving the point are photographs ranged around the bar of the "Crown" showing Mr. Cottle with some of his prize catches.

His best catch to date is a 22lb 10oz cod and the photograph of this prize landing commands a special position over the bar.

Besides fishing, Mr. Cottle is a keen shooting man who enjoys going into the county with his 12-bore shotgun.

But Mr. Cottle's hobbies always take second place to his business at the "Crown," and especially at the moment with enlargements and construction alterations taking place in the hotel.

A family man with a son and two daughters, Mr. Cottle has the proud boast of being a grandfather 7 times over.



Come 2017, after being renamed on numerous occasions, the building has again reverted to its original name of the "Crown."



CHITTENDEN James 1828-39+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

CHITTENDEN Sarah 1841+

STOCKLEY Simon 1851-67+ (widower age 66 in 1861Census)

?STOCKLEY Sarah 1861? (Licensed Victualler age 46 in 1861Census)

STOCKLEY Richard 1874+

YOUNG Arthur William 1881-82+ (age 50 in 1881Census)

PROCTER John 1890-Dec/97

EVANS A G Dec/1897+

MILES George M 1901+ (age 24 in 1901Census)

ATKINS Richard William 1901-03+ Kelly's 1903

LOVETT Tryphena Maud Mrs 1907+

THORNLEY John Stock 1911-18+ (age 46 in 1911Census)

HOLNESS William James 1922+

HASKINS Frank R 1929+

HEDGES Arthur 1930-Jan/31 Thanet Advertiser

DAVIES Leonard Stanley Jan/1931-34+ Thanet Advertiser

DAVIES D Mrs 1936+

BAKER Alfred Edward July/1936-39+

COTTLE Walter Andrew 1949-65+


Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34


Thanet AdvertiserThanet Advertiser

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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