Sort file:- Margate, June, 2023.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 20 June, 2023.


Earliest ????

Dane Valley Arms

Closed 2012

(Name to)

Dane Valley Road


Dane Valley Arms 1924

Above photo, 1924.

Dane Valley Arms

Above photo, date unknown, kindly sent by Debi Birkin.

Dane Valley Arms 2005

Above photo, 2005.

Dane Valley Arms

Above photo taken with permission from Saunders family web.


I am informed that the pub had several fires after closure and had now (2018) been demolished.


Dane Valley Arms 2016

Above photo, 4 October 2016, by John Sutton.


Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald 13 December 1930.


Margate 1423. F. R. Haskins, "Dane Valley Arms," Dane Valley Road, Margate.


Thanet Advertiser, Tuesday 18 April 1950.

Public House Robbed.

Ten bottles of whiskey and 10 in notes for stolen from the "Dane Valley Arms" public house, Margate, on Good Friday morning, by thieves who entered the building by way of the cellar covering.

The manager, Mr. J. Metcalfe, discovered the theft at 7 a.m.


Thanet Times, Wednesday, 9 June, 1965.

Long-haired Raymond Wins Walk.

Seventeen-year-old Raymond Collins, of Ramsgate, won the annual two and three quarter mile walking race between the "Dane Valley Arms," Margate and the "Star Inn," Westwood.

Raymond, complete with shoulder length hair, came in well ahead of the field of 20 competitors to receive a trophy presented by Margate's Girl of the Year, Miss Vanessa Davies.

The oldest competitor, Mr. Albert Young, or Ramsgate, aged 76, led for most of the race, but had to be content with eighth place. Mrs. Lawrence, of Ramsgate, was the first woman competitor home.


From the  By Kathy Bailes, 22 October, 2017.

Homes and a micropub could be built at the old Dane Valley Arms site.

Dane Valley Arms 2015

The Dane Valley Arms attracted vandalism.

An application has been submitted to build homes and a micropub on the site of the former Dane Valley Arms in Margate.

KSD Group Ltd & Coldunell Ltd are asking for permission to create 10 flats, seven houses, ground floor micropub and associated parking at the site in Dane Valley Road.

View demolition:-

The pub was demolished in December 2016 after Thanet council served notice due to its unsafe condition.

Fires and vandalism at the eyesore property had been a constant problem since its closure in 2012.

Thanet District Council served the demolition order in September 2016. Owners, Dane Valley Arms Limited, were given a period of eight weeks to carry out the work. They failed to carry that out so TDC stepped in and recharged the company for the work.

The development proposal provides a mix of family houses and self-contained flats and there will be discussions for a Housing Association to take on long term use of the units.

The housing number is reduced from a proposal submitted in 2015 for a 4 storey building to provide 28 self contained flats with underground parking and a commercial unit at ground floor.

Dane Valley Arms new plans 2017

Documents submitted with the application state: “The ground floor corner of the block of flats will provide a new micropub to serve the community. The main entrance will be facing Arlington Gardens but large, full height glazing has been included on both aspects of the building within the micro pub. A basement area will be dug into the ground to provide storage facilities associated with the running of the facility.”

Dane Valley councillor Gary Hillman said: ““We fought to have the DVA demolished and welcome any new developments that enhance the area. It will be up to residents and planning committee to decide if this has the right combination.”

A decision has not yet been made.


From the By Millie Bowles, 24 May 2023.

Site of former Dane Valley Arms pub in Margate to be transformed into council housing development.

The “eyesore” site of a former pub is set to be transformed into a council housing development.

Plans have been unveiled to build four family homes and a block of 13 flats on land at the former Dane Valley Arms in Margate.

Dane Valley Arms site 2023

The former Dane Valley Arms site has been earmarked for four homes and a flat block.

Thanet District Council (TDC) has also launched a separate bid for 12 houses in nearby Tomlin Drive.

The public is now being asked for its views on both developments.

The first would involve the regeneration of the old pub site in Dane Valley Road, which has been plagued by graffiti, vandalism and arson.

The land was once home to the Dane Valley Arms, which was demolished in 2016 due to its unsafe condition.

Planning documents state: “This council-owned site has been identified for redevelopment to provide additional affordable housing.

“The redevelopment aims to regenerate the current area, adding to and enhancing the sustainable and cohesive community.

“Our end goal is to create a development that we can all be proud of and that enhances the site for new and existing residents equally.”

The former pub site was earmarked for housing in TDC’s 2020 Local Plan, but the land in Tomlin Drive was not.

The land is already occupied by seven apartment blocks, and the council hopes to build 12 new family houses among them.

It wants to develop an existing parking area and land once occupied by garages before they were knocked down due to contamination.

Dane Valley Arms development

Thanet District Council plan to build 12 homes in Tomlin Drive in Margate.

A new survey is “likely needed to ensure there is no asbestos in the ground”.

TDC says: “There will also be improved landscaping and the creation of a communal garden area for the new build and existing Thanet District Council blocks at the site.

“We aim to regenerate the current site, improve the parking and landscaping, and enhance the area for existing residents.”

Dane Valley Arms site 2023

The old Dane Valley Arms pub site in Margate.

Public consultations on both developments are taking place today from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at 115 Millmead Rd in Margate.




BAKER Walter J 1936+ Next pub licensee had

BISHOP Christopher N & FERRENIEA Ethel J H 1939+ (age 31 & 29)

METCALF J Mr 1950+


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