Sort file:- Ramsgate, September, 2021.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 14 September, 2021.



Flying Horse


1 Ellington / 50 Park Road


Flying Horse Flying Horse signFlying Horse sign 1986

Photographs above and sign left taken by Paul Skelton, 21 July 2012.

Sign right October 1986 with thanks from Brian Curtis


I appear to have two addresses for this one. The licensees for the one addressed as 1 Ellington stop in 1929, then in 1934 a new licensee appears at the pub addressed as 50 Park Road, so I am going to assume that the pub moved. I am unaware as yet whether the original building still stands.

Local knowledge needed please.


East Kent Times and Mail, Wednesday 26 February 1964.

For 30 years Mr. Harry Sutton has been pulling pints at the "Flying Horse" public house, Park Road, Ramsgate. On Sunday, he pulled his last pint and handed over the pumps to a new landlord.

Flying house old licensees 1964

Retired hosts Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sutton.

You could say that the "Flying Horse" was Mr. Suttons pub. He had the distinction of laying the first and the last bricks of the house and laying a penny under the last one.

On Sunday, all the regulars congregated at the pub to say farewell to Mr. and Mrs. Sutton and to barmaid Mrs. A. Belsey and her husband.

Mr. and Mrs. Sutton were presented with a silver tea service on an engraved tray and were also given a pair of silver flying horses. To Mrs. Belsay went a bouquet and chocolates. She has been barmaid at the pub for the past 20 years.

In retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Sutton will be living at Cliffsend and no doubt, Mr. Sutton will be able to devote more time to his favourite sport, bowling, in which he has played for Kent.

New landlord of the "Flying Horse" is Mr. Edward Munday who, for the past 12 years, has been landlord at the "Horsmonden" public house, near Tunbridge Wells.

"Harry and I grew up together and I always wanted this pub. When he told the brewery he was leaving they asked me if I still wanted the pub and I jumped at the chance. I'm glad to be able to come back to my hometown," he said.

New licensees 1964

Pictures of both our new hosts Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Munday with Mrs. Belsay.



Address of 1 Ellingtion

GIBBS Henry 1867-81+

GIBBS Mary Ann & Florence 1890

GIBBS Mary Ann 1891+ (also furniture dealer age 37 in 1891Census)

CLAYSON Mary Ann Eliza Mrs 1901+ Census

CLAYSON & GIBBS 1903-07+ Kelly's 1903

CLAYSON Mary Anne Eliza Mrs/GIBBS Florence Miss 1913-29+

GIBBS Florence to Jan/1931 Thanet Advertiser

CLAYSON Mary Ann Elizabeth Jan/1931+ Thanet Advertiser

New address of 50 Park Road

SUTTON Harry Barnes 1934-Feb/64+

MUNDAY Edward J 1964+



Thanet AdvertiserThanet Advertiser

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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