Sort file:- Ramsgate, April, 2022.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 13 April, 2022.


Earliest 1806-

King's Arms

Latest 1970s

142 King Street


King's Arms

Above photo, date unknown.

Former King's Arms 2014

Above image from Google, May 2014.


The pub closed in the 1970's and later became a collector's shop specialising in stamps and money.

The pub was frequented by John Le Mesurier who lived close by.


Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal 23 September 1806.


Friday last, at Ramsgate, Mr. Williams, Landlord of the "King's Arms" public-house.

From the Whitstable Times, 2 March 1867. Price 1d.


Jeremiah O'Brien was charged with breaking a window at the “King's Arms.”

William Aliffe said: Last night, the prisoner was at my house, and was very noisy and quarrelsome, and began breaking some things. He broke a dish, a cup, and 3 panes of glass. I then went for the police, and he was taken into custody. The value of the things is 4s.—The defendant said he was unable to keep his children, and he sent them to get some bread. He did not make the row, but it was the women. He was sentenced to 10 days' imprisonment.


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.



WILLIAMS Mr to Apr/1806 dec'd

TANNER Thomas 1823+

LINGER Thomas 1826

CUTTLE William 1826-28+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

CUTTLE Mary 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

FOSTER Henry 1839-41+ (age 45 in 1841Census)

AUSTEN William  Knight 1847-67+ (age 29 in 1851Census)

ROTHWELL Jane Mrs 1858+

HAMMOND James 1861-62+ (age 28 in 1861Census)

CLIFFE William 1867+ Whitstable Times

CLIFFE Hannah C Mrs 1871-81+ (widow age 50 in 1881Census)

CALLENSO Richard 1882+

CALLENSO Ellen Jane Mrs (widow age 39 in 1891Census) 1890-91+

CALLENSO Henry Richard 1901-07+ Kelly's 1903

AMBROSE William 1913+

CASTLE William Frederick 1914-30+

BATEMAN Ernest John 1934-36+

PERRY Alfred F 1938+

PERRY Alfred R 1939-51+

PERRY Alfred S F 1953-57+

Last pub licensee had FAGG Walter William 1966-70


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

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

Whitstable TimesWhitstable Times


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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