Sort file:- Ramsgate, April, 2022.

Page Updated:- Monday, 25 April, 2022.



Montefiore Arms

Open 2019+

1 Trinity Place


01843 593265

Montefiore Arms 2003

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

Montefiore Arms

Above photo by Paul Skelton 21 July 2012.

Montefiore Arms sign 2009Montefiore Arms sign

Above sign left 2009, sign right July 2012.

Montefiore Arms 1960s

Above picture by kind permission of the Montefiore Arms, circa 1960s.

Montefiore Arms picture

Above is a picture, date unknown inside the pub.


The "Montefiore Arms" is a tribute to the great Jewish philanthropist Sir Moses Montefiore. He lived many years in the town before dying at the age of 101, a year after presenting the new Borough with its mayoral chain in 1884. His wife, Lady Judith, was the last citizen of Ramsgate to use the sedan chair business operated by Edward Payne.

I also have reference to a "Montefoire Arms" at Hereson, St. Lawrence, and think they may actually be the same.


Thanet Advertiser, Saturday 21 July 1877.

Coroner's Inquest.

On Monday afternoon, Mr. Coroner Delasaux held an inquest at the "Montefiore Arms," Hereson Road upon the body of Ann Farley, 46 years, who had died very suddenly on the previous Saturday morning.

The first witness called was Jane Wilson, a neighbour, who stated that she saw the deceased on Friday evening lying on a mattress in her cottage. Deceased said she felt ill and ought to have a doctor. She saw the deceased afterwards, and she then said she felt better.
William Farley, a fly driver, the husband of the deceased, said he got up on Saturday morning, about a quarter before 5 o'clock to go to work, and left it ceased in bed. On returning at about 6:30 he saw her upon the bed, and from her appearance he was led to go for a doctor. After a little time Mr. Curling, surgeon, came, and it was then discovered that the deceased was dead.

Mr. William Curling stated that he was called to see the deceased about 7 o'clock on Saturday morning, when he found that she was quite dead and had been so for about half an hour. He had since made a post-mortem examination of the body, and on taking out the heart he found about 30 hydatid cysts (a kind of bladder containing water and insects), some of which were as large as a cricket ball, and others the size of a pea. It was the burating of one of these large cysts which has caused death. He had not known of such a case before, as it was a most unusual character.

The jury Returned a verdict of "Death from natural causes."



FOWLER John 1871-82+ (age 64 in 1881Census)

FOWLER Emma Mrs 1890-1903+ (widow age 68 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

BAILEY Frederick Charles 1907+

WOOD Alfred Frederick 1911+ (age 60 in 1911Census)

HOPPERTON Charles Henry 1913-18+

ROSE William W 1922+

ROSE Emily Ann Mrs 1929-53+

SCRUTTON F B 1955-57+



Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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