Sort file:- Ramsgate, September, 2021.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 15 September, 2021.


Earliest 1842-

(Name from)

Prince Albert

Closed 1909

11 King Street


Prince Albert 1904

Above photo, circa 1904, Kindly sent by Michael Mirams.

Former Prince Albert

Above photo, date unknown by Darkstar.


The "Prince Albert" in King Street was formerly the "Carpenter's Arms," and gained notoriety when a marker in the billiard room hanged himself at the age of fourteen. The pub was owned by Cobbs of Margate, who were seemingly subjected to a vendetta by the Ramsgate licensing authorities in the early 1900s, as most of their pubs in the town were shut in quick succession. The "Prince Albert" shut its doors for the last time in 1909.


The Era 28 August 1842.

A daring robbery was committed on Friday morning last, at Mr. Jesse Rood's, "Prince Albert Inn," Ramsgate, by two of the London "gentry," who broke open the desk in a room on the second floor, and stole upwards of 16 in gold and silver, with which they got clear off, as the robbery was not discovered until nearly two hours afterwards, when Mrs. Rood, having occasion to go upstairs for some silver, found that the lock had been forced and the whole of the cash in the front of the desk extracted therefrom.


Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers' Gazette 02 February 1856.


Ramsgate:- Jan. 19, at Claremont-place, Mr. Jesse Rood, late of the "Prince Albert Inn," Ramsgate, in the 64th year of his age.


From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald. 5 October 1867. Price 1d.


Present—Major Wilkie; G. E. Hannam, Esq.; Sir W. M. Coghlan; Dr. Canham; the Rev. G. W. Sicklemore; and J. T. Friend, Esq.


Susan Griggs was charged by Sarah Marsh with the above offence, whereby a breach of the peace might have been occasioned.

The complainant said: I am the wife of James Marsh, of Hardres Cottage, Ramsgate. On Saturday week, between twelve and one in the day, I was at work at the “Prince Albert,” when my little girl called me home. As I was going up Broad-street, I met the defendant, who said “You have a puppy of a husband;” “Go and take the watch and chain which you stole and pledged you —."

Jemima Faulkner said:- I am the wife of Daniel Faulkner. On the 21st inst., I was in Broad-street, when I saw the defendant and complainant talking together. I heard the defendant make use of the whole of the language attributed to her by the complainant.

Fined 6d. and the costs, 15s. 6d.; or, in default, ten days' imprisonment.


Thanet Advertiser, 18 September 1875.

William Wilson and George Mills were charged with begging in King Street, on the previous night.

P.C. Sutton said that at a quarter to ten on the previous evening he was on duty at the marketplace and received information from several ladies and gentlemen that two men were begging in King Street. He saw the defendant's come out of the "Prince Albert" public house and go to Mr. Holyer's, and when they came into the street again he saw them beg of two Gentlemen. He then took them into custody.

In answer to the Bench, Superintendent Buss said he had had several complaints about the defendant's abusing people who refused to give them anything.

Wilson was drunk when brought to the station.

Sentenced to 3 weeks hard labour.


The Era 09 May 1885.

WANTED, for the Ramsgate Professional Promenade Band, a Good PICCOLO, E flat and B flat Clarionets, Solo Cornet, Trombone, and Euphonium, to join at once.

Address, J. Swain, "Prince Albert Inn," King-street, Ramsgate.


Thanet Advertiser, Saturday 3 October 1891.


This Board met on Monday, when Mr. E. S. Goodson presided.


A communication from Mr. J. Walsh, "Queen's Arms," Lower William Road, London, with reference to the above premises, which are situate in High Street, Broadstairs, was to the effect that if the owner had any idea of pulling down the premises would the Board feel disposed to make him an offer for the space required for the improvement and widening of the High Street in that particular part. The frontage amounted to 48 1/2 feet, and he presumed that 8ft. would be the depth required for the widening of the said street.

Mr. Pointer moved that the matter be referred to the Works Committee and this was seconded and carried unanimously.


From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, Saturday 16 October, 1909.


A meeting of the East Kent Compensation Authority was held at the Guildhall, Canterbury, on Tuesday, under the chairmanship of Lord Harris, the other members of the Committee present being:- The Earl of Guilford, Lieut.-Col. S. Newton Dickenson, and Messrs. H. Fitzwalter Plumptre, H. S. Chapman. F. H. Wilbee, F. E. Burke, and H. H. Green.

Compensation in respect of a number of houses was allocated.

"Prince Albert Inn," 11, King’s Street, Ramsgate, tenant. Mr. Alfred James Jewell; owners, Messrs. Cobb and Co., King’s Street, Ramsgate. A representative of the brewers asked the Committee to refer the case to the Inland Revenue Commissioners as no agreement could be arrived at in regard to even the total figure.

This was granted.



Last pub licensee had ROOD Jesse 1841-19/Jan/56  dec'd (age 59 in 1851Census)

ROOD George Frederick 1858-74+ (age 49 in 1871Census)

STROUD /Henry 1881-82+ (age 46 in 1881Census)

WHALES William Alfred 1891+

JEWELL Alfred 1901-07+ Kelly's 1903

Closed 1909



Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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