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Rose in June

Open 2019+

49-50 Trinity Square (Belle Mont, East Crescent 1841Census)


01843 290884

Rose in June 1930

Above photo, circa 1930. Showing Thomas Beament outside.

Rose in June 1930s

Above photo 1930s.

Unknown pub 99

Kindly sent by Debi Birkin.

Rose in June

Above photo, date unknown.

Rose in June 2010

Above photo 2010 by David Anstiss Creative Commons Licence.

Rose in June

Above photo date unknown taken with permission from Saunders family web.

Rose in June sign 1992Rose in June sign 2010.

Above photo left, August 1992, sign right 2010.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal 04 August 1829.

DOVOR, August, 1829.

This day, William John Law, Esquire, one of the Commissioners of the Insolvent Debtors' Court, held his Assize Circuit here, when the following prisoners were brought before him to be examined and receive the benefit of the act.

Henry Hammond, late of Margate, cabinet maker; Thomas Brooker Knott, late of ditto, painter; Edward Dane, late of Faversham, mariner; Henry Royce, late of Margate, boot and shoe maker; Thomas Mockett, late of Deal, baker; all ordered to be discharged forthwith.

William Bundock, late of Margate, builder, was opposed by Mr. Gordon, Clerk to Messrs. Freeman and Co., of London, Solicitors, on behalf of Messrs. Osborn and Co., of Margate, timber merchant, on the ground that be had some interest in a public house, called the "Rose-in-June," at Margate. The prisoner stated that he never had any interest in the public-house, and that he paid Reynolds (the landlord) rent for such part thereof as was occupied by him and his family, and the prisoner proved to the Court that the tradesmen credited Reynolds, by production of bills all made out in Reynolds' name; and it was stated to the Court by the attorney who conducted the Prisoner's case, that the license of the public house was granted to Reynolds and not to Insolvent. The prisoner was therefore ordered to be discharged, conditionally upon supplying some defects in his Schedule.


From The Dover Express, Saturday, June 29, 1861, pg 4; Issue 152.


John Walter, 39, labourer, pleaded guilty to a charge of embezzling 1s. 4d. the property of the landlord of the "Rose in June," in Margate, to whom the prisoner had acted as potman.

Six months' imprisonment, with hard labour.


Thanet Advertiser, Tuesday 6 December 1938.


In the Divorce Court last week Mr. Justice Hodson heard the undefended petition of Mrs. Winifred Rose Newbold, whose address was given as "Rose in June," Trinity-square, Margate, for a decree nisi against her husband Mr. H. K. Newbold on the ground of desertion.

The marriage was at the Register Office, Paddington, and they lived at Fulham-place, Paddington. There is one child. The married life was not happy. Petitioner’s case was that they had differences of opinion and eventually her husband left her and at a subsequent meeting he said he had no intention of returning home or keeping her but would do something to keep the child.

After evidence his lordship granted a decree nisi with costs and custody.


Thanet Times, Tuesday 13 October, 1964.

The legends of the "Rose in June."

George Woolhouse 1864

Although 52 year-old Mr. Woolhouse was born in his father's public house in Wiltshire he did not enter the trade as a licensee himself until 4 and a half years ago.

That was when he became part licensee of one of Margate's oldest houses, the "Rose in June" in Trinity Square, with which he now manages with the able help of his wife, Rosina.

When he left school Mr. Woolhouse went into the catering business and did his training the practical way by going through the various departments of first class London hotels, including the Savoy and Claridge's.

He was manager of the "Albion Hotel" in Eastbourne for about 3 years and he first came to Thanet in 1936 when he joined the staff of the "Kingsgate Castle Hotel" at Kingsgate.

He was head waiter there when Haig, the acid bath murderer, was one of the guests and Mr. Woolhouse remembers his visit well.

"He stayed for only 2 days and then went on to Folkestone. Detectives came to the hotel to make inquiries and followed him to Folkestone," he recalled.

A legend.

After serving at Woolwich Arsenal in the experimental section during the war, Mr. Woolhouse returned to civvy street and his job as head waiter at the "Kingsgate Castle Hotel" until it closed.

Then he went as head waiter at the "Beresford Hotel," Birchington.

"While I was there I had a job offer to me to manage the "Rose in June" and I accepted the brewers' invitation," he said.

Standing as it does in one of the oldest parts of Margate, the pub is thought to be about 200 years old, not unnaturally, during it's long history it has gathered a legend as to how it got its present name.

"A ship named Rose was supposed to have sunk in Margate and the month of June. The house, so I am told, took its name from this and there is only one other pub of the same name in the whole of the country," said Mr. Woolhouse, who added:- "Whether the story is true or not I wouldn't like to say."



The building can be dated to mid 19th century.



REYNOLDS Isaac 1829-39+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

PENNY Eddell 1839+

PENNY Sarah 1841-49+ (age 55 in 1841Census) Williams Directory 1849

HAYWARD Edward 1851+ (age 38 in 1851Census)

DUCKETT John William 1858-90+ (also joiner and stone mason age 38 in 1861Census)

DUCKETT Frederick 1871-1903+ (age 48 in 1871Census) Kelly's 1903

WHEALE William Thomas Charles 1911+ (age 50 in 1911Census)


SHAW Charles 1922+

BEAMENT Tom H 1930-38+



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

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


Williams Directory 1849From Isle of Thanet Williams Directory 1849


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