Sort file:- Ramsgate, November, 2021.

Page Updated:- Monday, 22 November, 2021.


Earliest ????

(Name from)

Rose of England

Open 2014+

97 High Street


Rose of England

Above photo, date unknown.

Rose of England

Above photo taken with permission from Saunders family web.

Rose of England Rose of England signRose of England sign 1991

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

Sign right October 1991 with thanks from Brian Curtis

Tomson and Wooton wall mural

Above showing a wall mural at the pub, kindly sent by Bob Lee.


The recently re-opened "Rose of England" in Ramsgate started life as the "Rose and Crown," by which name it was known in 1779. A stone set into the wall in front of the inn marks the old property boundary of the brewer William Tomson. Behind the pub there was once a Philharmonic Music Hall, popular with local people, which came to an untimely end when it was burnt down during a performance of ‘The Fireman's Wedding'.


Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers' Gazette, Saturday 24 September 1864.

Thomas Hanbury, and George Hanbury, to gentlemanly looking young men were brought up in custody of the superintendent who had apprehended them on a charge of swindling at Ramsgate.

The superintendent said the defendants arrived at Canterbury last evening, in a chaise with a pair of ponies, belonging to Mr. Watson of Ramsgate, and they stayed at the "Rose Hotel," where they had breakfast that morning and ordered lunch. They received information that the police were on their track, and they proceeded to the London, Chatham, and Dover, Railway Station, for the purpose of making good their escape, when they were apprehended. He, (the superintendent,) understood that besides victimising other tradesman, the defendants had run up a bill of 96 at "Wrights Hotel."

They were ordered to be detained till the police at Ramsgate be communicated with.

On leaving the bar, one of the defendant's asked if they might have a fly to take them to the station house, and they were told that they could if they were willing to bear the expense, to which they agreed.


I have just added the pubs of Ramsgate in July 2012 and will be updating the pages as time allows, however, with my site increasing in size I cannot guarantee to be able to update these pages with historical data from deep research on a regular basis. I will, however, update this page should anyone be good enough to send me any information about this pub.

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