Sort file:- Ramsgate, September, 2023.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 28 September, 2023.


Earliest ????

Royal Harbour Inn

Demolished 1940

65 (9 in 1861) (85 in 1932) Addington Street


Royal Harbour Inn 1902

Above taken from Chris Roos Flickr, showing the house bedecked for the Coronation of Edward VII in 1902. The pub on the right is the "Queen Charlotte."


Kentish Gazette, 2 July 1850.

SAINT LAWRENCE AND RAMSGATE. VALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATES, forming an unprecedented opportunity for profitable Investment.

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MR. ABRAHAM, AT the "Bull and George Inn," in RAMSGATE, in the county of Kent, on TUESDAY, the 30th day of July, 1850, at Two for Three o’clock precisely, the following desirable FREEHOLD PROPERTY, situate in the parishes of SAINT LAWRENCE and RAMSGATE, in the Isle of Thanet, in the said county of Kent, In Eight Lots.......

Lot 8:- All that MESSUAGE or TENEMENT and TAVERN, called the "Royal Harbour," being No. 9, and situate in Addington Place, in RAMSGATE aforesaid, and now in the occupation of Mr. Robert Grant.

This lot and Lot 3 are leased together to Mr. R. S. Cramp, for 21 years from 25th March, 1844, determinable at the option of the tenant at the expiration of the first 14 years, at the rent of 95 per annum; 14 years of which term are yet unexpired.

This lot is in an excellent situation, and there is an extensive business carried on there. It comprises a bar, with a back parlour, large club room, sitting room, five bed-rooms, kitchen, scullery, and cellars, and has a small yard at the back.

The lots may be viewed on application to the respective tenants; and for further particulars apply to Mr. Wildish, Hardres Street, Ramsgate; Mr. Grant. Addington Place, Ramsgate; the Auctioneer, Queen Street, Ramsgate; and at the Offices of Mr. Wightwick, Solicitor, Ramsgate, and Mr. Mourilyan, Solicitor, Sandwich.

Printed particulars and conditions of sale will be ready for delivery, on application as above, three days previous to the day of sale.


South Eastern Gazette, 18 October 1853.


On the 8th inst., at the "Royal Harbour Inn," Ramsgate, Charlotte Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. Robert, Grant, victualler, aged 18 years, beloved and respected by all who knew her.


From the Whitstable Times, 24 September, 1870.


At about half-past five on Wednesday afternoon, some premises at the rear of the “Royal Harbour Inn,” Addington-street, narrowly escaped destruction by fire. It seems that a domestic servant, belonging to the house, has occasioned to go to a loft, when she found the flooring on fire, and that a large hole had already been burnt. An alarm was given, and P.C. Page, who was on duty near the spot, with several other persons, at once rendered assistance, and, after a few pails of water had been thrown on the floor, which was in flames, all danger was at end. It is supposed that some children had got into the building, and had been playing with fire. This, at least, is the only explanation that can be given of the occurrence.


From the Deal, Walmer, and Sandwich Mercury, 8 July, 1871. 1d.


The license of the "Royal Harbour Tavern," Ramsgate, from Edwin Moys to Alfred Stone.


The Thanet Advertiser, Pullen's Kent Argus, and the Broadstairs and St. Peter's Echo. Friday, 29 April, 1932.

Ramsgate sale of well situated Freehold Properties.

Just off the Sea Front and in the centre of the town.

Messrs Scarlett & Goldsack, have been favoured with instructions to submit to public auction, at the auction rooms, 36, High Street, Ramsgate on Thursday 11th May, 1932, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, in lots.

The "Black Horse Inn," 38 and 40, Plains of Waterloo.

The "Royal harbour Inn," 85 Addington Street.

The Licences of which have been recently surrendered, and which are readily convertible to the requirements of any other business.


From The Advertiser, Tuesday 26 January, 1937.


(Facing the Harbour.) Has accommodation for: Club Dinners, Dances, Whist & Bridge Drives, Banquets, Table Tennis and Darts, Meetings, Etc.

For Terms Apply:- J. M. Bathgate (proprietor) Phone 286


The license of this premises was removed in December 1931 and transferred to the newly built "Racing Greyhound" of Dumpton.

The pub was destroyed by enemy fire in WW2. Probably during the air raid on 24 August 1940.



GRANT Robert 1847-62+ (age 57 in 1861Census)

MOYS Edwin to July/1871

STONE Alfred July/1871+

HENDERSON John 1881+ (age 47 in 1881Census)

ALBRIGHT Henry Charles 1890-1903+ (age 50 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

BERRY W F 1904+

EAST Alfred William 1907-11+ (age 40 in 1911Census)

DANIEL Dan William 1913-15+

HOLGATE Edwin Sidney 1918-22+

FROUD Henry Robert 1923+ Next pub licensee had

PENNY Oswald S 1929-30+



Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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