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Page Updated:- Thursday, 28 September, 2023.


Earliest 1853-

(Name from)

Clarendon Royal Hotel

Open 2023+

Royal Pier Road


01474 362221

Clarendon Royal Hotel 1895

Above photo 1895.

Clarendon Royal Hotel

Above photo, date unknown. Kindly supplied by John Hopperton.  

Clarendon Royal Hotel

Above postcard, date unknown, kindly sent by Debi Birkin.

Clarendon Royal Hotel

Above photo, date unknown. Kindly supplied by John Hopperton.

Clarendon Royal Hotel 1980

Above photo, 1980.

Clarendon Royal Hotel

Above photo, date unknown. Kindly supplied by John Hopperton.


The "Clarendon Retreat" from between 1859 and 1890. Part of the Hotel has been the "Hungry Horse" pub, the "Lookout," the "Clarendon," the "Botany Bay," but dates as yet unknown.

It is rumoured that had two resident ghosts.


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South Eastern Gazette, 11 October 1853.


A young woman, named Eliza Bateman, aged 22, residing as chambermaid at the "Clarendon Hotel," attempted to commit suicide on Tuesday week, by cutting her throat with a carving knife, inflicting on herself three severe wounds. She was found by a porter belonging to the establishment in an underground passage leading into the garden, bleeding profusely, and surgical assistance having been promptly procured, she was removed to the union workhouse, where gangrene ensued, and she died yesterday week. An inquest was held on the body on the same day, when it was stated by her brother and other witnesses that deceased had always been flighty and eccentric in her manners, and was believed to have been grossly imposed upon by a young married woman with whom she had formed an acquaintance in London. The jury returned a verdict of "Temporary insanity."


From the By Rebecca Tuffin, 24 August 2019.

13 Kent pub gardens to visit this summer bank holiday weekend.

With this bank holiday weekend set to one of hottest yet, many will be longing for an ice-cold pint in a sunny beer garden.

So we have found some of the best Kent has to offer.

Listed below are 13 of the county's finest spots to meet with friends and indulge in good food and drink.

The Clarendon Royal Hotel.

Clarendon Royal Hotel garden view 2019

The Clarendon Royal Hotel garden view.

The Admirals Bar in The Clarendon Royal opened in 2012 and has a selection of more than 200 spirits.

In front of the hotel, a huge expanse of grass overlooks the River Thames, complete with picnic benches.

The opposite of overcrowded, you can enjoy a drink here while watching ships sail by with the sun setting behind.



CHAPLIN John 1855+

CHAPLIN William 1858+

CHAPLIN John 1862-74+ Census

NEALE John 1878+

CLARK J 1882+

CHANDLER Ambrose (age 66 in 1891Census)

PRATTI Ruggers 1891+

KING F S 1913-22+

Last pub licensee had PLEDGER Thomas July/79+




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