Sort file:- Sheerness, March, 2022.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 27 March, 2022.


Earliest 1930s


Closed 2012

99 St George's Avenue


Nore Hotel 1940

Above photo 1940s, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Nore Hotel 1940s

Above photo 1940s, showing inside of bar.

Nore Hotel bar 1940s

Above photo 1940s, showing inside of bar.


Above photo 2014.


Above photo, date unknown.

Nore sign 1991Nore sign 1993

Above sign left, April 1991, sign right, September 1993.

With thanks from Brian Curtis

Cheemas 2015

Above Google image, August 2015.

Alexander's 2016

Above photo, December 2016.


 The pub was named after the Nore sandbank at the mouth of the Thames, just off Sheerness, which provided deep anchorage for the Royal Navy in Napoleonic times. In May 1797, sailors stationed here mutinied to win better conditions. From 1793 Trinity House sited a succession of lightships on the bank, similar to the ones depicted on the pub sign. They were replaced in 1929 by a marker buoy.

The pub was built in the early 1930s.

From the completion of the dockyard until 1960 Sheerness was one of the bases of the Nore Command of the Royal Navy, which was responsible for protecting British waters in the North Sea. The command was named after the Nore sandbank in the Thames Estuary, about 3 miles (5km) east of Sheerness. In 1797, discontented sailors in the Royal Navy mutinied just off the coast of Sheerness. This pub is obviously named after the above.


From the  14 January, 2011.

Clean sheet after seven pubs raided.

A "MOB-HANDED" police operation to crackdown on drug use in Sheppey pubs has left a bitter taste in the mouths of some landlords.

At 9.15pm on Thursday, December 9, simultaneous raids were carried out at the "Prince of Waterloo," the "Highlander" and the "Kings Arms" in Minster.

Later that night The "Shurland Hotel" and the "Castle Inn" in Eastchurch and The "Nore" and the "Castle Tavern" in Sheerness were visited by officers and drugs dogs.

Over the course of the evening, just three men were searched – one each in The "Shurland," the "Castle Tavern" and the "King's Arms" – but none were found to be carrying drugs.

Sergeant Stefan Martin of the Island Neighbourhood Team said: "Although we didn't find anyone in possession of drugs on this occasion we found evidence of drug use in some of the pubs. We will continue to work with the licensing officer and pub staff to prevent drug use and violence."

Mr Martin said police will work with landlords to "create safe environments in which our communities can socialise".


I am informed (August 2015) that this is no longer a public house, but a restaurant called "Cheema." However, it appears that this has also changed name to "Alexanders." (December 2016). As a restaurant you will not be able to purchase any drinks without a meal.


From the By Ed McConnell, 21 March 2022.

Fire at former pubs Alexander's, The Nore and Cheema's in Sheerness.

A fire has torn through part of a derelict pub on the Isle of Sheppey.

Four crews were called to the site of Alexander's, formerly The Nore and Cheema's, in St George's Avenue, Sheerness at 6.45pm.

Video footage shot by resident Rebecca Grisman showed the blaze had taken hold towards the back of the pub.

Emergency services shut the street and when firefighters arrived they found a "well-developed" blaze on the first floor with smoke billowing from the roof.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus entered the building and fought the flames, eventually leaving just before 9pm.

The cause has not yet been established. There were no reported injuries.

The Nore closed in 2012 and was turned into a restaurant called Cheema’s but changed name to Alexander's in 2017 before closing a final time in 2019.

Reports suggest it had recently become home to squatters.




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