Page Updated:- Monday, 31 December, 2018.


Earliest  ????

Cinque Port Arms

Open 2019+

1 High Street

New Romney

01797 361894

Cinque Port Arms 2014

Above photo 2014 from their web site.

Cinque Port Arms sign 1987

Above sign 1987.


It was built in the 18th century probably on the foundations of an earlier building.

The building of whitewashed brickwork, deep-pitched roof and rooms with low, beamed ceilings, has changed little for over 100 years.

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From the By Sean Axtell, 7 November 2017.

Historic Cinque Port Arms pub up for sale for 1.2m in New Romney.

An historic High Street pub is up for sale for 1.2m following reports of ‘poor health’ in the family who runs it.

Kevin Gibbons, landlord of the Grade II listed Cinque Port Arms in New Romney, said he will be sad to see the 700-year-old pub to go.

He said: “We have worked so hard on this place and we have created a monster of a business, we just can’t cope with the demand now as things have changed.

“A member of the family/business has become poorly and me and my partner are expecting a baby.

“You can replace a business but you can’t replace a person.

“Personally I hope the community will buy it – it’s a community pub now, it’s a busy pub so why not?”

Mr Gibbons and business partner Sharon Epps took over the pub two years ago in their first venture as landlords.

They have since shelled out more than 500,000 in an ambitious overhaul.

Kevin Gibbons 2017

Estate agents Sidney Phillips, which specialises in licensed premises, are marketing the Cinque Port Arms as: “a high turnover business with potential to increase food menu.”

It says: “Located in New Romney, Kent. Fully refurbished Grade II public house.

Bar areas (60 capacity) and function room (40 capacity).

“Four bedroom owner’s accommodation.

“Patio and garden (80 capacity) & private parking (3 capacity).

“High turnover business with potential to increase food menu.”

“Freehold 1,200,000.”

Shepway District Council (SDC) agreed to increase the pub’s legal capacity from 75 to 220 people last month and granted permission for music to be played in the recently built extension.

Susie Govett, SDC councillor for New Romney wished Mr Gibbons and Ms Epps ‘the best of luck’ for the future.

“I think a pub going up for sale for 1.2m on the marsh shows it is ripe for investment.

“It has become a fantastic pub and I wish them all the best for the future.”

From the Dover Express, 30 November 2017.

Assault charge after car hits pub.

A MAN has been charged with a string of offences following a crash which terrified drinkers at a New Romney pub and left four people injured.

Car crash 2017

The incident took place at the Cinque Port Arms in New Romney High Street shortly before 10pm on Friday.

James Bates, of Blenheim Road in New Romney, who was driving the vehicle, suffered an injury in the crash. He was arrested on suspicion of assault.

A Kent Police spokesman said: “At 9.52pm on Friday, November 24 Kent Police was called to a report that a vehicle had collided with a building and a group of people in New Romney High Street.

“Four victims reported injuries at the time, with three men taken to a local hospital for treatment to injuries that have not been reported to be life-threatening.

“James Bates, of Blenheim Road in New Romney, was arrested on suspicion of assault.”

On Tuesday Bates was charged with the following offences:

■ Grievous bodily harm with intent.

■ Causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

■ Six counts of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm.

■ Assault by beating.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the incident and anyone with information who has yet to speak with them is asked to call 01843 222289 quoting 24-1510.



JARRETT Henry 1861-82+ (age 31 in 1861Census)


GIBBONS Kevin 2017+




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