Sort file:- Margate, September, 2021.

Page Updated:- Monday, 27 September, 2021.


Earliest 1839-

George and Dragon

Latest 1970s

(Name to)

11 Charlotte Place


George and Dragon 1952

Above photo 1952. Creative Commons Licence.

George and Dragon ledger

Thompson & Son ledger. Creative Commons Licence.

George and Dragon 1907

Above photo 1907.

Margate map 1948

Above map 1948.


The building dates from the mid 1800s.

A long-time Charrington's house, the brewery closed the pub in the 1970s, and it re-opened as a free house bearing the curious name of "Quart In a Pint Pot."


Kentish Gazette, 26 October 1852.

Petty Sessions, Wednesday.

Before A. Crofton, T. Blackburn, and W. T. Gilder Esqrs.)

William Scrivens was summoned for assault on Sarah Rolfe, landlady of the "George and Dragon."

Fined 20s. and 9s. 6d. costs and in default committed for 21 days.


Kentish Gazette, Tuesday 15 July 1862.

Margate Borough Police Court.

Wednesday:- (Before the Mayor, T. Blackburn Esq., W. T. Gilder, Esq., R. Jenkins Esq., and the Rev. G. W. Sicklemore.)

A Batch of Publicans.

Frederick Watson, of the "George and Dragon," Charlotte Place, Margate, was summoned for opening his house for the sale of excisable liquors at 35 minutes past 12 on Sunday, the 29th ult.

The defendant pleaded "Guilty," and was fined 10s. and 8s. 6d. costs.


From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, 2 January 1875.


James Fordred, who did not appeal, was summoned for assaulting Mr. George Ottaway, of the "George and Dragon," on the 25th inst. He was further charged with using threatening language towards Mr. Ottaway, who prayed that he might be bound over to keep the peace.

P.C. Michael Harlow proved the service of the summons, and stated that the defendant said that he had been expecting it. A warrant was issued for the defendants apprehension.


Thanet Advertiser, Friday 6 July 1928.

DEATH, Sackett.

22nd June, at "George and Dragon," Margate, Mary Ann Sackett, aged 85 years.


Thanet Advertiser, Friday 15 September 1939.


Mr. Robert Henry Harman, who recently resigned the chairmanship of the Margate branch of the Past and Present Association The Buffs because of ill-health, received a gift from members at a pleasant function held at the "George and Dragon," Margate, on Monday evening.

Mr. Harman became chairman of the branch in November, 1928, shortly after its inauguration, and retired early this year.

His successor, Mr. W. G. Stewart, making the presentation, which took the form of an inscribed clock, described Mr. Harman as one of the pioneers of the branch and recalled that in August, 1929, the Thanet branch mustered 119 members at a memorial parade, one more than the London branch.

Mr. Stewart said he came to Margate in 1933 and was impressed by the enthusiasm and ability shown by Mr. Harman in discharging his duties. He hoped that their former chairman would soon be restored to health and would be able to pick up the traces again.

Thanking his colleagues, Mr. Harman said the branch had experienced ups and downs but he was proud of the fact that their funds had always been on the right side.



GIFFORD Thomas 1839-41+ (age 35 in 1841Census)

ROLFE George 1847-49+ Williams Directory 1849

ROLFE Sarah 1851-52+ (age 30 in 1851Census)

WATSON Frederick 1858-71+ (age 62 in 1871Census)

OTTAWAY Gergeo 1874-82+

HANAY George O 1881+

BASSETT William H 1890-91+ (age 32 in 1891Census)

JONES Henry George 1901-03+ (age 35 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

SACKETT Mary Ann 1913-22+ (age 67 in 1911Census)

JONES Henry Robert 15/Jan/1923-57

PARSONS W C 1957-Nov/67

HAMILTON V Nov/1967+


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


Williams Directory 1849From Isle of Thanet Williams Directory 1849


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