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Sort file:- Margate, August, 2021.

Page Updated:- Friday, 06 August, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1841-

(Name from)

London Tavern (Tap)

2016 (Name to)

Open 2019+

Addington Street

Margate

07598 647753

https://whatpub.com/london-tavern

London Tavern

Above photo, date unknown.

London Tavern 1980s

Above photo, circa 1980s.

London Tavern 2016

Above photo, 2016.

London Tavern sign 1980s

Above sign 1980s, kindly sent by Debi Birkin.

 

Barry J White suggests that this was originally the "Shakespeare Tavern" but cannot confirm that thought.

After a makeover and being closed for a period of time the pub reopened again around November 2015.

 

Kentish Gazette, 5 September 1854.

Police Court - Wednesday.

(Before W. T. Gilder, and Thomas Blackburn, Esqrs.)

Thomas Sutton was summoned for assaulting Isaac Sayer, landlord of the "London Tavern." The assault having been clearly proved to the satisfaction of the Bench, they convicted him in a fine of 5s. and 9s. 6d. costs. Paid.

 

From the https://theisleofthanetnews.com 6 July 2018 by Kathy Bailes.

Award-winning Margate pub The London Tavern is up for sale.

An award-winning Margate craft beer pub is on the property market.The freehold for The London Tavern in Addington Street is on offer for 525,000 through agents Sidney Phillips.

The bar has been run by Carl and Nancy Hilliard since 2016 when they bought the building and set about transforming it.

Carl and Nancy previously owned "Ales of the Unexpected" in Westgate and sold that business, putting every penny they had into the renovations of The London Tavern.

Joe, Nancy and Carl

Joe, Nancy and Carl at the London Tavern.

They won the ‘Beer Oscar’ for everything from having a rustic ‘art gallery’ design by Joe Bradley, top food from head chef Joe Mullane, obviously great beer and an all round brilliant atmosphere.

The pub is also popular for a range of unusual beers, including the Barista Stout and a range of Belgian beers with flavours including cherry, peach and blackcurrant, and for regular food nights.

Groups, including a poetry club, also use the venue.

But last year Nancy had to undergo a brain operation and then, shortly after that, she lost her mum.

Although the operation was successful Nancy still suffers headaches so the pair have decided to sell up.

Carl said: “We are now looking to relocate to Deal and want to try and relax a bit more. It would be great if the tavern went to a local person who would take it forward. It should remain a pub.”

It is business as usual until any sale goes through.

 

From the Isle of Thanet News, September 2020.

Tavern up for auction.

The London Tavern pub in Margate will be going under the hammer on Tuesday, September 15 with Connect UK Auctions.

The venue is being sold ready to go, with the ability to pull a pint as soon as the gavel has fallen and completion has taken place. The guide price is 400,000.

The bar, which originally went on the market in 2018, has been run by Carl and Nancy Hilliard since 2016 when they bought the building and set about transforming it.

Carl and Nancy previously owned "Ales of the Unexpected" in Westgate.

In 2017 the boozer was crowned Pub of the Year for Thanet by CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale.

The pub has been popular for a range of unusual beers, including the Barista Stout and a selection of Belgian beers with flavours including cherry, peach and blackcurrant.

The couple are selling after Nancy had to undergo a brain operation in 2017 and shortly after lost her mum.

 

LICENSEE LIST

ADAMS Sarah 1841+ (age 33 in 1841Census)

SAYER Isaac 1851-74+ (age 56 in 1871Census)(barman in 1851Census)

KNOTT Joseph 1881-82+ (age 39 in 1881Census)

SPARKS Charles 1890-91+ (age 26 in 1891Census)

MERCER Colin 1913+

THUNDER Ernest L 1922+

MILES John 1901-03+ (age 40 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

DRAY Harry 1930+

SHERRIN Harold 1938+

BROWN John ????

Last pub licensee had HILLIARD Carl & Nancy 2016-20

https://pubwiki.co.uk/LondonTavern.shtml

 

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

CensusCensus

 

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