Brewers Arms, 94 High Street, Margate

Margate pub history index

The Brewers Arms, which dates to c. 1837, was sited in Margate High Street. Interestingly, an advert for an auction in the Kentish gazette mentions "For sale, Brewery Plant with malt and hop stores, stables, dray lodges, cellarage, also Free Ale and Spirit House adjoining known as the Brewers Arms". In 1867 the High Street was renumbered. The Brewers Arms up to 1867 was 130 High Street, then it became 94 High Street.
One Landlord, Michael James Harlow,  started his business at the Brewers Arms in 1878;  Harlow's Ginger Beer bottles are highly collectable today.  ** Michael James Harlow, publican, bookie mineral water manufacturer,(and committed suicide) was the SON of Michael Harlow senior; who was in his career, a mariner, police constable and in retirement a publican. *

In 1941 much of Margate High Street was destroyed by enemy action, three people were killed opposite the Brewers Arms. The pub escaped damage to carry on business until the early 1970's when it became W H Smith. **

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Margate, Kent. The Margate,  Kent listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Brewers Arms, circa 1941 after bomb damage to the local area

Brewers Arms, circa 1941 after bomb damage to the local area

Harlows (Michael Harlow) collectable Ginger Beer Bottle

Harlows (Michael Harlow) collectable Ginger Beer Bottle

Both kindly provided by Suzanne Foad

Brewers Arms, 94 High Street - in December 2012 (now the site of a book shop)

Brewers Arms, 94 High Street - in December 2012 (now the site of a book shop)

Kindly provided by Roy Barrett

Residents at this address

1838/Henry Bishop/Beer Retailer/../../Pigots Directory **

1847/Henry Bishop/Brewer/../../Bagshaws Directory **

1851/Henry Bishop/Brewer/../../Census **

1858/John Culmer/and brewer/../../Melvilles Directory

1861/John Culmer/../../../Census **

1862/J Culmer/../../../Post Office Directory

1867/John Culmer/../../../Post Office Directory **

1871/James Allen/Licensed Victualler/44/Chatham, Kent/Census
1871/Ann Allen/Wife/44/Margate, Kent/Census
1871/James Allen/Son/14/Margate, Kent/Census
1871/Herbert Allen/Son/12/Margate, Kent/Census
1871/Frank Allen/Son/9/Margate, Kent/Census
1871/Annie Allen/Daughter/6/Margate, Kent/Census
1871/Sidney Allen/Son/9 months/Margate, Kent/Census
1871/Emily Foreman/Niece/19/Whitstable, Kent/Census

1874/James Allen/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/Michael J Harlow/Licensed Victualler & Manufacturer Of Mineral Water/28/Margate, Kent/Census **
1881/Emalie Harlow/Wife/28/Margate, Kent/Census
1881/William J Harlow/Son/5/Margate, Kent/Census
1881/Charlie Harlow/Son/4/Margate, Kent/Census
1881/Daisy Harlow/Daughter/1 month/Margate, Kent/Census
1881/Alice Harlow/Sister/12/Margate, Kent/Census
1881/Sarah A East/General Servant/18/Ashford, Kent/Census
1881/Emilie C M Harlow/Daughter/2/Margate, Kent/Census

1882/Jas Michael Harlow/../../../Post Office Directory

1890/Michael J Harlow/Mineral Water Manf, Ginger Beer maker and Licensee/../../Kellys **

1891/Michael J Harlow/Licensed Victualler/38/Margate, Kent/Census
1891/Emily E Harlow/Wife/38/Margate, Kent/Census
1891/Willia J Harlow/Son/15/Margate, Kent/Census
1891/Charlie Harlow/Son/14/Margate, Kent/Census
1891/Percy Thomas Harlow/Son/13/Margate, Kent/Census
1891/Emily P M Harlow/Daughter/11/Margate, Kent/Census
1891/Agnes Daisy Harlow/Daughter/10/Margate, Kent/Census
1891/Frank Edward Harlow/Son/7/Margate, Kent/Census
1891/Elsie Harlow/Daughter/1/Margate, Kent/Census
1891/Jane Stewart/Barmaid/21/Littlebourn, Kent/Census
1891/Ada Hughes/Domestic Servant/20/Margate, Kent/Census

1901/Joseph Henry Easton/../../../Census **

1903/Joseph Henry Easton/../../../Kellys Directory **

1913/Thomas Ames/../../../Post Office Directory

1929/Edgar French Owen/../../../Kellys Directory **

1930/Chas Grinstead/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Chas Grinstead/../../../Kellys Directory **

1961/../../../../Kellys Directory **

* Provided By Joyce Greaves

** Provided By Suzanne Foad

And Last updated on: Wednesday, 04-Nov-2020 13:24:38 GMT