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Thursday, 4 June 2009

Old Margate Pubs , The Brewers Arms

This photograph of the the Brewers Arms, Margate High Street is probably the only one in existence, making it exceptionally rare. The Brewers Arms stood on the site of where W.H Smith is today. As you can see in the photograph the pub is a Cobb & Co house, however the origins of M J Harlow mineral water manufacturers started from the Brewers Arms. Early bottles produced by the company had the address of the Brewers Arms embossed or acid etched on the bottle. Like the photograph the bottles are exceptionally rare.
The photograph is from the Margate Historical Society collection and belongs to Mick Twyman. Mick has no objections to anyone copying this photograph so please feel free to copy and add your collection. There is a file in the Margate Museum in the archive of all the Old Margate pubs both past and present which is no longer accessible to the public. Fortunately I have some photographs from the Margate Historical Society archive of old Margate pubs that are no longer with us that I will publish as part of my one photograph a day for June.


Steve S said...

Great picture Tony! I've been following your site for some time and admire the work you are doing in highlighting the rich history of Margate. On the subject of old Margate pubs, I wonder if you have ever seen a picture of the Star Inn which used to stand at the top end of the High Street, its actual address being 161 High Street. My ancestors were landlords for many years there in the 19th century. I have plans and drawings of it, but have never been able to locate a photo of it. It seems to have disappeared around the time of the 1st World War. Any information would be gratefully received. Keep up the good work!

Tony Beachcomber said...

Steve, Thanks for the positive comment, I will ask around about the Star Inn.

Anonymous said...

i have some old bottles witch some say cobb and co margate and some others from margate brewey i wonder if you know any one interesed in buying them my email is