Salmestone Grange announces closure of business

Salmestone Grange Photo Frank Leppard

Historic Salmestone Grange in Margate will close at the end of June.

The 14th century venue in Nash Road has a rich history and has been a popular destination for weddings and functions.

But notice has now been posted that the business will be wound up.

The notice says: “It is with an extremely heavy heart that we announce that Salmestone Grange Ltd will unfortunately be closing at the end of June this year.

“The owner of the business, William Whelan sadly passed away a few years ago and we have been working very hard to ensure the business operated uninterrupted with every intention that this would continue in the future. Regrettably however in winding up the estate of the owner, it is now evident that continuing the business beyond June this year will just not be possible.

“The management at Salmestone Grange would like to pass on our very special thanks to all our loyal customers. The business has operated for over 25 years and we have many friends in the local community who have supported us.”

Mr Whelan, who was a Kent county councillor for 12 years, bought Salmestone Grange in 1984. He passed away in August 2015 following a long period suffering with Parkinson’s disease.

His wife Angela and family took the reins of the business.

The notice of closure has been posted to the Salmestone Grange website.