The historic Brown Jug pub in Broadstairs is up for sale

The Brown Jug pub

An historic pub in Broadstairs is on the market for £650,000.

The Brown Jug, in Ramsgate Road, has been an alehouse since at least 1795 when it was known as the Queens Arms Tap House.

Its current name is listed in documents dating from 1814, when it is said to have been used as an officer’s billet.

The flint walled property, which has land at the rear, was initially a Cobbs tied house before the company was taken over by Whitbread.

One of Thanet’s longest serving landladies, Jenny Skadder, retired in January this year after some 60 years at the helm.

The pub. last owned by Thorley Taverns, is said to have once had a licensee who owned a three-legged pig, circa 1920s – a story Jenny would relay to visitors in the bar.

The tiny left bar had a panelled counter at least 70 years old, old dado panelling and a brick fireplace. The larger rear bar also took punters back in time with an old panelled counter and 1930s features.

The garden was used on a regular basis by the boules team. The site is being marketed by Miles & Barr which describes it as “ in need of refurbishment throughout.”

The cellar has three separate rooms previously used as store rooms and the beer cellar, a larger store also has access to the garden. The first floor has two bedrooms, a large living space with kitchen and bathroom alongside.

Newspaper archives relating to the pub can be found here


  1. If anyone finds the picture of my relative “Wing Farley” which used to hang in the Brown Jug pub many years ago, let me know, be nice to see it again.

  2. Do not allow offshore estate agents to get greedy hands on it or hume planning thanks but we don’t need money laundering in thanet

    • In the mid-1960s, a bus (no.63?) nearly crashed into it at 80mph, but it crashed into the flint wall several yards further on. At any rate, I hope that no money-making jerk turns it into flats now.

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