Port and Anchor pub in Ramsgate and listed Margate urinal to go under the hammer

The Port and Anchor pub

The Port and Anchor pub in Ramsgate is to go under the hammer next month.

The boozer at 2-4 Albion Hill has five floors and uninterrupted views across the harbour and sea.

It is among 171 lots listed for sale by Clive Emson, the land and property auctioneers, ahead of its next sale.

Auction appraiser Jon Rimmer said: “The substantial building is situated in an enviable location, close to Ramsgate Royal Harbour and the high street.

“The top floor is arranged as living accommodation but a new owner might wish to sub-divide the upper floors to create more residential units – but all necessary consents must be obtainable.

“Those looking for a business to run, as well as investors and developers, are likely to be interested in this lot.”

The pub is being offered with a freehold guide price of £375,000-£425,000.

The listed urinal at Park Road will be sold Photo Frank Leppard

The urinal in Dane Road/Park Road is also up for auction. The cast Iron Victorian structure was listed by Historic England in 1997. It has suffered vandalism and rubbish has been dumped at the site. The site is being sold by Thanet council as part of its asset disposal programme.

Experts have put a freehold guide price on the toilets of £10,000-£15,000.

Other Thanet lots at the sale include 20 Bradley Road in Ramsgate, a mid-terrace three bedroom house for improvement with a freehold guide price of £160,000-£170,000.

Also going under the hammer is 20 Queen Street in Ramsgate, a vacant four storey commercial property with a freehold guide price of £130,000-plus.

Another lot is 116 High Street in Margate, a retail unit and four bedroom maisonette currently let at £8,400 per annum. The freehold guide price is £175,000-£185,000.

One further lot is Flat 7, Fodbury Court, Ethelbert Square in Westgate-on-Sea, a one bedroom flat with the remainder of a 99 year lease from 1972 with a guide price of £90,000-£95,000.

The sale takes place on Monday, February 10 at the Clive Emson Conference Centre, Kent County Showground, Detling, starting at 11am.


  1. There wont be nothing left all it will be is houses and flats theres to many already without any more the town is slowly dying

  2. since weatherspoons opened down there, a few sea front pubs have encountered difficult trading conditions.
    personally i do my best to support all the local pubs (except the megadome).

    Selling at auction really sum’s it all up.

    • unfortunately most of the pubs don’t offer anything beyond a crap pint of lager and a sticky carpet so no wonder they are failing with spoons in town. Those that make the effort seem to do fine (Queens head, Ravensgate to name just 2).
      Hopefully someone with some vision buys the hope and anchor and it becomes a genuine asset to the sea front.

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