Former Eagle Inn pub in Ramsgate to be offered at auction

The former Eagle Inn Photo Clive Emson auctioneers

Ramsgate’s former Eagle Inn – also know as the Spread Eagle – is to go under the hammer with Clive Emson auctioneers.

The former public house, which has been empty for several years, was damaged by fire during the 1980s. Repairs meant the loss of some original features.

In more recent years the property was vacant and became infested with pigeons, which were cleared during the summer of 2018.

The property dates from circa 1763 and received Grade II Listed Building status on 4th February 1988.

The Eagle Inn (formerly the Spread Eagle and The Spread-Eagle Tavern) started life as three cottages in 1763. Soon after which, in 1776, it was converted into an inn .

The former pub, at 153 High Street, had permission granted to change its use into a hotel in 2017. This has now lapsed. A further application to convert it into four flats, lodged in 2019, was withdrawn.

The property is being offered with a freehold guide price of £250,000-plus.

The auction will be held on Wednesday, November 2 by Clive Emson Auctioneers