We can’t think of anywhere better than our bar for a relaxed drink with a view. View the Townley's Drinks Menu.
But there are other fabulous places around the isle for you to perch at the bar.
On the Ramsgate seafront, you can sit out and watch the world go by at Enoteca, Miles Bar and the Belgian Café. Peen’s in Broadstairs has a long bar and a good choice of drinks, while in Margate The Glass Jar, with ‘the glamour of an American speakeasy’ with sea views, Rikkus, which has a large terrace overlooking the Main Sands, the Lighthouse Bar at the end of the Harbour Arm are all recommended.
For Beer Lovers
The love of real ale and the emergence of the micro pub is nowhere more evident than in this corner of East Kent. Thanet has more of these than anywhere else in England. If you’re after a good, well-kept pint of real ale in an environment stripped of TV, fruit machines, music and lager then head for one of these. The Hovelling Boat Inn and The Conqueror in Ramsgate, The Chapel, the 39 Steps, The Four Candles or the Yard of Ale in Broadstairs, or The Lifeboat Ale and Cider House and the Harbour Arms in Margate.
By early evening, after a day on the beach, or walking along the coast, you’ll be looking forward to a relaxed drink. Here in Ramsgate, there are plenty of bars on the seafront where you can people watch as the light fades. But, to catch the stunning sunsets that Thanet is famed for, go to Margate and sit on the terrace at Rikkus, outside at The Glass Jar, or at one of the places on the Harbour Arm and watch a Turner sunset.
A little Different
We all look for that something different when we’re on holiday, something that will remain in our memory, and we hope that you’ve found that not only here at Albion House, but also on the Isle of Thanet. We’d like to point out a couple of unique places, where you can go for a drink. Salon Bohemia is a one of a kind – based on the sixteenth century French salons, and The Chapel, an ale house in a second-hand bookshop. Both are in Broadstairs.
Our favourite is the Queen Charlotte in Ramsgate – a quirky, shabby chic, friendly pub serving local beer and occasional food.
If you’re looking for a truly community pub, the The Montefiore Arms is a good place for a local experience. With their terraces overlooking Pegwell Bay, both the Bellevue Tavern and the Sir Stanley Grey are great for an alfresco drink with stunning views.
This really is a musical isle, and you’ll find pubs with live music all over. The ones to try: The Queen Charlotte in Ramsgate is known for it’s big name DJ nights.
If you like blues, then Broadstairs is the place and The Wrotham Arms the pub. For regular live gigs crossing genres, try The Chapel in Broadstairs or the Lifeboat Ale House and the Lighthouse Bar in Margate.