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Choice Locals

A copy fee feature dedicated to recommended local public houses, as dated

3rd October 2012 - St Mary's Chapel, 44-46 Albion Street, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1NE

St Mary's Chapel the Albion Book Shop

The old chapel formed part of the Albion used Book Shop above pictured on 5th September 2010

The Shrine of Our Ladye Star of the Sea formerly Bradstowe on the site in Albion Street with Alexandra Street overlooks the harbour is thought to date from 1070

The Chapel Opening Hours Scooter window display

St Mary's Chapel was built on the site in 1601 the towers were used as an aid to mariners

First floor landing

Probably the oldest building in Broadstairs the grade two listed structure encompasses the remains of the Medieval Shrine St Mary's Old Chapel

First floor landing reverse view

With simple minor safety modifications to the stairs the rest of the building remains as it was

First floor landing looking down, stairs left

Have a pint of real ale drawn straight from the barrel

Bar area showing beer barrels and wine boxes View along first floor landing back corner

Sit, read and chat

Back room off first floor landing to bathroom door

Browse old books all available to purchase

Serving the early birds Chapel Folk night

The plans to transform the old book shop into a pub were met with opposition see This is Kent

St Mary's Chapel History

Some history

An unpretentious venue with friendly welcome; fine ales, wines and basic hearty selection of food in a convivial atmosphere 8/10

King Ethelbert Inn, Reculver 1

27th November 2011 - King Ethelbert Inn, Reculver, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 6SU (01227 374 368)

Report made as dated but a regular haunt family run with families always welcomed

King Ethelbert Inn, Reculver 2

Set on a corner of the ancient Reculver Roman Fort Wall, The King Ethelbert is a proper pub serving cask ales, mulled wine & good family food at very sensible prices

Staff are always accommodating & helpful despite being busy, service is very good 10/10

Recommend you reserve a table as this popular pub is always busy ring 01227 374 368 & talk to George or Mark

Reculver Towers

St Mary's Church Towers, Reculver

After lunch, Supper or Dinner take a leisurely stroll along the promenade, or explore the grounds of St Mary's Church & the Roman Ruins

Saxon Shore Way marker

The Saxon Shore Way marker post at Reculver Country Park

See our previous site feature for more information and old photographs in Ancient Reculver

For more Reculver History see Waterways : Reculver Country Park 1 : Reculver Country Park 2 : Saxon Shore Way (Reculver)

Hythe Town Trail

Hythe, Kent: Town Trail Guide in Red Lion Square

Kings Head, Pub Sign

2nd November 2011 - Kings Head, 117 High Street, Hythe, Kent, CT21 5JJ (01303 266 283)

Kings Head, Pub front

The building dates from 1600 has a cozy open bar to lounge with inglenook fireplace & wood burning stove

This Shepherd-Neame pub with a good choice of cask ales, excellent value traditional home cooked meals

Staff were friendly courteous & helpful 9/10

More at: The Kings Head

Hythe Town Trail detail

Close up view of Town Trail showing the WWI gun being drawn along the Hythe tramways

Hythe is a historic town & one of the cinque ports, boasts the Romney-Hythe Light Railway : Royal Military Canal

We'd be pleased to receive your recommendations with a photograph for inclusion

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