Northern Belle, Margate
Northern Belle, Margate

Welcome to the Northern Belle, Margate

The Oldest Pub in Margate

Opening times

  • Mon - Sat

    11:00 - 23:00

  • Sun

    12:00 - 22:30

How to find us

Northern Belle

Mansion Street,
Margate, Kent

01843 298674

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Welcome to the Northern Belle

Popular with locals and known for its friendly, relaxed atmosphere, the Northern Belle provides a range of ales and lagers and is a sanctury for weary travellers in need of refreshment.

Customers are welcome to play darts, dominoes and cards and there is occasional live music.


Follow the A28 to the Clock Tower junction in Margate. Keep left at the junction and follow the seafront road to Manning's Cockle Stall. Take a right turn here, opposite the stall, into a one-way street.


The Northern Belle was built in 1680, hidden away in a back street near the harbour.

Originally named the Waterman’s Arms, the pub was renamed following the rescue, by local men, of the crew of an American transatlantic ship, the Northern Belle, which sank off the coast.

Timbers from the wreck can still be seen in the bar today having been used in renovations.

The Northern Belle is supposedly haunted by the whispy white form of a woman in a veil who has been seen many times over the centuries drifting through the cellars, bars and rooms above the pub.


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