Northern Belle, Margate
Northern Belle, Margate

Northern Belle, Margate

Margate's oldest pub is now home to Khmer Kitchen, one of only four Cambodian restaurants in the UK

Northern Belle and Khmer Kitchen

Northern Belle is tucked away up a quiet lane opposite Margate's harbour arm. There has been a pub here since 1680, making this Margate's oldest pub, and originally would have stood right on the waterside overlooking the busy harbour.

The historic pub has seen a number of changes over it's 300 year history. It's been known as the Aurora Borealis, then the Waterman's Arms until finally settling on it's present name of Northern Belle. It's present name derives from the American merchant ship which ran aground off North Foreland in 1857 and whose crew are believed to have stayed in the pub after being rescued by the local lifeboat.

Today, Northern Belle is home to Khmer Kitchen which serves creative Cambodian food in an intimate and unique setting amongst the low ceilings, original beams and solid wood flooring.


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Northern Belle

Mansion Street,
Margate, Kent

07552 338765

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Opening times

Opening times

  • Mon - Wed - CLOSED

    Thu - Sun - 18:00 - 21:30

The Northern Belle pub in Margate is located on Mansion Street. 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.