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The Northern Belle, Margate Town, Margate

Mansion Street
Margate
CT9 1HE
Phone: 07810088347
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Northern Belle

Can’t better any of the comments below and my recent visit concurred with what people have previously said about Margate’s oldest pub.
Spitfire, Master Brew and Whitstable Bay on the three pumps for my visit and the Spitfire was fortunately in good nick.

On 4th October 2019 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Northern Belle

Traditional side-street pub, apparently Margate's oldest, and a welcome haven from some of the livelier and brasher seafront bars. The compact bar is in the front room, but a (slightly) larger seating area can be found to the rear. Light wood-panelling on most walls, and decor naturally following a nautical theme. Live music advertised (although how they manage to fit a band in is far from obvious...). Three handpumps on the counter, dispensing - as a Shepherd Neame house - Master Brew, Whitstable Bay and the seasonal Goldings Summer Ale (£3.70).

On 23rd August 2015 - rating: 7
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E TA left this review about The Northern Belle

The pub was, as Roger says, built in 1680 by knocking two fisherman's cottages together, but it was known as The Aurora Borealis before changing its name to the Waterman Arms. It is certainly Margate's oldest pub and is a GBG regular. It's tucked away down a side street and provides a fine contrast to the noisier seafront pubs, while the welcoming banter from the locals contrasts the drunken ramblings of Margate's yoofs elsewhere. Well worth a visit for a quiet pint which you might not find in other nearby establishments.

Two ales on this time, I had Masterbrew which was in excellent condition.

On 25th April 2013 - rating: 7
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Map location is best guess
Margate, 0.77 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Westgate-on-Sea, 2.45 miles, 47 min walk (show)
Broadstairs, 3.45 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Northern Belle, Margate
4th Oct 2019, 11:38
Review submitted by Steve of N21
 
7th May 2019, 11:42
Picture submitted by Will Larter approved

Pub Details

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  • Darts : Yes last updated 05 June 2007 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 05 June 2007 by hondo .
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 06 September 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 05 June 2007 by hondo .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 30 July 2012 by Will Larter
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 June 2007 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 July 2012 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 30 July 2012 by Will Larter
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