Kent Region

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Australian Arms

45 Ashburnham Road
CT11 0BJ
Telephone(01843) 591489
Real Ale
Opening times: Mon–Sun 11:00-23:00

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

This tasteful free house in the town’s St Lawrence district has been much extended and modernised over the years. It was a beer shop as early as 1849, although the flint building is much older. The pub had the distinction of being the last beer house in Thanet, not being fully licensed until the 1960s. The pub's name is unique to this country; just why St Lawrence should have a pub so named is a mystery. It is known that convict ships bound for "down under" berthed at Ramsgate Harbour from the 18th century. The pub accepts cash payments only.