|.||TOWN of RAMSGATE||LONDON E1W 2PN||62 Wapping High Street|
|The curiously named Town of Ramsgate is a long narrow pub next to an alleyway known as Wapping Old Stairs.
The stairs lead down to the riverside where fishermen from Ramsgate, in Kent, sold their catch.
The pub is linked to a time when this was a bustling wharf and when men were press-ganged into serving on ships. In the 17th. century the notorious Judge Jeffreys, was caught here whilst trying to flee the country. Jeffreys was Lord Cheif Justice to James II and was known for his ruthless punishments.
|When James was deposed in the Glorious Revolution, Jeffreys got his turn at the gallows.
This is also the location of Execution Dock, where Captain Kidd was hanged in 1701.
The pub is pleasantly decorated and has an unusual wooden ceiling. There’s a paved seating area at the rear of the pub (not used in winter) overlooking the river and some mock gallows.
Fine Georgian buildings in the vacinity are well worth exploring.
TEL 020 7481 8000
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Bar 11.30-15.00 &|
18.00 - 21.00
|BEER Bass, London Pride