Built in 1903 the Royal Victoria Pavilion is an iconic structure on Ramsgate’s seafront, The Pavilion, opened 29th June 1904 by H.R.H. Princess Louise, the cost was said to be in the region of £40,000.
The 1903 Grade II-listed Royal Victoria Pavilion was designed by architect Stanley Davenport Adshead in the style of a Robert Adam orangery. It was apparently designed in a week and built in six weeks for the opening of the summer season.
Commanding a central position on Ramsgate seafront, the building was once a vibrant public space, housing a concert hall and assembly rooms.
Having had many uses since it’s ‘Dance Hall’ days of construction including a Disco and a Casino, it’s just steps from Ramsgate’s sandy beach and has not been occupied since 2008.
It’s appearance resembles nothing of it’s ‘glory days’ but there is hope…
“It has its own unique design – there is nothing quite like it.”
JD Wetherspoon plan to bring this building back into use as their ‘flagship’ pub in 2/3 of the property with the other third being used by other commercial outlets.
We will keep you informed with posts below when we are able to do so…