Owners insist ‘Herne Bay’s oldest pub’ the Ship Inn will reopen amid housing fears

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By rcassidy@thekmgroup.co.uk (Ruth Cassidy) The owner of Herne Bay’s oldest pub is bidding to re-assure residents it will reopen – amid concerns it could be transformed into homes. Punters were left surprised after the Ship Inn in Central Parade was suddenly shut at the beginning of the year. A notice later appeared in the boozer’s window announcing owner Stonegate “entered the premises for the purposes of making them safe and not to bring the lease to an end”. But with the recent demises of the Plough Inn, Bun Penny, Queen Victoria and Rodney’s Sports Bar fresh in their minds, activists joine…

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