MARGATE (known locally as Marggitt)
Hot off the presses at the Thanet Gazette!!!
Prior to reading said article one point to make is that the main reason that Margate is just so ‘visitable’ is because allatsea (and of course, memsahib Sea) and their entourage of the great, good and lovely live there. Worth knowing, worth going.
MARGATE is fast becoming a mecca for foodies, vintage lovers and art aficionados as journalists clamber over themselves to wax lyrical about its beaches, art and shops.
The town is described by journalist Olive Porker in today’s Torygraph as “positively buzzing,” with Turner Contemporary’s “brilliant” Summer of Colour receiving a rave review for bringing “music and creativity to every corner of the town.” (She was obviously off her face on locally supplied skank: Ed)
A nod to nostalgia included tucking into jellied eels at Manning’s Seafood Stall (complete with the grumpiest sales staff in Britain) and the Dreamland Expo at the visitor and learning arcade was recommended it for its “fun, interactive displays for the under two’s.”
Hotels recommended in the piece include Sands on Marine Drive which also received glowing accolades from Fiz Hoggpies of the Standard. Its restaurant ‘The Boy’ also features in a Chimes top twenty seaside eaterie piece. New boutique hotel Crescent View and The Buoy Guest House, both on Fort Mount also feature in the latest edition of the YHCA budget accommodation guide.
Foodies were alerted to GB Pizza, which Torygraph journalist Boe Milliams describes as “the best pizza I have tasted, I was however, very very drunk”. The Ambrette with its “sensationally small portions”, and KFC, noted for its “wonderful ambience”, also feature.
Vintage shops Madam Ripoff Vintage, Gilmic BJs of Westbrook (as recommended by Torygraph expert Judy Speakrapp) and Rough but GentleTrade are among some of the delights featured in Porker’s piece which is entitled ‘36 hours in Margate’ is enough for anyone.
Thanet’s coastline was included as a must do with walks to West Bay recycling point and a cycle around the deserted RoRo terminal at Port Ramsgate recommended. The Walpole Bay tidal pool was recently featured in a top ten beach destinations article in ‘Paedo News’. The popular pool is fast becoming a go-to place for locals, wild swimming enthusiasts, drunks, doggers and sex tourists.
Other places featured in the Torygraph feature are Shite Grotto (why?), Queer Barn (Why?) The Lifeboat Ale and Cider House (for pretentiousness and high prices) and BeBeached as the most noticeable misnomer in town.
It comes as the August edition of fashion magazine Vague recently showcased a Campaign/50thanniversary shoot featuring Merino Wool’s new collection of Merino stuff.