The Orb, Margate
The Orb, Margate
The Orb, Margate

Welcome to the Orb, Margate

A traditional pub on the outskirts of Margate, The Orb serves up fine fare and a friendly welcome.


Located between Margate and Westwood, The Orb is a friendly, traditional pub, recently refurbished to smart modern standards. 

It’s lost none of its charm and character though, with a cosy log-burner offering a warm welcome in winter, and a convivial atmosphere all year round - courtesy of the locals who come in search of fine ales and tasty pub food.

The restaurant is open Wednesday to Sunday, while the bar serves classic Kentish ales from Shepherd Neame, plus a host of lagers, wines, spirits and soft drinks all week long.

Outdoors at The Orb, there’s a huge garden and patio with room for up to 200 people. The perfect place to savour the sun with a pint, it’s also the ideal spot to rest weary feet and heavy shopping bags - with the popular Westwood Cross Shopping Centre just a mile down the road.

Food at The Orb

Small but perfectly formed, The Orb’s first floor restaurant seats up to 20 guests for lunch and dinner, Wednesday to Sunday.

On the menu you’ll find pub favourites and an extensive range of vegetarian dishes, which are regularly updated to offer new and interesting options.

Restaurant hours

Lunch: 12:00 - 14:30

Evenings: 18:00 - 21:30

Sundays: 12:00 - 16:30

Opening times

  • Mon - Thu:

    12:00 - 23:00

  • Fri:

    12:00 - 00:00

  • Sat:

    12:00 - 01:00

  • Sun:

    12:00 - 22:00

How to find us

The Orb

Ramsgate Road,
Margate, Kent

01843 290751

Get directions

The Orb lies on the outskirts of Margate, close to the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital (QEQM), on the main route A254 between Margate and Ramsgate. Westwood Cross Shopping Centre is just a mile down the road.

Public Transport: Visitors wishing to use public transport to reach The Orb can catch the 'Thanet Loop' Stagecoach service, which stops outside the pub. Alternatively Margate National Rail Station is 1.2 miles from the pub.

By Car: Starting from Margate Rail Station follow the A28 (Marine Terrace) east for 0.2 miles. At the mini-roundabout, take the second exit (A254) then the first right (Belgrave Road). Follow the A254 straight on at the mini-roundabout and continue for 0.8 miles until you reach The Orb.

From Ramsgate station take the first left (Princes Road) and follow to the next cross-junction with the A254 (Margate Road). Turn left on to the A254 and follow the road for 2.4 miles until you reach the Orb.

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