"Prospect of Whitby" (once nicknamed "Beanies") formerly "The Devils
was frequented in his day by the infamous Judge Jeffries,
victims were chained up in the river at low tide and left there while
tides washed over them. Later Jeffries was caught by the London mob
hiding in "The Town of Ramsgate" nearby and
beaten, ending his days in the Tower of London nearby.
The pub was gutted by fire in the 17th Century and when rebuilt was renamed after the Whitby collier that moored up alongside when delivering to London. A third pub in the locality is "The Captain Kidd", only more recently converted into a public house and named after the Scottish pirate who was hung nearby in 1701.
Judge Jeffries presided over the "Bloody Assizes" in which 300 men
in Monmouth's rebellion were sent to the gallows.