Remaining with Westgate on Sea and a frequent source of contention among many local residents in Beach Road, the landlord of the Nottingham Castle pub/hotel and two customers were seriously injured when they tried to break up an altercation between two men in the toilets of a Kent pub.
Police say the landlord, Richard, is being treated for a fractured skull and cheekbones, a broken nose and bleeding to the brain after he was kicked and beaten while on the ground.
A 30-year-old Westgate man was punched and "bottled" to the face and needed stitches, while the third victim, a 35-year-old Westgate man, was struck across the head with a bottle.
The attack happened between 12.20am and 12.40am early on Saturday, February 24.
The police spokesman added: "Staff and customers tried to calm the situation and remove the men, however the situation escalated."
Two men ran away from the pub. One is aged about 18, 5ft 10in tall, with short dark hair, slim to medium build, and wore a beige jumper with a shirt underneath and denim jeans.
The second man is also aged about 18, 5ft 6in tall, slim, and wore a white hoody and a baseball cap.
Anyone with information or who knows their identities is asked to contact Det Con Dave May at Margate police station on 01843 222067.
Here's wishing Richard a speedy recovery.