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Page Updated:- Thursday, 18 August, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Crown Inn

Open 2022+

The Street

Stone in Oxney

01233 758302

https://whatpub.com/crown-inn

Crown Inn 1907

Above postcard, postmarked 1907.

Crown Inn 1910

Above postcards, circa 1910, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Crown Inn

Above postcard, date unknown.

Ye Olde Crown 1910

Above postcard, circa 1910, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Crown 2009

Above photo circa 2009, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Crown Inn sign 2013

Above sign 2013, kindly sent by Doug Pratt.

Crown Inn 2013

Above photo, July 2013, kindly taken and sent by Doug Pratt.

Crown Inn 2014

Above photo 2014.

Crown 2016

Above photo 2016.

Crown 2022

Above photo 2022.

 

It is suggested that was a one time Leney of Dover tied house, till taken over by Fremlins in 1926.

 

The premised closed as a public house in 2016 but changed use that same year to become a Bistro that it is trading as a restaurant only, so to get a drink you'll have have something to eat as well.

 

As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

Thanks for your co-operation.

 

From the https://www.kentonline.co.uk By Alex Jee, 17 August 2022.

The Crown Inn, Stone in Oxney near Tenterden, to become homes under plans.

A 300-year-old country pub could be converted into homes under new plans.

Furious residents have hit out over an application to convert The Crown Inn near Tenterden.

The Stone in Oxney pub, which also included a two-room Bed and Breakfast, closed in 2016.

Having changed ownership several times since the turn of the century, it shut after unsuccessfully turning into a bistro-style restaurant.

The buildings in question include the pub itself as well as an annexed garage on the property that has been converted into living quarters, along with a wood shelter.

These will be turned into two separate houses, each with car parking spaces, bicycle storage and recreation space, with the shelter becoming a summer house / home office.

Plans submitted to Ashford Borough Council propose turning the pub building itself into a "generous five bedroom dwelling" with the aid of a two-storey extension.

Crown Bistro sign

The pub's last incarnation was as an up-market bistro.

The pub's front entrance on the junction of Catt’s Hill and The Street would be replaced with a new window and the entrance from the car park would be used as the new main door.

Meanwhile, the converted garage would be extended to become a larger, one-bedroom house, with the shelter-turned-summer-house included in the grounds.

The plans have been received poorly in the village, with numerous residents saying that the area needs the pub to return.

The Street homeowner John Morgan said that he was "disgusted at the thought" of the plans.

"That pub used to be the social hub of the entire village and beyond, and it can be again if it is done in the right way," he explained.

Crown sign 2016

The business closed permanently in 2016.

Crown south entrance 2022

The building's south entrance would become the new main door.

"There is nowhere else for us to go if we want to have a drink and socialise.

"The nearest pub is the "Ferry Inn," but you can't drive there if you want to drink and you would never want to walk that road at night.

Before plans were submitted, the pub was listed on the market in April 2020, but received no bids towards the 495,000 price tag.

Daniel Lyward, chair of Stone-cum-Ebony Parish Council, said that the sale was "unrealistic" and was never likely to happen.

"The timing is very questionable given it was just weeks after lockdown started – all pubs in the country had to close by law," he said.

Crown back entrance 2022

The plans have prompted fury among residents.

"A potential purchaser would find it extremely difficult to gain a mortgage at such a time, or risk such an investment not knowing when they might be allowed to reopen.

"It was a fine pub not so long ago. Running profitably, serving the local community, with walkers on the Saxon Shore Way providing a steady foot fall of thirsty and hungry passers by.

"Families were once welcomed, and our whole community felt it had a place to go. Without our local, we lose what in countless ways can rightly be called the hub of the village."

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

WAIT Thomas 1871-81+ (age 55 in 1881Census)

FULLER George 1891+ (age 42 in 1891Census)

BARROW George 1911+ (also farmer age 54 in 1911Census)

 

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