DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Page Updated:- Monday, 15 April, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Five Bells Inn

Open 2019+

The Street

Brabourne

01303 813334

https://www.ramblinns.com/

Five Bells Inn 2007

Above photo 2007 by Adam Hincks Creative Commons Licence.

Five Bells Inn 2012

Photo 3 October 2012, from http://www.flickr.com by Jeremy Sage.

Above signs left and right July 1991.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

Five Bells Inn sign 2014Five Bells Inn 2015

Above sign left 2014, sign right, 2015.

Five Bells inside 2018

Above photo showing the inside in 2018.

 

Kentish Gazette, Saturday 15 February 1783.

“Notice - The Creditors of John Marshall, late of the Parish of Waltham, deceased, are desired to attend, with the Account of their several Demands, on Tuesday the 18th Day of February, 1783, by Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon, at the House of Thomas Cassell, called the "Five Bells," at Brabourn, in Kent, in order to receive such Composition [sic] as may arise from his Estate and Effects.

And all persons, refusing or neglecting to attend, will be excluded all Benefit of the Composition [sic].”

 

Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times & Farmers Gazette Sat 11 Aug 1855.

“The License of the Five Bells, Brabourne, was transferred from William Fox to Thomas Lilley”

 

South Eastern Gazette – Tues 10 Feb 1863.

“Transfer of Licences – the License of the "Five Bells," Brabourne, was transferred from from Mr Gutteridge to Mr C Alexander”.

 

Kent Fed. of Licensed Victuallers’ & Beer Retailers’ Associations – Joint Year Book & Directory 1966/67.

Brabourne - Five Bells – A.N. Godfrey.

 

I am informed by Bob Martin that in 2015 the pub was trading as a free house. By 2018 the pub chain Ramblinns owned the premises.

 

LICENSEE LIST

CASSELL Thomas 1783+

FOX William 1847-Aug/55

LILLEY Thomas Aug/1855+

HILLS William 1862+

GUTTERIDGE Mr to Feb/1863

ALEXANDER Mr C Feb/1863+

WILDISH William 1874+

AWFORD John 1899-1918+ (age 65 in 1911Census)

BELL Arthur William 1922+

CORNWELL Hugh J 1930+

SIMMONS Ernest to Apr/1933 Next pub licensee had Dover Express

MOON Alexander M 1934+

MOON E Mrs 1938+

GODFREY A N 1966+

http://pubshistory.com/FiveBells.shtml

https://www.whatpub.com/five-bells-inn

 

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