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Sort file:- Dartford, June, 2021.

Page Updated:- Monday, 07 June, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1830+

Jolly Miller

Closed 1917

5 Overy Street

Dartford

Jolly Millers 1900

Above photo, circa 1900, kindly sent by Michael Norman.

Jolly Miller

Above photo, by Roger Button, date unknown.

 

This was described as an Anti 1868 Beerhouse, meaning that it had first been awarded a license under the 1830 beer Act and allowed the house to continue to remain licensed by paying their annual fee without having to attend the licensing sessions, however, only beer was allowed to be sold.

The actual pub closed as early as 1917, but the building continued as the "Jolly Miller" right up till the mid 1980, but only functioning as a restaurant. I am informed that it is now (2016) operating as a hotel complex, possibly called the "Abbey Hotel." Local knowledge required here please.

See Dartford Map 1905.

 

Maidstone Telegraph Saturday 17th November 1917.

West Kent Licensing Committee. Compensation appointments.

Mr. Coles Child presided, on Thursday, at a meeting of this committee, at the Sessions House, Maidstone, the other members present being: Colonel J. M. Rogers, Colonel Grubb, Messrs C. Tuff, Joseph Barker, R Batchelor, P. Butt-Gow, S. Lee Smith, H. Hannem, W. A. Smith-Masters, J. H. Hay Rudton, H. J. Wood and G. Naylor with the Clerk (Mr. W. B. Prosser), and the Valuer (Mr. H. M. Cobb, of Higham).

It was the "supplemental" meeting for the awarding of compensation in respect of licences "referred" earlier in the year.

Arranged.

The Clerk announced that agreements had been arrived at in the following cases:-

"Jolly Millers" beer house, No. 5, Overy Street, Dartford, 989 - 859 for the owners (the Dartford Brewery Company Ltd, and Mrs. Harriet Elizabeth Richards, Palace Road, Streatham Hill,) and 130 for the tenant, (Ernest George Smith.)

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

HUNT Emma Miss 1874+

SMITH Ernest George 1881-1917 (also tobacconist age 34 in 1881Census)

https://pubwiki.co.uk/JollyMiller.shtml

http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/jollymiller.html

 

CensusCensus

 

If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-

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