Sort file:- Herne, December, 2022.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 15 December, 2022.


Earliest ????

Kent Tavern

Latest 1938-

1-3 St George's Parade

Herne Bay

Kent Tavern pre 1936

Above photo, pre 1936, kindly sent by Doogie Moon.

Kent Tavern 1953

Above photo after the flooding of 1953.

Former Kent Tavern 2018

Above photo, 2018, kindly taken and sent by Doogie Moon.


Local knowledge, further pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.


From the Kentish Gazette, 9 January 1838.


Expensive sale of all the Genteel and Modern Household furniture (recently purchased from the manufacturer of Mr. John Perry 61, London Wall,) Plate, Linen, China, Glass, superior Stock of Choice Old Wines, &c.

The public informed that early in the ensuing month will be offered by public auction, the whole of the valuable property of the above hotel; particulars of which will appear in future advertisements. H. S. Westfield, Auctioneer.

37, Palace Street, Canterbury, June 3, 1838.


Kentish Gazette, 29 October 1839.

The "Kent Hotel," Herne Bay.

Shuttleworth and Sons are instructed to sell by auction, at Wright's "York Hotel," Margate, on Friday, November 1st, 1839, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.

A valuable freehold property, comprising a most substantial structure of imposing character, and commanding great local advantages, situated fronting the sea, and nearly opposite the Pier at Herne Bay, denominated the "Kent Hotel," arranged in a superior manner as an Hotel and Tavern, and remarkably well constructed for a lodging house of the first class.

Also, in a separate lot, a valuable plot of building ground, situated adjoining the above.

May be viewed, and particulars had on the premises; at the "Fountain," Canterbury; "Ship," Dover; of Messrs. Cotton and Barrett solicitors, Frederick's Place, Old Jewry; at the place of sale; and of Messrs. Shuttleworth and Sons, 28, Poultry, London.


Kentish Gazette, 5 August 1851.

Extensive Sale of Building Material Tomorrow.

Kent Hotel, Herne Bay, to be pulled down.

To owners of property, builders &c. The proprietors having determined upon pulling down the whole of the building of the late "Kent Hotel." Mr. B. A. Chambers begs respectfully to announce that he has been instructed to offer the whole for sale by public auction, on the premises, on Wednesday and Thursday, 6th and 7th days of August, 1851, at 12 precisely.

The premises having been recently built, the whole of the materials are in the best state of preservations, and the present is a most favourable opportunity for gentleman about to build or improve property, to possess themselves of some of the most well manufactured materials, consisting of about 400,000 hard burnt bricks, 2,000feet of lead flats, 100 feet stone plinth six inches by 10 feet deep. Magnificent Stone Staircase, with balustrades and oak handrails, Handsome Stone Corinthian Columns, Flight of Stone Steps and Portals, with Walnut Doors of Grand Entrance, pair of patent spring lobby doors, with plate-glass, two pair of large sliding doors, which divides the rooms, a large quantity of stone landings and sills, 70 Squares of 6 pound batten floor boards, 10,000 feet plank joist, all magnificent windows, some of which are plate-glass, 7 ft well-made doors and frames, larder complete, with eight feet marble slab, 10 beautiful marble chimney pieces, 20 stone ditto, 25, stoves and hot plate steam apparatus, gauge, jack, and oven, water closets, large quantity of scantling, 100 feet of iron palisading in front, set in massive stone blocks, &c, &c.

Mr. B. A. C. will also offer for sale the whole of the Land belonging to the hotel, being about 60 feet fronting the sea, being a desirable and healthy locality for a private residence.

Catalogues maybe had four days prior to the days of sale, of Mr. Messenger, Architect, Folkestone; Mr. Stockwell, Dover; Mr. Charlie, Upholsterer, Ramsgate; "Ship Inn," Faversham; Mr. Reeves, Whitstable; Mr. Taylor, Draper, Herne Bay; and of the Auctioneer, 79, Palace Street, Canterbury.


Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, Saturday 15 February 1936.


An application for a full music licence in respect of the "Kent Tavern," Herne Bay, was also granted.



MACKETT William 1874+

PHILPOTT Joseph 1881+ (age 27 in 1881Census)

RAISIN Henry 1882+

MASKELL  George 1891+ (age 42 in 1891Census)

EDWARDS Samuel Leonard 1901-03+ (age 49 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

WHEELER Ernest F 1913-22+

LEWIS Harold F 1930+

RAABE S V R 1938+



Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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