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Earliest 1866-

Railway Hotel

Latest ????

(Name to)

Station Road

Herne Bay


Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers' Gazette, Saturday 8 September 1866.

St Augustine's Petty Sessions. Saturday. Annual Licensing Day.

The county Magistrates renewed the publicans' spirit licence today.

Applications were also heard for new licences, and, as well be seen by the following list, the majority of these were granted.

Licences granted, William Kennett, "Railway Hotel," Herne.


Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, 23 July 1870.


On Saturday, at St. Augustine's Petty Sessions, before George Neame, Esq., T. G. Peckham, Esq., T. Godfrey-Faussett. Esq., G. T. Tomlin. Esq., P. Marten, Esq., and Major-General McQueen, a publican named George William Burvill was charged with permitting drunken persons to congregate in his house, the "Railway Tavern," at Herne Bay, on the 4th inst.

Police sergeant Gower said: Between 9 and 10 o’clock on the night of the 4th, my attention was directed to a noise in the house kept by the defendant, and on going in I found several persons drinking at the bar, some of them being very drunk. They were quarrelling amongst themselves and challenging one another to fight. After I had cautioned them they were quiet for some time, but I remained outside, and they resumed their disorderly conduct, the landlord encouraging them to remain by serving them with more liquor. I subsequently interfered again and had the house cleared.
P. C. Martin stated that he with P. S. Gower and he could corroborate his testimony.

The defendant was unable to make any defence against the charge beyond that contained in a written document, which it appeared had been written by a kind friend, but which the defendant himself was unable to read.

A man in court, who said the accused was of very weak intellect and he appeared there for him as a friend, undertook to state the facts to the Magistrates though he saw nothing of the affair.

The Magistrates' Clerk said he had better read the written statement, but the man stated that he could not see. (Laughter.)

The Supt. said the defendant was totally incompetent to perform the duties of a publican, and the Magistrates therefore recommended Mr. Maile to advise Messrs. Shepherd and Neame to get another tenant. They fined him for the offence 10s; costs, 10s.


From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald. 12 January 1901. Price 1d.


Oliver Holness was summoned for leaving his landau unattended at Herne Bay on the 22nd ult.

P.C. Gower deposed that the landau stood outside the "Railway Hotel," Station Road, for 25 minutes. When he spoke to defendant about it he said he had been watching it from the hotel door.

Defendant did not put in an appearance and was fiend 10s. and costs or 14 days'.


From the Whitstable Times, 18 May, 1901.


The East Kent Coroner (Sir. R. M. Mercer) held an inquest on Tuesday at the "Railway Hotel," Herne Bay, on the body of Sarah Stupple, widow of Stephen Stupple, of Herne, aged 88. Deceased had lived with her son-in-law, James William Cooksey, for nearly ten years. On the 17th February she was found lying at the foot of the stairs with her legs doubled under her, having fallen down the steps. Dr Bowes attended deceased until her death on the 12th May. She recovered from the shock, but gradually sank from exhaustion.

The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death."



KENNETT William 1866+

BURVILLE George William 1870+ Whitstable Times

WOODWARD William 1874+

HOLMES John 1881+ (age 35 in 1881Census) (High Street)

BOYCE Elizabeth 1881+ (widow age 53 in 1881Census)

FARMER George 1882+

QUICKENDON Robert 1901+ (age 29 in 1901Census)

QUICKENDON Laura C Mrs 1913-17+

GLADDEN Henry Edward 1930+

DAVIES James David 1938+


Whitstable TimesWhitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald



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