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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

(Name from)

Royal Victoria and Bull Hotel

Open 2020+

1 High Street

Dartford

01322 224415

http://royalvictoria.southcoastinns.co.uk/

https://whatpub.com/royal-victoria-bull-hotel

Royal Victoria and Bull Hotel 1916

Above photo 1916, kindly sent by Michael Norman.

Royal Victoria and Bull Hotel

Above postcard, date unknown, kindly sent by Mark Jennings.

Royal Victoria and Bull Hotel 2012

Above photo 1 September 2012, by emdjt42.

Royal Victoria and Bull Hotel 2020

Above photo 2020.

 

It is said that this can be traced back to the 14th century when it was known as the "Hole Bull." However the original building was rebuilt in 1703 and much of that is still in existence today. It has also been known as the "Bull and Victoria" and eventually gained its Royal prefix, and the two names reversed in honour of Queen Victoria, but as yet date of that unknown.

Also known as just the "Bull Hotel" this was a Commercial and Family Hotel and Posting House.

 The building began life as a hospice for the Augustinian Priory of SS Mary and Margaret on Watling Street, and was the first overnight stop for Canterbury-bound pilgrims from London. It was a busy coaching inn during the eighteenth century, and in 1775 Dr John Parker was killed by an exploding carbine there after being cornered by bailiffs seeking to recover his debts. The verdict was accidental death.

 

From http://www.ghostpubs.com accessed 17 June 2015.

HAUNTED.

Haunted by a small girl.

And that is all this website says.

 

LICENSEE LIST

POTTER Edward 1824+

POTTER Rowley Edward 1840-55+

BRAYS Mr 1858+

BRAY William Thomas 1874-82+ (age 57 in 1881Census)

DANCY George 1874+ (Bull Hotel Tap)

LAWRENCE Joseph 1891+

JONES Ernest Martin 1913+

JONES Mary Sophia Mrs 1918+

PULLMAN Walter 1918-22+

STEVENS Capt A E 1930-38+

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

 

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