DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Page Updated:- Monday, 04 February, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest  1778-

New Inn

Closed 2015

37 High Street

New Romney

https://whatpub.com/new-inn

New Inn 1910

Above photo, 1910, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

New Inn

Above photo, date unknown, with permission from Eric Hartland.

New Inn 2014

Above photo 2014.

New Inn sign 1987

Above sign 1987.

 

The sea used to come up to the church wall until one night in 1287 there was a great storm which changed the river Rother's course forever.

The pub was actually new in 1381.

Smuggling is prominent in the New Inn's history, with tunnels running under the high street, pub and beer gardens to the church and old assembly rooms.

The building gained a Grade 2 listing on 28 August 1951.

 

Kentish Gazette 14 January 1778.

To the Public in general, and to Innkeepers of Kent in particular. NEW-ROMNEY, Jan. 7, 1778.

Whereas a young Gentleman, about twenty Years of Age, came to the "New-Inn," in New-Romney, this Day, and hired a Horse to go to Dover, and was to return next day, but did not, and is supposed to have rode off or sold the Horse.

The above man goes by the name of Norman, and has a little impediment in his speech; the horse is a chestnut, has had two broken knees, a small blemish in the rear ear, about fifteen Hands one inch high, and rather of the blood kind.

Whoever will stop the same, or either of them, and give information to Thomas Pollett, as above, shall receive one guinea reward.

New Inn business card 1900

Above business card, circa 1900.

 

The pub closed in 2015 and shortly afterwards became a Costa coffee shop.

 

LICENSEE LIST

POLLET Thomas 1778-86+

SINDEN James 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

SINDEN Martha 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

BUSS Thomas 1851+ (age 44 in 1851Census)

ASPIN Edwin 1900

 

Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

CensusCensus

 

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