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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1828-

Bull

Open 2020+

1 Regent Street

Rolvenden

01580 241212

https://thebullinnrolvenden.co.uk/

https://whatpub.com/bull-inn

Bull

Above postcard, date unknown, kindly sent by Debi Birkin.

Bull Hotel

Above postcard, date unknown, kindly sent by Debi Birkin.

Bull 1912

Above photo, circa 1912, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Bull 1943

Another Government Censor photo, helpfully entitled "somewhere in Kent." circa 1943. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe. Showing a Churchill Tank (presumably covered to avoid detection by Luftwaffe aerial reconnaissance) and that the pub is owned by Frederick Leney's Phoenix Brewery, Wateringbury. Identified by Edwin Thompson.

Bull 1945

Above photo, circa 1945, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Bull 1960

Above photo, circa 1960, kindly sent by Debi Birkin.

Bull 1966

Above postcard, circa 1966, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Bull Inn

Above image taken from Google maps March 2009.

Bull Inn 2010

Above photo 2010 by Oast House Archive Creative Commons Licence.

Bull Inn insdie 2015

Above photo showing the inside bar area 2015.

Bull sign 1985Bull sign 1991

Above sign left, May 1985, sign right, October 1991.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

Bull sign 2015

Above sign 2015, kindly sent by Brian Curtis.

Bull 2020

Above photo 29020, taken from their web site.

 

One time property of the "Tenterden Brewery" the brewery went up for auction in February of 1922.

 

Kentish Gazette, 20 August 1850.

ROLVENDEN. Hop Sweepstakes.

On Monday week the annual hop dinner took place at the "Bull Inn," and was well attended. Mr. R. Dunk, of Sandhurst, was declared the winner of last year's sweep, his set being 80,500. The betting for the present year was decidedly against 200,000, and in many instances 195,000, although the general opinion expressed was, that the hops in this neighbourhood never looked better.

 

Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Tuesday 6 January 1891.

TRANSFER OF LICENCES.

The licence of the "Bull Inn," Rolvenden, was transferred from Stephen Pile to A. E. Bishopp.
 

Kent & Sussex Courier 10 February 1939.

CRANBROOK. BENCH PLEASED WITH CONDUCT OF LICENSED HOUSES.

All licenses were renewed with the exception of the "Bull Inn" at Rolvenden, in which instance an adjournment was granted on the application of Mr. Philip Bracher, of Maidstone, in view of the death on Saturday of the licensee, Mr. William Porter.

 

Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, Friday 6 December 1940.

LICENSING.

A full transfer of the "Bull Inn," Rolvenden, was granted to Veda Porter, whose husband, Leslie John Porter is serving in the Forces.

 

LICENSEE LIST

MASTERS William 1828-32+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

SANTER Samuel 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

DRURY John 1851-58+ (widower age 40 in 1851Census

DRURY Charles N 1861+ (age 30 in 1861Census)

DRURY John & Charles 1862+ (commercial inn, & wine, spirit & stout merchants)

DRURY Susannah 1871+ (Inn Keepers Wife age 48 in 1871Census)

GARNER William W 1874+

PILE Stephen 1881-Jan/91 (age 46 in 1881Census)

BISHOP Albert E Jan/1891+ (age 24 in 1891Census)

CHEESEMAN Thomas 1901-18+ (age 53 in 1911Census) Kelly's 1903

SHERWOOD Frederick 1922+

PORTER Richard Alfred 1930-38+

PORTER William to Feb/1939

PORTER Leslie John to Dec/1940 (age 36 in 1939)

PORTET Veda Dec/1940

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

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

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

CensusCensus

 

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