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Castle Hotel

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Castle Hotel

Above postcard, date unknown.

Castle Hotel 1908

Above postcard, 1908.

Castle Hotel

Above photo, date unknown.

Castle Hotel 1915

Above photo 1915.

Castle Hotel

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

Castle Hotel

Above postcard, date unknown.

Castle Hotel 2009

Above Google image, July 2009.

Castle Hotel 2009

Above Google image, July 2009.

Castle Hotel 2018

Above photo 2018.

Castle Hotel sign 1995Castle Hotel sign 2014

Above sign left, June 1995, sign right, 2014.

With thanks from Brian Curtis

Castle Hotel card 1951

Above aluminium card issued June 1951. Sign series 3 number 10.


Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald 23 September 1893.


An application was made for the transfer of licence of the "Castle Hotel," Saltwood, from George Amos to James Fagg. The necessary notice, however, had not been properly served, and Fagg's character not being considered satisfactory, the application was refused.


From the By Adele Couchman, 3 May 2018.

A popular pub in Saltwood has been slapped with a one star food hygiene rating.

Inspectors found The Castle Hotel to be storing out of date food.

The manager of a popular pub in Saltwood has criticised its "awfully unfair" one star food hygiene rating.

The Castle Hotel, near Hythe, has been told to make "major improvements" after its most recent inspection by the Food Standards Agency on March 22.

Despite a four star rating on TripAdvisor, inspectors found the family-run hotel and bar to be storing food past its sell-by date.

There was also issues around cleanliness and hygiene, as well as keeping food prepared on site "for longer than standard guidance".

'Out of date sandwich'

Emma Greenwood, the manager of the hotel, has hit back at the rating.

She told Kent Live: “Our food is very good and very fresh. Everything is as it should be.

“One item of food was out of date in the fridge and it was a member of staff’s sandwich they had left behind.

“The seals of the fridge also needed to be cleaned, but it was fixed in minutes.”

She said inspectors had also picked up on a door that needed re-painting, as well as paperwork that wasn't up to date.

Ms Greenwood added: “Its awfully unfair. We painted the door they picked up on, and thrown the fridge away.

"It didn’t actually store food, it was only beer bottles.”


A spokesman for Folkestone & Hythe District Council said: “The Castle Hotel was inspected on March 22 this year, which resulted in a one-star rating being given.

"The inspectors had concerns after finding food past its sell-by date, and that food prepared on-site was kept for longer than standard guidance, without proof that this was safe.

"There were also issues around cleanliness.

"The owners have asked us to revisit the hotel to review the rating and have advised us that improvements have been made.

"This visit has not yet taken place.”

Ms Greenwood disputed the council's assertion that inspectors are yet to make another visit.

She said: "A lot of this was because the paperwork wasn’t up to date.

“The inspectors came in last week and said we would be re-rated with a substantially higher score.

”They just come in and look for things to make their jobs worthwhile.”

Ratings range from zero, meaning urgent improvement is required, to five, meaning standards are very good.

A one star means major improvements are necessary.


I am informed that Charles Victor Hammon married Eleanor Ann Day in the Elham area in 1884.



AMOS George 1881-Sept/1893 (listed as waiter in 1881Census)

HAMMON Charles Victor 1901-Aug/11 dec'd Kelly's 1903

HAMMON Eleanor Ann (widow) Aug/1911-22+


PAGE William 1938+

GREENWOOD Emma 2018+


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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