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Page Updated:- Monday, 07 January, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1881+

(Name from)

Flying Dutchman

Open 2019+

118 Tonbridge Road

Hildenborough

01732 833975

https://www.whatpub.com/flying-dutchman

Flying Dutchman

Above postcard, date unknown.

Flying Dutchman

Above photo, date unknown.

Flying Dutchman 2013

Above photo 2013 by Marathon Creative Commons Licence.

Flying Dutchman sign 1988Flying Dutchman sign

Above sign left, July 1988, sign right, date unknown.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

Reproduction sign

The above 12" by 8" sign was found being advertised as a reproduction of the original by Libby's Emporium in March 2016.

 

The pub can be traced back to 1732 when it was called the "Flying Cow" but by 1841 it was called the "Flying Horse." when the house was substantially remodelled in the and there is a cluster of villas and cottages around it which date from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. By 1873 it was known as the "Flying Dutchman," so it may have changed name before this date.

 

From the Kent and Sussex Courier, 19 September, 1873.

HILDENBOROUGH: AN APPLICATION REFUSED.

Mr. Spratley, landlord of the "Flying Dutchman," Hildenboro’, applied for an extra hour to be granted for keeping open his house, on the occasion of the annual gentlemen’s servants cricket match, and supper, and an occasional license to sell on the ground. The Bench refused to grant the additional hour, but sanctioned the occasional license.

It was pointed out to their worships that on the previous week an extra hour was allowed for the cricket match at the "Bull Hotel," Tonbridge, but they persisted in their refusal.

 

LICENSEE LIST

CRISP Henry 1861+ (age 42 in 1861Census)

JEFFREY J 1886+

THORN Charles 1886-1892

BETTS William 1891+ (manager of public house age 42 in 1891Census)

HOBBS J 1892-1893

BARNARD H 1894

MACEY Edward 1894-1910

OLIVER Harold John & Eleanor May 1910-1912

LITTLE William 1913-1923

LITTLE Anne Mrs 1924

COOMBER Lawrence 1928-1953

CLARK Walter 1955-1957

http://pubshistory.com/FlyingDutchman.shtml

 

CensusCensus

http://theweald.org/P2.asp?PId=Hi.FlyH

 

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