DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Page Updated:- Sunday, 12 September, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1828-

Fox Inn

Open 2020+

Heathfield Road

Keston

01689 852053

http://www.thefoxkeston.com/

https://whatpub.com/fox-inn

Above painting 1837 showing the mill in the background. The building on the right is actually on the site of what is now Keston Post Office, a few yards up the road from the inn today. The post office is using the later stable buildings for the following Fox Inn.

Fox

Above photo, date unknown.

Fox 1900

Above photo circa 1900.

Fox postcard

Above postcard, date unknown.

Fox 1908

Above postcard, 1908, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Fox 1908

Above postcard which looks like a coloured version of the one above, 1908, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Fox 1913

Above postcard, circa 1913, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Fox sign 1991Fox sign 1993

Above sign left, July 1991, sign right, June 1993.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

Fox Inn 2018

Above Google image September 2018.

 

West Kent Guardian, Saturday 4 January 1840.

Another inquest was also held on Wednesday, at the "Fox," Keston, on the body of Edmund Standing, labourer, and unmarried, who died from the effects of excessive drinking.

It appeared that his master had liberally given all his men, about 30 in number, a Christmas treat, and the deceased after having had enough to drink wished for more, which was refused by his companions, on which he rose up in a passion, and seizing half a pint of gin drank it off at a draught. He immediately became insensible, and though every medical aid was rendered he expired about 6 hours after.

Verdict accordingly.

 

Bromley & District Times 15 April 1892.

FALSE PRETENCES AT KESTON.

James Wood, 38, cowman, was charged with unlawfully obtaining by false pretences from George Francis Duck the sum of 4s. with intent to defraud, at Keston, during the month of January.

Mr. S. Low appeared for the prosecution, and stated that prisoner went about representing that he was employed by Mr. Still, and obtained from Mr. Still's friends money he said was to pay for the moving of his employer's cattle, of which he alleged he had charge. There were no previous convictions against prisoner, but he did not bear a very good character, and was sentenced to one month's hard labour.,

 

LICENSEE LIST

CACKETT William 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

SPICER James 1832-41+ (age 45 in 1841Census) Pigot's Directory 1832-34

DUCK George Francis 1851-62+ (age 29 in 1851Census)

DUCK Jane Mrs 1871-74+ (widow age 48 in 1871Census)

DUCK George Francis jun. 1881-1913+ (age 64 in 1911Census) Kelly's 1903

ANDERSON Ernest Frederick 1918+

CLARKE Edward C 1922-30+

VINES Arthur 1938+

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

 

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

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

CensusCensus

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

 

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