DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Page Updated:- Friday, 04 January, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1601-

Bull Hotel

Open 2019+

The Street

Benenden

01580 240054

https://www.thebullatbenenden.co.uk/

https://www.whatpub.com/bull

Bull Hotel

Above postcard, date unknown. Advertising "Residential and Commercial. Good Accommodation. Catering of Every Description. Horses, Carriages and Motors for Hire. Telephone 5. Proprietor W. G. Cockell.

Bull 1920

Above photo circa 1920.

Bull

Above photo, date unknown, kindly sent by Steve Glover.

Bull 1950

Above photo, circa 1950, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Bull

Above photo, date unknown.

 

The pub was part of the Earl of Cranbrook's estate until it became a licensed house after the Great War. It overlooks the famous Benenden cricket ground, where a century ago two professional cricketers took on the local club and beat them soundly.

 

South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 8 June 1841.

INSOLVENT DEBTORS

To be heard at Maidstone, in the county of Kent, on the 30th day of June, 1841, at the hour of ten in the forenoon precisely.

SAM SANTER.

Sued and committed as Samuel Santer, late of Benenden, near Cranbrook, in the county of Kent, assistant to Mrs. Mary Santer, of Benenden aforesaid, licensed victualler and farmer.

 

I have just added this pub to that list but your help is definitely needed regarding it's history.

As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

Thanks for your co-operation.

 

LICENSEE LIST

SANTER Samuel 1828-39+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

SANTER Mary 1840-41+ (also farmer)

THOMPSON George 1851-61+ (also farmer of 20 acres)

BUCKETT Charles 1881-1913+ (also farmer age 47 in 1891Census)

BUCKETT Herbert W 1916+

COCKELL W G ????

HAYWARD Alfred 1934+

WHITMAN Sidney 1938+

http://pubshistory.com/BullHotel.shtml

 

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

 

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