DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Page Updated:- Saturday, 11 September, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1822-

Stanhope Arms

Open 2020+

Church Road

Brasted

01959 561970

http://www.the-stanhope-arms.co.uk/

https://whatpub.com/stanhope-arms

Stanhope Arms 2006

Above photo 2006 by Dr Neil Clifton Creative Commons Licence.

Stanhope Arms 2019

Above photo 2019.

Stanhope Arms sign 1993

Above sign, June 1993.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

I also have reference to another "Stanhope Arms" in nearby Chevering.

 

Morning Advertiser, Friday 04 October 1822.

Strayed, on the 13th September, a Black mare, with Bridle and Saddle - is at the "Stanhope Arms" at Brasted, in Kent.

If not owned in 14-days, will be sold to pay the expenses.

 

From the Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Tuesday 2 December 1862.

Brasted. Manor Court.

The manorial court of Earl Stanhope was held by W. F. Holcroft, Esq., on Tuesday last, at the "Stanhope Arms Inn." Mr. Samuel Wells was foreman of the homage in the court baron, where changes of property were presented, and Mr. James Patching filled the same office in the leet, where the following offices for the ensuing year were appointed, viz.:- Constable, Richard Burnett; ale taster, William Wells; street driver, John Smith. The tenants afterwards dined together, as customary, Mr. Holcroft taking the chair, a capital dinner being provided by the host, Mr. Newman.

 

Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser 27 March 1891.

THE STANHOPE ARM. BRASTED.

At the last Petty Sessions, Mr G. D. Warner, of Tunbridge, applied for the transfer of the "Stanhope Arms," Brasted, to a Mr John Comber, and on that occasion Supt. Waghorn said that only three week's character had been put in, and that he was under the impression that Comber had been living at Ramsgate under the name of Hall; and that he had obtained furniture that had not been paid for. The magistrates adjourned till to-day (Friday) to enable Supt. Waghorn to call witnesses to prove what he said.

Mr G. D. Warner said that Mr Comber consulted his own solicitors, and he received a letter from Comber's solicitors, to say that as there was friction between the Supt. and Comber, Comber would retire from the house, which he had done. He would ask the bench to grant a temporary authority to Mr Stephen Pankhurst, to carry on the house. Mr Pankhurst formerly carried on the house.

Supt. Waghorn said on the 13th of this month he went to Ramsgate, and he found that Comber was at Ramsgate in December last, and he obtained a lot of furniture from Mr Blackburn, and on the day he went to Ramsgate, he found that Comber who was known by the name of Hall, owed Mr Blackburn 70. He also owed other money. Comber had left the "Stanhope Arms."

Mr Knocker, the magistrate's clerk, considered that Comber should be punished if he could be punished.

Supt. Waghorn said he did not bring the witnesses up that day as he did not wish to put the ratepayers to any expense. He would ask the bench not to grant the license any more as the house was not wanted. He had had several complaints of the house.

Mr Johnston:- I think we are much indebted to the Superintendent.

The Chairman told Supt. Waghorn that the bench felt he was perfectly in the right.

Mr Warner said that the house was an old established house, and he asked the bench to grant a license to Mr Pankhurst, who had formerly kept the house, and who had nothing against his character.

Supt. Waghorn said that the house had been badly conducted.

Mr. Johnston said it was a question for the Bench to consider, as the house had been badly conducted.

Supt. Waghorn said that during the time the house was free it had few tenants, but since it had been tied it had several fresh ones. If there were no tied houses he did not think there would be so many fresh tenants.

The Magistrates retired from the bench, and on their return into Court the Chairman said they had carefully considered the case, and they decided to allow Mr Pankhurst to carry on the House until the next transfer day.

 

From the https://www.kentonline.co.uk/sevenoaks By Paul Hooper, 11 April 2019.

Stanhope Arms landlord collapses in dock when sentenced over stealing 81k from elderly parents.

A pub landlord, who secretly used 81,000 of his parents' cash to keep his failing business afloat, dramatically collapsed today.

Adrian White had just been sent to prison when he was told to go with officers and start his sentence.

But the brickie-turned landlord suddenly clutched his chest at Maidstone Crown Court and fell to the floor.

Prison staff, security officers and his lawyer went to his aid and paramedics were summoned.

He was then taken to hospital by ambulance in the company of prison staff.

Earlier, the court had heard how the fraudster had been caught out when his step-mother went to get money to buy him a birthday present.

The 57-year-old Freemason later told a probation officer his father had died believing his son was a thief.

White, who is landlord of the "Stanhope Arms" in Church Road, Brasted, Westerham had been entrusted with Power of Attorney in 2015 in case his dad and mum Robert and Mavis White became unable to handle their own financial affairs, Maidstone Crown Court heard.

But instead he defrauded them to prop up the loss-making pub. He admitted one charge and was jailed for 25 and-a-half months.

White claimed he had been estranged from his father for years. But thanks to his wife, White re-kindled the relationship and father and son attended lodge meetings together.

Judge Charles Macdonald QC heard the money had been secretly transferred from his father's account into White's business account at a time when the pub was losing money.

White told probation officer Linda Jaycock he had intended to repay the money and handed back 20,000 when the fraud was discovered.

Tariq Al-Mallak for White, said:- "He has made mistakes. He was estranged for a while.

"But he did things for his father, who lived on the Isle of Sheppey. He had hoped he would pay everything back.

"He took the money because his business was going under."

White claimed he used some of the money refurbishing his father's home in Sheppey.

Mr Al-Mallak added:- "He did not want to hurt his father and if he goes to prison the business will shut down leaving his wife and daughter homeless.

"He wants to pay back the money. He has always cared about his father and spent a great deal of his time and effort helping his father settle into and improving his father’s home."

Mary Jacobson, prosecuting, said that White, his wife and a niece and her son were given Power of Attorney in October 2015. That power would only come into effect should Robert or Mavis lack mental capacity.

She said: “Robert never lacked mental capacity throughout the period.

"He is now unfortunately deceased. Mrs White eventually succumbed to Alzheimers.

“Therefore there was never any permission given to White to take the money for his own use and he was not a beneficiary under his father’s will, " she added.

Ms Jacobson added the prosecution couldn’t challenge some of White’s claims that he worked for his father and some of the money was used for his late father.

White was arrested at his pub and told police officers some of the missing cash had been used to pay for his father’s care home fees.

“The officer then pointed out the fees had been paid directly from his father’s bank, "she added.

Ms Jacobson told the judge that White admitted using his father’s money wrongly but there was no malice in what he did and intended repaying him.

“He spoke of his remorse that his father died believing his son had stolen from him and him not being able to explain himself or make amends.”

White was a bricklayer and later became involved in construction management although his last venture went wrong and the company was liquidated.

 

From the https://www.kentonline.co.uk By Lynn Cox, 15 April 2019.

First picture of Stanhope Arms landlord who collapsed in dock after being jailed for stealing 81k.

Here is the first picture of a pub landlord who collapsed in the dock when he was sentenced over secretly using 81,000 of his parents' cash.

Adrian White 2019

Adrian White dramatically collapsed last Thursday at Maidstone Crown Court where he was being sentenced over the fraud.

White had just been sent to prison for 25 and-a-half months and had been told by a judge to go down to the cells with the officers.

However, the brickie-turned landlord suddenly clutched his chest and prison staff, security officers and his lawyer went to his aid.

Paramedics were also called to the courthouse in Barker Road.

White was then taken to hospital by ambulance in the company of prison staff.

Earlier, the court had heard how the fraudster had been caught out when his step-mother went to get money to buy him a birthday present.

The 57-year-old Freemason later told a probation officer his father had died believing his son was a thief.

White, who is landlord of the "Stanhope Arms" in Church Road, Brasted, Westerham had been entrusted with Power of Attorney in 2015 in case his dad and mum Robert and Mavis White became unable to handle their own financial affairs.

But instead he defrauded them to prop up the loss-making pub.

 

Not sure when Adrian White left the pub but the pub is now under the reign of Huseyin Kutlay.

 

LICENSEE LIST

DAVEY Elizabeth 1828-32+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

ASHBY James 1851+ (age 36 in 1851Census)

TAPSELL James 1858-62+

ASHDOWN Fanny 1871-74+ (widow age 55 in 1871Census)

SALE William 1881+ (age 58 in 1881Census)

PANKHURST Stephen 1891+ (age 62 in 1891Census)

PRATTLEY Alfred C 1901-03+ (age 27 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

WEEKES Alfred E 1813+

PATTENDEN James Richard 1922+

ARCHER A W 1938+

???? Jim & Tracy 2009+

???? Aug/2012+ (not a well liked licensee) http://www.beerintheevening.com

WHITE Adrian & Sarah 15/Oct/2013-Sept/19

Temp manager ???? Sept/2019-Jan/20

KUTLAY Huseyin 20/Jan/2020+

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

http://theweald.org/P2.asp?PId=Bd.Stanhope

 

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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