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Beer Houses



PIGOT'S Directory 1828.

ANDREWS Henry, Bridge Street, Spirit Merchants.

MACE James, Beck Street, Spirit Merchants.

TITE HAM & MALSTER, High Street, Brewer.


PIGOT'S Directory 1832.

TITE Ham, Brewers.


Pigot's directory 1839 lists the following wine and spirit merchants

ANDREWS Henry, South Street

MACE James, Stade



ANDREWS Henry, Kings Bridge Street

MACE James, Seagate Street


CENSUS 1841.

SMITH Ann, Fancy Street, age 25, Publican. Possibly "Hope."

AUSTIN Edward, Dover Road, age 45, Victualler

NORTON Harriet, Walton Forstall, age 43, Victualler.

LIFE Martha, Bail Street, age 65, Publican. (There had been Lifes at "British Lion")

WILLIAMS William, Kingsbridge Street, age 35, Publican.

WATERS Elizabeth, Back Street, age 35, Publican.


Bagshaw's directory of 1847 list the following as beer houses in the Folkestone area:-

COCK Thomas, Gun Cottages

FOORD Peter W, Mill Lane

HODGES Richard, Dover Road

HUGHES Thomas, South Street

KEELER George, Saffron Row

POPE John J, Fancy Street


Messrs J. H. and J. Brooke, wine merchants, 25-7 Sandgate Road. Brooke's represents one of the oldest established wine merchants' businesses in Kent: this branch opened in July 1864. Around 1895 no.27 became Oclee & Son, watchmakers, and no.25 became J. Sainsbury, provision merchant, in 1909.


CENSUS 1851.

BARBER Henry, Bail Street, age 45, Licensed Victualler.

LARKINS W, Grace Hill, age 60, Licensed Victualler. (There had been a William Larkins at "Shakespeare" in 1849)

WOOD William, age 55, Licensed Victualler.


Kelly's directory of 1899 lists the following as beer houses:-

ARTHUR William, 21 Harvey Street

ASHFORD BREWERIES LTD. stores, 43 The Bayle

BEATON William, 52 High Street

BIRCH George Henry, 5 Guildhall Street, wine, spirit, ale, stout and bottled beer merchant.

Bottle from Birch

Above showing a half pint bottle from the above retailer.

BOULEAU Wine Co., 3 Cheriton Road

BROOKE J. H. & J. Wine merchants, 25 & 27 Sandgate Road

BROOKE J. H. & J. Bonded stores, 80 Tontine Street

CHAPMAN Thomas & Sons, now Ashford Breweries Ltd. (no address given)

COLLAR Sarah (Mrs), 38 Foord Road, beer retailer and grocer

DAVIS Henry Edward, 41 Tontine Street, grocer and agent for W. & A. GILBEY Ltd. wine and spirit merchant

FINN E & Sons Ltd, 27 Rendezvous Street

FISK James, 75 Sandgate Road, grocer and agent for W. & A. Gilbey Lim. wine and spirit merchant

Foord Road - Folkestone and District Licensed Victuallers, Mineral Water & General Supply Co. Lim. (Thomas BREWSTER manager)

HAMMERTON D & Co. brewers, 24 Guildhall Street, (J. A. BATES, agent)

HERON Thomas George, 6 Sandgate Road, grocer and agent for W. & A. Gilbey Lim. wine and spirit merchant

IDRIS & Co. Lim. mineral water manufacturer. 86 Tontine Street,

KROPP John, 24 Dover Street, beer retailer

LENEY A. & Co. Lim. 2 Cheriton Road,  brewers, stores (Late Gun Brewery).

LUKEY John & Sons, 3 Rendezvous Street & 58 Sandgate Road,  wine and spirit merchant

Mackeson & Co. ale brewers; Tontine Street,  branch, Imperial Brewery

MAPLE Thomas, Bellevue Street, beer retailer

PACKER Charles, 2 St John's Road, beer retailer & shopkeeper

PARKS Thomas, Bridge Street -  beer retailer

PLAYER Theodore, 15 Broadmead Road, beer retailer & grocer

PRIOR George, 13 Beach Street, beer retailer

PURSEY George W, 56a Tontine Street, brewers' agent

PURSEY George Wm. 29 Canterbury Road, wine & spirit merchant

RALPH Frederick, 10 Tontine Street, beer retailer

RANSOM Henry, 39 Bournemouth Road, grocer and agent for W. & A. Gilbey Limited, wine and spirit merchant, Post Office

RIDDALLS John, 18-20 Dover Street, beer retailer

SAMS James T, 6 & 52 Tontine Street, wine & spirit merchant

SETTERFIELD Mrs Alice, 42 North Street, beer retailer

SHEPHERD NEAME & Co. 53-55 Sandgate Road, Faversham family pale ale brewers (Messrs. Underwood, Penfold & Co. agents).

SMITH Stephen, 57 Sydney Street, Canterbury Road, beer retailer

SOUTER, MACKENZIE & Co. Foord Road & a Dover, mineral water manufacters

SPILLETT Harry W, 55 Radnor Street, beer retailer

STOCKER Henry, 71 Guildhall Street, beer retailer

SUMMERFIELD George, Canterbury Road, beer retailer

THEOBALD Hope, 20 Bradstone Avenue, brewers' agent

SILVER SPRING MINERAL WATER Co. Lim. Foord Road,  (Frederick Hall, sec. Offices, Bank Chambers, Factory, Foord Road

UNDERWOOD PENFOLD & Co. Wine and brandy importers & merchants, shipping, custom and foreign agents, 53 & 55 Sandgate Road & 23 Bouverie Road West, & 33 Basinghall Street, London E C

WARMAN Mrs Adelaide, 7 Beach Street, beer retailer

WEATHERHEAD Mrs Fanny, Seagate Street, beer retailer

WOODGATE William, 1 Beach Street, beer retailer


From the Kent directory 1922

ARTHUR Mrs Annie, 21 Harvey Street, beer retailer

BEATON Mrs E, 42 North Street, beer retailer ("Lifeboat Inn")

LEE John Charles, 71 Guildhall Street, beer retailer ("Prince of Wales")

MARSH John, 66 Bridge Street, beer retailer ("Alexandra Tavern")

MASKELL William, 13 Beach Street, beer retailer ("Wonder Tavern")

MEADS George, Horn Street, Shorncliffe Camp, beer retailer

RUSSELL Mrs A, 9 Queen Street, beer retailer ("Mitre")

SALMON John, 1 Beach Street, beer retailer ("Wellington")

WOOD Jesse, 57 Sidney Street, beer retailer ("Sportsman Tavern")


From the Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald, 13 feb 1926

134, Sandgate Road from Charles William Turner to Cecil Henry Martin Brooke, on 11th March.


From Kelly's directory 1934

ARTHUR Mrs Annie - beer retailer, 21 Harvey Street

BROOKE J H & J Ltd. wine merchants, 134 Sandgate Road (T N 3123, 2 lines) & stores, 80 Tontine Street

COOK Thos. & Sons, mineral water manufacturers, 3 Dover Road T N 2535

Folkestone and District Licensed Victuallers' Mineral Water & General Supply Co. Ltd. (Percy Jas. Whitehead, sec.), 10 Foord Street T N 2362

HIBBERD Vernon, wine merchant, 3 Cheriton Road. T N 3258

KENT James Henry, wine and spirit merchant, 284 Cheriton Road, T N Cheriton 85347

LUKEY John & Sons Limited, wine and spirit merchants, 101 Sandgate Road T N 3169

LUPTON Mrs Edith Annie, beer retailer, 71 Guildhall Street

MARSH Rd. Horace, beer retailer, 66 Bridge Street

MASCALL William, beer retailer, 13 Beach Street

PRENTIS George & Son Ltd. wine and spirit merchants, 5 & 24 Guildhall Street T N 2125

PERSEY George William, wine and spirit merchant, 39 Canterbury Road and stores, 5 Myrtle Road

RHODES Norman James, beer retailer, 8 Bradstone Road

RUSSELL Mrs Annie, beer retailer, 9 Queen Street

SAMS James T, wine and spirit merchant, 6 Tontine Street & 3 Dover Street

SILVER SPRING Mineral Water Co. Ltd. (Frederick Hall, sec.); offices, Bouverie Chambers. Bouverie Road East, factory, 140 Foord Road. T N 3090

SMITH John Thomas, beer retailer, 57 Sydney Street

STYLE & WINCH Ltd. wine and spirit merchants, 27 Rendezvous Street. T N 4343

UNDERWOOD, PENFOLD & Co. wine and spirit merchants, 63 Sandgate Road & 28 Bouverie Road West, T N 4559

WARD Claud Parsons Albert, off licence, & grocer, 38 Foord Road


From the Folkestone Herald, 9 May 1931.

LVA conference 1931

Above photo showing the 59th conference of the Licensed Victuallers' Defence League of England and Wales was held at Folkestone this week. An exclusive photograph of the conference in session at the Leas Cliff Hall.

LVA trip to Boulogne 1931

Some of the party of delegates and their wives who went to Boulogne on Tuesday on a day's trip in connection with the conference of the Licensed  Victuallers' Defence League held at Folkestone.

Ladies Auxiliary Committee Folkestone 1931

The Committee of the Folkestone Ladies' Auxiliary League who took a large part in arranging for the entertainment of wives to the Licensed Victuallers' conference this week.

Mr P F. M. Booker 1931

Mr. Percy. F. M. Booker, chairman of the Folkestone and District Licensed Victuallers' Association.


Pigot's Directory 1839From the Pigot's Directory 1839

Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847

Kelly's 1899From the Kelly's Directory 1899

Kelly's 1934From the Kelly's Directory 1934


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