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Sort file:- Chatham, January, 2019.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 10 January, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Victoria

Latest ????

Big Drum, Fair Row

Chatham

Fair Row

Above photo, date unknown, showing Fair Row.

 

South Eastern Gazette 06 September 1859.

TO BREWERS, PUBLICANS, AND OTHERS. TO BE LET.

The well-known Beer-House called the "Victoria Music Hall," "Big Drum," Fair-Row, Chatham, with immediate possession. Two large Concert Rooms on the premises; one (the largest ), the property of the advertiser, fitted up with stage, scenery,etc., and in which a concert is now carried on every evening; it is capable of holding 350 persons. The upper concert room is capable of holding 250 persons. The house contains bar, bar parlour, 4 bed-rooms, parlour, and tap-room. Present rent 32; doing a good business. The proprietor wishes to leave in consequence of ill-health. Good references can be given. Coming-in moderate (by fair valuation).

Address: H. J. R., Big Drum, Fair-Row, Chatham. No persons need apply unless they mean business.

 

I also have a "Victoria" listed as being at nearby King Street which may be the same premises.

The census of 1861 suggests that the address is between 240 and 238 High Street and the name George Mercer as Beer House Keeper.

 

LICENSEE LIST

MERCER George 1861+ (age 50 in 1861Census)

 

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