DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1863-

Cliff Beerhouse

Latest 1863+

69 Joy Lane

Seasalter

 

Only reference found so far is from a passage from the Kentish Chronicle of 1861 and the premises was referred to as a Beer House.

It is suggested that this was also the "Rose in Bloom," and that the report of Stephen Hurst is actually referring to Stephen Hunt. Either the paper's reporter got the name wrong or the subsequent census reports, and I know who I would blame. Stuart Axford points out that the census of 1871 identified the "Rose in Bloom" as "Cliff Cottage," so I will say that they are indeed one and the same.

 

From the Kentish Chronicle, 17 October, 1863.

Stephen Hurst, the landlord of the “Cliff Beer-house," Seasalter, pleaded “guilty” to a charge of having company drinking in his house at half-past 10 o’clock on the morning of Sunday, the 4th inst.

Mr. Superintendent Maker said the defendant had been previously convicted, and his house was the worst conducted of any in the division.

The bench fined the defendant 5 and 8s. costs.

 

LICENSEE LIST

HURST Stephen 1863+

 

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