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Page Updated Canterbury:- Friday, 21 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton & Rory Kehoe

Earliest ????

Admiral Vernon

Latest ????

Ivy Lane

Canterbury

 

The Kentish Post (unfortunately the information was undated) advertises a Cock fighting match on the premises. The Kentish Post was printed from between 1717 and 1768, so that dates the pub between those years.

Admiral Vernon (1684 to 1757) was a famously successful Admiral, who had quite a few pubs named after him.

Admiral Vernon's longer-lasting contribution was to invent "grog" (over-proof rum, water and sometimes lemon juice) for issue to ships' crews. Admiral Vernon was called "Old Grog," as his coat was made from grogram cloth, hence "grog." That suggests the "Admiral Vernon being a mid-18th century pub.

Whether the pub closed, or became another pub, I have no idea - yet, but Ivy Lane also used to house a pub called the "Navy Arms," which may or may not have any connection at all.
 

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