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Page Updated:- Friday, 03 May, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

June 2013

Corner House

Open 2019+

42 Station Road

Minster

01843 823000

https://www.cornerhouserestaurants.co.uk/

https://whatpub.com/corner-house

Corner House 2019

Above photograph, March 2019, kindly taken and sent by Rory Kehoe.

 

Classed as a restaurant, so to enjoy a drink you will have to order a meal as well. This venue opened in 2013 and has recently been joined by another "Corner House" opening in Canterbury.

John Bates tells me the following history:- "Before 1954, the Corner House was the Corner Shop/Corner House Tea Rooms/the Corner Cafe - a sweet shop at the front, a tea room in the centre and a cafe (with pinball machine) at the back - this continued as such until the late 1970s/early 1980s if memory serves me right and owned by the adjoining Lucas family.

Then a Barry Norman bought it and started to convert all of it into more of a restaurant, bar, and takeaway (for pizza, burgers, etc).

David Sworder (Mortonís Fork, The Chequers and Bayside Brasserie in Kent) then bought it in 1984 and ran it to 2000 or so. He ran it as a restaurant and added a couple of guest bedrooms.

I can't remember if it was Barry Norman or him who changed the name to Morton's Fork (after a Chaucer character).

After being leased out to a couple of different people the current 'owner', Matthew Sworder, took it over in 2013 as other property options for him starting out on his own had fallen through.

 

LICENSEE LIST

NORMAN Ron & Barry (father & son)1980s+

SWORDER David 1984-2000

SWORDER Matthew June 2013+

 

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