Sort file:- Deal, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 31 March, 2021.


Earliest 1847-


Latest 1908

 195 Middle Street

28 Middle Street Pikes 1908



First mentioned in Bagshaws directory as a beerhouse and still a beerhouse when the Deal Licensing Register mentioned it again in 1869. Latest mention being from Pike's directory of 1908.

A J Langridge's research in 1977 mentions that this pub was near to the "Clarendon Hotel" possibly at the rear of it.

In 1903 it was listed as being tied to Thompson and Sons brewers.

The name of "Crispin Inn" was not mentioned until 1869 and the name probably came about as the first licensee, James Tuck also professed as a Cordwainer, otherwise known as a shoemaker. St. Crispin is the Patron Saint of shoemakers.

Elizabeth Tuck took over the license by 1872 and her other trade was a China dealer.

Glover and Rogers book, "The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer" suggest the pub closed on 28 September 1907, but I have found reference to F. E. Anderson as being licensee in 1908 in Pikes Directory.


From the Deal, Walmer, and Sandwich Mercury, 11 August, 1900. 1d


Florence Henrietta Anderson, a married woman, was charged with breaking one pane of glass, doing damage to the amount of 2s. 6d., the property of Albert Ashby, at the "Crispin Inn," Middle Street, on the 9th inst.

Prisoner pleaded guilty.

Dr. Hardman said he was instructed to prosecute. The prisoner, unfortunately, came to the "Crispin Inn," kept by the prosecutor, after being told in consequence of a previous row that she would not be served there, and made a disturbance, in consequence of which, after refusing to quit, she was ejected, and then, he supposed by way of revenge, she immediately went round to the front bar and put her fist through the window, doing damage to the amount of 2s. 6d. he understood she cut her hand rather badly in doing this. prisoner had been warned in at least two other houses in the town, in consequence of rows, that she would not be served there, and caused a great deal of trouble to various licensed victuallers, and the Association desired that as much as possible the annoyance should be put a stop to.

Prisoner said she was never asked to quit the premises, and did not refuse to do so. She had been served by Mr. Ellender when Mr. Ashby rushed downstairs and threw her out into the street, and knocked her down, cutting her elbow right across, and the magistrates now saw it bandaged. She admitted that the cut on the wrist, which was also bandaged was caused by her breaking the window. She was sorry for that, but her temper overcame her, and she could not see her revenge, and went and broke the window. She was willing to pay for that.

Ordered to pay a fine of 5s., 5s. costs, and 2s. 6d. damage.


Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald 16 February 1907.


The annual licensing meeting for the Borough of Deal was held on Thursday, the justices present being the Mayor (Alderman H. S. Chapman), Councillor Bayly (ex-Mayor), Alderman Edgar, and Messrs. W. H. Barnett and C. J. Burgess.

The Mayor said the Magistrates were very pleased that the report was so satisfactory. They had decided to renew the whole of the licences with the exception of six—the "Crown," "Druids Arms," "Crispin," "Friendly Port," "Lifeboat," and "Fountain." In these cases notice of objection would be served, and the cases would be heard at the adjourned meeting on the 7th March.




TUCK James 1847-69+ (also cordwainer in 1851)(age 70 in 1861Census) Bagshaw's Directory 1847 beerhouse

TUCK Elizabeth 1872-78+ (Deal Licensing Register 1872) beerhouse and china dealer.

GOSLETT Alfred 1879-85 Next pub licensee had (Census Beer house-keeper)

GRAVES James Henry 1885+ (Wood and coal dealer)

CHAPMAN Charles 1895-99+ Kelly's 1899

ASHBY Albert 1899-1900+ Next pub licensee had (1903? Kelly's 1903)

STACEY William 1902-03+

ANDERSON F E 1908+ Pikes 1908


Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847

Kelly's 1899From the Kelly's Directory 1899

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Pikes 1908From Pikes 1908

Deal Licensing RegisterDeal Licensing Register


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