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Earliest 1854-

(Name from)

Eagle Tavern

Open 2024+

4 Upper Queen Street

(52 Queen Street 2008+)


01304 448858

Eagle Tavern 1920

The above photo was sent to me by Ken Chapman. Circa 1920.

Eagle Tavern 2012

Above photo taken by Paul Skelton, 17 January, 2012.

Eagle Tavern, Deal 2009 Eagle Tavern, Deal 2009

Above photographs kindly sent by Patricia Streater, 25 November 2009.

Eagle Tavern sign 1992

Above sign 1992, with thanks to Deal library.


From the Deal, Walmer, and Sandwich Mercury, 20 November, 1869. 1d.


Stephen Pritchard, landlord of the "Eagle Tavern," Upper Queen Street, was summoned by the Assistant Overseer, Mr. A. Woodruff, under the direction of the Guardians of Eastry Union, to show cause why an order should not be made upon him requiring him to contribute to the relief and maintenance of his father, Simon Pritchard, who had become chargeable to the common fund of that union.

Defendant said it was not in his power to contribute towards the maintenance of his father, as it was just as much as he could do to pay his own way. He had helped to keep the old gentleman for the last two years, as far as he was able.

Mr. Brown informed the defendant that considering his position and business, the Guardians would be very much surprised if the Magistrates did not order him to pay something, although they did not want to be hard upon him.

In reply to the Magistrates defendant said he could not pay any more than a shilling a week, but it was eventually agreed that an order should be made for 2s. a week.


From the Deal, Walmer, and Sandwich Mercury, 28 September, 1872. 1d.


Stephen Pritchard, landlord of the "Eagle Tavern," Upper Queen Street, was summoned upon the information of Supt. Parker, for having his house open for the sale of intoxicating liquors on Sunday, the 22nd instant, before half-past 12, viz., at five minutes past 12, the same not being for the sale of refreshment to a lodger, bona fide traveller, or an inmate of his house.

Defendant pleaded guilty, under circumstances. There were also summons against five men who were found in the house, and Mr. Pritchard stated the men were all in his employ. Unfortunately he had a brother-in-law dying in the house on Saturday night, and he could not pay them then, but told them to look round in the morning. He was up with his brother nearly all night, and did not get up himself the next morning till 11, and the men waited round at the stable for him till nearly 12 o'clock when they came to his house, and he asked them in, and his daughter drew them a pint of beer each. The house was not open for the sale of beer, and there was none sold. His brother had died since.

In answer to the Magistrates, Supt. Parker said he heard some talking in the "Eagle" as he was passing, and on going in he found the five other defendants sitting in the room, there being some glasses on the table, and one of them contained some malt liquor. There was another man there who was a stranger to him. He believed the five defendants worked for Mr. Pritchard, who was a carrier as well as publican.

The Clerk said the law did not allow publican even to give beer away in his house during the prohibited hours.

The other five defendants, all of whom were respectable-looking men, were called in and confirmed what Mr. Pritchard had stated.

The Magistrates (with the exception of the Mayor, who had not heard the case, and therefore declined to take any part in it) then consulted, after which Mr. Hughes announced that the Magistrates were not inclined, under the circumstances of domestic affliction to take extreme proceedings against the defendant, but would content themselves upon him to pay the expenses of the hearing; but it must be understood that the Act would be strictly enforced in all cases where persons were found infringing it. The costs in Pritchard's own case would be 6s. 6d., and 9s. 6d. in the cases of the men.

The money was paid.


Mr. Wilds, landlord of the "North Star", and Mr. Robinson, of the "Fox," public-houses, wished to ask the Magistrates if they would be allowed to open their houses during prohibited hours for the purpose of supplying refreshment to boats' crew - coming home from a cruise to treat them in fact as bona fide travellers.

The Magistrates declined to give any general permission, but informed the applicants that every case must stand on its own merits.


Thanet Advertiser 01 September 1923.

John Mockett, licensee of the "Eagle Tavern," Deal, has been fined £5 for supplying intoxicating liquor during prohibited hours.


From the East Kent Mercury, 1 December, 1988.

Eagle licensee 1988

Eagle Tavern licensee Harry Ensor, (left) hands over the new equipment to ambulance men Les Nicholas, John Clapson and Bernie Gibbons.


TEAM EFFORT comes together to help future patients of Deal Hospital. Regulars of the Eagle Tavern donated two automatic pulse monitors for use on Deal ambulances. And to cut down on costs, customers of The "Alma" and landlord Ron Shaw gave eight rechargeable batteries.

Mick Denyer (right) said that the monitors could give blood pressure readings of patients being taken to hospital.

The doctor can see which way the pressure is going and determine whether there is a haemorrhage and if so how much. No doubt these machines can save lives," he said.


From the Dover Express, 11 January 2007.

Landlord was punched after ejecting brawler.

A DEAL man has appeared in court after a fight at a pub in which he assaulted the landlord.

Self-employed driver Dean Leonard Fowler, 32, of North Street, faced magistrates on Friday, last week, charged with assaulting James Collins, the landlord of the Eagle Tavern in Queen Street, Deal.

He had already pleaded guilty to the offence at a previous hearing.

The Folkestone court heard that Fowler punched Mr Collins in the face after having been ejected from the pub at 8pm on May 17, last year.

Sara Pilcher, prosecuting, said Fowler was trying to re-enter the building shortly after his ejection because he thought his fiancée, Helen Kennedy was being hurt inside.

She said: "The defendant had been removed from the pub because of a fight between two customers.

"A man wearing an Arsenal shirt had entered the pub and the defendant had made a comment about the team, who had lost earlier that day. The defendant said the man then hit him.

"He can't remember hitting the landlord."

Mr Collins suffered bruising to his face.

Hugh Roberts, defending, said Fowler had suffered a broken nose and a black eye in the initial fight.

Mr Roberts said: "He had been drinking, which was a significant factor in the offence."

Fowler was given a six-week curfew order, meaning he must stay at home between 8pm and 6am.

He was also ordered to pay £120 compensation and £460 costs.


From the Dover Mercury, 28 May, 2009.


TWO men are organising a three-legged fancy dress pub crawl on Saturday to help pay for their charity trip to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

In October James Tritton, of Roman Close, Deal, and Leim Monks of Sandwich Road, Ash, are planning to climb Africa's highest mountain to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

They need £7,000 for the trip and are hoping lots of money will raised from the three-legged race around Deal town centre pubs. The race starts from The "Eagle Tavern," in Queen Street, at 11.30am. The teams will visit seven other pubs before returning to The "Eagle," where there will be a barbecue and a live band. So far 22 teams have signed up.

James, 36, and Leim, 29, picked the Marie Curie charity because James's nephew Omar Tizaghouin, was diagnosed with cancer at the age of two. Omar is the son of James's sister Anita, of Underdown Road, Dover, and her husband Hassam. Omar, now nine, made a full recovery.

Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, is 15,100 feet and the highest free-standing mountain in the world, James said: “Leim and I have never done anything remotely like this before, so we are a bit apprehensive. We're doing lots training, and we plan to go to Wales to go up Snowdon a couple of times.”

James runs the JT Builders company in Roman Close, Deal, and Leim works at the TKM plumbing merchants in St Richard's Road.

People wishing to sponsor them are asked to visit their website


Serving Fremlins in 1974. Library archives 1974

I am informed that the pub closed around the end of 2013 and is currently for sale at a mere £250,000. (2014).

As of 20 July 2014, the sale has been withdrawn I am informed the pub is again open.


From the Dover Mercury, 11 October 2017.

Charity 1980s music night at pub

Eagle Tavern Staff

Sam Jones, Kerry Rubins and Annie Majmader at a Music4Martha event at The Eagle Tavern.

An 1980's night on Friday will be the next Music4Martha event.

Martha Trust, based at Hacklinge, provides residential, respite care and day care for people with profound physical and multiple learning disabilities. This year it is celebrating its 30th anniversary by aiming to hold 30 music events.

Fundraising and events officer Kerry Rubins said: the "Walmer Castle" in South Street is the only place to be on Friday.

"Get your glad rags on and come down. Entry is free and there will be a prize for the best fancy dress as well as the chance to win a barrow of booze.”

The event is from 6pm to 3am with live music from Hannah Caldwell and Barricades, plus DJ Stewart Brown.

The "Eagle Tavern" in Queen Street, Deal, and the "Lantern Inn" at Martin Mill are other businesses who have supported the Music4Martha campaign.

The Eagle held a karaoke and raffle evening raising £200, and a night of entertainment with singers Gabriella and Oily from Kotchin at the Lantern raised £95.

Thanks have been given to Kurt Reppin, who won the barrow of booze and donated it back to the charity.

Miss Rubins added: "It is great to have so many businesses wanting to support our campaigns. If you would like to support Martha, we would love to hear from you. 87p of every £1 raised goes directly back into the care of our amazing residents." Call 01304 610448.


Closed early 2019. But opened again in July 2019.


Eagle 2019

Above photo April 2019, kindly sent by Steve Glover.

Eagle sign 2019

Above sign 2019, kindly sent by Steve Glover.



PRITCHARD Stephen 1854-74+ (age 35 in 1861Census) Melville's 1858Kelly's 1862Kelly's 1874Post Office Directory 1874 alehouse

BRIDGE Edward Law 1881-82+ Post Office Directory 1882

COLEMAN Jonathan 1890+ Post Office Directory 1891

PADBURY Walter 1891+ (age 54 in 1891Census)

GRAY Charles 1903-14+ Post Office Directory 1903Kelly's 1903Pikes 1908Post Office Directory 1913Deal library 1914

MOCKETT John 1922-23+ Post Office Directory 1922

TYLER Alfred Thos 1934-38+ Kelly's 1934Post Office Directory 1938

FITTALL Ethel A 1974+ Library archives 1974 Fremlins

COLLINS James 2007+

PHILPOTT Danny & BUTLER Jade May/2022+

Unknown name 15/Jan/2024+


Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858

Kelly's 1862From the Kelly's Directory 1862

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Kelly's 1874From the Kelly's Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Post Office Directory 1891From the Post Office Directory 1891

Post Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1903

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Pikes 1908From Pikes 1908

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Deal library 1914Deal Library List 1914

Post Office Directory 1922From the Post Office Directory 1922

Kelly's 1934From the Kelly's Directory 1934

Post Office Directory 1938From the Post Office Directory 1938

Library archives 1974Library archives 1974



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