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Earliest 1823-

(Name from)

Fleur di Lis

Latest 1874

19 Union Row


Former Fleur de Lis

Above photo, date unknown, by Darkstar.


Dates from 1818, although there is mention of a licensee having this property in 1804, name as yet unknown.

I'm still not certain about these three pubs; the "Fleur de Luce," the "Fleur di Lis" and the "Three Fleurs de Luce," as slightly different addresses have been given for each of them, but I would say that the "Three Fleurs de Luce" and the "Fleur de Luce" are one and the same but referred to slightly differently.

The Deal Licensing Records call it an Alehouse and the "Three Fleurs de Luce" in 1828, but back to the "Fleur de Lis" again in 1839, still an alehouse.


From the Deal, Walmer, and Sandwich Mercury, 13 November, 1869. 1d.


Mr. W. Popkiss Myhill applied to have the license of the "Fleur-de-Lis," public-house, Union Street, endorsed from the former landlord, Mr. Thomas Langley, to himself.

The Magistrates informed the applicant that there had been a complaint made by the police of the house having been recently found open at an improper hour, and inquired whether he could give any explanation of that circumstance.

Mr. Myhill said that on the night in question he closed the tap-room about 20 minutes to 12, but just as the people were going through the passage a young sailor came in with another man, whom he treated with a glass of beer, which they stood at the bar and drank. He locked the front door at five minutes to twelve o'clock to prevent anyone else going in, but before the two men at the bar left the police came and he told them to do their duty. If he could have had any power over the two men he should have got them out before.

Supt. Parker said the police had to knock five times before they could obtain admittance, and when they did get in they were insulted by the applicant's son, who even struck the constable. Mr. Myhill himself was almost as bad as his son, and this was not the first time he had given trouble.

Mr. Brown said they did not want to hear anything further of the subject, but the applicant must understand that his license would not be renewed if improprieties of this kind were allowed. Under the circumstances the application would this time be granted.

The Clerk said that public-houses and beer-shops were now under different restrictions, and the Magistrates had much more authority over them than formerly.


From the Deal Licensing Records, 9 September, 1875.

Loose Letter. Dated 30 June 1875.

From D. W. Hills to F. Mercer Esq., requesting the latter to apply for the transfer of the licence of the "Fleur de Lis" Union Street, to new inn to be built at North West corner of King Street, opposite the Post Office.

Renewal of licence not granted. 9 September, 1875.


And that, as we say, is the last I heard about that pub. New pub still to be named by me I'm afraid, if indeed it was built.



FERRY John 1823-24+ Pigot's Directory 1823Pigot's Directory 1824

SAFFREY Harry Next pub licensee had 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

WHITTALL Joseph "James" 1832-47+ (age 60 in 1841Census) Pigot's Directory 1832-34Pigot's Directory 1839Pigot's Directory 1840Bagshaw's Directory 1847

LANGLEY Thomas to Nov/1869 Deal Mercury

MYHILL Mr W Popkiss Nov/1869-71+ (age 55 in 1871Census) Deal Mercury

Last pub licensee had SHARP Richard Nov/1872-74+ Post Office Directory 1874Deal Mercury


Pigot's Directory 1823From the Pigot's Directory 1823

Pigot's Directory 1824From the Pigot's Directory 1824

Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

Pigot's Directory 1839From the Pigot's Directory 1839

Pigot's Directory 1840From the Pigot's Directory 1840

Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Deal MercuryFrom the Deal Walmer & Sandwich Mercury



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