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Page Updated:- Friday, 28 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1847-

Gate

Latest 1990+

Rhodes Minnis

Elham

Above photo, date unknown by Adrian Brown.

Gate Inn, Rhodes Minnis Gate Inn, Rhodes Minnis

Photos by Nick Smith use under the Creative Commons Licence.

Gate Inn sign 1991

Gate Inn sign July 1991.

Above with thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com

Gate Inn cardGate Inn card

Above aluminium card issued June 1951. Sign series 3 number 15.

 

The above card says that the building we see today (2017) was built in 1949 by the Wateringbury Brewery, however, this must be a new build of an older pub as I have seen reference to this as far back as 1847 and I know it was once supplied by Mackeson..

Situated between Rhodes Minnis and Stelling Minnis and dated as far back as 1847 when Bagshaw's directory shows a Nicholas Swain as licensee and also farmer.

The 1861 census describes the premises as a beer shop.

Under the Parish of Lyminge but situated in Rhodes Minnis, this establishment is still serving drinks, but unfortunately no longer holds a license. It closed as a public house in the 1990s and is now part of the Lord Whiskey Animal Sanctuary. It has been suggested that the name originated after the gate in the road that can be seen on the old OS maps.

The pub was in 1910 a Mackeson's of Hythe tied house.

I have also seen the pub addressed as Lyminge

 

LICENSEE LIST

SWAIN Nicholas 1847-55+ (also farmer) address given as Mockbeggar. Bagshaw's Directory 1847

FISHER Robert 1858 Melville's 1858

LAKER John 1861+ (age 53 in 1861Census)

COUZENS George 1859-82+ (also farmer) Post Office Directory 1874

CAUSINS Sarah 1881 (spelling mistake?)

WARWICK Edward 1887-91 (also flowers farmer)

HOPPER John 1891+ (age 52 in 1891Census)

SPILLET Henry W 1895+

TILLEY Mrs Ellen 1899-1907+ (widow age 32 in 1901Census)

RUGG Frederick Rowland 1909+

ROBERTS Ernest 1911-18+ Post Office Directory 1913

http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/gate.html

 

Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847

Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

CensusCensus

 

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