Page Updated ASH (Canterbury):- Monday, 27 September, 2021.


Earliest 1740-

George and Dragon

Latest 1919+

The Street


George and Dragon 1875

Above photo, 1875, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

George and Dragon 1910

Above photo, circa 1910, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

George and Dragon at Ash

Picture showing the George and Dragon on the left, and the Cartwright School on the right.

George and Dragon, Ash

Above photo, circa 1911, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

George and Dragon 1995

Above photo was taken in 1995 by Olwen Fenton.

Above shows a similar shot taken from Dover mercury 2011 and below from the opposite direction taken from Google 2009.

George and Dragon, Ash, 2009
Ash map 1896

Above map 1896.

Former George and Dragon 2018

Above photo, kindly taken by Rory Kehoe, May 2018.


In the Wingham Division Ale Licence list of 1740, it shows a "George," Ash, to be re-licensed for the sum of 8 shillings. I am assuming here that the pub is one and the same as the "George and Dragon," but may be wrong.

In 1755 it was used to billet soldiers, along with the other pubs in the area.

Further details hopefully to follow


Kentish Gazette 06 May 1851.


William Jay, landlord of the "George and Dragon" public-house, Ash, attended on the information of Superintendent James M'Gregor, for knowingly permitting drunkenness and other disorderly conduct in his house on the morning of the 8th April. Ordered to pay 1, and 1. 8s. costs; allowed one month to pay it in.


From the Kentish Chronicle, 27 October, 1860.


These sessions were held at the Town Hall, on Thursday, before John Deedes, Esq., Recorder. There were seven prisoners for trial, comprising as many cases.

The learned Recorder having delivered the charge, the Grand Jury retired, and the trial of prisoners was shortly afterwards proceeded with.

Priscilla Webb, 37, spinster, of no education, was indicted for stealing a small jug and a drinking glass, at Ash, on the 11th October instant, the property of Mr. John Chandler, landlord of the "Dog and Dragon" (sic) public house. It appeared that the prisoner attended a dance at the above house, and afterwards Mrs. Chandler missed the jug and glass, which were found by the policeman in the prisoner's possession. Mrs. Chandler identified the jug and glass produced as her property.

The jury found the prisoner guilty, and she was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment with hard labour.


Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald 12 July 1873.


George Prett, of the "George and Dragon," Ash; Henry Dale, "Coach and Horses," Sholden; and William Nethersole, "Hare and Hounds," Northbourne; applied to open one hour earlier during the harvest months to supply the labourers with refreshment.

The Bench granted the applications.


Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers' Gazette 21 January 1888.


Received:- 1.1s. 4d., collected by Mr. Prett's dog Fido, at the "George and Dragon Inn, Ash-next-Sandwich; and old linen from Mrs. H. Ward, "Fountain Hotel."


Eastry Rural District Tribunal 19th June 1918.

The following applicant was granted 6 months exemption (to 19th December 1918)

William Piddock, aged 45, married, Grade 1. Publican etc., "George and Dragon," Ash, adjourned and referred to War Agricultural Committee.


Dover Express 2nd August 1918.

Meeting of Eastry Rural District Tribunal 31st July 1918.

W. Pidduck, aged 45, married, Grade 1, Publican, Ash.

Appeal dismissed. The man holds a voucher from the War Agricultural Committee.


Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald 29 November 1919.


At the supplemental meeting of East Kent Compensation Authority held at Canterbury last week, under the presidency of Lord Harris, the amounts awarded by the Committee's valuer (Mr. Cobb) were apportioned among owner and tenants, as follows:—

With respect to the "George and Dragon," Ash (owners, Messrs. Cobb and Co., Margate; licensee. Mr. William Piddock), Mr. Cobb's figures were not accepted, and as no agreement was arrived at the case was referred to the Inland Revenue.


From the Deal, Walmer and Sandwich Mercury, 29 November 1919.

Among the awards of compensation in respect of licensed houses decided last week by the East Kent Compensation Authority, were the following:-

"George and Dragon," Ash. - The valuation not being agreed to, the matter was referred to the Inland Revenue Authorities.




MUNNS Isaac 1740+ Wingham Ale Licences 1740

HILLIER Richard 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

HOGBEN Henry 1832-39+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34Pigot's Directory 1839

REVELL Henry 1840-41+ (age 35 in 1841Census) Pigot's Directory 1840

HOOKER Stephen 1847+ Bagshaw's Directory 1847

JAY William 1851+ (age 29 in 1851Census) Kentish Gazette

CHANDLER John 1858-71+ Melville's 1858 (age 60 in 1871Census)

PRETT George 1873+ Whitstable Times

PRETT John James 1874-1903+ (age 65 in 1901Census) Post Office Directory 1874Post Office Directory 1882Kelly's 1899Kelly's 1903

CARDEN Robert 1911+ (age 33 in 1911Census)

PIDDUCK William 1913 Post Office Directory 1913

PIDDUCK G 1914+ Post Office Directory 1914

PIDDOCK William 1918+


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

Wingham Ale Licences 1740From Wingham Division Ale Licences 1740 Ref: KAO - QRLV 3/1

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

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 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Kelly's 1899From the Kelly's Directory 1899

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Post Office Directory 1914From the Post Office Directory 1914

Whitstable TimesWhitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald


Kentish GazetteKentish Gazette


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