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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1662-

(Name from)

Hoop and Griffin

Latest 1828

West side, Beach Street top of Griffin Street

Deal

Griffin in Griffin Street

Stone Griffin in Griffin Street. Kindly sent by Patricia Streater, 18 January 2010.

 

Formally the "Griffin and Trumpet," and it was from the Hotel that Griffin Street took its name.

In 1804 William Parnell was host and the he was licensee of the "Tap," I assume this to be connected to the above pub. Usually Taps are licensed premised attached to hotels.

Further research shows that at the time it was next in size and importance to the "Three Kings" now the "Royal Hotel", and many travellers thought it superior to the other Deal hostelries. By 1853 it had been demolished and the North Deal Boatmen's Rooms and Mary Hougham Almshouses were built on the site.

 

Griffin Street, Deal

Above photograph kindly sent by Patricia Streater, 18 Jan 2010, who goes on to say:- "On the left of the stone griffin is the entrance to the Mary Hougham Almshouses. The red-brick building on the other side of the entrance is Griffin House.

 

From the Kentish Post, August 2-6, 1760. Kindly sent from Alec Hasenson.

Auction sale of a Cutter at the "Hoop and Griffin," Deal.

 

Kentish Gazette 10 April 1773.

DEAL, APRIL 1, 1773.

THE FRIENDLY SOCIETY at DEAL.

All the Members belonging to this Society, are desired not to fail in Meeting at the Sign of the "Hoop and Griffin," in Deal; on Monday the 12th of April, in the Forenoon, in Order to inspect and settle the Annual Accounts.

Thomas Rolfe, John Winter, Stewards

S. Brickenden.

 

Kentish Gazette, 2 April, 1774.

Deal Friendly Society.

The annual meeting of the society will be held at Mr. David Pilcher's, at the "Hoop and Griffin" in Deal, on Monday next the 11th instant.

The members are desired to attend as soon as convenient, that business may be executed before dinner.

Dinner to be on table at 1 o'clock.

 

From Hickay 1775 page 100.

"Upon our ships being moored, I went on shore, taking up my residence at the "Hoop and Griffin" which house Capt. Surnam (master of the "New Shoreham") had recommended as being in every respect, far superior to the "Three Kings" This character it certainly deserved, but still I found it bad enough, indeed all the inns of Deal are wretched in comparison to those of every part of he Kentish Road."

.....

"In an hour we reached the beach and a few minutes before placed me before a fire in a comfortable room looking towards the sea and a good breakfast upon the table in the "Hoop and Griffin."

 

Kentish Gazette, 27 December, 1780.

Another account says - On Saturday night last, two person's arrived in a post chase at the "Hoop and Griffin" in Deal, and immediately enquired for a boat, for the hire of which they offered 100 guineas, to be landed in any part of Holland; this circumstance causing suspicion, the commanding officer of the 59th regiment, quartered their, was applied to, and he, in conjunction with the Deputy Mayor, after searching them and procuring their papers, put them immediately under a strong guard in separate apartments, and directly sent off an express with the papers found on them, to the Secretary of State.

One of the person's has confessed himself to be a Clerk in a very capital Dutch house in London. It is supposed they were sent by the Dutch Ambassador with a copy of the King's Manifesto, and were to arrive in Holland, if possible, before Sir Joseph Yorke should receive the information from his Majesty's Ministers.

 

Kentish Gazette, Saturday 25 May 1782.

"Hoop and Griffin Inn," Deal.

Ruth Pilcher, (widow of Mr. David Pilcher) Returns thanks to their friends and customers; and humbly begs to inform them that the business in general, that she carries on the business as in the the Deceased time; will be much obliged for the favours of all those who will be pleased to honour her with their company; and they may depend she will make it her study to merit them.

Neat wines and good larder.

Coaches and Post Chaises to any part of England, Canterbury and Dover diligences run as usual.

 

Kentish Gazette, 26 April, 1783.

On Tuesday last was married in London, Mr. Fox, of the "Hoop and Griffin," Deal, to Miss Caroline Richardson, daughter of Mr. John Richardson, of this city.

 

Kentish Gazette - Tuesday 4 December 1787.

"Hoop and Griffin Inn," Deal.

Robert Fox most respectfully returns his grateful acknowledgments to the Noblemen, Gentlemen, and Public at large, who have repeatedly honoured him with their favours at the above Inn, and humbly solicits their future patronage and support. He begs leave to inform them, that he has lately fitted up a very neat Post Chaise, and provided able horses and careful driver and hopes to have the encouragement of the public in this department of his business, to which the utmost attention will be paid. He also humbly hopes, by the accommodation provided in every line of his business, to give the utmost satisfaction, &c. to his customers, who may depend on finding a well furnished larder, choice wines, spirits, beer and ale, and good entertainment of every kind suitable for a Tavern and Inn.

And is, with the utmost respect, their very humble servant.

 

Kentish Gazette, 20 March, 1792.

Notice to Creditors.

For Creditors of Mr. Robert Fox, of Deal in Kent, Innkeeper are requested to meet Mr. Cannon and Mr. Roby, at the "Hoop and Griffin Inn," in Deal aforesaid, on Monday next the 16th instant, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon; when Mr. Fox's affairs are intended to be finally adjusted.

Deal, 19th March, 1792.

 

Kentish Gazette, 8 June, 1792.

"Hoop and Griffin," Deal.

Thomas Richardson respectfully acquaints the public, that he has taken the above Inn for the benefit of Mrs. Fox and her Family.

Mrs. Fox presumes to hope that she shall continue to experience the same generous support that her exertions have hitherto obtained for the above house.

It will be her constant study to offer the best entertainment and accommodation to such Ladies and Gentlemen as may favour her with their company.

The most early intelligence of shipping may be found at the above house.

Diligence to and from London everyday.

Neat Post Chaise.

 

Kentish Gazette, 10 July, 1792.

Deal.

To be sold by auction, by order of the assignees of Robert Fox, bankrupt, on Wednesday the 1st day of August next, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, at the "Hoop and Griffin Inn," in Deal (subject to such conditions as shall be then and they're produced.)

The life interest of the said Robert Fox, in the following freehold and leasehold estates in lots.

Lot 6.

A moiety of the "Hoop and Griffin Inn," with the appurtenances, in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Richardson or his assigns; and also of a Tenament or Dwelling house and premises adjoining thereto, in the occupation of Mrs. Elizabeth Osborne.

These premises are also situated in Deal, and the rents thereof together are 23 per annum.

The premises comprised in the fourth, fifth and sixth lots are held by lease for 21 years from John Dilnot Esq. under a covenant from the lessor to renew upon the same terms at the expiration of 18, on payment of a small certain fine.

For further particulars apply to Mr. Roby Attorney-at-Law, 9th of July, 1792.

 

From the Kentish Gazette, 31 July 1792.

Deal. To be sold by Auction.

By order of the assignees of Robert Fox, bankrupt, on Wednesday the 3rd day of August next, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, at the "Hoop and Griffin Inn," in Deal (subject to such conditions as shall be then and there produced).

The life interest of the said Robert Fox, in the following freehold and leasehold estates in lots.....

Lot 6. A moiety of the "Hoop and Griffin Inn," with the appurtenances, in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Richardson or his assignees; and also of a Tenement or Dwelling house and premises adjoining thereto, in the occupation of Mrs. Elizabeth Osborne.

These premises are also situate in Deal, and the rents thereof together are 23 per annum.

 

Kentish Gazette, 21 December, 1792.

Notice.

Christopher Spencer, of Margate, does hereby declare, that Robert Fox, late of the "Hoop and Griffin" at Deal, is not the person that swore against him for selling spirituous liquors, for which he humbly and publicly offers pardon.

Christopher Spencer, witness

Edward Twyman,

W. Leadbeater,

T Knatchbull, "Old Crown," Margate.

Margate, December 15th, 1792.

 

Kentish Gazette 3 April 1810.

"BELLE VUE TAVERN," PEGWELL BAY, NEAR RAMSGATE.

Eramus Sympson returns his most sincere thanks to the Inhabitants of the Isle of Thanet for the many favours he has received during the time of his keeping the above house; and most respectfully informs them, that he has lately taken the old-established house, the "Hoop and Griffin," Deal: where he hopes, by strict attention to business, to merit a continuance of their future favours.

 

From the Kentish Gazette, 9 October 1838.

DEATH.

Sept. 30, in St. Peter's street, Canterbury, Mr. Parnell, formerly landlord of the "Hoop and Griffin Inn," Deal, ages 70.

 

South Eastern Gazette 08 March 1853.

FREHOLD SEASIDE PREMISES.

Comprising Messauges or Dwelling-houses, Stores and calcable Capstan Grounds, further part of the Estate of the late Edward Iggulden, Esq, in Deal and other property, which will be submitted to Auction, by Mr. Morris Langley.

At the "Royal Exchange Inn," Deal on Monday, the 21st day of March, 1853, at two o'clock in the afternoon, in 15 lots.

LOT 1. A piece of very eligible building land in Beach Street, with an extensive frontage of about 57 feet and a depth of about 149 feet, having a side entrance into Griffin street, well known as the site of the "Hoop and Griffin," and now unoccupied. Likewise a valuable Capstan Ground, immediately in front measuring 30 feet in width, in the occupation of Richard William Robinson.

 

From Lakers History of Deal 1917

"The news (of the repulse of the Duke of York's army by the French at Dunkirk in 1793) was brought to Deal by Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, who landed at the "Hoop and Griffin" where to took refreshment before posting for London."

 

Sale of the manor of Chamberlain's Fee (KAO U.924 P 9/4) 1828

INNS in the sale catalogue

All that capital messuage or tenement called or commonly known by the name or sign of the "Hoop and Griffin Inn" situate in Beach Street; together with the Tap adjoining, with the extensive outhouses, buildings, coach-house, stables, yards, grounds and premises thereunto respectively belonging and used therewith, lately in the occupation of Erasmus Sympson and his undertenants and now untenanted. The Lease of a moiety of these premises has expired - and the other moiety is subject to a lease granted to Edward Iggulden Esq., for 21 years from Michaelmas last, at the yearly rent of 4. 16s. 0d. (Note, sold to Mr. Iggulden.)

 

From the Kentish Gazette, 30 May 1843.

DEATH.

May 27th, at Deal, after a short illness, deservedly respected Mrs. Elizabeth Sympson, of the "Walmer Castle lnn," relict of Mr. E Sympson, formerly of the "Hoop and Griffin Inn," Deal.

 

LICENSEE LIST

PILCHER David 1774-82 dec'd

PILCHER Ruth (widow) 1782+

FOX Robert 1783-92

RICHARDSON Thomas June/1792+

PARNELL William 1804+

Last pub licensee had SYMPSON Erasmus Apr/1810-12

 

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