Sort file:- Hythe, December, 2018.

Page Updated:- Monday, 31 December, 2018.


Earliest 1832-


Open 2019+

82 Stade Street


01303 267370

Hope Inn

Above photo, date unknown.

Hope Inn 1983

Above photo taken 31 August 1983, kindly sent by Chris Excell.

Hope Inn sign 1990

Hope Inn sign left August 1990. With thanks from Brian Curtis

Hope Inn card 1951

Above aluminium card issued June 1951. Sign series 3 number 17.


I have only just started to research into this area of Kent and I am hoping to be able to update this page with further information later.

Further local knowledge and any pictures, old or current would be appreciated until I can get into the area myself.


Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald, Saturday 20 June 1914.

Saturday's storm. Houses struck by lightning. Animals killed.

Early on Saturday morning a remarkable thunderstorm passed over Hythe. At the Dentals, the residence of Mrs. J. F. Shelford, in North Road, the lightning struck a chimney stack at the west side of the house, making a big hole in the stack itself and tearing up a large number of tiles on the roof surrounding it. An immense crack was created extending down the stack the stack into the servants' room below, where, luckily, no further damage was done, except that the paper was scorched. The occupants of the room were naturally match alarmed for the time being.

It was at about one in the morning when the thunderstorm become noticeable, and from 1:15 to 1:35 it was at its height. Flash succeeded flash, and roll followed role in quick succession. The lightening was extraordinary vivid. Nothing like it has been known in the town for very many years. The rain came down in torrents, and from the appearance of the streets in the morning it was easy to see that the rushing water had difficulty in getting away in several places. There were signs of a great rush of water down Tanners Hill, while in Mill Road, close by, parts of the thoroughfare were covered in mud washed there. There were other roads in a similar state and in Stade Street the sudden flood entered the "Hope Inn," where the landlord was put to considerable trouble in clearing out the mud, etc, brought in by the water.



STOKES Henry 1832-39+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

CLOAKE Joseph 1847-77 dec'd (age 56 in 1861Census)

CLOAKE Esther Sophia Miss 1881-99+ (age 34 in 1881Census)

BARSON Frederick 1913+

HISLOP William 1922-30+

HISLOP Thomas 1934-38+


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



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