DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Sort file:- Dover, December, 2018.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 20 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith

Earliest 1545-

Lion Inn

Latest 1545+

Address unknown

Dover

 

By order of Henry VIII in 1545, all inns and victualling houses of the town were required to show painted signs, on boards one foot square and hung over their entrances so that the public might more readily identify them. That commitment was already met by these premises and it was not affected, the only other house in Dover that already had its sign displayed was the "Arms of England". The name William Fisher was given as the licensee and that the premises contained 16 beds and stabling.

 

This may well be the same building as the "Lion Hotel" as a recent advert that has come to light and shown on that page, shows the building labelled as the "Lion Inn" and selling Satchell's fine Ales and Stouts.

 

LICENSEE LIST

FISHER William 1545

 

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