Sort file:- Deal, December, 2021.

Page Updated:- Monday, 20 December, 2021.


Earliest 1828

(Name from)

Liverpool Arms

Latest 1913

Manor Road

Upper Deal

Liverpool Arms date unknown

"Liverpool Arms" with "Admiral Keppel" in the distance, date unknown.

Liverpool Arms 1860

Above photo showing the "Liverpool Arms" in Deal 1860. The photo also shows the "Admiral Keppel" in the background and the toll-gate in the foreground. The turnpike road was opened in 1797 and the toll gate abolished in 1874. Photo kindly submitted by Stuart Kinnon.


Listed as an alehouse by the Deal Licensing Register in 1828.

The text Liverpool Arms (P.H.) is shown on Kent Sheet 58.04 (LVIII.4) being a reprint of ‘First Edition 1873' Old Ordnance Survey Maps published by Alan Godfrey Maps.

Location is in Upper Deal at a junction corner opposite to St Leonard's Church.

Patricia Streater.


South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 15 November 1859.


On the 6th inst., at Upper Deal, much respected, Susannah Goulder, wife of Robert Gibbs, victualler, aged 44.


From the Deal, Walmer and Sandwich Mercury, 17 May 1873.


WYBORN. -- May 10, at the "Liverpool Arms," Upper Deal, after a lingering illness of eight months, borne with Christian fortitude, Mr. Bethel George Wyborn, aged 46 years. He was much respected by a large circle of friends, and leaves a widow and one daughter to lament their loss.


From the Deal, Walmer and Sandwich Mercury, 19 November 1887.

Deal Police Court – Stabbing Case

Thomas William Farrier, labourer of Upper Deal, was again brought up on remand charged with wilfully and maliciously cutting and wounding Frederick Hawks of Pope's Hole, Upper Deal, labourer, in the "Liverpool Arms," with intent to do grievous bodily harm. The prisoner still had his head bandaged. After considerable evidence given by George Richard Burton, landlord of the "Liverpool Arms," Upper Deal, Louis Siles, gardener in the employ of Mrs Hales, John Batt Annall, police sergeant, prisoner was released on bail and committed to take his trial at the next assizes for the county."


From the Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers' Gazette, Saturday 29 September, 1888.


At the Petty Sessions on Thursday, John Bartram was charged with being drunk whilst in charge of a horse and cart.

P.C. Chapman deposed to seeing defendant leave the "Liverpool Arms," Upper Deal. he got into the cart, but was unable to take the reins, and the landlord led the pony into a yard at the back. Witness left, but afterwards saw defendant driving, and reeling from one side of the cart to the other. He followed him into Mongeham, where defendant stopped, and witness took charge of the horse and cart.

Fined 1 1s., including costs.


A set of handbells belonging to some bell-ringers who used this pub to practice in was given to St. Mary's at Walmer after the pub closed in January 1915.


From an email received 25 April 2015.

A recent 1911 census has confirmed that a 1st cousin 3x removed of mine worked at the Liverpool Arms in Upper Deal Kent and worked as a Chauffer for Arthur J Skinner. Robert F Warrilow at the time about 25 yrs was married. Robert and his wife Mary A were boarding with the skinner family at this time.

The household of Arthur J skinner in 1911 consisted of:-

Arthur and his wife Naomi and their son Wilfred.

Arthur's 73 old mother lived with them also.

Then of course Robert F Warrilow, his wife and their daughter.

Ria Cabral.

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ARNOLD Richard 1828+ Deal Licensing Register alehouse

HOOKHAM William 1830-45 dec'd (age 30 in 1841Census) Pigot's Directory 1832-34Pigot's Directory 1839Pigot's Directory 1840

HOOKHAM Elizabeth (widow) 1845+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

DAVIES Charles 1847+ Bagshaw's Directory 1847 (carpenter age 35 in 1851Census)

DAVIES Elizabeth 1851+ (age 42 in 1851Census)

GIBBS Robert 1858-59+ Melville's 1858

SCARLETT George 1861+ (age 37 in 1861Census)

Last pub licensee had WYBORN Bethel George 1862-May/73 dec'd (age 44 in 1871Census)Kelly's 1862Deal MercuryKelly's 1874Post Office Directory 1874

COLLEY William 1878-83+ (age 76 in 1881Census) Post Office Directory 1882The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

BURTON George Richard 1885-98 (also builder age 39 in 1891Census) Post Office Directory 1891The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

DAVIS William 1903 Kelly's 1903

SKINNER Arthur John 1903-June/13+ Pikes 1908Post Office Directory 1913The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

CURLING Jan/1915


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

Pigot's Directory 1839From the Pigot's Directory 1839

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

Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847

Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858

Kelly's 1862From the Kelly's Directory 1862

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Kelly's 1874From the Kelly's Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Post Office Directory 1891From the Post Office Directory 1891

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Pikes 1908From Pikes 1908

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Deal MercuryFrom the Deal Walmer & Sandwich Mercury

Deal Licensing RegisterDeal Licensing Register

The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and RogersThe Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers


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