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Page Updated:- Wednesday, 22 July, 2020.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith and Paul Skelton

Earliest 1862-

London Tavern

Latest 1863+

Market Place

Dover

 

I only saw this mentioned once when Clarke kept it in 1862. That year Worsfold and Hayward would have acquired the building or site.

 

From Kent Messenger 2 October 1989

London Tavern

ANOTHER piece of Dover history - comparatively recent - was uncovered this week when painters burnt off several layers of paint from a Market Square estate agents' office, Worsfold and Hayward.

They found the original wall advertisement when the building was the famous London Tavern, a well-know hostelry during the last century.

 

From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 23 May, 1863.

CHARGE OF GAMING IN A PUBLIC HOUSE

Henry Clark, landlord of the "London Tavern," Market Place, was charged with unlawfully suffering gaming to be carried on in his house, contrary to the provisions of his license.

The charge arose out of the assault case before the Magistrates on Friday, when it appeared that beer had been gambled for with dice at the house in question, and in consequence of a misunderstanding taking place a fierce brawl ensued.

The defendant now denied that he knew the dice were used, and stated most positively that they did not belong to him, and the evidence did not conflict with this defence. It also appeared that the house was generally well-conducted.

The Magistrates, however, were of opinion, that whoever had charge of the house on the defendant's behalf - his wife, as it appeared, - must have been very remiss if the gambling went on unknown; but bearing in mind the good character of the house hitherto, they find him only the mitigating penalty of 1 including costs.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

CLARK Henry 1862-63+ Dover Express

 

Dover ExpressFrom the Dover Express

 

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