The Market Inn in Sandwich circa 1914.
Above photo taken in 1960 and kindly sent by Terry Wheeler of the Ramsgate Historical Society.
The above photo, kindly sent by Olwen Fenton, date unknown.
Above photo shows the Market Inn in Sandwich. Photo taken by Patricia
Streater, 28 April, 2010.
Above photos of pub and sign left by Paul Skelton 17 Feb 2008. Sign,
right, by Pat Streater 28 April, 2010.
Market Inn sign left October 1991, sign right August 1993.
Above with thanks from Brian Curtis
Above photo by Paul Skelton, June 2009.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, 24 June, 1927. Price 1½d.
SUDDEN DEATH OF A SANDWICH LICENSEE
The death occurred on Tuesday of Mr. Thomas Wight Smith, licensee for
seven years of the “Market Inn,” Sandwich, at the age of 63 years. Mr.
Smith was on a visit to Mr. H. Chapman, the licensee of the “Royal
Standard,” Dover, and was just boarding a tram to get back to the Market
Square for his ‘bus home when he fell backward. He was taken on an
ambulance to Dover Hospital, but died within half an hour. Mr. Smith had
a severe illness 2½ years ago, and his health had since been
indifferent, his death being attributed to heart failure. Mr. Smith
served for 22 years in the Navy, and a further five years on the
outbreak of war, and was for some time Chief Engine Room Artificer on
the “Marshal Nay,” stationed at Ramsgate. Mr. Smith leaves a wife and
one young daughter. The funeral takes place on Saturday morning, at
Charlton Cemetery, Dover.
It is understood that the Dover Coroner was not informed of the
circumstances of the death.
Above photo shows the cup-winning darts team from the Market Inn. Photo
via Mr and Mrs Castle via the Mercury, circa 1960.
From the East Kent Mercury 24 October, 2002
RAISE A GLASS: The Mayor of Sandwich, Cllr Joe Trussler, pulls the
first pint and receives a cheque at the re-opening of the Market Inn
with licensees Terry and Jayne O'Brien and Shepherd Neame chairman
PULLING TOGETHER AT BAR
PULLING a pint was all in an evening's work for the Mayor of
Sandwich, Cllr Joe Trussler.
He was invited to do the honours at the re-opening of the Market Inn,
which has had a £100,000 refurbishment.
Cllr Trussler also received a £200 cheque for the National Heart
Research Fund from Shepherd Neame chairman Robert Neame.
The refurbishment is part of a £20 million investment by the
Faversham brewery over the next three years.
Shepherd Neame managing, director Jonathan Neame said: "East Kent is
a key focus for us right now.
"As well as our transformation of the Market Inn, we are delighted to
announce our acquisition of the Royal Hotel in Deal, which we are
planning to refurbish."
The "Market Inn" is now more than twice its original size and has a
first floor restaurant and an expanded bar area.
Licensee Terry O'Brien said: "The refurbishment looks fantastic and
we're excited to be able to offer our customers such top class
Dates from 1874.
Closed in November 2011, the "Market Inn" is now open again as of January
PRESS RELEASE May 2012 Issued on behalf of Shepherd Neame
MARKET INN TAKES SANDWICH CROWN
A Sandwich pub has won the town’s first Sandwich of Sandwich competition
in five years, held as part of the snack’s 250th anniversary.
New licensees Jeanette Todd and Bob Taylor at the Market Inn in the
Cattle Market took first place, despite deciding to enter the
competition on the spur of the moment.
Jeanette said: “We’ve only been at the pub for a month and have been so
busy that I didn’t think we’d have time to enter. But then one of our
local competitors egged us on, so we thought: why not have a go?”
Jeanette’s concoction was a hit with judge John Montagu, the fourth Earl
of Sandwich, at the weekend’s Sandwich Celebration. The ‘Market
Sandwich’ contained pastrami, pulsed black beans with cumin, feta, red
onion, fresh coriander and tomato, dressed with chilli and lime
mayonnaise and served on wholegrain bread.
Jeanette and Bob only recently returned from living in Portugal for
seven years. They arrived back in the UK with a desire to run a pub,
specifically, one in the Cinque Port town. They have set about returning
the 16th century pub to its former glory, restoring the tearoom, opening
up the backroom and offering lunches.
Jeanette continued: “This pub is going to look after both the people of
Sandwich and the town’s visitors – we’ve ditched the pool table and
jukebox and gone back to traditional pub pastimes, like bar billiards.
We hope to bring evening meals back soon, but in the meantime, we hope
people will enjoy our lunches, especially the Market Sandwich which is
going straight onto our menu.”
PRIOR Ephraim 1874-82
WATERS John 1899-1900+
ELLEN Annie Elizabeth Mrs 1913-18+
SMITH William Thomas Wight 1920-June/1927
CASTLE Thomas James 1930-38+
WELLS Stanley 1974+
Tomson & Wotton
O'BRIEN Terry Oct/2002+
BLOWN Jason 2009+ (also "Admiral
BROWN Mr Tim
MORRIS Mr D Jan 2012-Apr/2012
TAYLOR Bob & TODD Jeanette Apr/2012+
From the Post Office Directory 1874
From the Post Office Directory 1878
From the Post Office Directory 1882
From the Kelly's Directory 1899
From the Post Office Directory 1913
From the Post Office Directory 1918
From the Post Office Directory 1922
From the Post Office Directory 1930
From the Kelly's Directory 1934
From the Post Office Directory 1938
Library archives 1974
From the Dover Express