Delf Street (No 2 in 2012)
Harnett Street in 1882
Above shows the New Inn pre WW2 when it was damaged and later rebuilt.
The name showing J D Daniels suggests the photo was taken circa 1880.
Above photo taken in 1905 and kindly sent by Terry Wheeler of the Ramsgate Historical Society.
Photos taken by Paul Skelton 14 January 2012.
New Inn sign March 1991.
Above with thanks from Brian Curtis
Dates from at least 1790.
In 1762 a barn behind the New Inn was the site of a theatre. This was
replaced in 1817 by a purpose built theatre which provided entertainment for
many years. The New Inn itself, suffered in the second world war and was
The Universal British Directory of 1790 stated that the inn was an
assembly for dancing and cards once a month, and for cards once a fortnight,
during the winter.
From the Kentish Gazette, November 17-20, 1773. Article
kindly sent from Alec Hasenson.
Sale advertised of the New Inn at Sandwich, now in the occupation of
From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday 30 November, 1833. Price 7d.
The last meeting for the
Catch Club for this year, was held at the New Inn Assembly Room, on
Tuesday evening, when a most numerous and respectable party were
delighted with a series of the best modern compositions, of the most
celebrated masters, by the scientific and effective orchestra, under the
direction of their talented leader, Mr J Harrison. The performances this
season have been so much superior, both in respect to the style as well
as the execution of the music as to draw forth universal plaudits from
the subscribers and visitors.
The chairman, Lieutenant Hooper, who greatly enhances the enjoyment
of the company by his judicious and spirited conduct, announced that the
meetings would be resumed on Tuesday, 7th of January next, and continued
every alternate Tuesday, for the season.
From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General
Advertiser, Saturday 13 April, 1844. Price 5d.
A most distressing accident happened, on Wednesday, to a little boy
about 11 years of age, the son of Geo. Hawkes, drayman to Mr. R. S.
Cramp, brewer, of Ramsgate, who had been sent to Sandwich with a load of
beer. On returning, the boy had obtained permission of his father to
carry the whip and walk along with the horses. In attempting to jump on
the rods of the wagon (as he had seen his father do) he slipped off, and
the wheels passing over his knees crushed them dreadfully; and, shocking
to relate, he bled so profusely as to cause his death in a few hours. He
was taken to the "New Inn," and had surgical assistance immediately, but
without avail. An inquest was held the following day at the above Inn,
before R. J. Emmerson, Esq., coroner for the borough, when the evidence
of the above facts was adduced, and a verdict of Accidental Death was
From the Deal, Walmer, and Sandwich
Mercury, 30 January 1869. 1d.
SELLING DRINK DURING PROHIBITED HOURS
Henry East, landlord of the "New Inn" was charged with keeping his
house open during Divine Service on the 17th inst.
E. Buss, Chief Constable, said he visited defendant's house about
eleven o'clock on the 17th inst., and found Bowes Grey, a porter at the
Railway Station, drinking beer. No other person was in the house. Saw
defendant's wife, who was coming down stairs, and told her he should
report the case. She said that during the time she was upstairs with her
husband, who was ill, her little girl drew the beer, and on asking the
child, she confirmed it.
The defence was that the child drew the beer in the absence of the
The Justices considered the case proved, but under the circumstances
only fined defendant 1s. and 12s. costs.
From the Deal, Walmer, and Sandwich Mercury,
25 August, 1900. 1d
STEALING A PAIR OF BOOTS
Thomas case was sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment, for stealing a
pair of boots, value 6s., from the tap-room of the "New Inn," on January
17th. The boots were left on a cupboard by the prosecutor, Chas E.
Bolton, in the tap-room of the "New Inn," and during his absence they
were removed by the prisoner, who took them to his lodgings at the "Alma"
public-house, on the 17th January last. case decamped the next morning,
leaving the boots behind, and did not return to Sandwich until Saturday
last, when he was arrested on a warrant by Serge. Palmer.
I also have listed an "Old and
New Inn" at 18 Delf Street. This may be a different pub, but the number
could be a misprint or the street numbers could have changed and the two
pubs are one and the same. Further research or information should tell in
Visit their website at:-
FERRIER Samuel, November 1773+
CLARKE Amy 1823+
APPLETON Edward 1839+
OSBORN Charles 1840-47
OSBORN George 1858+
EAST Henry 1862-74+
DANIELS John Dilnot 1878-82
MURRAY John to Mar/1900
FRY Edward S Mar/1900+
TREADWELL Alfred 1913-18+
HOLMAN Harry G 1974+
Russell's Gravesend Brewery
BROWN Tim 2009-Jan/11
MORRIS Mr 15/Jan/2012+
From the Pigot's Directory 1823
From the Pigot's Directory 1839
From the Pigot's Directory 1840
From Bagshaw Directory 1847
From Melville's Directory 1858
From the Kelly's Directory 1862
From the Post Office Directory 1874
the Kelly's Directory 1874
From the Post Office Directory 1878
From the Post Office Directory 1882
From the Post Office Directory 1913
From the Post Office Directory 1918
From the Deal Walmer & Sandwich Mercury