Sort file:- Deal, July, 2021.

Page Updated:- Monday, 19 July, 2021.


Earliest 1740

Noah's Ark

Closed 31/Dec/1920

1 Ark Lane Pigot's Directory 1823Pigot's Directory 1824Post Office Directory 1874

Peter Street Kelly's 1878


From the Kentish Post or Canterbury News-Letter, September 2-5, 1730. Kindly sent from Alec Hasenson.

For Sale at the Noah's Ark in Deal, Sept. 10, a Water-house and Buildings.



Address given as Peter Street after 1840, but the original address was Ark Lane which suggests how the pub got its name. Also heard it mentioned in 1804 as Lower Street.


From the Deal Borough Sessions Book, 17 June, 1808.

William Stoker, Noah's Ark - 2 pint pots short measure.


From the Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal 7 September 1819.


Free Public Houses and other estates,

To be Sold By Auction, By Messrs. White, (Without Reserve).

Pursuant to certain orders of the Vice Chancellor of Great Britain, and before the Major part of the Commissioners named and authorised in and by a Commission of bankrupt awarded and issued against Matthew William Sankey, of the City of Canterbury, brewer, dealer and chapman, at the Guildhall, of the said city of Canterbury, on Wednesday next, the 22nd day of September next, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, (subject to such conditions of sale as shall be then and there produced.)
The following very Valuable Freehold Estates, in Lots.

Valuable Brewery free public houses and other Estates to be sold by auction by Mrs white without reserve.

Lot 26. A Messuage, called the "Noah’s Ark," with the stables, yards, gardens, land and appurtenances, situate in Deal aforesaid, and now in the occupation of John Cory.


Kentish Gazette, 11 December 1849.


Atkin—Robinson. Dec. 4, at Upper Deal church, Mr. H. Atkins, landlord of the "Noah's Ark Inn," to Miss Robinson, both of Deal.



The text Noah's Ark Inn is shown on Kent Sheet 58.04 (LVIII.16 on the reverse of LVIII.4) being a reprint of ‘First Edition 1873' Old Ordnance Survey Maps published by Alan Godfrey Maps.

Location is in Ark Lane on seaward side of railway and in North Ward.

Patricia Streater.


From an email received from Yvonne Harris, 25 April, 2009.

In 1821 Richard Cory is recorded as a victualler licensee of the Noah Ark Inn. The house had a rateable value of 6 the stables and sheds 1. 10s and the land 4.15s.

In the 18th century the heyday of the Deal Smugglers, contraband goods were landed by luggers and then taken inland by horsemen. The Noah's Ark Inn was used to stable their horses. It was situated amid fields and gardens at the rear of the town."

Richard's son John born in the pub in 1821 was later licensee of the "Deal Hoy".



Yvonne Harris.



BROWN Henry Aug/1756+

PIPER Richard 1804+

STOKER William 1808+

CORY John 1819+

CORY Richard 1821-28+ Pigot's Directory 1823Pigot's Directory 1824Pigot's Directory 1828-29 (Ark Lane)

WILSON Bethel 1828-40+ Deal Licensing RegisterPigot's Directory 1832-34Pigot's Directory 1839Pigot's Directory 1840

WILSON Thomas 1842-48+ Bagshaw's Directory 1847

ATKINS Stephen Henry 1849-51+ (age 24 in 1851Census)

BROWN Stephen jun. 1859

LANGLEY William 1863-75+ Deal MercuryPost Office Directory 1874

TILLY Thomas Charles 1877+

SPICER Margaret 1879+

FUNNEL Mark Henry to Feb/1881

FUNNEL Fanny Stuart 1881-82+ (age 40 in 1881Census) Post Office Directory 1882

SPILLET Benjamin Robert 1886+

WILLIAMS Robert Ogilvie 1887+

BALLARD Louis William 1888+

Last pub licensee had DIPROSE Alfred Jan/1889+

HUMPHRIES William 1889+

BOWMAN Thomas James 1891-1903+ (age 30 in 1891Census) Kelly's 1899Kelly's 1903

HARVEY William 1908 Pikes 1908

SKINNER Jesse Albert 1911+ Census

BARTER W M 1914+ Deal library 1914

KITTON F H to 31/Dec/1920


Pigot's Directory 1823From the Pigot's Directory 1823

Pigot's Directory 1824From the Pigot's Directory 1824

Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

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

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Kelly's 1878From the Kelly's Directory 1878

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Kelly's 1899From the Kelly's Directory 1899

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Pikes 1908From Pikes 1908

Deal library 1914Deal Library List 1914

Deal MercuryFrom the Deal Walmer & Sandwich Mercury

Deal Licensing RegisterDeal Licensing Register



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