Sort file:- Deal, November, 2021.

Page Updated:- Friday, 26 November, 2021.


Earliest 1896

(Name from)

Old Victory Inn

Latest 1940

38 Middle Street

190a Middle Street Kelly's 1878


Old Victory circa 1915

Above photo by Paul Hensman circa 1915. Name above the door says H Rickwood, who is probably the person in the photograph.


Owned and supplied by Thompson & Sons. Previous to 1896 it was named the "Clarendon Tap," and addressed situated on the corner of Short Lane.

Often referred to as just the "Victory" "The Old Victory" and even "Ye Old Victory" but not to be confused with the "Victoria."

The above premises was unfortunately bombed and demolished in 1940. The photograph below is of the area, but I am unsure exactly which part of it was the public house. The area is now a car-park for local residents.


From the Deal, Walmer, and Sandwich Mercury, 22 December, 1900.


Mr. Charles Scovell, of "Ye Old Victory," was granted an extension till 12.30 for a supper party on New Year's Eve, to see the new century in.


From an email received, 15 August, 2012.

Ye Olde Victory 1931

Patrick Harris kindly sent me this picture saying it was taken in about 1931 and shows his father Albert and a friend standing outside the public house, which incidentally had the name "Ye Olde Victory."


Old Victory, Deal circa 1940

Old Victory bomb clearance circa 1940.



SCOVELL Charles 1899-1903+ Kelly's 1899Post Office Directory 1903Kelly's 1903

JEZZARD Thomas William 1908-11+ (age 45 in 1911Census) Pikes 1908Post Office Directory 1913

RICKWOOD Henry 1914-May/17 dec'd Deal library 1914Post Office Directory 1918

RICKWOOD Ada May/1917-18 (remarried Richard Thomas Cory in 1918)

CORY Ada J Mrs 1918-1922+ Post Office Directory 1922

MILLER James E 1934-38+ Kelly's 1934Post Office Directory 1938

BUSHELL George A 1939+ (age 51 in 1939)


Kelly's 1878From the Kelly's Directory 1878

Post Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1903

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Pikes 1908From Pikes 1908

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Deal library 1914Deal Library List 1914

Post Office Directory 1918From the Post Office Directory 1918

Post Office Directory 1922From the Post Office Directory 1922

Kelly's 1934From the Kelly's Directory 1934

Post Office Directory 1938From the Post Office Directory 1938


If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-