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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1832

(Name from)

Brewers' Delight

Latest 1840

(Name to)

Dover Street

Canterbury

 

Licensee Henry Wraight opened this beer-house in 1837 and by 1847 had moved to 33 Broad Street where he opened another pub also called the "Brewer's Delight."

Further information tells me that an old gentleman mentioned in The Oaten Hill Societies book, "Dover Street Remembered" can recall the pub became the "Beehive." Edward Wilmot says that licensee Henry Wright was at the "Brewer's Delight" in 1837 and moved both himself and the pubs' name to 33 Broad Street by 1847, so that just about tallies if this premises changed name to the "Beehive" when he left, I suggest he left by 1840 as Benjamin W Argar was certainly at the pub under the name of "Beehive" in that year.

Rory Kehoe says the following:- On 8th December 1834 the "Malt Shovel" was purchased by George Ash of the Dane John Brewery. The vendors were William and Mary Brett and John Gilbey. By 1838 the licensee, Henry Wraight, had change the name from the "Malt Shovel" to the "Brewer's Delight" and by 1847 had moved his business and "Brewers Delight" to Broad Street.

 

LICENSEE LIST

WRAIGHT Henry 1837-38+ Next pub licensee had Edward Wilmot CanterburyStapletons Guide

 

Edward Wilmot CanterburyInns of Canterbury by Edward Wilmot, 1988

Stapletons GuideStapleton's Guide 1838

 

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