DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 04 October, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1679-

George Inn

Open 2020+

76 London Road

Greenstreet

Teynham

01795 521280

https://whatpub.com/george

George Inn

Above postcard, date unknown.

George Inn

Above postcard, date unknown.

George Inn

Above photo, date unknown, kindly sent by Garth Wyver. I am informed by David Jenkins that the bus would have been new in 1913.

George Inn and bus

Above photo showing the Sittingbourne to Greenstreet bus outside the "George Inn," date after 1913.

George Inn

Above photo, date unknown, kindly sent by Peter Moynahan.

George Inn

Above postcard, date unknown, kindly sent by Debi Birkin.

George 1919

Above photo, circa 1919, kindly sent by Rory Kehoer.

George 1925

Above photo, circa 1925. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

George Inn

Above picture showing the George Inn 2013.

George inn windows 2016

Above photo, 2016.

George sign 1986

Above sign, September 1986.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

George Inn matchbox

Above matchbox, circa 1980s, kindly sent by Debi Birkin.

 

Earliest reference I have found to date is from the following passage from 1768 although was certainly existing in 1679, as quit rent was paid for it. In 1740 it was owned by William Terry.

 

From the Kentish Gazette or Canterbury Chronicle, Saturday, 24 September to Wednesday, 28 September, 1768. Price 2d.

TO THE PUBLIC

Daniel Stoddard's Post-Chaises being now ready for running the East Kent Road at Ninepence per Mile, he has placed them in the following Order; at Mr. Rigden's the “Packet Boat” at Dover; at Mr. Daniel's, at the “Fleece,” in St. George's, Canterbury; and at Mr. Ratcliff's, at the “George,” at Greenstreet. He has likewise fixed & Purchaise at Mr. Kirby Curling's, at the “Bell” near the Bridge, Sandwich.

Note Mr. Rigden at the “Packet Boat,” Dover, intends shortly to put up a Painting of the late Royal Highness, the Duke of Cumberland; on which Occasion a genteel Supper will be provided for the Customers.

Notwithstanding Mr. Stoddard has been particularly careful in the Choice of Drivers, yet as some of them may behave in an unbecoming manner, he will be thankful to any person who will give him Notice of it; and they shall be removed. He has given Directions to his Boys to drive no further than the Ladies or Gentleman choose, and to avoid running with others, or oversetting one-horse Carriages.

 

Kentish Gazette, Saturday 19th February 1785.

To be sold by auction, by Henry Mintor, on Friday 25th, Saturday 26th, and Monday 28th of this instant, and Tuesday the 1st of March, in the large commodious room, at Mr. Read's, in West Street, Faversham.

A large assortment of Linen Drapery, Haberdashery, and Hozier, Goods; new and second-hand Mens', Boys', and Womans' Wearing Apparel, Sheets and Sheeting - which will be sold without reserve.

The Sale will begin each day at 10 o'clock in the Forenoon, and 2 in the Afternoon.

All the above will be put up in small lots for the Convenience it's of the Buyers.

Catalogues may be then had at the "George," Boughton; "Lion" at Selling; the "White Hart" at Sheldwich Lees; the "Falcon," at Badlesmere Lees; the "Lion," Ospringe; "George," at Greenstreet; the "Mariners," at Oar; "Three Horseshoes," at Graveney; and at the Auctioneers, West Street, Faversham.

 

Kentish Gazette, 30 April 1844.

Burglary.

In the night of Friday last, or early on Saturday morning, the bar of the "George Inn," Greenstreet, was broken into, and seven articles stolen therefrom, amongst which was a parcel which had arrived from London by van for Mr. Norrington, of Doddington, containing a black velvet shooting coat with yellow buttons, and a brown frock coat, both new. The thieves effected an entrance by unfastening the window shutters and taking out a pane of glass.

 

 

I have also found this incorrectly referred to as the "George and Dragon" in Pigot's Directory 1828.

This is now operating as the "George and New Territories" as a pub and also Chinese restaurant.

 

From the https://www.kentonline.co.uk By William Janes, 8 January 2019.

The George and New Territories in Teynham face twitter attack after vicars, pimps, and hoes party announced.

A pub and its patrons have come under fire for being ‘stuck in the past’ after a ‘vicars, pimps, and hoes party’ was announced.

The George and New Territories, in London Road, Teynham, was slammed on Twitter the day after arranging the spicy soirée to take place later this month.

However, the critic didn’t stop at the pub and went further by lambasting the entire village for its politically incorrect fancy dress festivities.

Peter Gomm 2019

Landlord Peter Gomm hit back at 'snowflake keyboard warriors'.

User ManaboutLDN tweeted on Sunday, the day after the tavern started advertising the event online claiming the party is unacceptable in this day and age.

“The UK is living in 2019 but it seems this local village is living in the Eighties,” they said. “I mean seriously, who hosts events like this in the modern world? The language is hugely derogatory.”

Pub staff say the themed night on Saturday, January 26, which also includes karaoke and competitions, has been brought back by public demand.

ManaboutLDN@ManaboutLdn

The U.K. is living in 2019 but it seems this local village is living in the 80’s. I mean seriously, who hosts events like this in the modern world? The language is hugely derogatory #Teynham @Kent_Online @bbcsoutheast

"What's wrong with being old fashioned?" said landlord Peter Gomm. "I think that these keyboard warriors have too much time on their hands to worry about other people than themselves.

"It's a bit of fun - people can come in and have a laugh and have joke, I know one bloke who's going to be dressed as a vicar on his front side and as a tart on his back.

"To those people on twitter who are going and saying that we're back in the Eighties: get a grip of yourselves"

"We're creating a bunch of snowflakes," added the 64-year-old.

 

From the https://www.kentonline.co.uk By Jack Dyson, 8 April 2022.

The George and New Territories pub in Teynham to be sold

A 17th century pub that doubles up as the only Chinese takeaway delivering to Faversham homes has gone under the hammer.

The George and New Territories in Teynham was put up for auction a fortnight ago for £530,000, before being withdrawn as bidders failed to hit its reserve price.

But husband-and-wife owners Peter Gomm and Oi Lin Wong remain determined to sell the old coach house – which they snapped up almost 20 years ago for £340,000.

“I’m an old man and I just want to retire,” Mr Gomm, 68, explained.

“Running a pub, restaurant, takeaway is a seven-day-a-week job.

“It needs somebody with the foresight I had 20 years ago to take it one step further, but nobody wants to work at the moment.

“I’ve got a good business here, and I wasn’t going to let it go cheap.”

Miles & Barr had marketed the building last year for £650,000, before lowering its asking price ahead of the auction towards the end of last month.

Mr Gomm says he and his wife have come close to striking a deal with prospective buyers, but failed to get the sales over the line.

The landlord also claims developers wanting to transform the London Road structure into homes have expressed interest in the site.

But he only wants to sell it to someone intent on continuing to run the popular business, adding that its takings will rocket if previously approved plans for a B&B in its pub garden are revived.

“The auctioneers thought it would go quite quickly,” Mr Gomm added.

“But it needs someone to not only run a bar, but expand the Chinese restaurant and build the bed and breakfast in the garden.

“Once that’s done, Bob’s your uncle and you’ve got a £750,000 business.”

“I’m very surprised no one in Faversham has followed suit – they’re definitely missing a trick..."

Records show the historic boozer, previously called the George Inn, was built in 1652 as a coach house for pilgrims travelling between London and Canterbury.

But by the 1950s it reverted to just being a pub, after its stables and outbuildings were either demolished or transformed into garages, stores and kitchen.

Its name was changed to The George and New Territories when Mrs Wong launched the Chinese restaurant in part of the building 16 years ago.

“We saw a gap in the market and exploited it,” Mr Gomm continued.

“I’m very surprised no one in Faversham has followed suit – they’re definitely missing a trick.

“My business has gone from strength to strength over the last two or three years.

“I don’t know of any other Chinese restaurants and pubs all under one roof – as far as I know, it’s the only one of its kind.”

While there are several Chinese takeaways in Faversham, none of them offer a delivery service.

 

LICENSEE LIST

TERRY William 1740+

RATCLIFF Mr 1768+ Kentish Gazette

CORNWALL Jereh. 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29 (George and Dragon)

CROMWELL Elizabeth 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34(George and Dragon)

SHARP Henry 1871-Mar/81 dec'd (age 48 in 1871Census)

SHARP Julia (widow) & John (son age 31 in 1881Census Next pub licensee had) Mar/1881+

BROAD William 1903 Kelly's 1903]

GOMM Peter 2002-22+

 

Kentish GazetteKentish Gazette

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

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

 

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