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Sort file:- Canterbury, December, 2018.

Page Updated:- Friday, 21 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1539

Saracen's Head Inn

Latest 1850-

(Name to)

30 High Street

Canterbury

 

Not to be confused for the other "Saracen's Head" situated at 72 Burgate till demolition in 1969. This premises later became the "County Hotel and Tudor Bar" and is now operating as the "Abode Hotel."

The pub can be traced back to as early as 1539, but by 1850 was operating as a Wine and Spirit merchants within the "County Hotel."

 

From the Kentish Gazette, Wednesday, 20 July to Saturday, 23 July, 1768. Price 2d

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION

All the Stock in Trade of Mr. Thomal Abbly, of Ashford; consisting of Mercery, Woollen Drapery, Linen Drapery, haberdashery and Hosiery. The Goods will be divided into two Weeks Sale. The Goods to be viewed on Thursday the 28th, and the Sale will begin on Friday the 29th, and continue Saturday the 30th of this Inst. July, in the Assembly-room at the “Saracen's Head.”

Catalogues may be had of Mr. Apsley at Ashford; the “Swan,” Charing; Cranbrook. Mr. Ingram; at the “Flying Horse,” Wye; the “Woolpack,” Chilham; “Dog and Bear,” Lenham; of Mr. Baker, Folkestone; Mr. Stokes at Hythe, Romney; Mrs. Pike, the “George” at Lydd, Tenterden; Mr. Hall; Biddenden, “Red Lyon,” Smarden; “Chequer,” Betherden; “George,” Faversham; Mr. Walker, Elham, “Rose”; and at Thomas Roach's, Cabinet-maker, Upholder, and Appraiser, in St. George's Street, Canterbury.

N.B. Messrs, Ramsden and Creed, who have taken the Shop of the above Mr. Apsley, propose laying in an entire fresh Assortment of every Article in the Woollen and Linen Drapery, Silk Mercury, Haberdashery and Hosiery Business.

 

From the Kentish Chronicle. 6 August 1859. Price 1½d.

A boy named George Horton was knocked down, on Monday, near the “Saracen's Head”, during the procession of the circus people. One of the carriages drawn by the steam engine passed over his stomach. He was taken at once to the Kent and Canterbury Hospital.

 

 

 

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