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Sort file:- Whitstable, September, 2021.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 28 September, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1881-

Smack Inn

Open 2020+

34-36 Middle Wall

Whitstable

01227 273056

https://www.smackwhitstable.co.uk/

https://whatpub.com/smack-inn

Smack painting 1926

Above painting October 1926, by the artist J H Woodman who lived opposite between 1914 and 1958. Kindly sent by Roger Woodman.

Smack Inn 2010

Above photo 2010 by Chris Whippet Creative Commons Licence.

Smack

Above pictures taken from www.beerintheevening.com 2014.

Smack-sign-1991-WhitstableSmack sign 2010

Above sign left, July 1991, sign right 2010.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

Smack sign 2018

Above sign 2018.

Smack Inn 2018

Above photo, 2018.

 

The sign is dedicated to those little fishing boats which packed the harbours of Kent in their hundreds until the Great War brought about the ruin of the fishing fleets.

The premises was originally built as a pair of houses for fisherman in the 1800s

I am informed that the landlady retired in November 2014, and as there was no replacement waiting, Shepherd Neame may have closed the pub.

You can usually tell those Shepherd Neame tied houses that the brewery apparently has little interest in... Their pub signs still show (August 2017) their old in my mind preferable design and not the computer generated black and white ones, of which are often identical for similar named pubs in different towns.

I am informed though that the pub is still open for business (April 2018.) Although it doesn't appear to be advertising Shepherd Neame any longer although it still sells their beer range.

 

From the Whitstable Times and Herne bay Herald, Saturday 27 October 1945.

CAFE ROYAL HOTEL, WHITSTABLE.

JAP P.O.W. WELCOME HOME FUND.

The committee of the above Fund wish to thank the following for their donations to the Fund:

Miss Eunice Gardiner and helpers 17 14s 6d.

The "Smack Inn" 1 5s 2d.

Mrs. Harnett 1 0s 0d.

Miss Purser 10s 0d.

Total 20 9s 8d.

Will Mr. Kirby of the Lease, Chestfield, please communicate with me as soon as possible re P.O.W.?

Will the next-of-kin of Jap P.O.W. please send me full names and addresses of Whitstable boys who have been Jap P.O.W. and oblige.

Yours faithfully,

J. H. Breading. Hon. Sec.

 

LICENSEE LIST

LONGBOTHAM William Thomas 1881-91+ (also Mariner age 53 in 1891Census)

SHOFFLE/SHUFFLE Stephen 1901+ (age 60 in 1901Census)

PRETT Albert Austin 1911-13+ (also mariner age 41 in 1911Census)

FOREMAN Josiah 1918+

BAXTER William Richard Next pub licensee had 1922-29+

SHILLING O 1924-30+ Kelly's 1924

TOPHAM Gertrude E M to Mar/1936 Whitstable Times

AUSTIN Frederick Mar/1936-39+ (age 38 in 1939) Whitstable Times

DIAMENT Christian 2019+

https://pubwiki.co.uk/SmackInn.shtml

 

CensusCensus

Whitstable TimesWhitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald

Kelly's 1924From the Kelly's Directory 1924

 

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