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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton & Rory Kehoe

Earliest 1824-

Two Brewers

Latest 8 Aug 1965

26 Stour Street

Canterbury

Two Brewers 1935

Above photo, circa 1935, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Two Brewers 1956

Above photo, circa 1956, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Two Brewers 1958

Above photo, circa 1958, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Canterbury O S Map 1874

Above map 1874 identified by Rory Kehoe.

Former Two Brewers

Above photo, date unknown by Darkstar.

Two Brewers 2017

Above photo, August 2017, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe. The house is now called Concorde House.

 

Owned by the Mackeson Brewery of Hythe and closed on the 8th August 1965.

Stour Street used to be the home Flints Stour Street Brewery and just along the road, was W.E. & J. Rigden. However that isn't how pub got its name! This pub was originally owned by Ash & Co's Dane John Brewery and the two brewers were George Ash and his son George, who ran the brewery in the early 19th century.

 

From Perry's Bankrupt Gazette 20 February 1830.

INSOLVENTS APPLYING TO BE DISCHARGED.

JENNINGS, William, of the "Two Brewers" public-house, Stour-street, Canterbury, Kent, publican and bricklayer.

 

From the Historic Canterbury web site.

Insolvent Debtors - 1830 - William Jennings, late of the "Two Brewers" public house, Stour Street, Canterbury, Kent, publican and bricklayer. (Wednesday, Feb 24 at 9)

 

From Perry's Bankrupt and Insolvent Gazette (London, England,) Saturday, February 20, 1830; pg. 117.

INSOLVENTS APPLYING TO BE DISCHARGED.

Gazette - February 2, 1830.

Jennings, William, of the "Two Brewers" public-house, Stour Street. Canterbury, Kent, publican and bricklayer.

 

Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Tuesday 12 June 1849.

Canterbury.

Important sale of the extensive Brewery of Messr's Flint, including 30 old established Inns and Public Houses, and other valuable property.

Mr. V. J., has received instructions to sell by auction, at the "Fountain Hotel," Canterbury, on Tuesday and Wednesday, 26th and 27th of June, at 12 o'clock each day, (in consequence of the death of the senior acting partner and the retirement of the surviving partners,) the valuable property known as Messrs. Flint's Brewery, in Stour Street, Canterbury, and the Inns, Public Houses, and other valuable property connected with theirwith. The first day sale on Tuesday, 26th June, 1849, will comprise the following property in and near the city.

Public houses.

Lot 1. The "City of Canterbury," situate on the road to Whitstable. Freehold.

Lot 2. The "George and Dragon," Westgate without, leasehold under Hind's charity for 17 years unexpired.

Lot 3. The "Three Compasses," Westgate within. Freehold.

Lot 4. The "Bell Inn" and Coach Office, in the High Street. Freehold.

Lot 5. The "Prince of Wales," St. Alphege Lane,. Freehold.

Lot 6. The "Weavers Arms," Broad Street, freehold and partly leasehold.

Lot 7. The "White Swan," Northgate. Leasehold under St. John's Hospital for a short term, at a ground rent.

Lot 8. The "Kings Head," Northgate. Freehold.

Lot 9. The "Swan Inn," at Sturry (close to the railway station). Freehold.

Lot 10. The "Ship," St. Martins Hill, freehold.

Lots 12. The "Star Commercial Inn and Tap," St George's, close to the Cattle market and Dane John. Freehold.

Lot 13. The "Blue Anchor," Old Dover Lane, near the Cattle market. Freehold.

Lot 14. The "Fleece Inn," High Street, opposite to the Corn market. Freehold.

Lot 28. Three neat Cottages opposite the Brewery, with large gardens extending to the river.

Lot 29. The "Two Brewers" public house and Spirit Warehouse, adjoining the last lot.

Lot 31. The "Black Dog" public house, Castle Street.

Lot 34. The "Duke's Head" Public House, Wincheap Street.

Lot 35. The "King's Head," Public House, Wincheap Street.

Lot 37. The "Royal Exchange," public house, Stour Street.

Lot 38. The "Kentish Arms," public house, and 5 cottages in Jewry Lane. Leasehold for a short term at a low rent.

Lot 40. The "Duke William," at Ickham, abiout five miles from Canterbury. Freehold.

Lot 41. The "Royal Oak Inn," at Deal. Freehold except a small portion.

Lot 42. The "King's Arms," Beach Street, Deal, and Cottage in the rear. leasehold for a short term, at a Ground rent.

Lot 43. The "Fleur De Lis," near the Railway Station, Dover. Leasehold for a term of 6 years, at a Ground rent of 3.

Lot 44. The "Two Brewers," Limekiln Street, Dover. leasehold for a term of 46 years, at a ground rent of 3.

Lot 45. The "Fountain Inn, adjoining the Market place at Dover. Freehold.

Lot 46. The "Lord Nelson," Radnor Street, near the harbour, Folkestone. Freehold.

Lot 47. The "Bricklayers Arms," Fancy Street, Folkestone. Freehold.

Lot 48. The "Castle Inn," at Sandgate. Leasehold for a short term, at a ground rent of 7s. 6d.

Lot 49. The "King's Head Hotel and Tap," at Margate. Freehold.

Lot 50. The "New Inn," at Elham, on the road to Hythe. Freehold.

Lot 51. The "King's Arms," at Milton near Sittingbourne. Freehold.

The Public Houses are for the most part in the occupation of unexceptionable tenants, and the majority of them are doing trades, both in beer and spirits, considerably above the average run of Country houses. (None of them have been beer shops; they're all old Licence Houses, with connections of long standing, thereby affording ample security for the permanency of the trade). The Premises generally are in a superior state of repair.

Particulars and Plans, price 1s. each, may be had of Messr's. Furleys and Mercer, Solicitors, Canterbury; at the "Fountain Hotel;" and of Mr. V. J. Collins, 3, Moorgate Street, London.

 

From the Kentish Chronicle 8 October 1859. Price 1d.

SUDDEN DEATH.

An inquest was held on Saturday, before C. J. Fox, Esq., Deputy Coroner, at the "Two Brewers," in this city, on the body of Frederick Hirst, a lad eight years old, who met his death under the following circumstances:—

The deceased and another boy were in the employ of Mr. Beasley, dyer, of Stone-street, to carry out parcels, and on Thursday evening, between seven and eight o'clock, were waiting about in the dye-house, when the deceased seeing a bottle upon a shelf, containing what he supposed to be water, took it down and drank some of its contents; it was soon discovered to be vitriol. (Sulphuric acid). Mr. Shepherd, the surgeon, was sent for immediately, who did all that could be done to counteract the effect of the poison, but after lingering until the following morning the poor boy died. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death," caused by the deceased swallowing a quantity of vitriol in a pure state.
 

From the Kentish Chronicle, 23 June, 1860.

SATURDAY.

(Before William Brock, Esq., Captain Love, and Peter Martin, Esq.)

There were six prisoners for examination this morning belonging to the East Kent Militia.

William Bromley, E.K.M., was charged with stealing a fork, a spoon, and about 14s. or 15s, in money, the property of Mr. Gillis, landlord of the "Two Brewers" public-house, where the prisoner was billeted. On Friday afternoon the landlord had occasion to leave for a few minutes, and on his return he found the prisoner in the bar with the fork and spoon in his hand. The till was drawn out and the money gone. He seized hold of the prisoner and they had a struggle, during which some money was dropped by the prisoner and rolled about on the floor. He gave the prisoner into custody.

The bench remanded the case till Monday.

 

From the Kentish Chronicle, 23 June, 1860.

MONDAY.

(Before the Mayor, T. Philpott & W. H. Trimnell, Esqs.)

William Charles Bromley, E.K.M., was brought up in custody on remand from Saturday, charged with stealing a fork, spoon, and 14s. or 15s. in money, the property of Mr. Gillis, landlord of the "Two Brewers" public house. The particulars are given above, in our Saturday's police report.

The bench sentenced the prisoner to six weeks' imprisonment with hard labour.

 

Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald 14 February 1903.

CANTERBURY BREWSTER SESSIONS.

CHIEF CONSTABLE’S REPORT.

I have given notice of objection to the following houses:-

"Two Brewers," Stour Street:— That the house is not structurally adapted for the use of the public and not in a fit and proper state of repair to be kept open as a public house, and that the house is not required to meet the wants of the neighbourhood.

Since these notices of objection have been served, I have observed that at some of the houses repairs and alterations have been commenced. At the "Two Brewers" part of the back premises have been removed.

THE TWO BREWERS, STOUR STREET.

Mr. G. T. Drury appeared for the brewers.

The Surveyor stated that in his opinion the house ought to be re-built.

Mr. Drury pointed out that vast alterations had been made to the house since the Superintendent of Police paid a visit, and expressed a hope that the Bench would renew the licence, seeing that no complaint had been made against the conduct of the tenant.

Mr. Gerald Adams and Mr. P. T. Gentry were called, and stated that they saw no reason why the house should be pulled down and re-built.

THE DECISIONS. SIX RENEWALS REFUSED

The Magistrates retired for the purpose of considering the cases. On their return into Court the Chairman said the Magistrates had given a great deal of consideration to the cases having regard to the consequences of their decisions.

The "Two Brewers" was not structurally adapted for the use of a public-house and was not in a proper state of repair. The house was not required, and the licence would therefore be refused.

The Sessions were then adjourned until February 25th.

 

From an email received 2 March, 2013.

My great great great great great grandparents Rest Fenner and Elizabeth Kingsford bought the Stour Street brewery in 1719 it was previously owned by Alderman Stanley.

I think the "Two Brewers" pub at 26 Stour Street was probably named after them as it is documented they owned it. I was amazed to see that their house and a lot of the brewery buildings are still standing along with 26 Stour St opposite the brewery.

Their son Rest Fenner the 4th took over the brewery in about 1745 and in 1783 his son took it over in partnership with his son in law Thomas Flint. It was then known as Fenner and Flint and later just Flint and Co. It was a large operation they brewed about 3500000 pints in 1810 and also ran a distillery producing gin and cognac on the opposite side of Stour St. Your website is very interesting its really important to try and keep pubs going particularly the historical ones.

Cheers,

Roger Allen.

 

LICENSEE LIST

JENNINGS William 1824-Feb/30 (bankrupt) Pigot's Directory 1824Pigot's Directory 1828-29Historic Canterbury web site

DUNK James 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

MUNNS Thomas 1838+ Stapletons Guide

GILLIS William 1847-61+ Bagshaw's Directory 1847 (age 70 in 1861Census)

WHITE James 1882+ Post Office Directory 1882

SHERSBY Edwin 1888-91+ Greens Canterbury Directory 1868Historic Canterbury web site

http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/twobrewers.html

 

Historic Canterbury web siteHistoric Canterbury web site www.machadoink.com

Pigot's Directory 1824From the Pigot's Directory 1824

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

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

Stapletons GuideStapleton's Guide 1838

Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Greens Canterbury Directory 1868Greens Canterbury Directory 1888

CensusCensus

 

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