Sort file:- Deal, May, 2021.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 26 May, 2021.


Earliest 1662

Also 1796+

(Name from)

Red Lion

Latest 1737

(Name to)


Beach Street



Rather patchy data regarding this one and nothing that can be said with certainly, apart from the various references found below.

The Sandwich Borough Records shows Licensed Victuallers who paid for new Inn signs, 6s. 8d, and Sureties of 5 on 12th September, 1662.

Unfortunately, no address was given and I can only assume this to be the same as the one mentioned below.


Further research show up a "Red Lion" in Beach Street in 1804, so I am hoping this to be one and the same and so giving an address at last.

Also listed, name only, in 1828 by the Deal Licensing Register.


Information taken from the Deal History Society states that there was a "Red Lion" in 1720 that by 1737 was operating under the name of "Royal Oak," but not the one in Middle Street as by 1769 this pub again changed name to the "Blue Bell," and the other "Royal Oak" wasn't selling beer to earliest known date, 1826. By this time, this pub has changed name yet again in 1789 to the "Deal Shallop" and the latest date the Society state is 1853, presumably under that name.


Kentish Gazette, 23 March, 1774.

To be so publickly to the highest bidder.

At 2 of the clock in the afternoon, at the sign of the "Red Lion" at Deal, on Monday the 11th of April, 1774.

Folkestone built Cutter, burthen about 40 tons, with all her materials and furniture, as she now lays at the North End of Deal.

For further particulars enquire of Mr. Henry Makeson, or of Mr. Stephen Long, at the sign of the "Red Lion" at Deal aforesaid.

If sold by private contract, timely notice will be given.


From the Kentish Gazette, 23 April, 1799.


To be sold by auction, at the sign of the "Red Lion" in Deal, on Monday the 29th day of April instant, at six o'clock in the evening.

An eligible and desirable dwelling house in good repair, with convenient warehouses behind, abutting to the beach, exceedingly well calculated for any kind of trade, being in the very centre of the Beach Street, near the "Three Kings Inn."

Immediate possession may be had of Mr. Joseph. Flower the owner and occupier, on payment of the purchase money.

For further particulars apply at the office of Mr. May in Deal.



LONG Stephen 1774+

?MYRES? John 1804+


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