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Page Updated:- Friday, 21 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Smuggler's Retreat

Latest 1907

High Street

Hythe

Smuggler's Retreat

Above postcard dated 1910. Two years after the premises was demolished. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Smuggler's Retreat

Above postcard postmarked 1922. The premises was demolished in 1907.

Above postcard, date unknown.

Smuggler's Retreat

Above postcard, date unknown.

Smuggler's Retreat

Above postcard, date unknown.

 

The "Smuggler's Retreat" as the name suggests was a smuggler's pub, the top window being used to signal with a lantern the smugglers out at sea, when it was safe to bring in their booty.

In 1905 George Wire, Fishmonger and Poulterer open up a shop in the building which is believed to date back to 1500.

George Wire

Above photo circa 1905, showing part of the premises being used as a Fishmongers.

 

The building was demolished in 1907 and replaced with three mock Tudor shops.

Smuggler's Retreat location 2009

Above Google image, May 2009.

 

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