DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 21 November, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1750-

Star

Latest 1978

Cheriton Road

Newington

Star Inn, Newington

Above photo date unknown.

Above showing the approximate location in 2011.

Star sign

Above aluminium card issued June 1951. Sign series 3 number 34.

 

Built in 1710 and first mentioned as the "Star" in 1750, unfortunately demolished in 1978 to make way for the M20 and Channel Tunnel.

At one time a pony and trap business operated from their stables housed at the rear of the pub.

The premises used to have a huge painted wall inside showing the inside on an inn with coach and horses tethered outside the doorway. The story goes that a passing traveller painted it in exchange for board and lodgings.

Star Inn painting

The above picture shows the painting as the building was being demolished.

 

From the Folkestone Chronicle 1st October 1858. Transcribed by Jan Pedersen.

QUARTER SESSIONS

Peter McGowan, mariner, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with obtaining by false pretences the sum of 2s., with intent to defraud William Henry Swain, at Folkestone, on 9th August 1858.

The case was commenced and gone into some extent, when the Recorder stopped it from there being no evidence to contradict a statement that the prisoner had made to Mr. Leith, the manager of the Folkestone Bank, that he (prisoner) had a sum of money in the London and County Bank. His Honour said the case could not go on, but the jury must acquit the prisoner. The Recorder discharged him with a caution. He was however immediately taken into custody and conveyed to Hythe to be examined on another charge of obtaining money from Charles Wells, landlord of the "Star Inn", Newington.

Note: Case originally refers to "Foresters Arms," Folkestone.
 

From the Kentish Chronicle, Saturday, 8 September, 1859. Price 1d.

STAR INN, NEWINGTON

To Pork Butchers and Others.

To be sold by auction.

By Mr. C. T. Armitage.

At the "Star Inn," Newington, on Thursday, October, 13th, 1859.

About Seventy Pigs, of various sizes and superior breed, some fat and fit for killing, from three to five score each.

Sale to commence at One o'clock.

 

Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald 23 September 1893.

HYTHE. COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS.

This being brewster sessions, Superintendent Waghorn submitted his annual report upon the licensed houses in the divisions. All of the houses, with one exception only, had been satisfactorily conducted. This exception was the "Star Inn," Newington, the landlord of which (Maycock) was cautioned by the Bench as to how he conducted his house in the future.

 

LICENSEE LIST

WELLS Charles 1819-58+

MAYCOCK Henry 1881+ (age 68 in 1881Census)

MAYCOCK Henry 1891-1903+ (age 42 in 1891Census)

SHORTER/CROSS Jerry & Flo to 1978

 

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