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Sun Inn


5 George Street

Griffin Street



The Deal History Society give the dates of this pub from between 1699 and 1851, but no address, however, at one time between those dates it was called the "Three Roebucks."

Further research shows Griffin Street mentioned, which is just off George Street, and the year 1804, so I would suggest it changed names to the "Sun" before 1804, if indeed at all.

If Melvilles directory of 1858 has the correct name and address I have traced another "Sun Inn" in Brewer Street, a few streets away and trading at the same time.

I have confirmation that it was definitely trading as the "Sun Inn" between 1874 and 1891, if indeed this is the same public house.


From the Deal, Walmer & Sandwich Telegram, 15 September, 1858.


Tuesday, September 9th 1858

Charles Williams applied for the transfer of the licence of the "Sun" public house from R. H. Collins. Granted.


However, with there being another "Sun" in Deal at the same time, and Pigots directories already naming the licensee for both pubs in 1858 as not being the names given above, I am unsure which "Sun" this paper is referring to. Regarding Pigots directory not relating to the names given by this paper, often their information was a year out of date.


There is also mention of a "Rising Sun" also in the same street, so I am assuming these two are one and the same.

Further information states:-

Pigots 1824 "Rising Sun" Griffin Street, John White.

DLR 1828 Mary White

DLR 1869 not licensed

DLR 1872 license renewed

Kellys 1878 5 George Street

DLR 1903 George Street

1908 not licensed



DILLON John 1804+

PAUL William E 1847+ Bagshaw's Directory 1847

NORRIS George 1858+ Melville's 1858

HURREN John 1874+ Post Office Directory 1874

BARNETT Eilliam 1882+ Post Office Directory 1882

MARSH Thomas 1891+ Post Office Directory 1891


Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847

Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Post Office Directory 1891From the Post Office Directory 1891


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