Sort file:- Folkestone, September, 2022.

Page Updated:- Monday, 12 September, 2022.


Earliest 1738-

Three Mackerel

Latest 1847

(Name to)

Radnor Street



I have only recently added Folkestone to this site. The information gathered so far is from "Old Folkestone Pubs" by C H Bishop M.A. Ph.D. and Kevan of

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This page is still to be updated.


Kentish Gazette 23 March 1782.

Advertisement: To be sold by auction, on Monday, the 25th of this instant March, at the sign of the "Three Mackerel," in Folkestone, about three o'clock in the afternoon; All that good cutter privateer called the Petit Maraudeur, lately taken and condemned as a prize, to the Speedwell, Capt. John Hart, as she now lies on Folkestone Stade.


Kentish Gazette 28 August 1782.

Advertisement: For sale by auction, on Monday, the 2nd of September, 1782, at the "Three Mackerel," in Folkestone, at two o'clock in the afternoon; The Flying Fish, shallop, with her mast, yards, sails, anchors, cables, standing and running rigging, a prime sailer, and now lies on Folkestone beach.

For further particulars enquire of Richard Godwin, at Folkestone.


Kentish Mercury 31 August 1839.

At the Guildhall, Folkestone, last week, Thomas Dunn, beer-shop keeper, (Three Mackerel) was charged by Ballard, an excise officer of Hythe, with selling spirituous liquors. From the evidence it appeared that Ballard went to the defendant's house, dressed in the garb of a butcher from Ash, in company with Mrs. Kiel, a chimney sweeper's wife, and asked for something to drink. He said he had attended the Dover market, but as trade was so very dull, he had been obliged to sell his meat at 3 less than prime cost. In the course of the evening Mrs. Kiel feigned very ill, and her companion wished to know if there was any gin or brandy in the house. Being informed by the landlady that they had nothing but a little rum, which they had purchased for private use, he requested a glass of that, which the landlady gave them. The exciseman stated that he had purchased six glasses of brandy of the defendant, for which he paid 3d. per glass, and appealed to his beloved Phillis for corroboration, who stated that he was drunk when he entered the house and scarcely knew what he was doing. As the defendant, however, had kept his house open till a late hour, the magistrates fined him in the mitigated penalty of 12 10s.




SPURWAY Thomas 1823+ (Pigot's Directory 1823No address given)

DUNN Thomas 1828-39+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29


Pigot's Directory 1823From the Pigot's Directory 1823

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


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