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Sort file:- Canterbury, November, 2019.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 03 November, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1874-

(Name from)

Westgate Tavern

Latest 1882+

7 Westgate Grove (now 2)

Canterbury

Westgate Tavern 1892

Above drawing from an unknown magazine 1892.

Above photo, 1979, kindly sent by Kim

Former Westgate Tavern

Above image from Google, July 2009, shows what is now Caf des Amis, a Mexican restaurant and is addressed as 2 Westgate Grove, although it occupies more than one building. Even though there is what looks like a pub sign on the building, I don't believe this was ever a pub. The Westgate Tavern is situated where the identification "A" is positioned on the left.

 

Originally called Cock Lane, this area of Canterbury has been liable to flooding over the years. I believe that the pub was originally called the "Cock Inn." The buildings in this area are 15th or 16th century, but to date I have only managed to trace the pub from between 1874 and 1882. Previous to this the pub was called the "Cock Inn," but changed name from between 1856 and 1874.

 

LICENSEE LIST

JONES Cornelius 1874+ Post Office Directory 1874

JONES Elizabeth Mrs 1881-82+ (widow age 66 in 1881Census) Post Office Directory 1882Kelly's 1882

http://pubshistory.com/WestgateTavern.shtml

http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/westgate.html

 

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

CensusCensus

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Kelly's 1882From the Kelly's Directory 1882

 

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