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Page Updated:- Thursday, 30 March, 2023.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1948+

(Name from)

Ocean Inn

Open 2023+

2 High Street

Dymchurch

01303 872152

https://www.oceaninn.co.uk/

https://whatpub.com/ocean-inn

Ocean Inn 1957

Above postcard, circa 1957, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Ocean Inn

Above postcard, date unknown, kindly sent by Mark Jennings.

Ocean Inn 2012

Photo taken 22 January 2012 from http://www.flickr.com by Jelltex.

Ocean Inn 2022

Above photo circa 2022.

Ocean Inn 1991Ocean Inn sign 2015

Sign left, March 1991, sign right, 2015.

Above with thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

From the http://www.dymchurch.org/history/inns.htm

OCEAN INN.

The Ocean Inn is also mentioned in the Dr. Syn stories. It dates back to 1783 and at sometime in its history (between 1891 and 1901) was known as the "Victoria." It was only when renovations were being done after the Second World War that the original name was discovered, and the landlord promptly renamed it. Inside the Inn can be found some very good murals depicting smuggling scenes. These were originally done some years ago by a local artist and have recently been restored. The inn is one of the liveliest around in the summer and its close proximity to the beach has made it popular with generations of visitors to Dymchurch.

 

Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers' Gazette, Saturday 12 January 1850.

At the petty session of the justice's at Newhall, on the 2nd instant, William Parris, keeper of the beer house called the "Ocean," in Dymchurch, was convicted and fined in the mitigating penalty of 1 2s. 6d., and 17s. 6d. costs, for having his house open for the sale of beer on Sunday, 21st of October last, before 12:30 o'clock, contrary to the provisions of the Act of 11 and 12 Vict., chap. 49, which imposes a penalty of 5. for keeping open ale or beer houses for the sale of any article before 12:30 on Sunday, accepted travellers. The provocation of Jeramiah Wraight, Edward Goodwin, and John Goodwin, who were unwilling witnesses in this case, was most disgraceful, and deserves further notice. The said John Goodwin was fined 5s., and 7s. 6d. costs, for being drunk on the his appearing as a witness in the above case at a former session.

The census's of 1841 and 1851 also give William Parris (widow age age 60 in 1851), as also being a Master Smith and Farmer.

 

Kentish Gazette, 15 January 1850.

At a petty sessions of the Justices of Romney Marsh, held it Newhall, Dymchurch, on the 2nd inst., William Parris, keeper of the beerhouse called the "Ocean," in Dymchurch, was convicted and fined in the militated penalty of 1 2s. 6d and 17s. 6d costs for having his house open for the sale, of beer on Sunday, the 21st of October last, before half past twelve o’clock, contrary to the provision of the act of 11 and 12 Vict., chap. 49. which imposes a penalty of 5 for keeping open ale or beer houses for the sale of any article before half-past twelve on Sundays (except to travellers). John Goodwin was fined 5s. and 7. 6d. costs, for being drunk on his appearing as witness in the above case at a former sessions.

 

From the https://www.kentonline.co.uk By Oliver Leonard, 29 March 2023.

The Ocean Inn pub in Dymchurch goes on the market for 250,000.

A second pub in a small seaside village has gone on the market.

The Ocean Inn, in Dymchurch, on Romney Marsh, is being marketed with Sidney Phillips for 250,000 for the leasehold.

Details online describe the boozer as having a large bar and restaurant, five bedroom accommodation for owners, and a large garden and car park.

It is stated that the pub has "high turnover and profit margins".

It has a four star rating on review site Tripadvisor, with one customer writing: "I’d recommend this oldie lovely pub with charming staff."

Another added: "Lovely food in a pub full of character... the staff are really friendly."

In 2017, the business was awarded with the Certificate of Excellence award from Tripadvisor.

It is close to Dymchurch's beach and fun fair.

It comes just two months after the "City Of London" - also in Dymchurch high street - was put on the market.

The pub shut at the start of the year as previous tenants decided to move on to a "new project".

Dymchurch is also home to the "Ship Inn," which is not up for sale.

The owners of The Ocean Inn were approached for a comment.

 

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PARRIS William 1841-51+

 

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