DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1986

(Name from)

Hare

Open 2020+

Langton Road

Langton Green

01892 862419

https://www.brunningandprice.co.uk/hare/

https://whatpub.com/hare

Hare 2014

Above photo 2014.

Hare 2014

Above photo 2014.

Hare sign 1992Hare sign 2014

Above sign left, October 1992, sign right, 2014.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

Information below taken from http://www.brunningandprice.co.uk

We originally had the "Hare" on a tenancy from Courage, but after a year, they offered to sell it to us for 252,000, on a take-it-or-leave-it basis, no negotiation. We thought it was a fair price so we accepted. A few days later we were discussing it with 3i's ‘Industry Sector Specialists' in Birmingham, who persuaded us to write to Courage and offer them 170,000 instead. We heard nothing so we telephoned but had to leave a message. Still we heard nothing so we left another message. Still we heard nothing so we faxed. That was it, until a letter arrived telling us the pub had been sold to Greene King - and so we became Greene King tenants. Fortunately they've turned out to be a much better crowd than the national breweries, and apart from being nice people (or because of it), they make great beer.

If we hadn't listened to 3i we would have owned the freehold outright, but we did, so we don't. These days, we trust our own judgement. We duly plotted the experience on our learning curve, and beat ourselves around the head with it every time it comes to a rent review.

 

Project 2014 has been started to try and identify all the pubs that are and have ever been open in Kent. I have just added this pub to that list but your help is definitely needed regarding it's history.

As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

Thanks for your co-operation.

 

LICENSEE LIST

 

If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-

TOP Valid CSS Valid XTHML

 

LINK to www.pubwiki.co.uk