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Page Updated:- Sunday, 18 December, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1768-

Bonny Cravat

Open 2020+

Frone Road

Woodchurch

01233 860345

https://www.bonnycravat.co.uk/

https://whatpub.com/bonny-cravat

Bonny Cravat 1904

Above postcard, 1904, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Bonny Cravat 1901

Above photo circa 1930s.

Bonny Cravat

Above photo, circa 1940s.

Bonny Cravat 2007

Above photos, 18 December 2007, taken by Eric Hartland.

Bonny Cravat 2010

Above photo 2010 by Oast House Archives Creative Commons Licence.

Bonny Cravat sign 1992Bonny Cravat sign 2010

Above sign left, June 1992, sign right, 2010.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

Bonny Cravat sign 2020

Above sign, 2020, kindly taken and sent by Roger Pester.

Bonny Cravat beermat 1970s

Above beermat, circa 1970's. Kindly sent by Mike L.

 

In 1869-70 the pub was part of a consortium who were advertising their goods of selling tea in response to grocers' selling beer and wine. (Click for further details.) In the advert mentioned it was given the title of "Castle Bonny Cravat."

 

From Kentish Gazette 10 December 1768.

To be Sold by Auction, At the "Bonny-Cravat" at Woodchurch, on Monday the 19th instant December, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon:

One Messuage, Barn, Stables, and Four Acres of Land thereto Belonging, situate at Woodchurch, now in the Occupation of Thomas Turner.

 

From Kentish Gazette 09 December 1772.

NOTICE.

The ESTATE advertised in the Kentish Gazette to be sold at the "Bonny Cravat," in Woodchurch, on Monday the 14th Instant, is disposed of by private Contract.

 

Kentish Gazette 20 April 1802.

Stolen or Strayed.

On Monday night the 19th of this inst. April, 1802, between the hours of 8 and 11, from out of the stable of John Fullager, at the "Bonny Cravat," Woodchurch, Kent.

A Bay Gelding, with a bridle and saddle on about 9-years old, between 14 and 15 hands high, as slip down his face, the two hind feet white, broom tail, a little white on the stifle on the off-side, dark mane and tail.

Whoever will give intelligence of the said horse, so that he may be had again, shall receive a reward of 1 Guinea, and all reasonable expenses, by applying to Richard Besley, at Woodchurch, aforesaid; if stolen, a reward a 4 Guineas, on conviction of the offender or offenders.

 

From Kentish Gazette 09 August 1808.

TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT, LAND-TAX REDEEMED,

A Capital Farm-House, barn, stable, lodges, with tattling-stalls; 104 acres of meadow and arable land, more or less; hop ground, with some woodland well stocked with young timber; with a capital cockle-oast.

Part of the money may remain on mortgage, if required. The land lies all together, pleasantly situated in Woodchurch. - For further particulars apply to Mrs. Fullager, at the "Bonny Cravat, Woodchurch.

Possession may be had at Michaelmas next by taking the tenant's property at a fair valuation.

 

From the South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 17 October, 1837.

THE COURT FOR RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS.

James Hukins, formerly of Woodchurch, in the county of Kent, Farmer; then of the "Bonny Cravat" public house in the parish of Woodchurch, in the county of Kent aforesaid, Licensed Victualler and farmer; and late of the same place, Licensed Victualler.

 

From Kentish Gazette 11 October 1842.

TAVERNS, ALEHOUSES, LAND, etc.

Late the Property of Samuel Shepherd, Esq. deceased, and by his Will directed to be sold.

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Mr. BENJAMIN HATCH,

At the "Saracen's Head Inn," in Ashford, on Tuesday, the 1st day of November, 1842, at Four for Five o'clock precisely in the afternoon,

Lot. 6. - The "Bonny Cravat Public House, with Garden, Stables, Outbuildings, and (2A, 3R, 0P ???? ) of Pastureland, at Woodchurch, in the occupation of Mr. Gabriel Law.

 

Kentish Gazette, 9 October 1849.

KENT FREEHOLD BREWERY, PUBLIC HOUSES, and LAND, situate in Tenterden, High Halden, Woodchurch, Wittersham, Biddenden, and Old Romney, late the property of Samuel Shepherd, Enq., deceased.

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, (By order of the Trustees,) BY MR. BENJAMIN HATCH,

AT the "White Lion Inn," TENTERDEN, on FRIDAY, the 26th day of October, 1843, at Four for Five o'clock precisely in the afternoon, (unless previously disposed of by private contract, of which due notice will be given.)

A most substantial and well-fitted BREWERY, with convenient Storehouses, Stabling for ten horses commodious Lofts over the same, BREWER’S HOUSE, ONE HOUSE adjoining thereto, with FIVE COTTAGES, situate in the centre of the town of TENTERDEN, wherein the business of a brewer was for several years carried on by the deceased, and is now continued by his sons.

Also the "BONNY CRAVAT" PUBLIC HOUSE, with Garden excellent Stable, Outbuildings, and about two acres and three roods of PASTURE LAND, situate at Woodchurch, within about five miles of the Brewery.

 

Kentish Gazette, 3 August 1852.

FREEHOLD BREWERY.

Plant, Freehold Public Houses and Land at Tenterden, Faversham Old Romney, Wittersham and Woodchurch, in Kent.

To peremptorily sold, pursuant to the decree and an order of the High Court of Chancery, made in a cause Horse v. Shepherd, with the approbation of William Henry Tinney Esq., one of the Masters of the said Court, by Mr. Thomas White Collard, the person appointed by the said master to conduct the said sale, the following freehold and other property. In 10 lots.

Lot 3:- A freehold public house called the "Bonny Cravat," with garden, stabling, out-buildings and appurtenances, and 2 acres, 3 roods of pasture land, situate at Woodchurch, 5 miles from Tenterden, in the county of Kent.

 

South Eastern Gazette 06 September 1853.

CRANBROOK. ANNUAL LICENSING DAY.

Dive Bissenden, of Woodchurch, applied for a license to a beer-house occupied by him for Fourteen Years. Mr. Shepherd opposed the application, and as the house is within 20 yards of the "Bonny Cravat," the application was refused.

 

(Dive Bissenden, shows up as licensee at the "Six Bells," Woodchurch, in 1865.)

 

From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, Saturday 23 March 1872.

ASHFORD. SALE OF PROPERTY.

A sale by auction took place at the "Saracen’s Head Hotel," on Tuesday, conducted by Mr. Alfred Thomas. There was a large attendance. The property is situated in the town and neighbourhood of Tenterden, and consisted of 14 lots.

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The "Bonny Cravat," Woodchurch, was knocked down to Mr. Maile, of Faversham, for 1,100. The pasture land connected with the house, containing 1a. 3r. 34p., fetched 260, bought by Mr. Maile.

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LICENSEE LIST

FULLAGER Mrs 1808+

HUKINS/HUCKENS James 1828-Oct/37 Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

LAW Gabriel 1841-42+ (age 25 in 1841Census)

ROLFE Mahalah 1851+ (widow age 31 in 1851Census)

FULLAGER Samuel 1858-61+ (age 30 in 1861Census)

HILLYER Charles 1867-71+ (age 47 in 1871Census)

WALTER John 1882+

GOODSELL Sarah 1891+ (widow age 57 in 1891Census)

MILTON Frederick John 1901-13+ (age 40 in 1911Census) Kelly's 1903

MURPHY Bob & Doreen 1970s

 

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

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

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