Page Updated:- Sunday, 17 October, 2021.


Earliest 1841-

Fleur de Lis

Closed 2009+

King Street


Fleur de Lis 1925

Above photo circa 1925, taken from accessed March 2021.

Fleur de Lis 1920s

Above photo 1920s or 30s.

Fleur de Lis

Above postcard, date unknown.

Fleur de Lis

Above postcard, date unknown.

Fleur de Lis

Above photo, date unknown.

Fleur de Lis 1977

Above photo 1977, taken from accessed March 2021.

Fleur de Lis 2009

Above photo 2009.

Fleur de Lis 2012

Above photo 2012, taken from accessed March 2021.

Fleur de Lis 2018

Above photo 2018, taken from accessed March 2021.

Fleur de Lis

Above photo, date unknown by Simon Carey.


Kentish Gazette, Tuesday 17 October 1843.

Tithe Commission. Notice.

The Tithe Commissioners for England and Wales hereby give notice that on the 13th day of October, 1843, they will proceed, either by themselves or by an Assistant Commissioner to ascertain and award the total sum to be paid by way of rent charge, instead of the Tithes, of a parish of Brenzett, in the county of Kent, according to the provision of the Act for the Communication of Tithes in England and Wales; and that the first meeting for this purpose will be holding at the "Fleur-de-Lis Inn," in the said parish, at 12 o'clock at Noon of the day above mentioned, when all person's interested are designed to attend.

Dated this 12th day of October, 1843. By order of the the Board, J. E. Hovenden, Secretary.

Tithe Commission Office.


Kentish Gazette, Tuesday 9 April 1844.

Tithe Commission Notice.

The Tithe Commissioners for England and Wales hereby give notice that a meeting of the owners of land subject to Tithes, in the parish of Brenzett, in the county of Kent will be held on the 24th day of April, 1844, at the hour of 12 at noon, at the house of John Eve known by the sign of the "Fleur-de-Lis," in the said parish, for the purpose of appointing one or more valuers, to apportion the sum or sums named in the Compulsory Award of Rent-charge to be paid in lieu of the Tithes of the said parish, confirmed by them on the 26th day of February, 1844.

Signed by order of the Board,

J. E. Hovenden, Secretary.

9, Somerset Place, Somerset House, London, 29th of March, 1844.


From the Kentish Gazette, 12 August 1845.


EVE, Aug 1, at Brenzett, Mr. John Eve, landlord of the "Fleur-de-Lis," New Romney, aged 56.


From the Kentish Gazette, 21 July 1846.


On Saturday last an inquest was held at the "Fleur de Lis," Brensett, before Edward Fisher, Esq., on the body of John David Nye, aged 3 years. The child in the momentary absence of its guardian had strayed to a pond only about five rods distance, fell in and was drowned; the poor little fellow was playing with other children in front of the house but a few minutes before, whilst its guardian was preparing its supper; every effort was used to restore animation, but in vain the vital spark had fled.

Verdict—Accidentally drowned.


From the Kentish Chronicle 24, December 1859.


An inquest was held on Saturday at the "Fleur de Lis inn," Brenzett, before Thomas Giles, Esq., coroner, on the body of George Eve, labourer of Brenzett, who was found drowned in a sewer by the side of the road from Brenzett to Ham Sweet. Daniel West landlord of the public house, deposed as follows:-

On Thursday evening, about six o'clock, I sent the deceased to Mr. Payne's for a shoe of mine, which was being repaired. He was not quite sober at the time, and from his not returning I went in search of him but could not find him.

Richard Smith deposed:— I work on the roads at Brenzett. On Friday morning I looked along the sewer near the Horse Bridge, and saw part of the deceased’s garment in the ice. I broke it and with assistance got him out. He was dead.

The jury returned a verdict of found drowned.


Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, 8 January 1870.


At the Petty Sessions on Monday, Mr. George Flisher, landlord of the "Fleur de Lis," Brenzett, was summoned at the instance of the Romney Marsh Guardians for neglecting to have his child vaccinated. It appearing that Mr. Flisher had complied with the Act, the summons was withdrawn upon payment of 9s. 6d the expenses.


I am informed that the pub closed some time after 2009. I believe it is now (2018) being operated as a coffee shop, delicatessen and cafe with three residential flats above.



EVE John 1841-1/Aug/45 dec'd age 56 (age 45 in 1841Census)

WEST Daniel 1858-59+

BUSS James 1861+ (age 38 in 1861Census)

FLISHER George 1870-71+ (age 40 in 1871Census) Whitstable Times

BUSS Elizabeth 1881+ (widow age 36 in 1881Census)

SOUTHERN Samuel Manning 1891+ (age 57 in 1891Census)

MOWLL William 1903+ Kelly's 1903

PAINE Arthur 1938+


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Whitstable TimesWhitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald



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