Sort file:- Hawkhurst, March, 2022.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 06 March, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton & Debi Birkin

Earliest ????

Flying Horse Inn

Latest ????

Lavender Row / Ockley Road



Former Flying Horse 2010

Above photo 2010. One of which was the former "Flying Horse." Kindly sent by Debi Birkin.


Not a lot known about this one at present, but the licensee in 1881 was described as a beer retailer.


South Eastern Gazette, Saturday 8th September, 1877.

William Stapley, summoned for refusing to admit a police constable to his beer house, at Hawkhurst, on the 19th August, was fined 5s, costs 11s.

This being the brewster sessions, the publicans and other retailers of strong drinks attended in considerable force, and their licences were all renewed.

Superintendent Morgan presented the following report to the magistrates:- "I beg to lay before you the annual return of ale, beer, refreshment, and common lodging houses, together with that appertaining to or persons who are licensed to sell British wines and spirits in this division, and to reports that the whole have been conducted in a satisfactory manner during the past year, with the exception of the "Flying Horse," Hawkhurst, kept by William Stapley, who is summoned before you this day for refusing to admit a constable to his house on Sunday, 19th August.




HUGGINS William 1858-61+ (age 60 in 1851Census)

STAPLEY William 1871-77+ (widower age 50 in 1871Census)

STAPLEY William 1881+ (age 30 in 1881Census)




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