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Earliest 1841-

Rose and Crown

Latest 1851+

Fishmonger's Lane

Dover map 1851

Rowland Rees Public Health Map of 1851.


The Public Health Map of 1851 identifies a premises called the "Rose and Crown" down the side of Fishmonger's Lane and Townwall Lane.

The small Lane known as Townwall Lane houses a brewery, name as yet unknown, but this was run by a Thomas Mackay in 1851 and was brewing Ale and Porter.

No further information is known.

Could this have been the Tap pub of the brewery I wonder, although I do believe that this could well have been operating as an off license as at that time there was also the "Fishing Boat" also in Fishmonger's Lane.


From the Kentish Gazette, 28 March 1848.


March 26, at Dover, Mary, wife of Mr. Henry Burrows, landlord of the "Rose and Crown," Fishmonger's lane, in her 66th year.


Kentish Gazette, 26 March 1850.

TO BE SOLD, OR LET, THE FISHMONGER LANE BREWERY, DOVOR, now and for some time occupied by Mr. William K. Broad; with the FREEHOLD BEERHOUSE and COTTAGES adjoining thereto, and connected therewith.

Possession may be had on the 6th of April next. A respectable tenant might have the advantage of hiring the fixtures, plant, and utensils belonging to the brewery, if so wished.

For particulars apply to Mr. Elwin, solicitor, Dovor.


South Eastern Gazette - Tuesday 23 November 1852.

TO BREWERS AND SMALL CAPITALISTS. FISHMONGERS LANE BREWERY, TO BE SOLD OR LET, With Early Possession, Valuable and compact FREEHOLD BREWHOUSE, with the buildings and appurtenances belonging thereto, and in great part newly erected, now in the occupation of Mr. Thos. Mackney. And also the newly-erected BEER SHOP adjoining the above, called the "Fishing Boat." The above premises are situate close to the Market-place, Dover, and are also convenient for supplying the Waterloo crescent, Marine-parade, and the best parts of Dover, and offer a good opportunity for any one, with a small capital of about 100 or 200, of entering into the brewery business. The premises are also conveniently situated for store for any larger brewery wishing to obtain or extend connexion in Dover. For particulars apply to Mr. Elwin, Solicitor, Castle-streat, Dovor.



BURROWS Henry 1841-51+ (age 75 in 1851Census) (Fishmonger's Lane pub) Bagshaw's Directory 1847


Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847


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