Sort file:- Dover, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 16 March, 2021.


Earliest 1847+

(Name from)

Railway Tavern

Latest 1884+

Seven Star Street



The East Kent Railway opened in Dover in 1844.

Only reference I have is from the newspaper cutting from 1851 shown below.

At first I thought that this must have become the "Seven Stars Inn" after the insolvency of John Wray, but, I think after looking at some of the information for the "Railway Bell" also addressed as Seven Start Street, some confusion remains, and this was actually still serving as late as 1884.


Kentish Gazette, 17 September 1850.

Petty Sessions.

Monday week being the day for renewing the licences to public houses, the court, in addition to that business, by request, transferred the license of the "Railway Tavern to Albert Davis.


Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday 6 December 1851.

WHEREAS a petition of JOHN WRAY, formerly of the "Railway Tavern," Seven Star Street, in Dover, in the county of Kent. Licensed Victualler and Fly Proprietor; then of No. 37, Seven Star Street, Dover aforesaid, Flyman; and now of the "Prince of Orange," (formerly called the "Globe,") Bulwark Street, Dover aforesaid, Beer Seller and Flyman, an Insolvent Debtor, having been filed in the County Court of Kent, holden at Dover, in the said County, and an interim order for protection from process having been given to the said John Wray, under the provisions of the Statutes in that case made and provided, the said John Wray is hereby required to appear in the said Court to be holden at Dover aforesaid, before the Judge of the said Courts on the 10th day of December instant, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon precisely, for his First Examination touching his debts, estate, and effects, and be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said Statutes: And Notice is hereby given that the choice of Assignees is to take place at the time so appointed.

All persons indebted to the said John Wray, or who have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to George William Ledger, Esq., the Clerk of the said Court, at his Office, at Dover, in the said County, the Official Assignee of the Estate and Effects of the said Insolvent.


High Bailiff and Messenger of the said Court.



SHARP Charles W 1847 Bagshaw's Directory 1847

RAY 1849-50 (Dover Telegraph)

DAVIES Albert Sept/1850+

WRAY John to 1851 Next pub licensee had

EDWARDS Redesdale 1856

PILCHER William 1859-61 Dover Express

Last pub licensee had BOYCE William 1864

STONE Thomas 1870

RUSSELL Robert Sept/1870-72

MILLINGTON Mrs Mary Ann 1872+

COLLINS Walter John 1884


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