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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith and Paul Skelton

15 Nov 2019 (Name from)

Rhino and Bull's

Open 2024+

10 King Street


01304 202800

10 King Street 2016

Above Google imageAugust 2016. (House centre, left)

Follies 2016

Above photo showing premises as Follies, 2016.

Rhino and Bull's 2019

Above photo 2019 by John Baker Creative Commons Licence.

Rhino and Bull's 2019

Above photo 2019.

Rhino and Bull's bar 2019

Above photo showing the bar area 2019.

Rhino and Bull's sign 2019

Above sign 2019.

Rhino and Bull's 2020

Above photo 2020.


This is the brain-child of 45 year old fire-fighter Carl John Ambrose who set up his company "Rhino and Bull's Ltd" on 28 August 2019. The venue which was once the location of the "Flying Horse Tavern" up to its closure in 1891 and later after being rebuilt a post office has opened up and is said to host open mic nights, comedy shows, live music and themed nights.


From the By Lauren MacDougall, 11 November 2019.

A swanky new cocktail bar is opening inside Dover's former Follies pizzeria.

"Rhino & Bulls" are celebrating after a successful soft launch at the weekend.

The site on King Street has stood vacant since May 2018, when the local pizza chain announced it was to move to the nearby St James development.

And although the new Follies never materialised, the former site of the pizzeria has remained vacant for more than a year.

Until now, that is.

New owners got their hands on the venue back in the summer and have been hard at working giving the space a makeover.

They have removed the kitchen, changed the decor and given the place a brand new name: "Rhino & Bulls."

The new venue hosted a soft launch over the weekend and is preparing to open its doors to the general public on Friday (November 15).

Writing to their followers on Facebook, owners said: "Thank you to all of those who came to "Rhino & Bulls" this weekend, big love to you all!!

"Friday the 15th we open our doors for all you beautiful people!"


From the 17 December 2019.

New Dover bar opens thanks to DDC business grant.

A new bar, "Rhino & Bull’s" on King Street in Dover, is the latest business to open thanks to a 10,000 Town Centre Business Grant from Dover District Council.

Cllr Trevor Bartlett, Leader of Dover District Council, said: “We’re delighted to see another landmark town centre building brought back into use by a local, independent business and wish the team well with their new venture.

“It’s particularly encouraging to see strong demand for new food and beverage outlets which play a key role in bringing people back into the town centre and supporting the night time economy.”

Owner, Carl Ambrose, said: “It’s a fabulous old building and thanks to the grant from DDC we’ve worked hard to create something special with the interior which provides a warm welcome whether you’re looking for a morning coffee or an evening cocktail.”

Dover District Council’s Town Centre Business Grants of up to 10,000 are helping to revive high streets across the district, providing financial support to help local businesses bring empty commercial properties back into use.

To date, DDC has provided over 110,000 in funding to support 21 town centre businesses in Dover, Deal and Sandwich. To find out more about the Town Centre Business Grants scheme, visit



AMBROSE John Carl 28/Aug/2019+


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