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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1840-

(Name from)

Bowling Green Tavern

Open 2020+

164 Church Path

Upper Deal

Deal

01304 370299

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Bowling Green Tavern

Above photo, date unknown.

From the Dover Mercury, 9 July, 2009.

Still bowling along after all this time!

Bowling Green Tavern

The Bowling Green Tavern - with its Canterbury Ales sign as it once was and as it is now. Above photo circa 1905.

DEAL was once a town where there was a pub or inn on most streets. Sadly, many have closed down or been converted into homes to accommodate the town's growing population.

But some have survived and flourished, even in today's economic climate.

The Bowling Green Tavern, in Bowling Green Lane is one of these and it continues to act as a watering hole for many residents living in the Middle Deal area.

Popular with families for the child-friendly garden during summer months, the outside of the pub is usually festooned with hanging baskets and flowers when the weather is warm.

The appearance of the building was much the same when Mercury photographer Dave Downey visited recently as it was when the black and white picture was taken.

Bowling Green Tavern 2009

A side porch and extension at the back which houses the pub's restaurant are additions of recent years, expanding the residential pub to allow for the growing trade from people eating out with the whole family.

From the old image, supplied by historian and author Gregory Holyoake, it appears the small brick wall and hedge has remained and been extended to cover more of the area where railings once stood.

 

 Bowling Green Tavern sign, Deal 2009

Above photograph kindly sent by Patricia Streater, 15 November 2009.

Bowling Green sign 1988Bowling Green sign 1991

Bowling Green sign left, July 1988, right, August 1991.

Above with thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com

Bowling Green sign 2011Bowling Green sign 2011

Their new signs, again kindly sent by Patricia Streater, 12 February, 2011.

 

According to a list of former pubs of Deal and Walmer held at Deal library, this public house was originally called the "Gun Inn." If so, that must have been before 1847 as I have traced this establishment back to that date when Richard Verrier was in charge of this beer house under the name of "Bowling Green Tavern".

1872 this public house was being supplied by A Kingsford brewery in Buckland.

1903 it was being supplied by George Beer brewers of Canterbury.

An outlet of Fremlins in 1974. Library archives 1974

 

Above advert appeared in the Dover Express, 11 January 2007.

Bowling Green advert 2007

From the Mercury, 13 March, 2014.

Eunice Bourne and Sheila Muir

Above showing owner Eunice Bourne with Sheila Muir.

DOUBLE FAREWELL FUN FOR PUB OWNER EUNICE

"Bowling Green Tavern" owner Eunice Bourne has thanked her staff and customers for their support in the past 12 years before bidding them adieu.

Mrs Bourne, who lives in Kingsdown, will leave the pub, in Deal's Bowling Green Lane, on March 25, having taken it on in 2002.

She has seen and implemented many changes, including improving the kitchen and opening up more of the always popular garden.

She said: "It's a family orientated pub. I hope the new owner will keep it like that."

Mrs Bourne ran the "Eagle Tavern," near Deal railway station, with her husband Vincent, who died in 1999.

She then went to the "Yacht Club" in Dover and when she was offered the Bowling Green, she took it.

In her time she has made many friends and enjoyed serving up food to thousands of hungry diners.

She is having two parties to mark her leaving. The first on Saturday, features Deal folk sensation Gentlemen of Few and the second on Friday, March 21 will see Brad Pittance and the Pirates performing.

The party starts at 7pm and the music begins at 8pm. All friends are welcome.

 

Information in December 2015 tells me the pub is closed and its leasehold is up for sale for 25,000.

Rumour has it that it is going to open again on 19th February 2016. As of May 2018 the pub owners changed from Punch Taverns to Patron Capital. Latest info (June 2018) is that the pub is currently closed under refurbishment and will reopen again in August.

Latest news from Steve Glover in November 2018 says the building currently has scaffolding on it and looks like it is soon to open.

 

Bowling Green 2018

Above photo July 2018, kindly taken and sent by Steve Glover.

 

LICENSEE LIST

VERRIER Richard 1847-48+ (Bagshaw's Directory 1847 beerhouse) (Deal Licensing Register 1848 alehouse)

VERRIER Richard the younger 1850-61+ (also ornithologist age 62 in 1861Census)

PARKER Thomas Kite 1863+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

CAPP William Wanstall to Nov/1867 Kentish Gazette

WOOD Henry Nov/1867+ Kentish Gazette

HILLS John 1872-74+ Post Office Directory 1874

PERCY Richard 1874+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

CURLING Fred George 1876-78+

FRANCIS Henry 1880-82+ (age 55 in 1881Census) Post Office Directory 1882

GUNNER Henry 1887+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

DIVERS George Nov/1887+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

FOULSER Ezra Harold 1889-93+ (age 57 in 1891Census) Post Office Directory 1891The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

RENNIE John 1893+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

QUINTON Charles 1894+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

TAYLOR Joseph Jan-Aug/1896 The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

LAMBURN William Henry Aug/1896-1897 The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

FORD James 1897-99+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and RogersKelly's 1899

FORD Caroline Ellen to Apr/1900 Deal Mercury

COVENTON Howard Percy Apr-Dec/1900 dec'd Deal Mercury

SAYERS Herbert John 1903-15+ (age 48 in 1911Census) Post Office Directory 1903Kelly's 1903Post Office Directory 1913Deal library 1914

WEARMOUTH George 1922-23+ Post Office Directory 1922The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

BARTY William James After 1923 The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

AUSTIN William 1928+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

LEWIS Harry 1932-38+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and RogersKelly's 1934Post Office Directory 1938

KEBELL Walter A 1942-Jan/64 dec'd The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

KEBELL Ruby Jan-July/1964 The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

Last pub licensee had CHAMBERLAIN Stanley Arthur 1966+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

Last pub licensee had ADAMS George E & Doreen 1974-80 Library archives 1974 (Fremlins)

JONES John Edward 1980-84 (Whitbread's)

BARTY William & Lydia 1987+? The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

KEMATON Paul & Julie 1984-88+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

BARNES Michael & Penny 1994-2002 Next pub licensee had

PITCHFORD Brian & Eunice 2002+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

STYLES David 2004+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

BOURNE Eunice 2002-25/Mar/2014.

SAMPSON Makayla & JONES Gary May/2014+

JOICEY Brian & Rosanne Feb/2016-May/19

KHATKAR Bill May/2019+

https://pubwiki.co.uk/BowlingGreen.shtml

 

Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Post Office Directory 1891From the Post Office Directory 1891

Kelly's 1899From the Kelly's Directory 1899

Post Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1903

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Deal library 1914Deal Library List 1914

Post Office Directory 1922From the Post Office Directory 1922

Kelly's 1934From the Kelly's Directory 1934

Post Office Directory 1938From the Post Office Directory 1938

Library archives 1974Library archives 1974

Deal Licensing RegisterDeal Licensing Register

The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and RogersThe Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

Deal MercuryFrom the Deal Walmer & Sandwich Mercury

Kentish GazetteKentish Gazette

 

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