DOVER KENT ARCHIVES
PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1874-

Bricklayers Arms

Open 2014+ just sold/let

Cox Hill

(Shepherdswell)

Bricklayers Arms circa 1950?

Photo showing Bricklayers Arms, date circa 1950?

Bricklayers locals

Apologies for quality of above picture, should anyone have a better one please let me know. Date unknown.

Bricklayers Arms Shepherdswell

Above photo by Paul Skelton 4 August 2007.

Bricklayers Arms Sign 2010Bricklayer's Arms sign 1994

Above photograph by Paul Skelton 1 May 2010.

Sign right February 1994 with thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com

Painting of the Bricklayers Arms

Painting above by Rose McPhee, date unknown.

From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 23 July, 1869.

DRUNKENNESS

Henry Couchman, William Dale, and Charles baker, three farm labourers, were charged with being drunk and disorderly early on the previous (Sunday) morning.

Police-constable Seager, of the Kent County Constabulary, stationed at Shepherdswell, said that on Sunday morning last, at half-past twelve, he saw the prisoners coming out of the "Bricklayer's Arms" public-house, Shepherdswell. They were singing and making a great noise. he requested them to go home quietly, but they refused, and made use of very obscene and abusive language. he did all he could to persuade them to go home, but they persisted in refusing. he caught hold of the prisoner Couchman's arm, when the other two came up. Couchman then struck him on the side of the face, while one of the other prisoners said, Smash the _____, there is only one here." Neither of the others struck witness; but they all turned up their shirt sleeves apparently with intention of doing so. The constable asked them to give him their names, but they refused, and he then, with assistance, apprehended them, and brought them to Dover. They all came along the road quietly enough.

The Magistrates fined the defendants 15s. 6d. each, including the costs; in default, seven days.

 

From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 22 December, 1922. Price 1d.

LICENSING

The licensee of the "Bricklayer's Arms," Shepherdswell was granted an extension for the Sick and Benefit Club dinner that evening, till 11.30 p.m.

 

From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 22 October, 1937.

PUBLIC HOUSE ALTERATIONS

Plans for converting two bars into one and enlarging the private bar of the "Bricklayers Arms," Shepherdswell, were approved by the magistrates at the County Petty Sessions, held at Dover on Thursday.

 

From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 18 November, 1938.

WINGHAM PETTY SESSIONS

The licensee of the "Bricklayers Arms," Shepherdswell, was granted an extension till 10.30 p.m. on December 3rd, for a boxing tournament.

 

From the Dover Express, 4 October 2001.

Day of fun honours Stuart's fund.

Bricklayers fund raising

A FUNDRAISING day at the Bricklayers Arms pub in Shepherdswell on Saturday was in aid of the Stuart Clarke Orphanage Fund. It also commemorated 22-year-old-Stuart, who was killed in a car accident while serving with the British Army in Kenya. His sister, Cara Bywater, Bricklayers fundraisingsaid: "During the final week of his life he helped build two classrooms at Nanyuki Children's Home and these have since been dedicated in his memory. "We have now sent in excess of 4,000 to help provide food and education for the children."

Left picture shows fun and games with Karen, Naiomi and landlady Cara in fancy dress, plus above, some odd skittle tactics at the Bricklayers Arm.

Pictures Vic Seymour Photographic Service.

 

From the Dover Express, 17 March 2007. By Jonathan Holden.

After pub lock-in.

THE landlord of a Shepherdswell pub has been given a police warning after up to 30 people were found boozing after hours.

Nicholas Ervine, of the Brickmakers Arms in Cox Hill, was present when police and licensing officers visited his pub at 12.15am on Saturday morning.

Between 20 and 30 people were found inside the pub and loud music could be heard from outside.

It followed a string of complaints to Shepherdswell's rural warden from residents unhappy about noise and other disturbance during the early hours.

Some drinkers grew agitated when police asked them to leave and Mr Ervine was also warned about allowing drunkenness on the premises.

Using the example of one patron, PC Hayden Kemp told him he was concerned about what would happen when the drinkers headed out into the night.

He said: "If he walks out into the street and somebody tells him and his mates to be quiet he's going to cause trouble because of the state he's in."

Some drinkers claimed the lock-in was a private birthday party while others said it was part of a golf tournament.

Mr Ervine was told no further action would be taken on this occasion, but it would be taken into consideration when his licence came up for renewal.

However, PC Kemp told him it was unlikely to affect future applications - provided there were no more breaches.

The visit by police and district council licensing and environmental health staff was part of an antisocial behaviour crackdown called Operation Detour.

The officers visited pubs and clubs as well as carrying out vehicle checks in Dover and Deal.

The landlord of the "Roman Quay" in Stembrook, Dover, will also get a warning after police found under-age drinkers in the pub.

Visits to the "Eight Bells", in Cannon Street, the "Louis Armstrong", in Maison Dieu Road, and the "Prince of Orange", in New Street, found no problems.

The "Studio One" nightclub in Adrian Street also met police approval for its improved security regime.

Soon after 10pm on Saturday, door staff apprehended a woman suspected of carrying ecstasy and she was handed over to police.

The operation also saw warnings and fixed penalties given to motorists for speeding, driving without seatbelts and, in one case, playing loud music during the early hours.

 

From the Dover Express, 24 July 2008.

Bricklayer's Arms 2008

Above showing the pub in 2008.

 

LICENSEE LIST

PENFOLD Henry 1874-82+ Post Office Directory 1874Post Office Directory 1882

PENFOLD Mrs 1901-Jan/05 Post Office Directory 1903Dover Express

WILLIAMS Thomas J Jan/1905-Jan/27 Dover ExpressPost Office Directory 1913Post Office Directory 1914Post Office Directory 1922Pikes 1924

MOORE Mark Jan/1927-32+ Dover ExpressPikes 1932-33

JAYNES Charles Next pub licensee had 1938-Aug/48 Dover ExpressPikes 1938-39

FLETCHER John W Aug/1948-56+ Dover ExpressKelly's Directory 1950Kelly's Directory 1953Kelly's Directory 1956

KNIGHT Ray & Sheila 1964-Oct/68

BROWN ???? Oct/1968-70

BARRETT Keith 1970-77 Library archives 1974 Shepherd Neame Ltd

SCOTT Dennis 1977-1990

HAWKINS Jim early 1900-Spring/1995

ONIONS Colin 1995-2000

???? George (manager) 2000

KOLHOFF Stuart Spring 2000-Spring/2003

ERVIN Nick 31/Apr/2003-21/Apr/08

Last pub licensee had HAMMOND Nick & Rebecca Apr/2008-Apr/2009

MOLLOY Paul 2009-30/Mar/2010

WHITE Deborah Mar/2010+

Last pub licensee had HUTSON Robert Sept/2011-June/12 Next pub licensee had

 

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Post Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1901

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Post Office Directory 1914From the Post Office Directory 1914

Post Office Directory 1922From the Post Office Directory 1922

Pikes 1924From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1924

Pikes 1932-33From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1932-33

Pikes 1938-39From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1938-39

Kelly's Directory 1950From the Kelly's Directory 1950

Kelly's Directory 1953From the Kelly's Directory 1953

Kelly's Directory 1956From the Kelly's Directory 1956

Library archives 1974Library archives 1974

Dover ExpressFrom the Dover Express

 

If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-

TOP Valid CSS Valid XTHML