Sort file:- Dover, September, 2021.

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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith and Paul Skelton

Earliest 1823

Bricklayer's Arms

Latest 1875-

(Name to)

75 Snargate Street



The notes at my disposal proved so contradictory that I threw them away. A new licence given to Hadderley or Halliday, in 1864, confirms the title then, but when the premises were handed over by Birch in 1875 it was known as "Sir Garnet Wolseley." Later the prefix Sir Garnet was replaced by Lord.


Efforts were made that year to transfer the licence of the "Prince of Hesse" to here but the reason is obscure. Perhaps a reopening or maybe a fuller licence. My notes even suggested that from 1852 the sign had been "Beehive" but the number does not support that supposition.


It is a fact that this was an alehouse in 1869 but probably a beerhouse by 1872. The brewer then would have been C. Dickensen of Folkestone. The "Beehive" would have belonged to Walker of Phoenix brewery up to 1859 but as that sign continued to 1810 there is no obvious connection.


From the Dover Express, 23 August 1867.


The following transfer of licences were granted:- Bricklayer's Arms, Snargate Street, Viver, adjourned till next Monday.


From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 8 September, 1871. Price 1d.


In the case of the “Bricklayer's Arms,” Snargate Street, the certificate was granted in favour of the brewer, Mr. C. Dickenson, of Folkestone, on the understanding that the house should not be reopened till a tenant approved by the Bench had been secured.


From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 6 September, 1872. Price 1d.


The application of Mr. Jacob Robins for renewal of his license of a house in York Street was adjourned to Broadstairs, the Magistrates having just transferred the “Bricklayers' Arms” to Mr. Robins, and it being impossible for them to license one individual for more than one house.



My apologies. If it is any consolation, the trade itself, as well as the justices, went into a flat spin themselves over this one. That was the main reason in 1898 for changing the name to "Lord Roberts".



Some confusion of which Bricklayers Arms is which.

REYNOLDS Richard 1823 (Snargate Street) Pigot's Directory 1823

KEELER S early 1860's (Bricklayers Arms)

AVERY J 1869 (Bricklayers Arms)

AVERY J 1870 (Brickmakers Arms)

STONE James 1870 (Bricklayers or Brickmakers Arms)

Last pub licensee had CRADDUCK Stephen or Thomas May/1871 Next pub licensee had Dover Express

HADDERLEY R May-Nov/1871 Dover Express

TUTT George Marshall Nov/1871-72 Dover Express

ROBINS Jacob  Sept/1872-Mar/75 Dover Express (Beer-house)

Last pub licensee had BIRCH Joseph Charles Mar/1875 Next pub licensee had Dover Express


Pigot's Directory 1823From the Pigot's Directory 1823

Dover ExpressFrom the Dover Express


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