|PUB LIST||PUBLIC HOUSES||Barry Smith and Paul Skelton|
163 Folkestone Road
Part of Webbs Hotel was utilised to provide the town with a new pub which opened on Wednesday 12 July 1989. The owners were Elefttherios Elefteriades, (Terry), and his wife Jean.
It featured a mock raftered ceiling, centrally cited heating arrangements with a hooded flue and the large front window incorporated two circular sections which depicted Dover castle and the white cliffs. I suspect the admirable seating would have been looked on with envy by some of the other pubs.
The title commemorates Matthew Webb who swam the Dover Strait in twenty two hours in 1875. He lost his life eight years later when attempting to swim the Niagara rapids.
WEBSTER Mrs Julienne 1952-64
DOLBEAR Mrs Julienne 1964-71 end
DOLBEAR Frederick W 1971-72
CAWDRON Terence and BERYL Lorraine 1972-73
Granham Webb Hotel
CAWDRON Terence and BERYL Lorraine 1973-78
CAWDRON Roy Norman David 1985
ELEFTHERIADES Eleftherios 1985
ELEFTHERIADES Eleftherios 1989
Library archives 1974
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