Sort file:- Dover, September, 2022.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 28 September, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith & Paul Skelton

Earliest 1713-


Latest 1823+

Snargate Street



The Dover Chronicles on 7 May 1842, printed a list of "Inns & Innkeepers of Dover A.D. 1713. Unfortunately no addresses were given.

I have also seen reference to a "Chequers" with the address of Buckland.


From the Dover Chronicles, 7 May 1842.

Dover Innkeepers 1713


Further research has found the following from the Kentish Gazette in 1768.


From Kentish Gazette 14 December 1768.

On Tuesday last a child, about four years old, was burnt to death at a house near the "Chequer" Alehouse in Dover.


Kentish Gazette, Saturday 17th April 1773.

To be Sold by Auction.

On Thursday, 22nd of April instant, at the sign of the "Chequers" at the Pier, in Dover, at Three O'clock in the Afternoon.

All that good Sloop or Cutter, called the Royal William, of Dover, of the Burthen of Sixty Tons or thereabouts, whereof John Johnson the late Master; with her Tackle, Apparel, Small Boat, and Furniture belonging, exceeding well found, in good Condition, and fit for immediate Service.

An invention may be seen, and the Cutter and Materials viewed, in the Morning of the Day of Sale, by applying to Mr. Johnson, or to Mr. Farbrace, at Dover.


Kentish Gazette, Tuesday 25 June 1799.

To be sold by auction.

On Monday next, July 1st, 1799, at the sign of the "Chequers," in Dover, at three o'clock in the afternoon.

That well-accustomed caravan from Dover to Deal to meet the Ramsgate and Margate caravans four times a week, with three able horses and harness, and one light cart and harness.

It will keep going to the day of sale.

N. B. The man is going into another business.



RAYNER (widow) 1713+

WITNALL William 1791-92+ Dover and Deal Directory and Guide 1792


CULMER John Hottum 1823 Next pub licensee had Pigot's Directory 1823


Dover and Deal Directory and Guide 1792Dover and Deal Directory and Guide 1792

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


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