Sort file:- Walmer, September, 2021.

Page Updated:- Monday, 27 September, 2021.


Earliest 1872-

(Name from)

Cinque Port Volunteer

Latest Match 1949

287 Dover Road

Upper Walmer


Cinque Ports Volunteer circa 1900

Above kindly sent to me by David Wraight, showing the "Cinque Ports Volunteer" circa 1900.

Dover Road 1900

Above postcard, circa 1900, showing the Dover Road from the other angle.

Cinque Port Volunteer in Walmer Cinque Port Volunteer sign in Walmer

Above photos by Paul Skelton, 26 July 2008.


Previously the "Volunteer" the prefix "Cinque Ports" being added some time before 1872.

Unfortunately now closed, when the license was transferred on March 1949 to the "Jolly Gardener" which until then only held a beer and wine license. The former pub is now called "Cinque Port House".

More information will be added as soon as I find it.


From the Deal, Walmer, and Sandwich Mercury, 27 July, 1872. 1d.


A woman named Ann Read was brought up charged with being drunk and incapable at Walmer on the previous evening.

Spencer Clark deposed: I am one of the police-constables of the Kent County Constabulary. Last night about eight o'clock I was on duty at Walmer, when my attention was called by the landlord of the "Cinque Ports Volunteer," beer-house, to a woman who was laying in his passage in the open air. I went to the spot and found the prisoner, Ann Read, lying there. I tried to rouse her and put her upon her legs, but she had lost all power of herself. She was drunk, and vomiting, and she was bleeding from the face. I was obliged to hire a conveyance to bring her to the lock-up at Deal. She is a stranger. She had no visible means of subsistence, and gave no good account of herself.

Prisoner admitted that she was drunk.

The Magistrate sentenced her to seven days' hard labour in Sandwich Gaol.


From the Deal, Walmer, and Sandwich Mercury, Saturday, 3 April, 1903.


Dr. Hardman held and inquest on Friday evening, at the “Cinque Ports Volunteer Inn,” Upper Walmer, upon the body of Henry Hook, who died fro injuries received through being crushed between the buffers of two trucks at Walmer Station, on the previous day. The evidence showed that the deceased was a carrier, and was loading coke at the station. His work was stopped by shunting, and then, after a time, this stopped temporarily. He called out to a shunter, Amos – or rather, a porter employed as a shunter – to know if shunting was over, and the reply was “Yes.” Amos apparently was not in a position to know whether it was or not. Deceased then went on with his work again. More trucks were, however, sent down, and he was caught and crushed by these. The Coroner, in summing up, said that Amos was to blame, but the Jury in finding it “Accidental death,” said that Amos, though at fault, was not culpably negligent.




MARTIN Henry Adolphus 1871-1905 (age 48 in 1871Census) Post Office Directory 1874Post Office Directory 1882Post Office Directory 1891Kelly's 1899Kelly's 1903

KENNETT George 1905-06+

WRAIGHT Henry N Next pub licensee had 1907-09

LEWIS Jesse William 1910-48 (age 29 in 1911Census) Post Office Directory 1913Deal library 1914Post Office Directory 1918Post Office Directory 1922Post Office Directory 1930Kelly's 1934Post Office Directory 1938

Closed March 1949


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

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 1918From the Post Office Directory 1918

Post Office Directory 1922From the Post Office Directory 1922

Post Office Directory 1930From the Post Office Directory 1930

Kelly's 1934From the Kelly's Directory 1934

Post Office Directory 1938From the Post Office Directory 1938


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