From the Dover Express, 1 March, 2007.
Clarendon comes out of hiding
JUDE Andrews and Henry Noonan took over as landlords of the Clarendon Inn
during October 2005.
Since then, they've redecorated the interior and made various other
These include a new commercial kitchen, where well qualified
chef Henry creates mouth-watering dishes.
The Clarendon is now an
extremely popular destination for an excellent Sunday lunch and Henry's
beer-battered cod and home made chips on a Friday is also becoming a
'bookings only' event.
The locals love the fact that, as a traditional,
old-fashioned pub, the Clarendon Inn has no pool tables or fruit machines
and new friends and visitors find this really refreshing.
During the winter
months the open fires also offer a
warm and friendly welcome. Henry said: "I should be delighted to introduce
my new evening menu which starts on Tuesday, January 23."
For a meal with a
difference, take a short walk up Brewers Hill, off Sandgate Esplanade, to
the Clarendon Inn, or call 01303 245684 to book a table.
The pub's so well
known now, it no longer has the accolade of being Sandgate's hidden pub!
From the book "Old Kent Inns" by Donald Stuart, 2006
A super pub with sea views it is up a sharp hill from the esplanade and, on
a clear day, one can see right across to France from outside the pub. Lord
Clarendon was the New Warden of the Cinque Ports and decreed the small
fishing village should be a seaside resort and the inn stands as his
memorial. It is thought that the inn opened in 1820 as the "Rose Tavern"
(not according to the book "More Tales from the Tap
the first real reference comes in 1871 when Henry Couchman was landlord. In
1893, there was a landslip and the whole building moved several inches
leaving severe cracking. A rather wicked poltergeist has made its
appearance, from time to time, throwing things out of cupboards and even
microwaves ovens. According to regulars do not ask what CYCUCYFPFTIPU stands
From Porters Chartered Surveyors 1 January 2011
THE CLARENDON INN, BREWERS HILL, SANDGATE,
FOLKESTONE, KENT CT20 3DH
FREEHOLD GUIDE PRICE: £225,000 ĎALL ATí PLUS SAV PLUS VAT
A compact, easily managed free house in elevated position overlooking the
English Channel. Trade areas comprise open plan bar area, ladies and gents
cloakrooms, catering kitchen basement cellar and barrel store. Living
accommodation on first floor with three bedrooms, lounge and bathroom. To
the outside there is a smoking shelter to the front and a small yard/garden
to the rear
The pub changed name to the "Earl of
Clarendon" on 20 October 2009.
COUCHMAN Henry 1871-74+
DRYLAND Alfred 1899+
LILLEY George 1913+
PRITCHARD Lionel 1918+
BLOOMFIELD Alfonson 1922+
BROWN George Edward 1930-38+
ANDREWS Jude & NOONAN Henry Oct 2005+
STEED Mr C to 20/Oct/2009
From the Post Office Directory 1874
the Kelly's Directory 1899
From the Post Office Directory 1913
From the Post Office Directory 1918
From the Post Office Directory 1922
From the Post Office Directory 1930
the Kelly's Directory 1934
From the Post Office Directory 1938