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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1769-

Coach and Horses

Open 2020+

Church Road (Lyminge Street 1881Census)

Lyminge

01303 862694

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Coach and Horses

Above postcard, date unknown, kindly sent by Michael Mirams.

Lyminge 1934

Above postcard, circa 1934. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe. The "Coach and Horses" is on the left above the middle.

Coach and Horses

Above postcard, date unknown, kindly sent by Debi Birkin.

Coach and Horses, Lyminge

All above photos by Paul Skelton, 28 July 2009.  

Coach and Horses, Lyminge

All above photo by Paul Skelton, 28 July 2009.

Coach and Horses sign, LymingeCoach and Horses sign 2015

All above photos by Paul Skelton, 28 July 2009. Sign right 2015.

Coach and Horses hand cart

Above hand cart advertising the pub, circa 1920. Their George Beer & Rigden handcart (for delivering off sales?).

The picture is c.1990 and dates from the dispersal sale of the Faversham Brewery about a year after brewing ceased and Whitbread was selling up. No idea who bought/what became of the cart.

 

In 1869-70 the pub was part of a consortium who were advertising their goods of selling tea in response to grocers' selling beer and wine. (Click for further details.)

Situated close by St. Ethelburga's Well, a sacred well in the village of Lyminge just off the church with the same name, the site of the well is marked on the 1876 OS map.

The end of the house shows the date 1888 which is obviously when the pub was rebuilt.

The "Coach and Horses" was frequented by the board of Guardians at the harsh Elham Union Workhouse, where alcohol was strictly forbidden for the inmates. The Union closed its doors in the 1930s to be converted into old peoples homes.

 

From the Kentish Gazette or Canterbury Chronicle, Saturday 27 May to Wednesday 31 May, 1769. Price 2d.

TO COVER THIS SEASON

At the low price of Half a Guinea the Mare, and one Shilling the Servant, at John Hogben's, the “Coach and Horses,” in Lyminge.

A Fine Chestnut Horse, Four Years old this Grass, the high-bred famous SYPHON.

He is Fifteen Hands and an Inch high, well made, good Blood, and free from all natural Blemishes, moves well in all his Paces, and is a remarkable quiet good-tempered Horse. He is allowed to get very fine Foals, as is provided the best of Judges. He came off a right-bred Mare. To fill the paper with his Pedigree, would be needless, as his Make and Figure must inevitably prove to all Judges, that he is a fine Horse, had Blood and Strength sufficient for any Hunter.

 

Kentish Gazette 8 October 1819.

Marriage.

Oct 5, at Lymminge, Mr. Friend, landlord of the "Coach and Horses Inn," to Miss Hogben of the same place.

 

From the Kentish Gazette, 19 July 1842.

Lyminge.

On Friday week, being the anniversary of the Lyminge Friendly Society, the members met at one o’clock, and proceeded to church headed by a band of music, and two of the members bearing the flag of the society, with the clergyman and most of the honorary members. An appropriate sermon was delivered by the rector, after which they paraded round the village, and met at the "Coach and Horses," where an excellent dinner was served up by the worthy host, to which the company did ample justice. From the accounts it appears that after a very heavy year’s expenditure the members shared 5s. 2 1/2d. each. The whole of the officers were unanimously re-elected.

 

Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald 23 July 1904.

YE OLDE COACH AND HORSES, LYMINGE. UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT.

LUNCHEONS, DINNERS AND TEAS PROVIDED.

Special Accommodation for Cyclists and Travellers.

GOOD STABLING.

Fine New Airy and Lofty DINING HALL, capable of seating 150 people comfortably.

Rigden's Fine Ales and Stouts.

T. TRITTON, Proprietor.

 

Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald 22 May 1920.

COACH & HORSES HOTEL, LYMINGE.

The centre for the loveliest Scenery in Kent. Splendid light, airy and commodious annexe for Dinners, Teas, Suppers and At Homes.

Large Daimler Car, to sit six with chaffeur, meets trains to order for drives through Charming Rural Districts.

"Lillies of the Valley" now in full blossom in West Woods.

Further particulars:- Mr. Hopton, Proprietor, "Coach and Horses," Lyminge.

 

From the Folkestone Express/Herald Thursday, 2 August, 2013

A beer festival is being held from tomorrow, Friday, to Monday. As well as the ciders and real ales there will be live music to which a warm invitation is extended to all. Their monthly charity quiz is on Wednesday, August 28 at 7.30pm.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

HOGBEN John 1769+

FRIEND Thomas 1819-51+ (age 50 in 1841Census) Bagshaw's Directory 1847

CLOAKE Mark 1855-67 Melville's 1858

CLOAKE Mrs Mary 1869-70

DANIELS Henry 1874-81 Post Office Directory 1874

BUSHELL Charles 1881-99 (age 34 in1881Census)

Executors of BUSHELL Charles 1903 Kelly's 1903

TRITTON T 1904-09+

TRITTON Mrs E 1911-15 Post Office Directory 1913

HOPTON Frederick J 1918-20+

KIDD Ken & Christine 2006+

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Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847

Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

CensusCensus

 

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