Sort file:- Dover, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 31 March, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith and Paul Skelton

Earliest 1750

Fishing Boat

Latest 1865-

(Name to)

Fishmonger's Lane



From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday 2 September, 1848. Price 5d.


William Gatehouse, landlord of the "Fishing Boat", Fishmonger's lane, was summonsed for keeping his house open, for the sale of beer, after 11 o'clock at night on Saturday last.

Police-constable Pine said that he cautioned defendant several times of Saturday night against keeping his house open.

The Bench, in consideration in his good character, mitigated the penalty of 15s., including costs, which was paid.


South Eastern Gazette - Tuesday 23 November 1852.

TO BREWERS AND SMALL CAPITALISTS. FISHMONGERS LANE BREWERY, TO BE SOLD OR LET, With Early Possession, Valuable and compact FREEHOLD BREWHOUSE, with the buildings and appurtenances belonging thereto, and in great part newly erected, now in the occupation of Mr. Thos. Mackney. And also the newly-erected BEER SHOP adjoining the above, called the Fishing Boat. The above premises are situate close to the Market-place, Dover, and are also convenient for supplying the Waterloo crescent, Marine-parade, and the best parts of Dover, and offer a good opportunity for any one, with a small capital of about 100 or 200, of entering into the brewery business. The premises are also conveniently situated for store for any larger brewery wishing to obtain or extend connexion in Dover. For particulars apply to Mr. Elwin, Solicitor, Castle-street, Dovor.


The above mention that this pub called the "Fishing Boat" being newly built in 1852 suggests that the one listed as "near the Docks" in 1750 is in fact a different premises. Less of course the main docks were in fact this near and the new build was on the same site.


An apt title that. Sometimes described as an inn as early as 1848 but by 1865 the sign was "Prince of Wales" and locally referred to as the Feathers for obvious reasons.



GATEHOUSE William 1848+

NORMAN Christopher 1851+ Next pub licensee had (age 51 in 1851Census)




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