Sort file:- Sandgate, February, 2024.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 29 February, 2024.


Earliest 1725

Fleur de Lis

Closed 1974

23 Sandgate High Street

Broadway Post Office Directory 1874


Fleur de Lis

Above photo, pre 1888, showing the original building.

Fleur de Lis

Above photo, date unknown.

Fleur de Lis 1974

Above photo 1974.

Fleur de Lis 1974

Above photo 1974.

Fleur de Lis

Above photo, after 1974.

Fleur de Lis sign 1970

Above sign 1970.


Rebuilt in 1888.


Kentish Gazette, 23 July 1844.

We were surprised to hear the other evening that constable Spice, of our "police force," was fighting with a shoemaker at the "Fleur-de-lis;" but doubtless ere this meets the public eye Spice will have successfully shown to the astute secretary of the local police committee that his pugilistic encounter with this son of St. Crispin occurred in the legitimate execution of his duty, and was not brought about by any needless interference on his part.


From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday, 26 April, 1845. Price 5d.


Last week a most singular start was made by a horse and cart belonging to Mr. Thomas Garrett, baker, High Street, from Fort Moncreif, about two miles west of Hythe. The horse, at appears, was inadvertently left outside the gates, instead of being take in, as is customary, when it immediately started towards home. On arriving near Hythe, some persons, in attempting to stop it, drove it another course, passing over Baker's Bridge, and then back by the barracks, through several back and narrow streets, taking a very sharp turning into High Street, proceeding thence to Sandgate, overturning the cart near the “Fleur-de-Lis,” at which place it was captured and brought back, and singular to relate, without the least accident, although the horse maintained the same furious rate throughout.


South Eastern Gazette, 26 June, 1860.


On the 19th inst., at Sandgate, the wife of Mr. Edward Flisher, of the "Fleur-de-lis Inn," of a daughter.


From the Kentish Chronicle, 20 February, 1864.


On Tuesday morning another instance of uncertainty of life occurred at Sandgate. A poor woman named Charlton, residing near the “Fleur de Lis” was standing at the wash tub at work, when she suddenly slipped down and died almost immediately.


From the

Fleur de Lys is a Grade 2 listed building just 40 metres from the beach at Sandgate, Folkestone with views across the English Channel.

Planning approval has been granted for the complete refurbishment of the property to include three bedrooms and two bathrooms over two floors. This planning approval could be changed to suit, it has been suggested that an "upside down arrangement", with the living areas on the upper floor to capitalise on the views across the Channel, and bedrooms downstairs.

Internal measurements: Ground floor: Main area 7.1m x 13.8m (22'10" x 45'3") Annexe/kitchen 4.27m x 3.66m (14'0"x 12'0"), all measurements are approximate.

There is a garden at the rear and space for parking two cars.

The property dates back to 1725, according to the Sandgate Society website which actually mentioned the property: "1725 – Fleur de Lis at 23 Sandgate High St. was in business from the 1700s to 1974. At one time there were only 3 houses in Sandgate one being the Fleur. It was said to have been a meeting place for smugglers, also a haven for shipwrecked sailors in times past. In 1888 it was almost completely rebuilt and extended. Apparently, it was in the Flisher family who held the licence for 175 years from the 1740s."

Former Fleur de Lis 2022

Above photo 2022.

Fleur de Lis

Above photo, date unknown.

Former Fleur de Lis 2022

Above photo 2022.

Former Fleur de Lis 2022

Above photo 2022.

Former Fleur de Lis 2022

Above photo 2022.

Former Fleur de Lis 2022

Above photo 2022.

Former Fleur de Lis 2022

Above photo 2022.



FLISHER William 1823-51+ (age 64 in 1851Census) Pigot's Directory 1823Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34Pigot's Directory 1839Pigot's Directory 1840Bagshaw's Directory 1847

FLISHER Robert 1858-62+ (age 30 in 1861Census) Melville's 1858

JONES George 1871+ (age 36 in 1871Census)

FLISHER Mrs Mary Ann 1874-99+ Post Office Directory 1874Kelly's 1899

JONES Mary 1881+ (age 52 in 1881Census)

MAYS William 1901+ (age 39 in 1901Census)

HOARE George 1903+ Kelly's 1903

HALES David 1913+ Post Office Directory 1913

CHITTENDEN Arthur 1918-22+ Post Office Directory 1918Post Office Directory 1922

HALL E T 1930+ Post Office Directory 1930

SAMWAY Sydney W "Bert" 1934-39+ (age 37 in 1939) Kelly's 1934Post Office Directory 1938

Last pub licensee had FIELDSEND Jack June 1963+


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

Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

Pigot's Directory 1839From the Pigot's Directory 1839

Pigot's Directory 1840From the Pigot's Directory 1840

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 1899From the Kelly's Directory 1899

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

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


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