Sort file:- Hythe, August, 2023.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 10 August, 2023.


Earliest 1500s


Closed Jan 2023

6-8 (3) High Street


01303 164576

Globe 1960s

Above photo, 1960s, kindly sent by Michael Mirams.

Globe 1983

Above photo taken 31 August 1983, kindly sent by Chris Excell.

Globe 2010

Above photo 2010 by Oast House Archives Creative Commons Licence.

Globe 2023

Above photo 2023.

Globe sign 1990Globe sign 2011

Globe sign left 1990. Sign right, 2011.

Above with thanks from Brian Curtis


From the Kentish Chronicle 8 October 1859. Price 1d.

HYTHE. Sudden Death.

An inquest was held on Wednesday, before W. S. Smith, Esq., Coroner, on the body of Colour-Sergeant James Campbell, Carlow Rifles. The deceased was undergoing a course of rifle instruction at the School of Musketry. On Tuesday he had been practising as usual; and returned to the barracks, and after tea dressed for a walk. He called at the "Globe" for a glass of beer, and was conversing with a comrade, when he was seized with a fit of coughing. He stepped out at the door leading to the yard, but directly he opened the door calling to his comrade, “Reid, Reid;" the latter got to the door in time to catch him as he was falling, when blood was issuing from his mouth, and he died instantly. The jury returned a verdict of “Died by the visitation of God in a natural way."


From the Whitstable Times, 28 June, 1902.


Mr. Blaxland, the Borough coroner, on Thursday, held an enquiry into the death of George Amos, of the “Globe Inn,” High Street. From the evidence given by the widow. George William James (an officers servant), William Dorell (a corporal labourer), P.C. Thomas, and Dr. Davis, it appeared that deceased was under notice to quit, he having recently been fined for a breach of the licensing laws, and he became very despondent. About 4.30 on Thursday he got up, and going into his yard cut his throat with a razor, death resulting from haemorrhage. Deceased had inflicted four separate cuts upon himself. The jury returned a verdict of “Suicide whilst of unsound mind.”


From the By Oliver Leonard, 1 February 2023.

Shepherd Neame confirms closure of The Globe Inn, in Hythe.

Punters have expressed their sadness after a historic high street pub shut its doors for the last time.

Shepherd Neame says popular The Globe Inn, in Hythe, "no longer fits business needs" for the brewery.

A farewell party was held at the boozer - which dates back to the 1600s - on Saturday night.

A sign has since been placed on the pub's door letting people know it is "permanently closed".

Property director at Shepherd Neame, George Barnes, said: “We can confirm that we have taken the decision to sell The Globe Inn, Hythe, as it no longer fits our business needs.

"The pub is being sold as a licensed premises.”

The building is not yet on the market, but the brewery has appointed Christie & Co as agents for The Globe.

The pub was known for its live music and events on Saturday nights.

Its website states: "The Globe Inn promises a warm welcome for all - but never more so than on a Saturday night, when you’ll typically be greeted by superb live music."

It also won the Shepherd Neame ‘Beer Hero’ prize in 2016.

A final goodbye to customers was held over the weekend, with a post on the pub's Facebook page reading: "This will be the last music night at The Globe Inn and our farewell party!"

Fans of the pub have reacted to the news online, expressing their dismay at seeing yet another business close its doors.

One said: "This is so sad. It's the only place in Hythe that had live bands."

Another said: "Another pub closing. It seems the great British pub culture is going to be a thing of the past. Such a shame."

The Globe now joins a growing list of pubs and businesses being closed or put on the market.

At the other end of Hythe high street, the "Butt Of Sherry" has been listed on Rightmove.

As well as this, the landlord of the "Compasses" in Crundale, between Ashford and Canterbury, decided it was time to call last orders. Although their web site as of 2 Feb 2023 indicates they are still opening at weekends. Paul Skelton.

"Bobbie's Bakehouse," in the old signal box at Folkestone Harbour, has also closed. I believe this was a cafe. Paul Skelton.


From the By Oliver Leonard, 9 August 2023.

The Globe Inn, in Hythe High Street listed for sale for 325,000.

A historic high-street pub has been listed on the market for 325,000, six months after its closure.

Listed on Rightmove with agents Christie & Co, The Globe Inn, in Hythe is being described as an opportunity for “a well-placed free house, restaurant or conversion to a number of alternative uses”.

The site is located at the western end of the high street, close to the A259.

The boozer, which dates back to the 16th century, has a number of features including a dining area, a rear courtyard garden and a three-bedroom owner’s accommodation.

Shepherds Neame announced it was closing down in February, claiming it "no longer fit business needs" for the brewery.

Punters often enjoyed live music and events on Saturday nights and expressed their sadness at the closure.

It had won the Shepherd Neame ‘Beer Hero’ prize in 2016.

The Globe now joins a growing list of pubs and businesses being put on the market.

At the other end of Hythe high street, The "Butt Of Sherry" has also been listed.

As well as this, four historic village pubs across east Kent were put up for sale last month.

Globe bar 2023

The building includes a courtyard garden. Picture: Rightmove

The sale of the establishments, in Dover, Monkton, Bridge and Brook, near Ashford, has been described as a “great shame”, with high inflation rates blamed.



GARDNER Thomas 1891+ (age 46 in 1891Census)

AMOS George 1901-June/20 dec'd (age 48 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

EWART-PLANE Nicola 2017+


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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