Sort file:- Dover, September, 2021.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 29 September, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith and Paul Skelton

Earliest 1895

Golden Anchor

Latest 1930

29-30 Commercial Quay (Pentside)

28 Commercial Quay in 1901 Post Office Directory 1903


Commercial Quay

The "Golden Anchor" is shown to the left of the "Wellesley Inn."

Golden Anchor 1920

Above photo from the John Gilham collection, circa 1920.

Golden Anchor

Photo kindly supplied by Ken Chapman. Date unknown.


I saw a ninety nine-year lease for these premises dated 6 April 1895 and I am inclined to regard that as the start. It was used by Mackeson and was just one more which made way for redevelopment. Compensation of 915 was credited to the brewer and 165 to licensee Mrs. Harriet Meade.


From the Dover Express, 29 November 1929.

Compensation to the Commercial Quay public houses.

The following shares in the compensation awards where agreed:-
"Golden Anchor," Commercial Quay, Dover - 980, being 815 to the brewers, Mackeson and Co., Ltd, Hythe, Nil to Dover Harbour Board; and 165 to Harriet Mead, licensee.


It disappeared with the other quay properties in 1930.



Last pub licensee had DAY William Henry 1898-May/1901 Kelly's Directory 1899Post Office Directory 1903Dover Express

DYER William Cowtan Jan/1901-Jan/06 Next pub licensee had (age 40 in 1901Census) Post Office Directory 1903Kelly's 1903Dover Express

Last pub licensee had NEWING William Henry Jan/1906-Jan/09 Next pub licensee had Dover Express

TEE William Horace Jan/1909-15 (age 38 in 1911Census) Dover ExpressPost Office Directory 1913

MEAD John P 1915-28 dec'd Post Office Directory 1922Pikes 1923Pikes 1924

MEAD Mrs Harriet 1928-30 end


The Dover Express says William Tee was a licensed victualler from Sevenoaks.Dover Express


Kelly's Directory 1899From the Kelly's Directory 1899

Post Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1901

Post Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1903

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Post Office Directory 1922From the Post Office Directory 1922

Pikes 1923From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1923

Pikes 1924From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1924

Dover ExpressFrom the Dover Express


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