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Sort file:- Walmer, September, 2021.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 29 September, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1866

Granville Arms

Latest Feb 2011

Cambridge Road

Lower Walmer

Deal

Granville Arms in Deal Granville Arms sign in Deal

Above photos by Paul Skelton, 26 July 2008.

 

Granville Arms 1878

Above photo shows the Granville Arms after the aftermath of a whirlwind on 24 October, 1878.

Granville Arms 1878

An 1878 picture of The Granville Arms. The photograph also shows a neighbouring property In Cambridge Road, Walmer, after it had been damaged by a bad storm. The old picture of The Granville Arms, Cambridge Road, Walmer, is from The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer (with Kingsdown and Mongeham) by Steve Glover and Michael Rogers.

 

Granville Arms 1900

Above photo circa 1900 kindly sent by Simon Adamson.

From the Dover Mercury, 24 February, 2011

GRANVILLE ARMS' LANDLADY BOWS OUT.

Granville Arms Sandra Crossland

SAD FAREWELL: Sandra Crossland outside the "Granville Arms" In Walmer, now about to close Picture: Terry Scott P01B09699.

 

A FINAL pint of beer is about to be pulled at the "Granville Arms" in Walmer as Sandra Crossland retires and closes the pub doors for the last time.

She has been at the free-house since 1997 and with her 67th birthday on the way has decided to retire.

"I have had the best of times in the pub business and it is going to be sad to close. I am not looking forward to that one bit. My partner Brian and I have made some good friends - they are not just customers!

"The "Granville Arms" will never open again as a pub. We bought the place 14 years ago and will continue to live here, although downstairs will probably be converted into a flat."

About 35 years ago, Sandra went into the pub trade when she was offered a few hours work at lunchtimes at the "Admiral Keppel" at Upper Deal, in the days when pubs shut at 2.30pm.

"I thought at the time 'I quite like this' and when the licensees left I took it on. I am not sure I knew what I was doing, but all the family mucked in and they were wonderful times.

"Then the "Granville Arms" was on offer for a good price, so we moved here. Now it is heartbreaking to see so many pubs close and business has been bad for the past two years."

Sandra blames the smoking ban, cheap alcohol on sale at more shops and the onslaught of new rules and regulations.

She is now looking forward to retirement and to seeing more of her three daughters, 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

"Brian and I are also looking forward to holidays, without having to find someone to run the pub while we are away!" Sandra will still be seeing some of her long-time customers though, as she is joining some from the "Granville's" darts team to play at Bettshanger Sports and Social Club.

 

From the East Kent Mercury 8 December 2011

Last orders by Steve Glover and Michael Rogers.

The "Granville Arms" opened in 1866, conveniently situated close to the barracks. An 1888 sales' catalogue described it as being ‘a fully licensed corner house comprising "Granville Arms," Granville Mews and Granville House'. There were also stables and coach houses at the rear. The last landlady, Sandra Crossland, redeemed the licence on March 18, 2011, and the pub is now a private house.

 

 

The pub opened in the 1860s and its name was inspired by Earl Granville, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports.

Originally advertised by Porters Chartered Surveyors as early as 18 August 2005 in both the "Publican" and the "Morning Advertiser" with a freehold price of 285,000, advertising a ground floor, open plan bar area, ladies and gents toilets, basement cellar, enclosed rear courtyard, and first floor sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and 2 bedrooms, and planning permission applied for change of use to use of ground floor to a flat and alterations, this pub closed its doors for the last time in February 2011.

See "Notes of 2011."

Granville Arms 2001

Above photo taken and sent by Simon Anderson, August 2001.

Granville Plans Granville Arms Sept 2006

Above Image 1 from plan. 8 Sept 2006.

Granville Arms Sept 2006

Above Image 2 from plan. 8 Sept 2006.

Granville Arms Sept 2006

Above Image 3 from plan. 8 Sept 2006.

Photos above taken from Dover District Council Planning Section.

 

LICENSEE LIST

ROMNEY William 1866+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

MILLER William John 1870-74+ (also fly proprietor age 35 in 1871Census) The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and RogersPost Office Directory 1874

LAURENCE Gilbert 1878+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

LOWNDS John James 1881-82+ (age 32 in 1881Census) The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and RogersPost Office Directory 1882

LUTHER Thomas 1889+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

ADAMSON William Alfred 1889-1907 dec'd The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and RogersKelly's 1899Kelly's 1903 (& blacksmith)

FOX A W 1908+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

AMBROSE Charles Henry 1911-22+ (age 45 in 1911Census) Post Office Directory 1913Deal library 1914Post Office Directory 1918Post Office Directory 1922

AMBROSE Mrs (widow) 1924 The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

FINNIS Mrs A 1925 The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

LUMLEY Walter Henry 1929-30+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and RogersPost Office Directory 1930

LAMING Horace Cecil 1934-38+ Kelly's 1934Post Office Directory 1938

TIDY John Percival & HEWETT John Henry 1924+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

HEWETT Rose Maud 1944+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

SINDEN E A 1956+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

MEANING T G 1966+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

MEANING Elaine 1969+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

COUSINS Eric 1972-74+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and RogersLibrary archives 1974 Fremlins

MOORE Denis 1976+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

WALTON John 1994+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

CROSSLAND Sandra May/1995-Feb/2011

https://pubwiki.co.uk/GranvilleArms.shtml

 

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

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

Deal library 1914Deal Library List 1914

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

Library archives 1974Library archives 1974

The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and RogersThe Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

 

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