Sort file:- Sandwich, July, 2021.

Page Updated:- Saturday, 31 July, 2021.


Earliest 1823-


Latest 2008

(Name to)

10 New Street


Greyhound, Sandwich

Above picture of the Greyhound, Sandwich in better days.

Greyhound in Sandwich

Above photo shows the Greyhound in Sandwich. Photo taken from

Greyhound in Sandwich Greyhound in Sandwich

Above 2 photos and sign below taken 17 Feb 2008 by Paul Skelton.

Greyhound sign 1991Greyhound sign in Sandwich

Above sign left, 1991, sign right, February 2008.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


From at least 1823.


Kelly's Directory 1934 reports WATTS H. & G. (1929) Ltd. wine & spirit merchants. New Street & "Greyhound" public house, 10 New Street. T N 5

H & G Watts Ltd, wholesale & family wine & spirit merchants & beer bottlers; importers of foreign liqueurs; established 1844; offices and cellars, New Street. Telegraphic address "Watts, Sandwich;" Telephone No 5 Sandwich


Kentish Gazette, 14 August 1849.


PUBLIC HOUSES, ROPE WALK TOLLS, AND LANDS, TO BE LET BY AUCTION, At the Guildhall, on THURSDAY, the 23rd day of August, 1849, at Twelve o'clock at noon:—

Lot 1:— All that MESSUAGE, TENEMENT, or PUBLIC HOUSE, commonly known by the sign of the "Greyhound," with the stable and premises thereunto belonging, situate in New Street, in SANDWICH, and now in the occupation of Mr. Henry Stephen Watts, wine merchant, as under tenant to Messrs. Tomson, of Ramsgate, brewers.


From the East Kent Mercury, April 30, 1992


When some stray cats decide to make their home at the "Greyhound" pub in Sandwich, the licensee John Martin built them an elegant cathouse.

John Martin

Above shows John Martin with the cat house  he has made for the strays at his pub.

The five cats now have a two-storey home, decorated with Regency style wallpaper.

The cathouse has cost John around 35 to complete and he says the cats will be very comfortable in it.

Greyhound cat "The cats have adopted us," John told me. "I had to make them really comfortable."

John is one of those who rings the curfew at Sandwich, maintaining a centuries-old tradition. The curfew is tolled every night of the year at 8pm from St. Peter's Church.

John and his wife Paula have been at the "Greyhound" for 12 years and in that time have made it a very popular hostelry.

No-one appears to know how the pub got its name. A greyhound was the heraldic device of Henry VII and was a popular name for fast stage coaches in bygone days.



"Channel Draught" have reported at the beginning of the year 2008 that the Greyhound was up for sale as a pub.

Now confirmed as closed. 2008.



MARSHALL John 1823-24+ Pigot's Directory 1823

HAYWOOD Henry 1828-29+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

ENGLISH Christopher 1832-39+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34Pigot's Directory 1839

FRIGHT Abraham 1840 Pigot's Directory 1840

WATTS Henry Stephen & G 1849-1938 Kelly's 1899Kelly's 1903Post Office Directory 1913Kelly's 1934

LYCETT Michael I & SMITH S & LYRRELL D J 1974+ Library archives 1974 Owned by H & G Watts

MARTIN John 1980-92+


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

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

Library archives 1974Library archives 1974


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