Earliest ????

Joe's Bar & Restaurant

Latest ????

114 High Street


Joe's Bar and Restaurant

Above picture taken from Google Maps 2011 shows the former "Joe's Bar and Restaurant."


Tony Well, CAMRA's Pub Officer emailed me recently saying the following:- "I added “Joe's Bar and Restaurant”, Deal, to my Pubs Database when I walked past it back in May 2012. I wandered downstairs and it definitely had a bar that you could sit at without having to order a meal – unfortunately they were shut at the time. This has been sold and will be renamed “D's Steakhouse & Dive bar.

Well, further research gave me the following information. That the bar was in the basement of 114 High Street and was last purchased on 10th March 2006 for £30,000.

Also found at the same address is the "Italian Restaurant Casanova Mio," "Il Pescatore" also an Italian Restaurant, "A B Tong" which sounds like a Chinese Restaurant to me, "Charleigh's Mediterranean Cuisine," and also at the same address "Bangkok House Thai Restaurant." No dates were mentioned for these establishments, hopefully someone will able to fill in the blanks.

The Kelly's directory of 1899 lists this premises as "Nethersole and Son Limited, wine & spirit merchants & importers & ale & porter merchants."

Latest news, September 2015, after changing name to "D's Steakhouse and Dive Bar" some time between 2012 and 2015, the premises no longer has their license and has been converted into a hot dog restaurant. Sounds to me that it was a bit of a "Dive" always changing names to give new respectability and probably just as well that it's now closed.


From the Dover Express, 14 February 2008. Report by Rhys Griffiths.

No love lost over noise and vomit.

Casanove Mio 2008

Late-night venue: Casanova Mio could lose its licence over antisocial behaviour.

A TOWN-centre bar in Deal could lose its licence over accusations of late-night revellers vomiting and urinating in nearby residential streets.

Casanova Mio, which is opposite the town hall in the High Street, is a popular live-music venue and restaurant which can open until 2am on Friday and Saturday nights.

But people living in homes nearby are being kept up at night by noise from the bar and have discovered people being sick and relieving themselves on the quite streets of the seaside town.

A neighbour living in Middle Street, to the rear of the venue, who did not wish to be named, spoke of her problems with regular noise.

She said: “All the neighbours found they were staying open late most nights, until between 1am and 3 am.

“They close at the front at 11pm when they are supposed to, but they don’t close because the people come pouring out. The neighbours are getting upset.

“Why are they going on past the licensed hours? People are afraid that in the summer it is going to be very much worse.

“When the pubs are closed it is a place to go. It is a residential area, the hours are not right.”

An application for the licence to be reviewed has been received by Dover District Council.

The application says customers vomit, urinate and leave litter in the area, and it claims some residents can hear noise from inside the bar in their homes.

The Dover Express approached Casanova Mio for a comment on the licence review but had not received a response at the time of going to press.




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