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Page Updated:- Sunday, 18 December, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1600-

King's Head

Closed 2012

Canterbury Road

Sarre

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Kings Head 1900

Above photo, 1900, kindly sent by Glenn Hatfield.

King's Head 1906

Above postcard, circa 1906, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

King's Head 1908

Above postcard, 1908, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

King's Head 1913

Above postcard, 1913, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

King's Head cycle race 1909

Above photo, 1909. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

King's Head 1912

Above postcard 1912, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

King's Head 1912

Above postcard 1912, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

King's Head 1914

Above photo, circa 1914, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

King's Head

Above postcard kindly sent by Kathleen Holingsbee, date circa 1920s.

Kings Head Halfway House

Above photo kindly sent by Peter Moynahan, date unknown.

King's Head 1935

Above postcard, circa 1935, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

King's Head

Above photo taken with permission from Saunders family web.

Former King's Head 2014

Above photo kindly sent by Peter Checksfield, 2014.

Former King's Head 2014

Above photo kindly sent by Peter Checksfield, 2014.

King's Head sign 1987

Above sign 1987.

 

 Charles I is featured on the sign at the King's Head, built from two of three adjoining cottages in 1791. In the 1920s the pub had its own garage repair service, but was requisitioned by the Army between 1940-47.

Prior to 1833 the pub was owned by the Symond's Brewery of Ramsgate, but they sold the business and pub to Francis Cobb and Son, brewer also in Ramsgate that same year.

It is suggested that that Thomas Smith who took over from Abraham Brockman was his cousin. One of Abraham's great aunts married a Thomas Smith who begat a Thomas Smith who begat a Thomas Smith in the best tradition of patergenesis. They lived in the area surrounding Sarre. Roger Stubbs of Western Australia who kindly sent me this information says he is still trying to unravel the lineage but I thinks he will find that they are related.

 

Kentish Gazette 1 January 1802.

On Monday night last two men went to the "Kings Head," at Sarr, for lodgings, with which they were accommodated, but got up in the morning before the family, and stole two great coats, one pair of boots, several pair of stockings, and other articles of wearing apparel, with which they got off undiscovered.

 

 

I am not sure what is going on at the King's Head at present, (2014) but it is scaffolded and I believe it has planning permission for a change of use to a single dwelling. This notice appeared in February 2014.

 

LICENSEE LIST

ATTWOOD John 1841-58+ (age 54 in 1851Census)

PILCHER Thomas 1867+

WISE Philip 1881+ Census

SWAN Thomas 1890-91+ (age 49 in 1891Census)

WISE Philip 1891+ (age 43 in 1891Census)

BROCKMAN Abraham Adam 1893+95+

SMITH Thomas 1895-1903+ Kelly's 1903

HARRIS Walter David 1911 (age 44 in 1911Census)

PEARSON Henry Edward 1911+

GEORGE Harry 1922-36+

LONGMAN Leslie 1938+

RUSE Ted 1956 Next pub licensee had

GELLATELY Mrs 1960s

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CensusCensus

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

 

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