32 High Street
194 Lower Street
01304 374748 OR 01304 369115
I believe this pub was originally called the "Carpenter's
Arms," and changed in or just before 1829. However, I also have
reference to a pub of this name in 1793.
Certainly in existence as the "New Inn" in 1840 when David Spice was licensee.
In 1847 and 1869 it was referred to as an alehouse.
From the Kentish Gazette, 22 November, 1793.
"About 2 o'clock on Tuesday morning a stranger arrived in the
diligence from Canterbury and went to bed at the "Royal
Exchange Inn." In the course of the forenoon he shifted his quarters
and went to the "New Inn" where he requested a private room and
bed. The waiter recognised him as one Lyons who was wanted for forgery
and who had escaped from an officer of Police in London."
From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General
Advertiser, Saturday 16 February, 1839. Price 5d.
William Davis, committed last week for stealing a coat, was placed at
the bar; and the sheet he had offered to pledge being produced, it was
proved by Mrs. Spice, of the "New Inn," at Deal, to have been stolen
from that house, when the prisoner slept there a short time ago.
From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday, 13 September, 1845. Price 5d.
On Tuesday, Sarah Clements, of this town, a dealer in marine stores, was
charged before the Magistrates, with the illegal possession of a cheque
for £59 15s. the property of Mr. Charles Mills, of the “New Inn.” It
appears Mr. Mills missed the cheque on Saturday last, and on the
discovery of his loss, dispatched his nephew to the Provincial Bank,
Dover, to stop payment of it; he however arrived too late to do that,
but succeeded in ascertaining that the cheque had been negotiated about
a quarter of an hour before by Mr. Barnard of that town. On further
enquiry, Mr. Barnard stated that a woman, who gave her name as Chambers,
had tendered the cheque to him in payment of goods, and being unable to
give her the balance, at her request, he got it cashed. The description
Mr. Barnard gave of the party was sufficiently clear to warrant her
apprehension, and his evidence before the Magistrates, as to her
identity, was perfectly satisfactory. Mrs. Clements, in her defence,
stated that she received the cheque from a well-dressed person in
payment for old stores, and that she gave him the difference, which
amounted to £30. The Magistrates, after a brief deliberation, committed
her for trial, but expressed a willingness to accept bail. We understand
she was liberated from gaol on Wednesday, good bail having been
From Environs by James Phippen -Pub. E. Hayward 1852.
¼ page advertisement "Thomas Kinder - New Inn, 196
Lower Street. Dealer in Wines and Spirits. Good Beds, Stabling and every
From the Deal, Walmer, and Sandwich Mercury,
10 March, 1900.
STEALING A BOTTLE OF ALE
William Booth, of Moat Sole, was charged with stealing a bottle of
Bass' ale, worth 4d., at the "New Inn" on the 5th inst.
Edward J. Fry, the prosecutor, said that the defendant was at the
"New Inn" on Monday afternoon with another man. The latter left by the
back-way, and he then missed a bottle of Bass' ale. he at first
suspected the other man, but afterwards accused the defendant and on
feeling his pockets discovered the missing bottle in his jacket pocket.
The cork had been broken when he found it, but had not been drawn.
Witness sent for a constable, and in the meantime defendant removed the
bottle from his pocket and placed it down near the counter.
P.C. Phillips said he was on duty in the Cattle Market and received
information of the theft. he had previously seen a man come from the
direction of the "New Inn" and run across to Mr. Pittock's stable in
Moat Sole, and on going there he found defendant lying on some straw,
and told him he should apprehend him on suspicion of stealing the bottle
of ale. He at first denied the charge but afterwards acknowledged
stealing the ale. Witness first brought him to the house and then
removed him in custody.
Remanded to the Petty Sessions.
Advertising feature from the Dover Mercury 4 October 2007.
Above, chefs Ashley Taylor and Kevin Bligh at Deal's New Inn.
Top·class food and drink at the inn
WITH its original features and characteristics, Deal's New Inn is a
must, whether it is for breakfast, lunch, evening meal or just a drink.
Proprietors Debbie Doyle and Steve Carter have created a warm and
relaxed environment, where the emphasis is on good homemade food and
The New Inn in the High Street offers diners classic dishes, with fresh
and seasonal ingredients. The steak and kidney pudding and delicious
desserts are among the special house dishes.
Head chef Kevin Bligh and sous chef Ashley Taylor have now created three
menus, starting with a breakfast,
one served from 9.30am until 11.30am, when the lunch menu takes over
The evening a la carte menu is available Monday to Thursday between 5pm
and 9pm and on Sundays the New Inn serves a Sunday roast and specials
Six days a week there is also a special offer for senior citizens, who
can have a meal for £4.95 with a change of menu every week.
Now also available is a new selection of pre-Christmas food, which can
be served for groups up to 30 people.
Manager Paul White said: "At the weekends the New Inn changes in the
a bar and restaurant to one of Deal's busiest music bars.
"We have live music every Friday night, with some of the area's best
musicians playing. The line-up includes the first appearance at the New
Inn of a Phil Collins and Genesis tribute act tomorrow (Friday).
"On Saturday nights I play a variety of music and, along with the
disco-style lights, the New Inn provides an oasis of good times its
customers will always remember.
"For anyone who wants to catch the final warm days of autumn, the New
Inn has opened a beautiful decked rear beer garden for customers to
Advertising feature from the Dover Mercury 27 May 2010.
FAVOURITE PUB WITH A WARM WELCOME
From left, chef Tony Suckling, Briony Morgan, Denny Moors and
landlady Debble Doyle at The New Inn.
THE New Inn, chosen by its customers as the East Kent Mercury Pub of the
Year, is one of the oldest pubs in Deal. Its team of friendly staff
extend a warm welcome to new and old customers.
The New Inn, in the middle of the High Street, was built in the 15th
century and has changed names a few times over the years.
Landlady Debbie Doyle, who has run the pub for seven years, said:
"It's nice to know we can offer something for everybody and we're valued
by our customers, who voted us their favourite pub of the year."
Their something-for-everybody ethos is reflected in their dining range
with a new breakfast menu serving fresh food to start the day, Monday to
Saturday, from 9.30-11.30am.
New additions to the lunch menu offer trendy or traditional favourites
on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and
Saturdays from 11.30am until 4pm.
It offers three meats to choose from to help provide the perfect
opportunity to soak up the relaxing ambience and save on the washing up.
The New Inn is a culinary heaven for meat eaters on Thursday nights from
June 3 with a newly introduced steak night from 6pm until 9pm.
Chef Tony Suckling said: "It's great that we have good local suppliers
with top quality produce. I always try to use fresh, local produce
wherever possible. And soon enough it'll be rare to find a steak night
as well done as ours."
Music lovers also find The New Inn a lively central venue, with live
music being played all weekend from Friday to Sunday nights every week.
• To book a table phone 01304 369115.
Advertising feature from the Dover Mercury, 24 March, 2011.
THE best roast on the coast is promised at the new-look "Clarendon Hotel,"
Beach Street, Deal, where the traditional Mother's Day lunch will be
served In style next week.
New owners Sean and Lorraine Humphreys are looking forward to the big
day, offering a glass of bubbly to every mum on arrival.
They have given the hotel's ground floor a new, bright and comfy
look, with the latest addition of a tapas bar, and the Mother's Day
three-course lunch menu is a tempting treat.
There is a choice of four starters, with soup of the day, ginger and
chilli fishcakes, farmhouse pate with red onion chutney or crab
Main courses include chicken, Kentish beef, gammon or lamb shank,
with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
Desserts on offer are sticky toffee pudding, lemon meringue pie or
apple crumble and custard. There is also a chance to enjoy the lunch
with a spectacular sea view, as the "Clarendon" has a prime position
virtually opposite Deal Pier. Lorraine and Sean have been in charge
since October and left their home in Spain to take on the business, with
their family involved too, including Jack as chef and Luke behind the
Sean was a sales marketing director in Spain and the family are glad
to be back in their home county, especially taking on the "Clarendon."
The couple saw the potential of the seafront business when they were
searching for new venture and there are 12 bedrooms, two restaurants and
three bars to organise.
Lorraine said: "We have met some really nice people in Deal and
everyone has been really great."
Look out for live music on Sundays from 4prn, traditional pie and
mash on Saturdays and charity speed dating nights coming soon.
From left, chef Tony Suckling, landlady Debbie Doyle, Briony Morgan
and Danny Moors at the "New Inn, Deal, 21, April 2011.
Advertising feature from the Dover Mercury, 15 November, 2012.
OPEN FOR CHRISTMAS BOOKINGS
Picture: Paul Amos FM2325872
Staff at the New Inn in Deal High Street, from left, Terry Bailey,
Debbie Doyle, Stuart Cowie and chef Ashley Taylor.
THE festive spirit is already in full swing at The "New Inn" in Deal,
where reservations for Christmas lunch are now being taken.
Served up by welcoming staff and hand-prepared by experienced chef
Ashley Taylor, the lunch will save the stress of cooking and the dreaded
washing-up and offers a choice of four starters, four delicious main
courses and four desserts.
Among the main courses to tickle the taste buds is traditional roast
turkey with stuffing, beef Wellington and red wine sauce, pan-fried sea
bass fillet, or goats cheese Wellington.
Owner Debbie Doyle, who has been at the New Inn for 10 years, and
partner Terry Bailey say their pre-Christmas menu offers a delicious
taste of what is to come, with some traditional favourites to sample.
Diners also have four choices for each of the three courses followed
by coffee and mints.
The Mercury pub of the year’s culinary reputation also attracts
diners because of the new winter menu, with a regularly changed specials
board and favourites like home-made beer-battered cod and chips, or
comfort food like steak and kidney pudding.
The Sunday carvery is ever-popular, and is often a sell-out.
Every Thursday is steak night with a range of succulent steaks from
T-bone, fillet and sirloin to salmon and tuna there for the tasting.
Live music makes The "New Inn" a must for people of all generations,
with performances over Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Christmas Eve
brings Kevin Iverson from 4.30pm. Electric Tortoise will perform from
4.30pm on Boxing Day. Although festive culinary treats are being served
up now, The New Inn is the place to eat right until New Year’s Day’s
scrumptious Sunday carvery. Christmas lunch is available at the bargain
price of £49.95 per person and £35 per child, while the pre-Christmas
menu costs £19.95.
An outlet for Charrington & Co. in 1974.
SPICE David 1832-40+ (
KIDNER Thomas 1847-82+
REDMAN Alphonso James 1891+
WOOD Henry 1899+
BONCEY Horace 1913-22+
HUTCHINGS J 1934+
HUTCHINGS T 1938+
GRIGGS Michael A 1974+
Charrington & Co
DOYLE Debbie & CARTER Steve 2003-Sept/10+
HUMPHRIES Sean & Lorraine Sept/2010+
From the Pigot's Directory 1840
From Bagshaw Directory 1847
From Melville's Directory 1858
From the Kelly's Directory 1862
From the Post Office Directory 1874
From the Kelly's Directory 1874
From the Post Office Directory 1882
From the Post Office Directory 1891
From the Kelly's Directory 1899
From the Post Office Directory 1913
Deal Library List 1914
From the Post Office Directory 1922
From the Kelly's Directory 1934
From the Post Office Directory 1938
Library archives 1974