Page Updated:- Thursday, 23 March, 2023.


Earliest 1826-

(Name from)

New Inn

Closed 1 Jan 2005

High Street


New Inn

Above postcard, circa 1900, kindly sent my Mark Jennings.

New Inn 1903

Above photo, circa 1903, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Above postcard circa 1908, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe. Also showing the sign for the "Rose and Crown."

Above postcard, circa 1918, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe. Possibly showing licensee John Law.

New Inn 1950

Above photo, circa 1950, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Line drawing of New Inn date unknown

Line drawing of "New Inn" whilst under the Fremlins sign.

New Inn sign 1986New Inn sign 1992

New Inn sign left, July 1986, sign right, August 1992.

Above with thanks from Brian Curtis

 Former New Inn at Elham

All photos above by Paul Skelton, 22 Aug 2008.

New Inn sign 2019

Sign hanging outside the former pub in July 2019, although this is no longer a public house. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Former New Inn 2019

Above photo, July 2019, kindly taken and sent by Rory Kehoe.


Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Tuesday 12 June 1849.


Important sale of the extensive Brewery of Messr's Flint, including 30 old established Inns and Public Houses, and other valuable property.

Mr. V. J., has received instructions to sell by auction, at the "Fountain Hotel," Canterbury, on Tuesday and Wednesday, 26th and 27th of June, at 12 o'clock each day, (in consequence of the death of the senior acting partner and the retirement of the surviving partners,) the valuable property known as Messrs. Flint's Brewery, in Stour Street, Canterbury, and the Inns, Public Houses, and other valuable property connected with theirwith. The first day sale on Tuesday, 26th June, 1849, will comprise the following property in and near the city.

Public houses.

Lot 1. The "City of Canterbury," situate on the road to Whitstable. Freehold.

Lot 2. The "George and Dragon," Westgate without, leasehold under Hind's charity for 17 years unexpired.

Lot 3. The "Three Compasses," Westgate within. Freehold.

Lot 4. The "Bell Inn" and Coach Office, in the High Street. Freehold.

Lot 5. The "Prince of Wales," St. Alphege Lane,. Freehold.

Lot 6. The "Weavers Arms," Broad Street, freehold and partly leasehold.

Lot 7. The "White Swan," Northgate. Leasehold under St. John's Hospital for a short term, at a ground rent.

Lot 8. The "Kings Head," Northgate. Freehold.

Lot 9. The "Swan Inn," at Sturry (close to the railway station). Freehold.

Lot 10. The "Ship," St. Martins Hill, freehold.

Lots 12. The "Star Commercial Inn and Tap," St George's, close to the Cattle market and Dane John. Freehold.

Lot 13. The "Blue Anchor," Old Dover Lane, near the Cattle market. Freehold.

Lot 14. The "Fleece Inn," High Street, opposite to the Corn market. Freehold.

Lot 28. Three neat Cottages opposite the Brewery, with large gardens extending to the river.

Lot 29. The "Two Brewers" public house and Spirit Warehouse, adjoining the last lot.

Lot 31. The "Black Dog" public house, Castle Street.

Lot 34. The "Duke's Head" Public House, Wincheap Street.

Lot 35. The "King's Head," Public House, Wincheap Street.

Lot 37. The "Royal Exchange," public house, Stour Street.

Lot 38. The "Kentish Arms," public house, and 5 cottages in Jewry Lane. Leasehold for a short term at a low rent.

Lot 40. The "Duke William," at Ickham, abiout five miles from Canterbury. Freehold.

Lot 41. The "Royal Oak Inn," at Deal. Freehold except a small portion.

Lot 42. The "King's Arms," Beach Street, Deal, and Cottage in the rear. leasehold for a short term, at a Ground rent.

Lot 43. The "Fleur De Lis," near the Railway Station, Dover. Leasehold for a term of 6 years, at a Ground rent of 3.

Lot 44. The "Two Brewers," Limekiln Street, Dover. leasehold for a term of 46 years, at a ground rent of 3.

Lot 45. The "Fountain Inn, adjoining the Market place at Dover. Freehold.

Lot 46. The "Lord Nelson," Radnor Street, near the harbour, Folkestone. Freehold.

Lot 47. The "Bricklayers Arms," Fancy Street, Folkestone. Freehold.

Lot 48. The "Castle Inn," at Sandgate. Leasehold for a short term, at a ground rent of 7s. 6d.

Lot 49. The "King's Head Hotel and Tap," at Margate. Freehold.

Lot 50. The "New Inn," at Elham, on the road to Hythe. Freehold.

Lot 51. The "King's Arms," at Milton near Sittingbourne. Freehold.

The Public Houses are for the most part in the occupation of unexceptionable tenants, and the majority of them are doing trades, both in beer and spirits, considerably above the average run of Country houses. (None of them have been beer shops; they're all old Licence Houses, with connections of long standing, thereby affording ample security for the permanency of the trade). The Premises generally are in a superior state of repair.

Particulars and Plans, price 1s. each, may be had of Messr's. Furleys and Mercer, Solicitors, Canterbury; at the "Fountain Hotel;" and of Mr. V. J. Collins, 3, Moorgate Street, London.


From the Deal, Walmer & Sandwich Telegram, 9 June, 1858.



Monday, before the Rev. C. Chapman and Thomas Dunne Esq.

Thomas Castle, of Elham, appeared to a sentence for assaulting Sergeant Kay, K.C.C. at Elham, on the 31st May last. Some disturbance took place at the "New Inn," Elham, on that night, and the police were called in. Sergeant Kay seized a man there named Harry Castle, and was struggling with him in the passage to get him out of the door, when the defendants went behind him and knocked his cap off. The sergeant managed to get Castle out of the door, and the defendant then got behind him, and struck him twice with his feet, and ran away. Thomas Castle, a brother of Henry Castle, was charged with resisting the police in the execution of their duty, at the same time, and was fined 6s., and 9s. costs. - Henry Castle was also charged with assaulting at the same time, Mr. James Godden, landlord of the "New Inn." The defendant was fined 2s. 6d. and 10s. costs.



Originally known as the "Three Tuns" The building was substantially renovated prior to 1826 or perhaps rebuilt and when opened was given the new name of the "New Inn."



MARSH Sophia 1847+ Bagshaw's Directory 1847

RIGDEN Thomas 1858-62+ (age 45 in 1861Census) Melville's 1858

GODDEN James (Jesse) 1858-74+ Deal Telegram(Post Office Directory 1874 Jesse)

OVENDEN Henry John 1882+ (age 24 in 1881Census) Post Office Directory 1882

FOREMAN Alfred 1899-1903+ (age 55 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1899Kelly's 1903

MILLS Robert Edward 1913+ Post Office Directory 1913

LAW John Davis 1918+

LAW Maria Mrs 1930+

FELLOWS Alfred 1938+

Last pub licensee had DRAPER David & Alison after 1991


Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847

Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858

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 TelegramFrom the Deal Telegram



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