Sort file:- Dover, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 31 March, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith and Paul Skelton

Earliest 1858

(Name from)


Latest 1892

Original, Strond Street

Last, Round Tower Lane



I am not sure whether this was situated in Round Tower Street, I am more inclined to say it was in Strond Street, but the licensee in 1859 was required to move to the "Royal Exchange," which was definitely in Round Tower Street, after the "Phoenix" was required for demolition due to the requirements of the London, Chatham, and Dover Railway, who were demolishing premises in and around Strond Street at the time.

I am not sure why I can still see licensees in the list after 1859. (Original info.) Certainly not John Connor as he moved to the "Royal Exchange." However, perhaps he took the name with him.

Click here for photo of Round Tower Lane.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 2 April, 1869

George Burling, a soldier of the 4th, charged with stealing from the tap-room of the "Phoenix," Round Tower Street, an overcoat, was remanded till Monday.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 9 March, 1877.


George Trigg, landlord of the “Phoenix Inn,” Round Tower Lane, was charged , on the information of Superintendent of Police, for selling intoxicating drinks on his premises, during prohibited hours.

Police-constable Corrie said: I was on duty in Round Tower Lane in company with Police-constable Baker about 10 o'clock. I saw a woman come out of the back door of the “Phoenix Inn,” with a jug. I stopped her , and she then threw the beer away. I took her back to the house, and the landlady said she served her. The landlord was there. The lady said she went in as she felt very ill, and asked for a glass of beer.

Police-constable baker corroborated.

The defendant was fine 10s., and 10s. 6d. costs.

The Bench reminded him that if it occurred again the license would be taken away.


From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 31 August, 1877. Price 1d.


A conviction had been obtained against this house for selling beer on a Sunday morning, on the 1st of March. The landlord was called forward and cautioned.



See "Little Phoenix".



I believe the premises took over the building of the "Royal Exchange" around 1859 and renamed to the "Phoenix," as John Connor appears in both.


CONNOR John 1858-62+ Next pub licensee had (age 41 in 1861Census) Melville's 1858Post Office Directory 1862

CONNOR Mrs Susannah Sep/1868 Dover Express

ORAM Morris Jarvis Sept/1868-Mar/73+ Dover Express

SANDERS Joseph N Mar/1873+ Dover Express

WRIGHT John Jan/1874 Dover ExpressPost Office Directory 1874

TRIGG George 1877+

BRAGINTON Alfred John 1892

WHITE Frederick 1892 end


Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858

Post Office Directory 1862From the Post Office Directory 1862

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Dover ExpressFrom the Dover Express


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