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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1717

Prince Albert

Open 2019+

189 Middle Street

92 Kelly's 1878 & 126 Middle Street Post Office Directory 1874

Deal

01304 375425

https://whatpub.com/prince-albert

Prince Albert 1900

Above photo circa 1900, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Prince Albert in Deal Prince Albert sign in DealPrince Albert sign 1987

Photos by Paul Skelton above and left 13 April 2008.

Sign right, November 1991. Thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com

Prince Albert sign 2017

Above sign, July 2017. Kindly sent by Steve Glover.

Prince Albert, circa 1890

An old view of the "Prince Albert, dated from about 1890.

 

From the Deal, Walmer and District Telegram, 2 April, 1864.

Sale of Freehold of "Prince Albert," Alfred Square and Middle Street, now occupied by W. Riley - sold for 200.

 

Prince Albert outing 1914

Paul Wells kindly sent me this photograph with no other information than the date of the outing 3 August, 1914. I am going to assume it is from this public house in Deal, the plaque in the centre and the beer hatch seem to match. Also the gentle slope of the hill.

 

Prince Albert 1919

Above postcard showing the celebrations on Peace day 28th June 1919.

Prince Albert, Deal, business card 2007 Prince Albert, Deal, business card 2007

Above pictures showing front and back of business cards 2008.

 

Prince Albert

The Prince Albert pub in Alfred Square - by Dave Hatton 2009.

 

An outlet for Fremlins in 1974. Library archives 1974

An email from Toby Philpott, Peter's son, says he was born whilst his parents ran the pub and was the first child to be born to a landlord and lady at that house for a very long time.

 

From the Dover Mercury, Thursday 18 March, 2010.

BEER HOUSE AT A BUSTLING TURNING POINT FOR COACHES

By Steve Glover and Michael Rogers."

A PRIME example of an original humble beer house in Deal comes under the spotlight in this week's Now and Then.

The "Prince Albert" pub in Middle Street, Deal, is a fine instance although the building has been added to at various stages through a number of years.

Its deeds date back to 1717 and its garden land once stretched all the way down to Lower Street (now the High Street) before the buildings in Alfred Square were erected.

William Riley added 'beer retailer' to his occupation as 'marine store dealer' in 1855 when he ran a busy house in what would then have been a run-down and disreputable part of town. It was on the corner of Alfred Square which, in those days, was a bustling turning point for horse-drawn coaches, as well as being full of shops.

The aptly-named brewer George Beer supplied the house from 1864 when it became known as the "Prince Albert" and gained a full licence. Riley served until the late 1880s when magistrates referred to him as "a lunatic" and adjourned the relicensing session.

Mr and Mrs Baker were later installed and served throughout the 1890s. George 'Cash' Erridge had a long stay from 1907 until 1940.

Tony and Chrissie Hopkin ran the pub from the 1980s until 2002 when current owners Michael Harlick and Colin Vurley took over. According to them (and to previous landlords) an occasional poltergeist makes its presence known, especially when old photos are moved or renovations are carried out to the building!

The modern pub has one bar and a restaurant, although it originally comprised three smaller separate bars.

The "Prince Albert" is the cornerstone of the local community and is a free house.

 

From the East Kent Mercury, 16 April 2015.

Hoodeners raise 2,500 for unsung carer heroes.

Deal Hoodeners

The Deal Hoodeners raised 2,500 for the Deal Carers Support Group during its, Christmas collection.

The merry lot presented a cheque to chief executive Jill Atwell at the "Prince Albert Pub" in Deal, where the morris side practise weekly.

Mrs Atwell said the money would be invaluable in providing facilities and support for the unsung carer heroes of Deal.

Hoodeners bagman Jane Philpott said:- "We would like to thank everyone in and around Deal who, yet again, contributed so generously."

The Hoodeners also took the opportunity to thank Bill Howarth, who gives his time and energy as a caller at their barn dances, by presenting him with an engraved tankard.

Mrs Philpott said:- "His leadership and encouragement through the dances always ensures everyone has a great evening's entertainment."

In addition to the Christmas collection in the streets of Deal and Sandwich, which this year raised a record amount, the group are committed to fundraising throughout the year with a variety of barn dances, wassailing, music festivals, harvest suppers, retirement home performances and private functions.

The highlight of the Hoodeners' calendar is always the concert for the RNLI during Deal Folk by the Sea weekend in September. They have also got a CD on sale, A Hoodening Year, with a selection of traditional tunes and songs.

The proceeds from sales of the disc all go to the Hoodeners' charity of the year, which this year is the Deal branch of Guide Dogs.

 

From the East Kent Mercury, 16 July 2015.

Fundraiser aids Ugandan school for deaf.

Prince Albert guests 2015

Guests at the charity dinner at the Prince Albert Pub in Deal.

The education of deaf children in Uganda will be improved thanks to 1,200 raised at a charity dinner in Deal.

The function, at the "Prince Albert" pub in Middle Street, saw cash donations during and before.

The money will help 220 pupils at the Uganda School for the Deaf, which is based in Ntinda on the outskirts of Kampala. The school needs important equipment to help it function more effectively.

The wish list includes two 1,000-litre water tanks to capture rainwater during the rainy seasons and seeds for edible plants for the extensive gardens, which will teach the children how to grow food for nutrition.

Rubbish bins are also needed to keep the school tidy while teaching pupils about picking up waste.

Andrew Moore, who attending the dinner, said:- "This very enjoyable evening means that one water tank can now be purchased together with wheelie bins and seeds.

"We are now working to raise the money for the second water tank."

 

LICENSEE LIST

HAYWARD Thomas 1840s+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

HANGER Edward 1841+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

RILEY William J 1855-59+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

RILEY William Samuel 1861-91 The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and RogersDeal Licensing RegisterPost Office Directory 1874Post Office Directory 1882Post Office Directory 1891

BAKER Mrs Margaret 1890-99+ Kelly's 1899

BAKER Frederick & Margaret 1891-1903+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and RogersKelly's 1903

BURVILLE Henry 1903-04+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

JEFFORD Walter T 1905- May/1905 The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

CASTLE George J May/1905-Oct/1905 The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

CRAIG Christopher 1907 The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

Last pub licensee had ERRIDGE George Ralph 1907-40 (widower age 68 in 1938 registered blind) The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and RogersPikes 1908Post Office Directory 1913Deal library 1914Post Office Directory 1922Kelly's 1934Post Office Directory 1938

MARTIN W 1940 The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

BARLOW Thomas 1944-47+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

CASWELL R 1948-Feb/49+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

PARKER Henry Parker Mar/1949+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

STANLEY D A Andrews 1952+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

JOHNSON Mr Thomas Christopher to May-1953-July/54 The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and RogersDeal Mercury

NORKETT James Albert Thomas July-Dec/1954 Deal Mercury

MASON Walter Edwin Dec/1954+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

REIGER Frederick Apr/1960-May/61 The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

SMITH Walter May/1961-66 The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

FENN R W 1966

PHILPOTT Peter J 1968-72 Next pub licensee had

WILLIS Harold H 1973-76 The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and RogersLibrary archives 1974 Fremlins

WHITEHEAD Sidney & Sheila 1976-81 The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers Whitbread

WOODWARD Robert 1981-82 The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

HOPKINS Anthony Peter 1982-2002 The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

HARLICK Michael & VURLEY Colin Sept/2002-10+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

https://pubwiki.co.uk/PrinceAlbert.shtml

 

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Kelly's 1878From the Kelly's Directory 1878

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Post Office Directory 1891From the Post Office Directory 1891

Kelly's 1899From the Kelly's Directory 1899

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Pikes 1908From Pikes 1908

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Deal library 1914Deal Library List 1914

Post Office Directory 1922From the Post Office Directory 1922

Kelly's 1934From the Kelly's Directory 1934

Post Office Directory 1938From the Post Office Directory 1938

Library archives 1974Library archives 1974

Deal Licensing RegisterDeal Licensing Register

Deal MercuryFrom the Deal Walmer & Sandwich Mercury

The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and RogersThe Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

 

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