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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith and Paul Skelton

Earliest 1860

Prince of Hesse

Latest 1888

113 Snargate Street

114 Snargate Street Post Office Directory 1874



This was also referred to as "Princesse Hesse" on occasion so I point that out first. We must not quarrel. A new licence was issued in 1871 but that would not be the first. We know that drink was available in 1862. The year 1874 saw four different licensees - which in itself - is something of a record - and efforts were made the following year to transfer the licence to "Sir Garnet Wolseley". It was not allowed but the brewer had obviously seen enough. It became a private dwelling.


From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 22 October, 1869. Price 1d.


James McDunn, a labourer, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Snargate Street, on the previous evening.

Police-constable Sabin deposed to seeing the prisoner turned out of a public-house in Snargate Street, the "Princess of Hesse," on the previous evening, in a state of intoxication. Witness subsequently saw him lying on the footway, in a disorderly state, and went up to him and endeavoured to lift him. In return for this service, the prisoner kicked him. Witness then obtained assistance, and removed the prisoner to the police-station.

In reply to the Bench, Superintendent Coram said that the prisoner had been before the Bench on several occasions.

The magistrates fined the prisoner 1s. and the costs; in default seven days' imprisonment.

The prisoner went to gaol.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 7 July, 1871.


Mr. S. Payn applied for a new license to the "Prince of Hesse," Snargate Street, for Mrs. Elizabeth Cullen, and it was granted.


Dover Express 02 October 1874.


Permission to sell at the "Prince of Hesse" was granted to William James Fitch.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 4 June, 1875. Price 1d.


James Obrey was granted permission to draw at the “Prince of Hesse,” Snargate Street. He was recommended by the Vicar of Herne Hill.




BENTON W 1860's

IVERSON William 1862

CULLEN Mrs Elizabeth July/1871-74 Dover ExpressPost Office Directory 1874

Last pub licensee had ANNETT William Enos "Eric" to Sept/1874 Next pub licensee had

RICHARDSON John Sept/1874+ Dover Express (Folkestone victualler)

BLAKE James Senior June/1874 Next pub licensee had

FITCH William James June/1874-June/75 Dover Express

OVERY/OBREY James June/1875 end Dover Express

IVERSON or Ives Mrs Ann 1888 end


Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Dover ExpressFrom the Dover Express


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