Sort file:- Dover, July, 2021.

Page Updated:- Saturday, 31 July, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith and Paul Skelton

Earliest 1859

Prince of Wales

Latest 1964

George Street Pikes 1938-39Kelly's Directory 1956 and 1 Shooters Hill (1881 census)

18 Chapel Hill (Post Office Directory 1874 1861 & 1871 census)


Prince of Wales, Shooters Hill

Above photo, date circa 1880. According to Paul Stickles, who sent me an email 20 July 2010, the photo contains his 3X great grandfather, Thomas Hammond and maybe his 2nd wife and two step daughters.

Prince of Wales Shooters Hill 1920's

Above picture shows the Prince of Wales in the 1920's.


The build up of this area commenced in 1835 but Hammond was the first definite contact made here in 1859.


From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 7 May, 1859.


Thomas Hammond, the landlord of the "Prince of Wales" public-house, Chapel Hill, Buckland, was charged on the information of police-sergeant Scutt with having his house open for the sale of beer on Good Friday, at the 22nd, before half-past 12 o'clock, viz., at a quarter past eleven, otherwise than as refreshment for travellers.

The defendant said that he would not deny that he had his house open; but it was only to supply an "elevener" to some men who were working in the neighbourhood as usual on that day, and who always came into his house for refreshment during the forenoon.

In reply to the Mayor, the defendant said he could not read his license, but that it had been read over to him.

Under the circumstances, the case was dismissed, but the Magistrates informed the defendant that he must make himself thoroughly acquainted with the provisions of his license, which he would find, laid down the same regulations for Good Friday as for Sunday.


From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 30 July, 1859.


Thomas Hammond, the landlord of the "Prince of Wales" beer-house, Shooter's Hill, Buckland, was fined 15s., including costs, for having his house open for the sale of beer on Sunday morning before half-past 12 o'clock, viz., at 8. The offence was proved by Sergeant Geddes.


From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 16 June, 1870. Price 1d.


Thomas Hammond, landlord of the "Prince of Wales," Shooter's Hill, was fined 10s. and costs, for having his house open during the hours of divine service on Sunday morning last.


From the Dover Express, 23 June, 1888.


Notice of Auction Sale of a Valuable Freehold Fully Licensed Public House, with Stabling.

MESSRS. JAMES B. TERSON & SON Have received instructions to Sell by Public Auction at the "ROYAL OAK HOTEL," DOVER, ON THURSDAY, 28th JUNE, 1888. At THREE o’clock in the Afternoon precisely, all that valuable and well-situated fully licensed FREEHOLD PUBLIC HOUSE KNOWN AS The "Prince of Wales Inn,"
SITUATE SHOOTER’S HILL, GEORGE STREET, BUCKLAND, DOVER, In the occupation of Mr. Thomas Hammond.

The House contains Entrance Passage, Bar, large Tap Room, Parlour, Three Bedrooms, Two large Attics, Kitchen, good Cellar, Yard, W.C., Wash-house, and a Two-Stall Stable.

Possession will be given on Completion of the Purchase.

The Auctioneers call the attention of Brewers and others to the opportunity offered by this sale. The House is situated in a populous district, and has been in the hands of the present occupier for many years. The Landlord’s Fixtures will be included in the sale, but the Purchaser will have to take the Beer Engine and Trade Utensils at a price to be named at the time of sale.

Particulars and Conditions of Sale may be obtained of Messrs. Jamks B. Terson & Son, Auctioneers, Valuers, and Estate Agents, No. 27, Castle Street, Dover; or of Mr. EUGENE CARDER, Solicitor, Dover.


From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 13 December, 1935. Price 1d.


Plans for alterations at the "Prince of Wales," George Street, were passes. The Chief Constable said that inspection had been made and they were quite satisfied the alterations would be a very useful improvement to the house.


It stood on the corner of George Street and Shooters Hill and was fully licensed at the close which came in the licensing year 1963-64. It was bought by Dover Corporation in 1966 and demolished shortly afterwards so that new residential accommodation could be provided. It was a Fremlin outlet at its close, having possibly started as Leney's.


Prince of Wales circa 1960

Above photo circa 1960. Kindly sent by Jayne.

Site of former Prince of Wales, 2010

The above picture taken from Google Street shows what I believe to be the site of he former "Prince of Wales."



HAMMOND Thomas 1859-88+ (age 56 in 1881Census) Dover ExpressPost Office Directory 1874Post Office Directory 1882

AMOS William 1891-99 (age 42 in 1891Census) Pikes 1898Kelly's Directory 1899

MEPHAM Harold 1901-02 Post Office Directory 1903Kelly's 1903

PRITCHARD George Williamsen 1902

RUSSELL Mr F to Aug/1904 Dover Express

Last pub licensee had FERRAL/FERALL/TEARALL Mr E Aug/1904-05 end Dover Express (Licensed Victualler of Folkestone)

ORAM M 1905?

ORCHARD William senior 1907-Apr/11 Dover Express

ORCHARD Francis Henry junior Apr/1911-Aug/12 Dover Express

Last pub licensee had PHARRO Alfred Aug/1912-Aug/22 Dover ExpressPost Office Directory 1913

STEELE Alfred James Thomas Aug/1922-35 end Pikes 1924Pikes 1932-33Dover Express

ROBERTS Thomas Millington 1935-Mar/37 end Dover Express

PHILLIPS William Lionel Mar/1937-Sept/38 Dover ExpressPikes 1938-39

HANKINS William Richard Sept/1938-54  (Dover ExpressHAWKINGS)Pikes 48-49Kelly's Directory 1950Kelly's Directory 1953

BENGE John Henry R 1954-59 Kelly's Directory 1956

BENGE Mrs Mary 1960

KINGSNORTH Herbert senior 1961

CRITCHLEY I E 1961 end

Last pub licensee had BROUGH Jack to 1964 Next pub licensee had


According to the Dover Express Thomas Millington Roberts came from Faversham and was late of H.M. Royal Marines and William Hankins was a licensed victualler from the "Wheatsheaf" Inn, Old Chesterton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.


Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Pikes 1898From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1898

Kelly's Directory 1899From the Kelly's Directory 1899

Post Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1901

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Pikes 1924From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1924

Pikes 1932-33From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1932-33

Pikes 1938-39From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1938-39

Pikes 48-49From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1948-49

Kelly's Directory 1950From the Kelly's Directory 1950

Kelly's Directory 1953From the Kelly's Directory 1953

Kelly's Directory 1956From the Kelly's Directory 1956

Dover ExpressFrom the Dover Express



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