Sort file:- Dover, March, 2021.

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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith and Paul Skelton

Earliest 1823

Regent Wine Vaults

Latest 1851

Market Place

Near the (Old) Town Hall Steps



I am assuming that this is the same premises as the "Prince Regent," and details from this will be moved to the correct page shortly.


From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday 14 December, 1833. Price 7d.


John Brockman most respectfully begs to retain thanks to the inhabitants of Dover and its vicinity, for the great support he has received since commencing business at the above establishment, and trusts, by a careful selection of his stock, which will warrant genuine, to receive a continuance of their patronage.

J B begs to call attention to the following list of prices:- the unequalled celebrated Liquid Gin, or the Double Cream of the Valley; also his plain Gin unsweetened, both which are warranted to be of the full strength, and the strongest that is allowed to be sold by act of Parliament, 12s 6d by the gallon;: Fine old Cognac brandy, 13s; sold by appointment; Whisky, 16s; Milk Punch, Dantzic Spruce and a variety of Cordials, 13s: Wines in bottle and draught; Fine Old Port, Sherry, Cape, Tent, Buccellas, Madeira, Lisbon, Tenerife, Mountain, Marsala, Hock, Moselle, and Claret, equally responsible. Barelay and Perkins fine Stout and Porter; Flint and Kingsforde's fine Canterbury Ale and Beer.

N.B. Families supplied in quantity, and orders punctually attended to.


From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday 7 January, 1837.



An Advertisement having appeared in the Dover Telegraph, of Saturday, the 24th inst. offering for sale the above Premises, JOHN BROCKMAN thinks it incumbent of him to debase the Public minded by stating that he has no intention of relinquishing or giving up his Establishment - that he has an unexpired Lease of Ten Years of the said Premises; and supposing the Advertisement before alluded to many material prejudice his business, he thinks it was a duty on the part of the Lessor or his Solicitor, to have made an allusion to the Terms of his, J. B's Lease of the Premises; and if purchased, that they were subject to an unexpired Term of Ten Years.

J. B,. grateful to his Friends and the Public for the liberal encouragement he has received for the last Four Years in the above Establishment, begs to inform them that he has just received a large supply of Foreign Wines and Spirits, which he continues to vend, either Wholesale, or Retail, in Town and Country.

Dover, 30th December. 1836.


Kentish Gazette, 2 December 1851.


A few days since Mr. Harding, mess master of the Rifle Brigade, was invited to a complimentary repast, at the "Regent Wine Vaults," given by the purveyors, &c. of the mess department, as a farewell memento of esteem for that gentleman on the eve of his leaving Dover for Bristol. After the feast, the sentiments of respect generally entertained towards the guest of the evening were repeatedly expressed, as were also the sincere wishes of all present for his future prosperity.



BROCKMAN John 1833-37+

GOSSIP Thomas 1850 Dover Telegraph


Dover TelegraphFrom the Dover Telegraph


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