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Latest July 1982
79 Beach Street
(122 Beach Street in 1874 & 82 )
Later to become the "Admiral Penn".
The Deal History Society give the earliest date of this pub to be 1860. However, licensees Anthony Smith ("Admiral Penn") say the premises was licensed as far back as 1818, although do not poses the documentation to sustain this statement.
The building is actually older, being listed in 1808, but only described as a dwelling house and shop. The occupant being Jonathan Read, Tailor and Draper.
1847 shows the first definite connection with beer when Valentine Hoile, Sandwich brewer leased the building.
Richard Roberts, son of former landlord Flint(?) Roberts was the famous coxwain of the old North Deal lifeboat who in 1907 had 22 years service under his belt.
Richard Roberts was born in 1838. He was 2nd Coxswain of the lifeboats Van Kook and Mary Somerville, 1865-85. He was Coxswain of the Mary Somerville and Charles Dibdin, 1885-1907. After his ‘retirement’ in 1907, he turned out as an ordinary hand when required and by 1918 when 80 years old he had participated in the rescue of some 485 lives. He died on 18 August 1933 aged 95 years.
Originally owned and supplied by Hoile brewers of Sandwich.
Flint brewery supplied from 1887 to 1914+
An outlet for Fremlins in from 1930 to 1974+.
Then Whitbread Fremlin's.
READ Jonathan (Tailor & draper, dwelling house & shop) 1808-38
HOILE Valentine 1847-51+ (Sandwich brewer)
REDMAN James Munday 1854-74 (and general dealer) alehouse
REDMAN Charles 1874-82+
ROBERTS Frederick 1887-10 dec'd
ROBERTS Frederick Henry Alick ( nickname Flint) 1910-57+
BRUCE Harry A E Sept 1961-74+ Fremlins
SPEED Brian June/1977+
Name changed to "Admiral Penn" on 1st July 1982.
From Melville's Directory 1858
From the Kelly's Directory 1862
From the Post Office Directory 1874
From the Kelly's Directory 1874
From the Post Office Directory 1882
From the Post Office Directory 1891
From the Kelly's Directory 1899
From Pikes 1908
From the Post Office Directory 1913
Deal Library List 1914
From the Post Office Directory 1922
From the Kelly's Directory 1934
From the Post Office Directory 1938
Library archives 1974
The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers
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