Sort file:- Walmer, September, 2021.

Page Updated:- Monday, 27 September, 2021.


Earliest 1813-

Royal Standard

Latest 1870

(Name to)

Facing South Barracks

10-12 Walmer Road/Dover Road


Former Royal Standard Former Royal Standard

Above pictures taken from Google maps showing the second incarnation of the "Royal Standard." Picture taken 2010.


From the Kentish Gazette Friday 5 February, 1813.  p.1 col.1

Walmer: "COCKING":

"A Main of Cocks and Stags to be fought at the Royal Standard, Walmer Road, on Wednesday 10 February for Five Guineas a battle between the gentlemen of Dover and the gentlemen of Walmer Road – also two pair of Great Cocks to be fought; one Shak Bag to fight before dinner, and one after dinner. An ordinary will be on the table at a quarter before One o'clock."


From the Kentish Gazette, 12 April 1842.


Yesterday se’nnight an inquest was held before Mr. Emmerson, coroner, at the "Royal Standard," on the body of John Beal, a person of unsound mind, who destroyed himself by cutting his throat with a case knife. It appears that on the Friday preceding, during the temporary absence of the person who had charge of him, he drew a knife across his throat and inflicted a desperate wound; he lingered until Monday, when death put an end to his sufferings.

Verdict:— "Destroyed himself whilst in a state of temporary derangement." It is said the poor fellow had been annoyed by a person frequently halloing and hooting, we hope thoughtlessly, under his window.


Kentish Gazette, 16 December 1851.


Nash:— Dec. 5, at Walmer, Sarah, wife of Mr. Thomas Nash, landlord of the "Royal Standard," Lower Walmer, aged 42.



Further mentions found in Pigot's directory of 1828 and 1840 with an address of Walmer Road.

Developments were taking place in Lower Walmer around 1848 and the building of St. Saviours had just started, it was consecrated on 2nd July 1849 and a celebration was held at the "Royal Standard."

Due to developments the original pub was demolished and rebuilt around 1865 to a site a little further up Dover Road and on the same side.


From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday 17 April, 1858.


TO BE LET, the well known Public House called the "Royal Standard," facing the South Barracks, Lower Walmer.

For further particulars, apply to Mr. Hoile, Brewer, Sandwich.


Kentish Gazette, Tuesday 24 October 1865.

WALMER. Building Company (Limited.)

A meeting of the Provisional Directors of this Company took place at the "Royal Standard Hotel" on Tuesday evening. The report made of the number of shares taken since last meeting was highly encouraging, five-hundred shares in round numbers being now taken. The articles of association were signed, and Mr. Rose was instructed to proceed to London forthwith, to register the Company. By the articles of the association the Company has power to extend its operations to any other place besides Walmer if an eligible opportunity occurs.



The Lord Warden Lodge No 1096 met first in the "Royal Standard Hotel," North Barrack Road Walmer in 1866. The lodge was consecrated on the 21st April 1866.

The Lodge next moves to the "Lord Warden Inn," North Barrack Road, which in fact just over the road.

The Lodge also moved a number of times, holding meetings in the following Leith Estate Office, the Strand 1870. Believed to be by the old Marines Swimming Pool.

"Public Rooms Park St".1876 ??

St Georges Hall, Park St 1880

Forresters Hall North Barrack Road, 1893?


The pub was closed by 1870 to become a home for the Rev. Charles Elvin and remained a private residence known as Wexcombe House and the Grange.

Just after WW1 it was again changed to become the "Fair Maid of Kent."



BLYTHE Stephen 1810-21

SNELLING Henry Next pub licensee had 1821+26

KOPETZKY Joseph 1826-28+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

SMITH Jessie

PEARCE Thomas 1832-39 Pigot's Directory 1832-34Pigot's Directory 1839

NASH Thomas 1839-55+ (age 46 in 1851Census) Pigot's Directory 1840Bagshaw's Directory 1847

BARNES Thomas 1858+ Melville's 1858

LAWS John William 1859-61 (Census)

1865 rebuilt slightly further up the road

ATTWOOD John Jennings 1865+

Closed around 1870


Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

Pigot's Directory 1839From the Pigot's Directory 1839

Pigot's Directory 1840From the Pigot's Directory 1840

Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847

Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858



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