Sort file:- Sandwich, September, 2023.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 28 September, 2023.


Earliest 1675

Sun Inn

Latest 1909

1 Galliard Street


Three Colts and Sun 1895

The pub on the extreme right is the "Sun" Michael Mirams pointed out you can just see the "S" at the top of the building. The pub on the left is the "Three Colts."

Former Sun Inn

Above image from Google, July 2009.


Trading in 1675.

It appears to have been tied to a brewery owned by the prominent Sandwich family, the Wyborns to 1822. In 1764 William Wyborn, brewer, died and his business was left to his daughter Mary, who had married John Bradley. Their son, William Wyborn Bradley was born in 1752 William being described as "common brewer of Sandwich." William was elected Mayor Sandwich in 1785 and died in 1788. The Sandwich brewery and its tied estate of 27 pubs was eventually put up for "sale by private contract" by William's son (also called William Wyborn Bradley, born 1779) as advertised in the Kentish Gazette on 10th May 1822.

The Licensee, Edward Elstead, was a jurat and also Mayor in 1689.


From the Deal, Walmer, and Sandwich Mercury, 10 April, 1869. 1d.



James Spain and William Carlton, were charged with a breach of the Poaching prevention Act. Mr. Mourilyan appeared for the complainant, and Mr. Towne for the defendants.

Mr. Mourilyan having opened the case for the prosecution, called Edward Buss, who said: I am Superintendent of Police at Sandwich. On Sunday evening, the 21st of March, about half-past seven, I was in the churchyard of St. Clement, Sandwich, and saw the two defendants come from towards the mill over the stone stile into the churchyard. Carlton was about 10 yards in front of Spain. When Carlton passed me he turned and looked towards me, and as it was a moonlight night I distinctly saw his features. I have known him for some considerable time. Spain then passed me, and I saw he had a bag under his left arm, and I therefore went towards him. Carlton then commenced running, and Spain called out "Stop Wop, otherwise I shan't come." "Wop" is a nickname that Carlton is known by. Spain ran likewise, and I followed them down Church Street, and saw Carlton go into the house where he lives, and immediately a candle burning there was extinguished. Spain ran into Howard's coach-house, adjoining Carlton's house, and I followed and found him standing with his back to the yard gate of Carlton's house. I searched him, and found on him a pewter flask containing powder. I asked him what he had been doing with it, and he said, "rooking." I then let him go, and in a few seconds afterwards found the bag now produced, containing three hares, warm and bleeding, lying just over the gate against which Spain had been standing. They were on the ground in the yard of Carlton's house. I called at Carlton's house, but no one answered me.

Cross-examined by Mr. Towne: I am certain it was moonlight; the moon was very young. I said nothing in the churchyard to either of the defendants, and the first I saw of the hares was in Carlton's yard. Spain was not present when I found the hares; he had just left the yard, and was only 8 or 10 yards from me. Spain was a few feet from me in the churchyard. I feel positive I saw Carlton go into his house.

George Farrier, landlord of the "Sun Inn," Galliard Street, deposed: I know the defendant Spain. I recollect Sunday the 21st March. Spain came into my house about six o'clock that night. He stopped about an hour and left at seven. He came back to my house at from half-past seven to a quarter to eight, and he then told me Buss had been searching him. He asked me if he might leave his oil skin.

Cross-examined by Mr. Towne: Carlton works in my coal-shed. Carlton was not with Spain, and did not come with him either time. I saw Carlton that evening about a quarter past eight. He came to my house in company with his brother. They left my house at five minutes before three, and they said they were going to Worth.

Mr. Towne then addressed the Bench for the defendants, and afterwards called the following witnesses:-

Thomas Farrier, beer-house-keeper, Worth ("Blue Pigeon") said: I reside at Worth and am a labourer, and keep  a beer-house. I know William Carlton. I remember seeing him on Sunday, 21st March, at my house. He came there about a quarter before six p.m., and left about 20 minutes before eight. He was there from  a quarter before six till a quarter before eight, and his brother was with him. I am confident I am not mistaken.

Cross-examined by Mr. Mourilyan: I took notice of the clock when they came in; it was a quarter to six, and I was at tea. They enquired the time when they left, and someone pulled out his watch and said what time it was. I can't swear I heard another man say it was 20 minutes to eight. I said I did not go to the clock, and I could not swear exactly. I can't say my clock was right to half an hour. I don't recollect anything about my clock being too slow - I can't recollect anything about the clock. I don't know that my memory is bad; I wont swear my attention has not been called to my clock being wrong. I won't swear whether my clock has been altered since Buss came in. I won't swear that my clock has not been altered. I was not in the room during the whole time Carlton was there. The distance from the "Sun" to my house is a mile and a half.

Edward Hoare: I am bailiff to Mr. G. Terry, and live at Worth. I was at Farrier's at Worth on Sunday 21st March, and went there a little before seven. I know William Carlton - he came there when I went; I am quite sure of it. I saw him go away; he left at 20 minutes before eight. I am certain of that. He was there when I left at 20 minutes to eight.

Henry Carlton: I am brother of defendant, William Carlton. I was at Farrier's at Worth about six on Sunday evening. We went into the "Crispin" at Worth at ten minutes after five, and about a quarter before six we went to Farrier's beer-house. We were at Farrier's about two hours, and then came back to Sandwich. Whilst we were at Farrier's my brother asked the time, and Hoare said it was 20 minutes to eight.

The Justices dismissed the summons against Carlton, and fined Spain 2 10s., and 17s. costs, or two calendar month's hard labour.


From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, Saturday 16 October, 1909.


A meeting of the East Kent Compensation Authority was held at the Guildhall, Canterbury, on Tuesday, under the chairmanship of Lord Harris, the other members of the Committee present being:- The Earl of Guilford, Lieut.-Col. S. Newton Dickenson, and Messrs. H. Fitzwalter Plumptre, H. S. Chapman. F. H. Wilbee, F. E. Burke, and H. H. Green.

Compensation in respect of a number of houses was allocated.

The "Sun," Galliard Street, Sandwich, alehouse, tenant. Mr. Henry Bean; owners, Messrs. Thompson and Sons, Walmer.

Total agreed upon 506, the whole of which goes to the brewers, the tenant having quitted the premises.




ELSTEAD Edward 1689+

BEALE Thomas 1823-24+ Pigot's Directory 1823

CASTLE John 1828-29+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

OLDFIELD John 1832-39+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34Pigot's Directory 1839 (High Street)

GIBBENS Mary L 1840-47+ (age 35 in 1841Census) Pigot's Directory 1840Bagshaw's Directory 1847

SOLE William 1858+ Melville's 1858

BAX Charles 1862+ (also coal merchant) Post Office Directory 1862

FARRIER George 1869-71+ (age 41 in 1871Census) Deal Mercury

LANGLEY Morris 1874 Post Office Directory 1874

KINGSLAND George 1878-82 (age 51 in 1851Census) Post Office Directory 1878Post Office Directory 1882

DRAYSON John 1891 (age 52 in 1891Census)

DRAYSON Elizabeth Mrs 1891-99+ Kelly's 1899

DRAYSON William John 1901+ (also Sail Maker age 62 in 1901Census)

GRAYSON Elizabeth Mrs 1903+ Kelly's 1903

Formerly a Public House, Uninhabited 1911Census


Pigot's Directory 1823From the Pigot's Directory 1823

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

Post Office Directory 1862From the Post Office Directory 1862

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1878From the Post Office Directory 1878

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Kelly's 1899From the Kelly's Directory 1899

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Deal MercuryFrom the Deal Walmer & Sandwich Mercury



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