Sort file:- Sandwich, June, 2021.

Page Updated:- Saturday, 05 June, 2021.


Earliest 1823-

Two Brewers

Latest 1980s

7 The Butchery


Two Brewers 1900

Above photo, 1900s, kindly sent by Michael Mirams.

Two Brewers, Sandwich

Above photograph circa 1960, kindly supplied by Terry Wheeler of the Ramsgate Historical Society.

Two Brewers 1973

Above photo 1973. Kindly sent by Paul Wells.

Former Two Brewers 2017

Above Google image, July 2017, operating as the Butchery Surgery.


From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday 30 August, 1834. Price 7d.

Thomas Johnson was indicted for burglary and robbing in a dwelling-house. Mrs. Ashman, landlady of the "Two Brewers," in Sandwich, and her servant, deposed to the breaking open of the house in April last, and that a case bottle, containing about three pints of brandy was stolen there-from. The prisoner was apprehended in Wingham, having offered some brandy in a similar bottle for sale, at Ash. He confessed the robbery, but as the evidence did not sufficiently establish the burglary, he was found guilty of the minor offence, and sentenced to seven years' transportation.



Obviously an Inn that catered for lodgers as can be shown from the following email I received recently, as below. Apparently it was referred to as a lodging house in the 1871 census.


From an email received 9 April 2012.

According to the UK Census of 1861, my Great, Great, Great, Uncle Thomas Jezzard (Born circa 1815) was the Innkeeper of the "Two Brewer's Inn". Other residents at the time of the census were his wife Eliza Jezzard (nee Hirst) and his son George Jezzard (Born circa 1840) who was a Fisherman. Also resident at the time of the census were 15 "lodgers"

Thomas Jezzard was the younger brother of my Great, Great, Great, Grandfather George Jezzard (Born circa 1807).

The Jezzard family feature quite extensively in the commercial world of Sandwich, My Grandfather (John Jezzard born circa 1875) having been a respected Tobacconist in King Street Sandwich and even my own Mother had a small confectionery shop in Strand Street shortly after her marriage to my Father William Kimber.


John Kimber.


From an email received 24 June 2015.


I am researching my family history and have found from the 1871 census that my Great Great grandparents John Small (cutler) aged 22 and Matilda Small (hawker) aged 19 were lodgers at the Inn. Louisa Gatehouse who was Matilda's sister also a hawker aged 17 also loved there along with:-

Alfred, Sarah, Ester, William, Rose E, and Charles HELLENDER.

Thomas and Isabella BUCKLEY

Henry and Flora J SHEPHERD

John and Harriet PAGE

William Hogham

John Carter

George Ayton

William Rye

William Carter

Margaret and Thomas T Simmons

Mary Rice

A busy, busy place in 1871!

Paul Munds.



ASHMAN William 1823-29+ Pigot's Directory 1823Pigot's Directory 1828-29

ASHMAN Suzanah 1832-39+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34Pigot's Directory 1839

QUESTED John 1840-41 (age 490 in 1841Census) Pigot's Directory 1840

NAZER/SAYER John Gill 1847-58+ (age 63 in 1851Census) Bagshaw's Directory 1847

JEZZARD Thomas 1861-62+ (age 46 in 1861Census)

WARMAN William 1871-81+ (also lodging house keeper age 51 in 1881Census)

WARMAN Louisa Maria after 1891-1901+ (widow age 54 in 1891Census)

JANES John A 1934+ Kelly's 1934

FORD James Arthur 1963-64


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

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

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

Kelly's 1934From the Kelly's Directory 1934



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