Sort file:- Dover, September, 2022.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 25 September, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith and Paul Skelton

Earliest 1713-

Union Flag

Latest 1853

Commercial Quay



From the Kentish Post or Canterbury News-Letter, February 19th 1750. Kindly sent from Alec Hasenson.

It reads "A Good accustomed House, called the Union Flag, at the Pier in Dover, Kent, now in the occupation of Ralph Pascall, who designs to leave off the Victualling Business and live private. N.B. The Sale [Feb. 19, 1750] will be at the Union Flag aforesaid."



From the records, it obviously continued to sell beer over 100 years later, so whether it was ever sold and turned to private dwellings, I do now know, but definitely a beerhouse in 1853 and which was run on the same lines as Fagin's Den at the finish.


From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday, 28 February, 1846. Price 5d.


A Court for the relief of insolvent debtors was held at the New Town Hall, Dover, on Thursday, before David Pollock, Esq., when the following persons were heard on their petitions.

There being no opposition to Benjamin Norris, late of Ramsgate, tailor; Henry Thomas Prebble, late of Ramsgate, wine merchant; and John Norwood, late of Dover, victualler, [Union Flag, P Skelton] they were ordered to be discharged forthwith.



Norwood kept it in 1853, when young boys and girls were encouraged to steal what they could and return to the house with their spoils. Norwood was barred for two years and the house closed for two years. If it ever did open again it must have been under a different sign.



MELLOW (widow) 1713+

PASCALL Ralph 1750

NORWOOD John 1846-53 (age 38 in 1851Census) Dover Telegraph


Dover TelegraphFrom the Dover Telegraph



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