Sort file:- Dover, September, 2021.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 07 September, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith and Paul Skelton

Earliest 1881

Wine Lodge

Latest 1961

(Name to)

41 Townwall Street


Above photo, 1955, kindly taken and supplied by Norman Clark.

Wine Lodge sign 1955

Above sign 1955.

Wine Lodge card

The above sign, wasn't actually designed and released by Whitbread, but has been designed by Robert Greenham in the same style as the card sets they distributed as a representation of what the sign looked like. Robert says:- This was based on the image which appeared on Whitbread's metal map for East Kent which was painted by D. W. Burley in 1950, on commission from Whitbread.

Whitbread metal map 1950

The above metal map, kindly sent by Robert Greenham was released, in 1950 and painted by D. W. Burley, and was titled Inn-Signia of Whitbread Houses in East Kent, Whitbread & Co Ltd. The Inn Signs designed by:- M. C. Balston, Vena Chalker, Kathleen M Claxton, K. M. Doyle, Ralph Ellis, Marjorie Hutton, Harvey James, Prudence Rae-Martin, Violet Rutter, L. Toynbee and Kit Watson.

Wine Lodge

Above photo, date unknown.

Wind Lodge 1930

Above picture shows the Wine Lodge around the 1930's, although Walter Adams had passed the premises over to Edwin Perry by the 1930's, so perhaps this picture is earlier. Picture kindly supplied by Kevin Healey.

Wine Lodge Flagoon

Above photo of a Flagoon for the Wine Lodge marked Walter Day Adams, 41 Townwall Street, Dover 587. Put on sale at Ebay for 50 in June 2019.


Open in 1881 under the supervision of Edward George Wassall.


On the corner with Mill Lane this was the property of Wastall and Company, wine merchants, in 1881, responsible for the importation of fine wines.


From an email received 9 August 2015.

Hi I was researching Edward George Wastall when I came across your site, anyway I've come into possession of 2 old letters written by Capt E. G. Wastall when he was in the Buffs, both letters late Victorian. I've done some research and its the same man who is connected to the Wine Merchant business.


Born Ramsgate 1862, son of Edward George senior, wine merchant. Apprenticed as wine merchant in Dover, where he met and married Annie Fry in 1884. Moved back to Thanet (Margate) in 1887 to take over his father's business as wine merchants. E. G. Wastall. Two daughters - Bessie 1886 and Hilarie 1889. Left the 1st Battalion the Buffs when converted to Territorial unit in 1908 with rank of Captain/Honorary Major. Retired to Chilham. Died in Herne Bay nursing home in 1937

Born Ramsgate 1862

1871 61 Queen St., Ramsgate

Edward G Wassall 35 wine merchant Ramsgate

Annie L Wassall 35wife Ramsgate

Ernest E Wassall 11son Ramsgate

Edward G Wassall 9 son Ramsgate

Edith Marie Wassall 7 daughter Ramsgate

Arthur Hy Wassall 5 son Ramsgate

Jessie Kate Wassall 3 daughter Ramsgate

Mary Ann Austin 27 cook

Elizabeth Austen 16 housemaid

1881 47 Castle St., Dover

Edward G. Wastall 19 Lodger Wine Merchant Born: Ramsgate, Kent, England

(Home of Henry Thorp 45 Grocer)

1884 Married Minnie Fry at Buckland, Dover. He residing at River; she the daughter of Thomas Wickens Fry of 8 Guilford Terrace, Buckland, surveyor

1887 Partnership of Annie Lyons Wastall, Ernest E. Wastall and Edward G. Wastall (senior), trading as E. G. Wastall & Co., wine and spirit merchants and manufacturers of mineral waters at Ramsgate & Margate dissolved. Company invewted in Edgard G. Wanstall (junior)
1891 Chapel Hill Lodge, Chapel Hill Margate

Edward G Wastall 29 Wine Merchant Ramsgate

Minnie Wastall 29 Wife Hackney

Bessie Wastall 5 daughter Kearsney (River)

Hilarie Wastall 1 daughter Margate

Ada Fry 24 sisterin law Hackney

Rose Kennett 21 Laundry Maid

Fancy Goodburn 18 Nurse

Charles Read 25 Groom & Gardner

1892 1st Volunteer Battalion, the Buffs (East Kent Regiment), Second Lieutenant E.G. Wastall to be Lieutenant. Dated 16th July 1892

1899 Directory of Ramsgate:

E. G. Wastall & Co, wine merchants & brewers, 61 Queen Street
Wastall & Co, Thanet Brewery, 10 Camden Road

1901 Nond's House, Linsted, Faversham

Edward George Wastall Head 39 Wine Merchant Ramsgate

Minnie Wastall Wife 39 London, Middlesex

Alice M B Blowen cook

Emily Jane Culver housemaid

1911 St Anns, St Anns Road, Tankerton, Whitstable

Edward George Wastall 49 Married 26.5 years 2 children Wine merchant Ramsgate

Minnie Wastall wife 49 West Hackney, London
Hilarie Wastall daughter 21 Margate

Howard Louis Spurrier grandson 10 months Wallington Surrey

Frank Knight 42 gardener

Edith Knight 33 cook

Laura Ellen Pankhurst 25 housemaid

4th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment); Captain and Honorary Major Edward G Wastall resigns his commission, with permission to retain his rank and to wear the prescribed uniform. Dated 30th November 1908

Died 1937 Blean (St. Edward's Nursing Home, Herne Bay). Resident of Dame Street House, Chilham. Probate to Bessie Spurrier (wife of Louis Ernest Spurrier) and Hilarie Wastall, spinster

Regards George Wynne.


Wine Lodge Advert 1881

Above shows an advert that appeared in the Dover Express, 29 July 1881.


It went to Adams in 1901 and possibly to Ash's East Kent Brewery before ending with Mackeson.


Un 1940 permission was given to close for the duration of the war, which was probably just as well as it was war damaged in 1941. It did reopen again post war, but in temporary, renovated premises. Plans for a new house were approved in September 1960. The original disappeared in March 1961 when the new, with the sign "Britannia" opened on 26 March 1962.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News. 21 January, 1921.


On the application of Mr. L H. Watson, the licence of the "Wine Lodge," Townwall Street, was transformed to Mr. George Day Adams, solicitor, of Leicester, an executive of his father, the late Mr. W. D. Adams.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 14 December, 1923. Price 1d.


The licence of the "Wine Lodge," Townwall Street, was transferred from mr. W. J. Popple to Mr. W. Breeze, now residing in London, but who had held the licence of the "Marina Inn," St. Leonard's.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 27 March, 1925. Price 1d.


Mr. Roper of the "Wine Lodge," was granted an occasional licence for the Town Hall on the occasion of the exhibition billiards match between Mr. F. Peall and Mr. Brady, from 2.30 to 10.30 p.m.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 18 September, 1925. Price 1d.


An application was made by the licensee of the "Wine Lodge," Townwall Street, for a music and dancing licence, but the Magistrates after hearing from the Chief Constable the facilities in the neighbourhood, said that they were not prepared to grant the application that day, but they left it open for an application to be made at the Licensing Sessions on October 2nd.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 5 March, 1926. Price 1d.


The licence of the "Wine Lodge," Townwall Street, applied for permission to supply drink with meals an hour after closing time.

The Chief Constable said he had inspected the premises and they were quite suitable; and it was licensed for the same purpose by the previous tenants, but he had not taken advantage of it.

After a discussion lasting a considerable time, the Mayor said that the Magistrates had decided not to grant the application.


Dover Express 6th September 1940.

Dover Police Court 4th September 1940.

Mr. Ted Perry, licensee of the “Wine Lodge”, Townwall Street, applied for the magistrates’ permission to close the house for the duration of the war. This was allowed.


Dover Express 11th June 1948.

Town, port & garrison.

An occasional licence was granted by Dover Magistrates on Monday to Mr. W. Jacomb on behalf of the “Wine Lodge” for the lunches and civic ball for the Southern Counties Federation of Building Trades Employers on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.


Dover Express 18th June 1948.


Considerable damage was done to the old Town Mill in Townwall Street, by a fire which broke out there on Friday night.

The outbreak was discovered shortly before 11 p.m. on the second floor of this five-storied unoccupied building. The Fire Brigade were called by residents in the nearby Wine Lodge and, although the flames rapidly spread through the dry timber to the third floor, the firemen soon had the fire under control and prevented the very real danger of the outbreak spreading to surrounding property. The two floors of the mill were badly damaged. Although the fire was out by midnight, firemen stood by until 2.30 a.m., in case of a new outbreak.

It was the second fire at the mill in three weeks and police have been investigating the cause. The first fire, on the morning of May 22nd was in a beam on the ground floor of the building.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 28 July, 1950.


The death occurred at East Dulwich Hospital during the week-end of Mr. Charles Edwin Perry, late of Dover. He was 75.

Mr. Perry came to Dover in 1926 - having been 20 years resident manager of the Hammersmith Palace of Varieties, London - and took over the licence of the Wine Lodge, Townwall Street, being succeeded there by his son, Mr. E. E. Perry, the present tenant.

Having to leave Dover in 1940, Mr. Perry went into business at Paddington, and later acquired a high-class confectionery and tobacconist business in East Dulwich Grove, South-East London, opposite the hospital in which his sudden death occurred.

The funeral took place at Hammersmith Cemetery on Wednesday.

Charles Edwin Perry

Above photograph shows Edwin Charles Perry, kindly sent to me from Rosemary Reynolds.




WASTALL E G and Co 1885

ADAMS Walter Day 1899-1921 dec'd Kelly's Directory 1899(Post Office Directory 1903wine, spirit and bottled ale merchant)

ADAMS George Day Jan/1921 Dover Express

LINELL John Royle 1921-June/22 Dover Express

COCKLE/POPPLE William James June/1922-Dec/23 Dover Express (Manager)

BREEZE William Dec/1923-25 end Dover Express

ROPER WaIter Francis 1925-26 end

WYLIE Benjamin McKinnin to Dec/1926 Next pub licensee had Dover Express

PERRY Edwin Charles senior Dec/1926-40 end (Of 5, The Grove, Hammersmith, manager of licensed premises) Dover Express

RAWLINGS Reginald Price 1941

PERRY Edwin Ernest junior 1946-61 Next pub licensee had Kelly's Directory 1950Kelly's Directory 1953Kelly's Directory 1956


Kelly's Directory 1899From the Kelly's Directory 1899

Post Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1901

Kelly's Directory 1950From the Kelly's Directory 1950

Kelly's Directory 1953From the Kelly's Directory 1953

Kelly's Directory 1956From the Kelly's Directory 1956

Dover ExpressFrom the Dover Express


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