7 December, 2023

The Dover Society Working For Dover

The Red Cow Inn 1768

1 Folkestone Road, Dover

This picture was published in the Kentish Gazette, for the week Wednesday, 29 June to Saturday 2 July, 1768.
The price of the paper in those days was 2d [0.84 of 1p] Now local papers cost more than £1.00.
This pub can be traced back to 1713 and in the old days The Red Cow included a large stable.

This news item is from the Kentish Gazette, 19 April 1803.
STOLEN, Out of the stable of the “Red Cow,” Dover, on Saturday night, or early on Sunday morning.
A BLACK MARE, almost Fifteen Hands high, the property of John Merrit; supposed to be stolen by a young man who wore a smock frock, an old hat, and an old pair of shoes, full of nails.

How Times Change
From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday 1st January, 1853.
Charles Toms, 23, ostler, pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing 11d [under 5p] the property of his master. Mr. Look, of the “Red Cow Inn,” Dover, and was sentenced to three months imprisonment.

The pub closed in June 1971 and was demolished in October 1971. Alan A B Manby was the landlord at the time.

Details of many other public houses and inns can be found on the Dover Pub website run by Paul Skelton