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Sort file:- Tunbridge Wells, July, 2020.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 23 July, 2020.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Greyhound Hotel

Latest ????

131 Upper Grosvenor Road

Royal Tunbridge Wells

Greyhound Hotel

Above photo date unknown, from http://www.closedpubs.co.uk

Grayhound sign 1986Grayhound sign 1986

Above signs, May 1986.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

Local knowledge, further pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.

 

Kent & Sussex Courier, 14 October 1892.

Licensing.

An occasional licence to the landlord of the "Greyhound" for an auction sale at Liptraps farm.

 

A fire broke out in the pub in June 2003 and the building has now been demolished and replaced by flats.

 

From the https://www.kentlive.news August 2018.

The Greyhound pub, which was in Upper Grosvenor Road, caught fire in June 2003, destroying stock and personal contents inside.

Greyhound 2003

At the time, investigators said six drums of petrol had been ignited in the pub.

The fire was treated as arson but no-one was ever brought to justice.

Greyhound fire 2003 inside

Over the years the boarded-up pub became one of the town’s most notorious eyesores and at one point became an unofficial car lot.

It is now houses and flats.

 

LICENSEE LIST

TAYLOR David 1881+ (age 43 in 1881Census)

YOUNG Ralph 1891+

MOBSBY William 1903+

RENNISON Arthur George 1913+

HARVEY Tom 1918+

KNIGHT Harold George 1922-30+

MARTIN Cark 1995-97

PARKER Lynn 2004+ish

https://pubwiki.co.uk/Greyhound.shtml

http://theweald.org/P2.asp?PId=TW.GreyHInn

http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/greyhound.html

 

CensusCensus

 

If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-

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