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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1850s-

Grosvenor Hotel

Latest ????

1 Calverley Road (5 Ways)

Royal Tunbridge Wells

Grosvenor Tavern

Above photo, date unknown, kindly sent by Edward Gilbert.

Grosvenor Tavern

Above photo, date unknown, kindly sent by Edward Gilbert.

Grosvenor Tavern 1905

Above postcard 1905, showing the "Grosvenor Tavern" on the left, along Calverley Road.

Grosvenor Tavern

Above photo, date circa 1920s, when it was supplied by E & H Kelsey of the Culverden Brewery. Kindly sent by Edward Gilbert.

Grosvenor Tavern 1950s

Above photo, 1950s, kindly sent by Edward Gilbert.

 

From the Kent and Sussex Courier 6 June, 1873. Price 1d.

GROSVENOR HOTEL, CALVERLEY ROAD, TUNBRIDGE WELLS.

R. H. LAST, BEGS to inform his numerous Friends Visitors and the Public generally, that he has taken the above Commodious Hotel, which is now Replete with every comfort and convenience, and solicits a fair share of patronage and support.

DINNERS. SUPPERS. AND REFRESHMENTS

Of every description provided in First-rate Style, and at the most Moderate Charges.

WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANT.

 

From the Kent and Sussex Courier, 12 August, 1873.

GROSVENOR HOTEL. CALVERLEY ROAD, TUNBRIDGE WELLS.

R. H. LAST, BEGS to inform his numerous Friends, Visitors, and the Public generally, that he has taken the above Commodious Hotel, which is now Replete with every comfort and convenience, and solicits a fair share of patronage and support.

DINNERS, SUPPERS, AND REFRESHMENTS

Of every description provided in First-rate Style, and at the most Moderate Charges.

 

From the Kent and Sussex Courier. 22 August 1873. Price 1d.

DRUNK AND RIOTOUS.

Hezekiah Weeks was charged with being drunk and riotous near the "Grosvenor Hotel," on the night of the 15th inst. Sergt. Spratt stated that at a quarter to nine o'clock on the night of the preceding Friday, he found the defendant opposite the "Grosvenor Hotel," drunk and quarrelling with a person named Bennett. He requested him to go away, but he would not do so, and witness found it necessary to take him into custody and convey him to the police station. Mr. Browell: About his drunkenness. Was he able to walk steadily?

Witness: He could walk steadily, but he certainly was drunk. Supt. Embery was examined, and said that defendant was evidently drunk, and his conduct at the police station proved that beyond doubt. Fined 5s., and costs 12s., or in default 10 days' imprisonment. Defendant asked for time to be allowed for him to raise the money in.

Mr. Wigg: What are you?

Defendant: A carpenter.

Mr. Wigg: You ought not to be without money, for there is plenty of work. Defendant was allowed until three o'clock in the afternoon to raise the money in.

 

From the Kent and Sussex Courier, Friday 9 January 1874.

GROSVENOR HOTEL.

Calverley Road, Tunbridge Wells.

R. H. Last, begs to inform his numerous Friends, Visitors, and the Public generally, that he has taken the above Commodious Hotel, which is now Replete with every comfort and convenience, and solicits a fair share of patronage and support.

Dinners, Suppers, and Refreshments of every description provided in First-rate Style, and at the most Moderate Charges.

Wine and Spirit Merchant.

 

Kent & Sussex Courier, Friday 9 September 1887.

Drunk and Disorderly.

Henry Ashdown was summoned for being drunk and disorderly, at Calverley Road on August 29th.

Defendant:- What difference is there between disorderly conduct and misbehaviour?

Mr. Simpson:- Not much.

Defendant:- Am I summoned for misbehaviour?

The Chairman:- Disorderly conduct his misbehaviour.

Defendants supposed he might as well plead guilty.

P.C. Brooks deposed that on the evening in question two men were put out of the "Grosvenor," as being the worse for drink. They got several people round and. One of the men was locked up, and he advised the defendant, who was the other one to go away. Some people got him away after considerable difficulty, but he subsequently returned to the bar and used bad language.

Defendants admitted having a little beer, but said he was taking the part of a friends, who he considered had been "put out" too roughly. He was going to report the police for unnecessary violence, and they pushed him away.

The Chairman:- You being drunk at the time?

Defendant:- I was a little "beery."

The Chairman:- I call that being drunk.

Superintendent Embry said the man had taken advantage of the landlord being away to behave in a disorderly manner. The landlord was going to summons the defendant, but he apologised. The police now took proceedings for what occurred outside the house.

Defendant was fined 10s. and. costs, or 10 days in default.

Defendant, in spite of the remonstrations of a woman in Court of "Don't be silly," expressed his determination of doing the 10 days, and hoped he should enjoy it.

 

LICENSEE LIST

WAGHORN Mark 1850s

EDWARDS Edward 1862-Feb/64 (also Wine & Spirit Merchant) Sussex Advertiser

DAY Isaac Feb/1874+ Sussex Advertiser

Last pub licensee had EDWARDS Obediah Next pub licensee had 1871+ (age 38 in 1871Census)

LAST Richard Henry 1873-74+

SAUTER Henry 1881+ (age 39 in 1881Census)

FULLMAN Thomas 1891+

ROFE Albert 1899-1922 Next pub licensee had

BALCH Francis William 1930-38+

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