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Page Updated:- Sunday, 26 May, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1852-

Kentish Yeoman

Latest ????

(Name to)

18 Grove Hill Road

Royal Tunbridge Wells

Kentish Yeoman

Above photo, date unknown.

Kentish Yeoman sign 1986Kentish Yeoman sign 1991

Above sign left, March 1986, sign right, October 1991.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

The pub changed name to the "Orson Welles" around 1991 and is now operating as the "Black Pig and Dining Rooms." I do not yet know when the name changed.

 

South Eastern Gazette 01 June 1852.

TUNBRIDGE. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY.

Application was made for a transfer of licence of the "Kentish Yeoman, Tunbridge Wells, from Thomas Baker to Edwin Bourne. It was stated that Bourne has permitted a ratting match to be held at his house. The magistrates refused to allow the licence to be transferred.

 

South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 29 April 1851.

Mr. Foreman, of Tunbridge Wells, appeared on the behalf of Mr. Chittenden, for a licence to a very respectable house at Tunbridge Wells, called the "Kentish Yeoman." The Bench would recollect that at the last annual licensing day, Mr. Apps, the then tenant, in consequence of a scheme of his own, by which he expected to assign a licence for another house, which he also held as a beer shop, was directed to elect which house he would apply for; he chose his own, which eventually went off on some informality; a licence to the "Kentish Yeoman" was therefore gone, and the house almost valueless. The house was well adapted for business, in a good public thoroughfare near the railway station; it had good stabling, &c; he hoped the Bench would grant the licence; according to the 14th section of the act they had ample power given them to remedy the omission caused by Mr. Apps, in neglecting to apply for this license.

Mr. Crisp appeared for Mr. Apps, and requested the bench to allow the application to stand over till the next annual licensing day. Mr. Apps had applied for two years, but the Bench did not grant the licence in consequence of his living at the "Kentish Yeoman," which he was compelled to leave, not being able to get a living.

Mr. Foreman said this licence would have been applied for at the last annual licensing day, if it had not been for that exceedingly unfair conduct of Mr. Apps, which he was sorry to say had been very bad throughout.

Licence granted.

 

From the Kent and Sussex Courier, Friday 20 March 1874.

Extension of Time.

An extension of one hour was granted to Mr. Ralph Young, of the "Kentish Yeoman," Grove Hill Road, on the occasion of the Hearts of Oak Benefit Society's anniversary dinner.

 

LICENSEE LIST

APPS John Edward before 1850 Next pub licensee had

BAKER Thomas to Jun/1852

BOURNE Edwin Jun/1852 refused

WINIFRETH Robert 1861+ (age 36 in 1861Census)

SHARP John 1862+

YOUNG Ralph 1873-81+ (age 40 in 1881Census) Kent and Sussex Courier

BACK Edward 1882+

Last pub licensee had MERCER Jeffery 1891+

BUSBY Charles 1901-22+ (age 42 in 1901Census)

ROLLINSON Henry G 1930+

RICHARDS Percy 1938+

http://pubshistory.com/KentishYeoman.shtml

 

Kent and Sussex CourierKent and Sussex Courier

CensusCensus

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

 

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