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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 2011

(Name from)

Trading Post

Open 2020+

5 Culverden Road

Royal Tunbridge Wells

01892 459867

http://www.thetradingpostbar.co.uk/

https://whatpub.com/trading-post

Trading Post

Above photo kindly sent by Edward Gilbert.

 

The pub was formerly known as the "Downs Tavern" and changed name in 2011.

 

From an email received, 26 May 2014.

Hello Paul;

I was just reading a newspaper article about the "Down Tavern" at 5 Culverden Down dated December 14, 2012. It refers to the purchase of the tavern in 2011 by James Watson who renamed it The "Trading Post." The licensed victuallers of the place as of Nov. 2011 are Mr and Mrs Dalgleish.

The article says the tavern was closed for 3 yrs before Watson bought it (2008-2011); and that the "Downs Tavern" in 2011 was 150 yrs old and it used to be called the "Elephant and Castle" owned by the Kelsey Brewery. The article refers to a Joe Hoare and his father Peter Hoare who bought the "Elephant and Castle" in a derelict state in the 1970's apparently.

Regards,

Ed Gilbert.

 

This pub is one in the list of my "Project 2014."

As such I have found a picture of the pub, but to date have no other information. 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.

 

LICENSEE LIST

DALGLEISH Mr & Mrs Nov/2011+

 

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

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