Sort file:- Tunbridge Wells, September, 2021.

Page Updated:- Friday, 24 September, 2021.


Earliest 1868-

Victoria Tavern

Demolished ????

24 (15) Crescent Road (Haltrey Farm 1868)

Harvey Town

Royal Tunbridge Wells

Victoria Tavern pre 1915

Above photo pre 1915, kindly sent by whitemf.53

Victoria Tavern location 2017

Above Google image, June 2017, showing the location.


Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Monday 3 October 1870.

Fairbourne Heath Inclosure.

I, Richard Summerfield, of Maidstone, in the county of Kent, land surveyor, the value acting in the matter of the Inclosure of Fairbourne Heath, situate in the parish of Harrietsham, in the county of Kent, hereby give notice that a schedule of all claims and objections which have been made in the matter of the said inclosure, and of my determinations there on, has been deposited at the "Roe Buck Inn," in the said parish for the inspection of all person's interested therein.

Given under my hand this 23rd day of September, in the year of our Lord, 1870.

R. Summerfield.


Maidstone Telegraph, Saturday 8 February 1868.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS. Stealing a Bottle of Wine.

At the Police Court, on Friday, Mary Hasemere, of Harvey Town, was charged with stealing, on the 30th inst, from the "Victoria Tavern," Haltrey Farm, Tonbridge Wells, a pint bottle of wine, value 1s 9d, the property of Mrs. Hammett. It appears that prisoner has been in her service since Christmas, and on Thursday morning she observed her go into the scullery with a bottle under her apron. She was watched and seen to hide it away. Mrs. Hammett subsequently charged her with the theft. Prisoner at first denied it, but afterwards said she had taken it because her mother was sick. Sergeant Howard apprehended prisoner, and on the way she admitted to him that she had taken the wine. Superintendent Embery informed the bench that prisoner had been previously convicted at Mark Cross Sessions, for robbing her master, Mr. Ellis, for which she had been sentenced to two months' hard labour. It appeared Mrs. Hammett has missed other things, and suspected other persons Mr. Browell said the prisoner had an opportunity of retrieving her character, but she had fallen into bad habits again. He thought it was quite likely she had been concerned in taking the other articles which had been missed. Under all the circumstances of the case, he felt it his duty to sentence prisoner to three months' imprisonment.


From the Kent and Sussex Courier, 6 February, 1880.


The following temporary authorities were also granted:- the “Victoria Tavern,” to Thomas Lefevre, in lieu of Elizabeth Hannah Lefevre.


Kent & Sussex Courier, Friday 27 June 1958.

Tunbridge Wells Town Council decisions.

Plan to demolish old Tavern.

Tunbridge Wells Corporation is proposing to purchase the "Victoria Tavern" in Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells, for demolition to improve the entrance to the central car park.




HAMMETT Mrs 1868+

WHITE Alfred to June/1871

HILDER Richard John June/1871-74+ Kent and Sussex Courier

LEFEVRE Elizabeth Hannah to Feb//1880

LEFEVRE Thomas Feb/1880-91+ (age 58 in 1881Census)

LONG Arthur Charles 1913+

RICHARDSON William 1918-22+

RICHARDSON Charles A 1930-38+


Kent and Sussex CourierKent and Sussex Courier



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