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Sort file:- Bromley, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1832-

Bell Inn Tap

Latest ????

171 (126) High Street

Bromley

Market Square

Above postcard showing the Market Square, date unknown.

Market Square

Above postcard showing the Market Square, date unknown.

 

This was probably also known as the "Bell Shades."

The following information has been taken from the Bromley Borough Local History Society.

The premises is now (2019) occupied by a Vape shop, next to McDonalds. Closed in the 1960's, it is thought that this was an ale house only, so didn't sell spirits, and was owned by the same people who owned the "Royal Bell," but kept under a different licensee, and to attracted a lower class of clientele that would not be allowed in the "Royal Bell," which was strictly jacket and tie only policy.

 

Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser 30 March 1868.

BROMLEY. WILFUL DAMAGE.

At the Petty Sessions, on Monday, Benjamin Lawrence, marine store dealer, Bromley, was charged with being drunk and breaking a pane of glass, value 4s., at the "Bell Tap," kept by Henry Brazier. Prosecutor did not appear, and the Bench discharged the prisoner.

 

LICENSEE LIST

HUMPHREY John 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

BRAZIER Henry 1868+

HAZELWOOD Tombe 1881+ (also ostler aged 45 in 1881Census)

LEANEY Edwin 1891+ (age 50 in 1891Census)

COLEMAN Harry R 1939-40+ (age 43 in 1939)

 

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

CensusCensus

https://www.bblhs.org.uk/bell-shades

 

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