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Page Updated:- Monday, 06 May, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1983

(Name from)

Thirst and Last

Latest 2005

London Road

Hildenborough

https://whatpub.com/thirst-last

Thirst and Last sign 1986

Above sign, April 1986.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

Bought in 1983 for 85,000 by Peter and Pat Fresia, the pub was renamed the "Thirst and Last," from the "New Cock."

I am informed that the pub closed and was demolished in 2005 for redevelopment of, you guessed it, more houses.

The pub was owned in 1993 by a company in Peckham, (Only Fools and Horses come to mind), the owner was called John and he was a property developer.

Rumour has it that the landlord, Robert, liked his Bacardi and Coke as if it was going out of fashion, and one night, after the barman heard someone trying to break in downstairs, he was called and he pulled out a sawn off shotgun from under the bed. Both went to the rear where the new extension was and could hear someone and he just fired 2 shots towards the noise. Also he once went calmly as you like into the kitchen, got a massive meat carving knife and put it to the throat of one of the staff. He was a bit of a loony when on the alcohol.

 

LICENSEE LIST

FRESIA Peter & Pat 1983-1993+

KAY David 1993+ (assistant manager)

HICKS Robert 1993+

 

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