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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1855-

Bower Inn

Open 2020+

66 Tonbridge Road

Maidstone

01622 764926

https://www.whatpub.com/bower-inn

https://youtu.be/ObulgEHcWis

Bower Inn Bower Inn

Above photos by Roy Moore, 18 May 2014.

Bower Inn 2010

Above photo 2010 by Oast House Archives Creative Commons Licence.

Bower Inn 2009

Above photo 2009 by David Anstiss Creative Commons Licence.

Bower Inn sign 1992Bower Inn sign 2010

Above sign left, June 1992, sign right, 2010.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

Mentioned as being in Bower Road this establishment was both an Inn and also Grocers in 1855.

In 1869-70 the pub was part of a consortium who were advertising their goods of selling tea in response to grocers' selling beer and wine. (Click for further details.)

 

The pub used to be Shepherd Neame but changed to a free-house sometime between 2009 and 2010, keeping its old colours.

 

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

DANELLS John 1851-55+ (age 49 in 1851Census)

VAUGHAN George to Feb/1860 Next pub licensee had Maidstone Telegraph

HODGSON Albert 1858+

WYBOURNE Frederick Edmund Feb/1860-61+ (age 33 in 1861Census) Maidstone Telegraph

WYBORN Frederick Edward 1862-67+

BANKS John 1874-91+ (age 49 in 1881Census)

KLOCKENBUSCH Henry 1903+

BARNS/BARUS Harry 1911-13+ (age 50 in 1911Census)

CHANTLER James C 1918-30+

CHANTLER Gilbert Charles 1938-39+ (age 46 in 1939)

http://pubshistory.com/Bower.shtml

 

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