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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1858

Grenadier Inn

19 Apr 1941

Riding Lane

Hildenborough

Grenadier Inn

Above photo, date unknown.

Grenadier

Above photo, date unknown.

Above photo 1962 showing the newly built house and the position where the "Grenadier" stood; also the parish boundary.

 

Kent & Sussex Courier 06 February 1914.

TONBRIDGE BREWSTER SESSIONS. SIX LICENCES HELD UP.

The Chairman said that all the licenses would be renewed, with the exception of the following, which would be adjourned for further consideration:- .... "Grenadier Inn," Hildenborough; ....

 

From the Kent and Sussex Courier, 6 March, 1914.

TONBRIDGE BREWSTER SESSIONS.

THE ADJOURNED MEETING.

THREE HOUSES REFERRED.

The adjourned meeting of the Tonbridge Brewster Sessions was held on Tuesday morning, when the Magistrates present were: Mr. C. W Powell (in the chair), Colonel Stanley Williams, and Mr. W. Baldwin.

THE GRENADIER.

Mr. W. C. Cripps formally applied on behalf of Messrs. Leney for the renewal of the license of "The Grenadier," Hildenborough. P.S. Marsh said there were six "full," one "on," and one "off" license in the parish. The house in question was fully licensed, and there were three houses within two miles of the house. There were 17 inhabited houses within half-a-mile of the house, and there was very little traffic along Riding-lane, the road in which the "Grenadier" was situated. He did not think the house was required.

Mr. Tapley, a Director of Messsrs. Leney, stated that the trade had always been steady. There had only been one change in the tenancy for over 26 years. The trade averaged 112 barrels, and 49 gallons of spirits.

Mr. Miles, the tenant, said he got a comfortable living at the house. He also carried on a fair luncheon and tea trade, a little grocery business, and a good mineral trade in the summer.

The Chairman said the Bench had come to the conclusion that the case should be referred to Quarter Sessions. The usual provisional license would be granted meanwhile.

 

Built in 1858 and also incorporating a grocer's shop, the building was destroyed by a bomb at 9pm on Saturday 19th April, 1941. The landlord, Frederick Southin, was in the cellar at the time, tapping a fresh barrel of beer.

A Mrs K E Taylor, who lived nearby at 3 Stone Cottages, remembered the aftermath. “The men all ran to dig out people buried in the rubble. The landlord and his sons were rescued. The next thing they got out was the beer.”

Grenadier beer rescue 1941

Above photo showing the locals rescuing the beer in 1941.

Grenadier bomb damage

Above showing bomb damage caused on 19th April 1941.

Grenadier bomb damage

Bomb damage 1941.

 

LICENSEE LIST

THORN Charles 1858-61+ (also grocer aged 34 in 1861Census)

PEACOCK William 1871-1908 (aged 35 in 1871Census)

MILES George Thomas 1909-1913 (age 45 in 1911Census)

MILES W 1914-1916

MILES George Thomas 1918-1919

CUNNINGHAM P E 1919+

FINCH George A 1922

MOORE Charles 1923-1928

HARVEY Donald 1929

SOUTHIN Frederick 1931-1941

http://pubshistory.com/GrenadierInn.shtml

 

CensusCensus

http://theweald.org/P2.asp?PId=Hi.GrenPH

 

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