Sort file:- Tunbridge Wells, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 16 March, 2021.


Earliest 1850-

Brewer's Arms

Latest 1851+


Royal Tunbridge Wells


Only a couple of instances of this found at present, and unfortunately no address, although I believe it was close to Grosvenor Road.


Kentish Gazette, 6 August 1850.

Assault and Robbery.

John Davey, 20, assaulting and robbing James Ford of half a sovereign, 3 shillings, and other monies, at Tunbridge.

Mr. Wells prosecuted, and Mr. Addison defended the prisoner.

The prosecutor on May 10th April received his pension, amounting to 5 5s. 6d, at Tunbridge Wells, and went into the "Rose and Crown" public house, where he saw the prisoner and a man named Lampard, whom he treated with some beer and rum. On leaving the house he was very tipsy, and did not recollect what took place afterwards. In cross-examination, he admitted having been at several other public houses on the day.

Edward Wall deposed that he kept the "Brewers Arms," and on 10th April he saw the prosecutor and prisoners standing in front of his house, about 3 o'clock, and soon after prisoner knocked down the prosecutor, and as he was getting up prisoner put his hand into the pocket of the prosecutor, when a fight took place, and prisoner went away.

Witness went out to him, when he said that he had been robbed, and took from his pockets a sovereign and two counterfeit pieces, resembling half sovereigns, and said that was all he had left out of 1 13s. Witness then sent for the police.

Mr. Addison address the jury, and called John Till, a plumber, who stated that he saw the prosecutor following the prisoner and another man, and strike the former two or three times, who desired him to desist, and threatened to strike again, when a fight ensued. He did not anytime see the hand of the prisoner in the pocket of prosecutor; if it had been, he must have seen it, as he watched the proceedings very minutely. Acquitted.


South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 18 February 1851.

Goddard v. Hemsley.

Charge for leaving a waggon and horses without control, in front of the "Brewers Arms" at Tunbridge, on 1st February.

Pleaded guilty.

Fined 1s., costs 19s.



WALL Edward 1850+


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