DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Sort file:- Tunbridge Wells, July, 2020.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 22 July, 2020.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1851-

Chequers

Latest 1851+

Crescent Road

Royal Tunbridge Wells

 

No address found at present. Unless St. Clements is an indication of the location. Local knowledge required please. However, I believe from the account of licensee changes from the Kent and Sussex Courier of 1874, that the address is in Crescent Road. (Assuming this is the same "Chequers.")

 

South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 18 February 1851.

Woolley v. Burford.

Charge for having left a dray and horses in front of the "Chequers Inn," Tunbridge, on the 5th February, in such a situation that he could have no control over them.

Fined 1s., costs 12s.

 

From the South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 3 December, 1861.

TUNBRIDGE. St. CLEMENTS.

The anniversary of this saint was celebrated as usual on Monday evening, at Mr. Joy's the "Chequers Inn." About seventy of the principle tradesmen of the town were present, and Mr. Jesse Simes ably discharges the duties of chairman. An excellent supper was provided, and the whole proceedings passed off most satisfactorily.

 

From the Kent and Sussex Courier, 24 April 1874.

Transfer of licence.

The certificates of the "Chequers Inn," Crescent Road, was transferred from John Evernden to Jesse Isard.

 

From the Kent and Sussex Courier, Friday 5 September 1879.

AN APPLICATION.

Mr. Harris, solicitor, said that it would no doubt be in the recollection of some members of the Bench that on last Tuesday he made an application on behalf of a man for a temporary authority to be given him to carry on the "Chequers’" public-house. The Bench on that occasion refused the application. He believed that a grievous wrong had been done to a very worthy man. However, the landlords were always willing to bow to the decision of the Bench, and no one was more interested in the fact of the house being well conducted. A new tenant had now been found in the person of Edward Jenner, of Tunbridge Wells, of whom Supt. Barnes had received a good character from Supt. Embery, of Tunbridge Wells. He asked that temporary authority should be given to this man to carry on the house, and the application was granted.

 

LICENSEE LIST

JOY Mr 1861+

EVERNDEN John Apr/1874

ISARD Jesse Apr/1874+

 

If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-

TOP Valid CSS Valid XTHML