Sort file:- Tunbridge Wells, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest 1874

Unknown Name

Never opened

Rosscarbery Villas

Chandos Road

Royal Tunbridge Wells


Don't think this ever managed to gain a drinks license, but at least it tried in 1874.


From the Kent and Sussex Courier, 2 October, 1874.

Tunbridge Wells Petty sessions. The Adjourned Licensing Day.

This was the Adjourned Licensing Day, and the Bench proceeded to consider several applications for outdoor beer licences which had been adjourned from the last court.

Mr. J. Burton, solicitor, asked that the Bench should grant a certificate for the sale of beer not to be drunk on the premises, at premises occupied by Thomas Langridge, at Rosscarbery Villas, Chandos Road, reminding their worships that they granted the certificate at the Annual Licensing Day subject to it being proved that the rating qualification was sufficient.

Mr. Rufus Stephenson, the collector of Poors' Rates, was called, and said that the house in question was rated at 15.

The Clerk (T. F. Simpson, Esq.) read the clause of the Act of Parliament bearing on the subject, from which it appeared that the house must not be rated at less than 16.

Mr. Burton said that he had given notice for two houses which adjoined, but the Bench thought it best that the application should be confined to one of them at the annual licensing meeting. He should now proceed with the application as its originally stood, and ask for the licence to be granted to the two houses, and he would undertake that the two houses should be in the occupation and control of his client.

Mr. Thomas Langridge, in reply to questions put to him by Mr. Simpson, said that a Mr. Welch still hired one of the Houses from him, but if the licence was granted he would occupy both of them himself.

The Bench, however, refused to grant the certificate.




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