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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Unknown Pub 113

Latest ????

131 High Street

Borough

South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 3 May 1853.

Half Moon Inn, 131, High Street, Borough.

Near to the Brighton and Dover Railway Stations.

This house has been freshly decorated and refurnished, and a system of management has been adopted which combines good fare and comfort with moderate charges.

Warm baths at 8d. Excellent billiard table by Thurston.

Good French wines, at 2s. 6d. and 3s. a bottle.

Beds 1s. and 1s. 6d. Breakfast ditto.

Watchman All Night. Booking office and stables.

 

At present I am not sure where Borough is likely to be if indeed it is in Kent.

I think the clue is in the railway connection.

I have traced one "Half Moon" in a high street to Chatham, but only in 1674 so far, and I do have an address of 131 High Street, but that happens to be the "Globe" also in Chatham but the licensee list suggests it was called this from between 1770 and at least 1938.

 

Michael Mirams says the following:- This is the pub/hotel which was at 131, Borough High Street in Southwark in 1869 and earlier (according to pubwiki), which also lists residents from 1788-1915 – the house was later listed at 183 Borough High Street, and was closed to the rail station serving both the Brighton & Dover lines. Modern offices now stand on that site.

 

Debi Birkin goes on to say Borough is the name of the area around London Bridge, you might know it from Borough market, anyway borough comes under Southwark now and the half moon pub was at number 131 borough high street today its a hotel and renumbered as 183, so not a Kent pub.

https://pubwiki.co.uk/HalfMoonHotel.shtml

 

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