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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1863-

Tally Ho

Closed 2018-

5 Clyde Street (Notley Street 1863)

Canterbury

https://whatpub.com/tally-ho

Tally Ho 1946

Above photo, circa 1946, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Tally Ho 1965

Above photograph by Edward Wilmot in 1965.

Tally Ho 1969

Above photo, circa 1969, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Tally Ho 1975

Above photo circa 1975, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Tally Ho 2009

Above image from Google, March 2009.

Tally-Ho sign 1991Tally Ho sign 2009

Tally Ho sign left July 1991, right sign in 2009.

Above with thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com

 

Situated just off Military Road and sometimes called Alma Square, the pub is of 19th century origin, but the earliest it has been traced at present is in a directory of 1865.

The Inns of Canterbury by Edward Wilmot's, 1988, mentions a document, date circa 1945 that gives the description of clientele at the pub as being "Local labouring."

 

From the Kentish Chronicle, 12 September, 1863.

ANNUAL LICENSING DAY.

Notwithstanding the existence of 160 licensed houses for the sale of spirits in Canterbury, at the city annual licensing day, on Thursday, there were seven applications made for new licenses, three only were sanctioned, viz., to the “Tally Ho,” Notley street; “Dolphin,” St, Radigund’s street; and the “Bricklayers’ Arms,” Sturry-road. The old licenses were all renewed, those parties who during the year had been summoned for misconducting their houses being cautioned by the magistrates.

 

 

I believe the licensee of October 2017 owns the freehold and is intending to sell the premises convert it to flats and retire to Malta.

Latest news (Feb 2018) the pub is closed and application applied for change of use to student flats.

 

Tally Ho 2018

Above photo, September 2018, kindly taken and sent by Rory Kehoe.

From the https://www.kentonline.co.uk By Marijke Hall, 24 April 2019.

Former Tally Ho pub in Canterbury must be converted back from house to bar.

A former landlord who turned his pub into a family home is being told by the council to convert it back.

Robert Easton-Park, who ran the Tally Ho pub for more than 20 years, gave up the premises licence two years ago and converted it into a house for himself and his two grown-up children.

But a retrospective planning application for change of use has been refused by council planners on the grounds it is a loss of a community facility.

The Tally Ho in its new form as a house.

They say its current use therefore remains as a pub - not a house.

Mr Easton-Park says he has owned the property for 25 years, but it was getting too expensive to run as a pub due to spiralling costs for Sky and BT sports channels.

Mr Easton-Park, who says he was the city’s longest serving pub landlord, added: “My kids were raised there, they went to school nearby.

“I’m not a developer selling it off to try to make money. It’s my home.”

The Clyde Street pub, which is surrounded by residential properties, was popular with locals and had its own a darts team.

But in July 2017, police called for a review of the licence due to concerns with the prevention of crime and disorder and public safety.

Mr Easton-Park surrendered the licence before its possible revocation could be discussed and converted the property into a house.

He says he brought his children up there and simply wanted to create a home for them all.

 

From the https://www.independent.co.uk By Jemma Carr, Marijke Hall, Sunday 28, April 2019.

Council orders man to turn his family home back into a pub.

‘Its current planning use remains as a pub, not as a residential property’.

Robert Easton-Park ran the Tally Ho pub for 25 years but gave up the premises licence two years ago.

A former landlord who converted his pub into his family’s home has been ordered by the council to turn it back into a drinking establishment.

Robert Easton-Park ran the Tally Ho pub for 25 years. But two years ago when he gave up the premises licence and turned it into a home for himself and his two children.

Shortly before he converted it, Kent Police had called for a review of the pub’s licence due to concerns with the prevention of crime and disorder and public safety.

Mr Easton-Park surrendered the licence willingly due to the spiralling costs of sports channels and a significant drop in customers.

But now, Canterbury City Council have now told Mr Easton-Park to turn it back into a pub because there was a “loss of a community facility”.

Mr Easton-Park, who claims to have been the longest-serving pub landlord in Canterbury, Kent, said: “My kids were raised there, they went to school nearby.

“I’m not a developer selling it off to try to make money. It’s my home.

“I find it a little bit bizarre that of all the pubs that have closed down in Canterbury in recent years, the ones that have been bought and developed by big companies have barely been affected. At the same time independent pubs like mine are getting stick from the council.”

Canterbury City Council spokesman Rob Davies said: “An application was submitted retrospectively, but was refused on the grounds of the loss of a community facility. Therefore, its current planning use remains as a pub, not as a residential property.

“The owner’s options now are either to appeal this decision to the independent Planning Inspectorate, or submit a new planning application demonstrating that other community uses are not viable at this site. To do this, the applicant would generally be expected to market the property to establish whether there is any interest.”

 

From https://www.booking.com

Looks to me that it's not a house but is being run as a bed and breakfast business. Far as I am concerned, that's like an Inn without a drinks license. I also understand that Mr. Easton-Park moved to Malta when he gave up the license, so must have someone else running it for him.

Tally Ho bed and breakfast Prices

 

LICENSEE LIST

SOUTH Mr R 1865+ Edward Wilmot Canterbury

SMITH R 1868+ Greens Canterbury Directory 1868

RAY George Henry 1874+ Post Office Directory 1874

HUXSTEP W to Sept/1879 Whitstable Times

NASH T A Sept/1879+ Whitstable Times

WELLS Henry 1891+ Post Office Directory 1891

NIGHTINGALE James 1903+ Post Office Directory 1903

HOOKER Charles George 1913+ Post Office Directory 1913

ALLEN George Alfred 1922+ Post Office Directory 1922

TUCKER Arthur E 1930-38+ Post Office Directory 1930Post Office Directory 1938

EASTON-PARKES Robbie 1992-July/2017

http://www.pubshistory.com/TallyHo.shtml

 

Greens Canterbury Directory 1868Greens Canterbury Directory 1868

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1891From the Post Office Directory 1891

Post Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1903

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Post Office Directory 1922From the Post Office Directory 1922

Post Office Directory 1930From the Post Office Directory 1930

Post Office Directory 1938From the Post Office Directory 1938

Edward Wilmot CanterburyInns of Canterbury by Edward Wilmot, 1988

Whitstable TimesWhitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald

 

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