Sort file:- Tunbridge Wells, May, 2024.

Page Updated:- Friday, 24 May, 2024.


Earliest ????


Closed ????

Golding Street

Royal Tunbridge Wells


Above photo, date unknown, Mick Bean.

Golding outing 1938

Above outing, 1938.


I am informed that this pub is closed but don't know when. Certainly after 1938. The building was subsequently demolished to make way for the Royal Victoria Place redevelopment.


I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.


Golding Tankard

The above tankard has recently been put up fop sale on Ebay by Ben Nicholson. It has stamped on it the words "QUART" and also a Crown over VR over 49 indicating a late Victorian Verification for Appleby Westmoreland. The name on the tankard looks like Hourner.

Golding Tankard


From an email received, 30 December 2022.

The pub was closed and demolished long before Royal Victoria Place was planned. One side of the street was demolished for a car park, in the early fifties I believe. The other side contained two blocks of flats and three houses built for the staff of the glass works behind the houses. They were used for temporary social housing in the eighties; I lived there for a year and a half with my son. Most of the tenants were single parents, the elderly, (some of whom had been there for years) and a collection of oddballs, but in many ways we were a tight knit community, although many of us had no bathrooms, only an outside toilet. We were eventually all rehoused and the remaining buildings demolished for the shopping centre. I will try to find some photos to upload; the area will surprise you since it looks a little like the east end in the aftermath of the war!

Sandra Francis. Now residing in Hastings.



DAVEY Thomas 1918+

MEARS Frederick Walter 1930+

SMITH T C 1938+


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