Sort file:- Hadlow, November, 2021.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 24 November, 2021.


Earliest 1873-

Prince of Wales

Closed ????

High Street


Prince of Wales

Above photo, date unknown, kindly sent by Tristram Newton.

Prince of Wales

Above photo, date unknown, kindly sent by Debi Birkin.

Prince of Wales 2011

Above photo, 2011.


From the Kent and Sussex Courier 6 June, 1873. Price 1d.


Temporary authority was given to Charles Heath to sell at this beerhouse.


From the Kent and Sussex Courier 27 June, 1873. Price 1d.


Application was made by Mr. Elliott, manager to Messrs. Kelsey, brewers, of Tonbridge Wells, for the transfer of the "Fountain Inn," Cowden, from Robert King to Jesse Stemp. The license of the "Royal Oak Inn," Southborough, was transferred from Thomas Chapman to Thomas Box. The certificate of the "Rose and Crown" beerhouse, Hadlow, was transferred from the trustee under liquidation by arrangement of the effects of Henry Seager to Rickard Larkin, and that of the "Prince of Wales" beerhouse, Hadlow, from Edward Paries to Charles Heath.


Kent & Sussex Courier, Friday 18 September 1908.

Stole a mug.

Edward Doswell was charged with stealing a quart earthenware mug, valued at 8d. The property of Thomas Shaw, at Hadlow, on September 13th.

Angelina Shaw said her husband was licensee of the "Prince of Wales" beer house. Prisoner called at the house with others, and asked for a pot of ale. Witness served him, and told him he would have to drink it up quickly as it was nearly closing time. He asked her if she had a quart bottle in which you could take some beer away, and she replied in the negative. After closing the door she counted the pots, and found that one was missing. She identified the pot produced as the property of her husband. Several pots had been missed from the house during the previous week. Prisoner, being taxed with the theft, said I did not take the pot, but police sergeant Lettam said "But you had it in your possession."

Police sergeant Lettham said he saw prisoner and three other men walking along the Maidstone Road, Hadlow. Prisoner was carrying a pot which had been produced in court. Witness went towards them, and they all stepped onto the pavement, and prisoner stood the pot on a brick wall about four feet high, and stood in front of it. Witness asked him where he got the pot from, and he said "From a pub down the street. I asked for a bottle to put the beer in, but they would not let me have one, so I brought the pot away." Witness told the man he would have to return to the place where he got the pot from, and on the way the man said, "I admit that I stole the pot." On reaching the "Prince of Wales" prisoner said "This is the house where I got the pot from." Witness ask the last witness if she had lost a quart pot, and she said, "Yes." Witness showed her the pot, and she said "That is my pot. I can swear to it for the chips around the top."

Fined 10s. or, in default, seven days. The money was paid.


Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser 11 February 1949.


No opposition was offered to applications for full licences made by  Frederick Pankhurst, "Prince of Wales," Hadlow.


Closed by 2019.



PARKS Edward Parks (also carrier age 38 in 1871Census)

PARIES Edward to June/1873 Kent and Sussex Courier

HEATH Charles June-Nov/1873 Kent and Sussex Courier

PEARSON Thomas Nov/1873-81+ (age 63 in 1891Census) Kent and Sussex Courier

PEARSON Herbert to Jan/1889 Maidstone and Kentish Journal

WESTON James Jan/1889+ Maidstone and Kentish Journal

SHARP Edwin 1891+ (age 50 in 1891Census)

SHAW Thomas 1908-13+ (also bottler age 45 in 1911Census)

SHAW Angelina (widow) 1918+ (daughter of George Vigor Rolf)

MEARS W E Mr 1927+

PANKHURST Frederick 1938-49+


Kent and Sussex CourierKent and Sussex Courier


Maidstone and Kentish JournalMaidstone and Kentish Journal


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