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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Halfway House

Open 2020+

Little Cowden

Brenchley

01892 722526

http://www.halfwayhousebrenchley.co.uk/

https://whatpub.com/halfway-house

Halfway House

Above postcard, date unknown.

Halfway House

Above photo kindly sent by Chris Excell, 8 May, 2009.

Halfway House 2011 Halfway House 2011

Photos taken by Nigel Chadwick 2013 from http://www.flickr.com.

Halfway House sign 1985Halfway House sign 2009

Above sign, May 1985. Sign right 2009.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

Halfway House 2019

Above photo 2019.

 

The "Halfway House" gained Grade II listed status on 24 August 1990.

 

Kent & Sussex Courier, Friday 23 October 1936.

Committal order suspended.

Victor Reeves, "Halfway House," Brenchley, was charged with being in arrears on the affiliation order made against him on September 29th.

Mr. Rowe, the Collecting Officer, stated that nothing had been paid and the arrears and costs amounted to 3 13s.

Mr. Douglas Riley (from Mr. F. B. Jevon's office), who appeared for Doris Reed, the complainant said that defendant had made no effort to pay anything.

A committal order for 28 days' imprisonment was suspended for a week to give Reeves the opportunity to pay.

 

Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser 11 February 1949.

APPLICATIONS.

No opposition was offered to applications for full licences made by Edward William Vincent, "Halfway House," Brenchley.

 

From the https://www.kentlive.news By Will Rider, 22 June 2018.

The owners of the Halfway House are planning to open a new pub on Tonbridge High Street.

The pub will replace the vacant site of John Angell’s jewellers.

The vacant John Angell site in Tonbridge High Street is set to be turned into a pub.

The jewellers ceased trading mid-way through last year, before being purchased by new owners.

The prospective tenant is Beer Seller Ltd, which currently runs "Halfway House" in Brenchley.

The "Halfway House" has built up a name for itself locally thanks to its well-kept real ales served straight from the barrel.

The plans for the new Tonbridge venture say: “[They] have been looking for a suitable location for a second establishment for some time.

"They feel that this location is ideal for a successful bar facility for shoppers, office workers and the general public visiting the High Street and travellers using the station.

“The site is typical of similar commercial in High Street locations, the building has been vacant for almost a year and, despite active marketing by local agents, there are no commercial companies willing to occupy these premises.

“Their trading hours would be 9am to 11pm Monday to Saturday and Sunday 11am to 10.30pm.

“The 9am weekday start will enable a facility to serve coffees and teas and breakfast facilities, if so required."

The pub was eventually called the "Beer Seller." Paul Skelton.

 

LICENSEE LIST

AUSTEN Augustus 1877-91+ (also carpenter age 33 in 1881Census)

BALLARD Charles 1901+ (age 35 in 1901Census)

SMITH George 1911+ (age 59 in 1911Census)

MALLION Ernest 1913+

MOORE Stephen George 1918+

VINCENT Edward William 1938-49+

ALLEN Sam 2016+

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