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Earliest 1882-

Rose Tavern

Latest 1892


Sutton Valence


Reference to this pub has been found from the Kent & Sussex Courier, of 30 September 1892.

I do know of another pub called the "Rose" addressed in Loose and another called the "Rose" in Boughton Monchelsea. This one may well be the same as one of the above mentioned. Local knowledge required.


Kent & Sussex Courier, 30, September 1892.

The Rose Tavern, Sutton Valence.

The same grounds of objection were made by superintendent Holman to the renewal of this licence to John Fry, who, the Superintendent added, was on the 5th of the present month convicted of Sunday trading and find 5, and his licence was also indorsed. The house was also in a filthy condition and not fit for a person to go in. He had received several complaints as to the house, which was situated a very short distance from the "Crown and Horseshoes," Leeds, "Plough Inn," Sutton Valence, and the "Ten Bells," Leeds. It was known as Hell Corner (laughter).

I.C. Joy and P.C. Wells gave evidence, the former proving seeing convicted persons in the house, and the latter spoke as to the general conduct of the house.

The Rev. Henry Prentice, Rector of Langley, and Messsrs. R Sloman and Twose also gave evidence against the renewal.

On the other hand, Mr. W. S. Norton, who appeared in support of the renewal, called a brother of the owner of the house (Mr. Dutt of Malling) and the tenant himself, who said that he had held the licence for 10 years. He had received a week's notice to quit.

In reply to superintendent Holman, Fry said that his house was situated at Heavenly Row, and not Hell Corner (laughter). They all called him Old Jack Fry, and not Hell Corner Jack (renewed laughter).

William Pearson who was lodged at the house for 6 years, said that he had seen nothing to justify the grounds of objection.

The Bench refuse to grant the renewal to John Fry on all the grounds mentioned in the Notice.



FRY John to 1882-Sept/1892 (age 59 in 1891Census) Kent and Sussex Courier

DAVIES Thomas Fox to Jan/1870 Maidstone Telegraph

Last pub licensee had MISSEN William Jan/1870-71+ (age 57 in 1871Census) Maidstone Telegraph


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