Inns of Sussex & Kent

During the 19th century several families and individuals ran or worked in the licensing trade. In my travels I have been able to add photographs to some of the establishments in Sussex and Kent. This is an area of tracing our ancesters which adds "flesh to their the bones".

I hope to gather more details if and when time permits.

The Snowdrop, South Street Lewes. Sussex. c.1986

Henry & Jane HARDS (1851-2).

Inn Keeper

Chart 55b

Lancing Pad, (originally called Sussex Pad Inn), Lancing, Sussex.

Stephen HARDS 1861


This building was destroyed by a fire in 1905.

Site of The Roebuck Inn, 27 High Street, Hastings, Sussex. c.1986.

Named "The Star" c.1742. Renamed in 1840 closed 1898. Now a doctors surgery on corner of Roebuck Street.

Henry & Jane HARDS 1861-71.

Licensed Victualar

Chart 55b

The Bopeep Hotel, Hastings Road, West Marina, St. Leonards, Sussex. c.1986.

First licensed in 1801.Originally called " New England Bank". Renamed in 1803. John Keats reported to have stayed here in 1817.

Peter & Ellen HARDS 1861 Beer House Keeper

1871 Farmer & Inn Keeper

1881/2 Hotel Keeper

Chart 55b

The Fountain, Tonbridge Road, Maidstone, Barming, Kent. c. 1988.

William HARDS (1867).

The Bull Inn, Barming, Maidstone, Kent. c. 1988

Thomas HARDS (1855).

The Bull, North Street, Ditchlng. Sussex. c. 1986.

Henry & Elizabeth HARDS (1881-2)

Licensed Victular

The Maypole Inn, Yapton, Sussex. c. 1987.

Hugh HARDS (1895-9)

The Hornbrook, Hornbrook Hill Horsham. Sussex. c. 1986.

Robert & Charlotte HARDS (1861)

Broom Maker

Chart 16

The White Hart, High Street Crawley Sussex. c. 1986.

Henry HARDS (1861)