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13 HALL QUAY
ROW 53
REGENT WARD FULL LICENCE -
Gt. YARMOUTH LICENCE REGISTERS Y/CJ/31 & Y/CJ/32 ( February 1903 - February 1953 ) & PS 18/14/2 ( 1953 - 1973 ) & PS 18/14/3 ( 9th February 1973 to 14th February 1980 )
LACON & Co As given 1819, 1824 & 1840
GELDESTON BREWERY Included in the sale of the Geldeston Brewery in 1858.
LACON & Co by 1903
WHITBREAD  
Licensees :
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Mrs. HEDGEMAN to 1784
WILLIAM ELDRIDGE 17.05.1784 to at least 1791
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CHARLES BROWN
( Went to ANGEL, Market Place )
to October 1802
THOMAS WICKS 1811
WILLIAM HOWARD 1806
ROBERT CRICK HAMMANT 1819 - 1830
CHARLES DELVES 1832
ROBERT GOGGS 1836
ELEANOR ENGLAND
according to Robson
1839
ROBERT CARTER
according to Pigot
1839
STEPHEN KEMP 1844 - 1850
CHARLES BURRELL
according to Slater
1850
JAMES SAUL
age 24
At the DUKES HEAD TAP
1851
JAMES PLUMB
age 34 in 1851
1851 - 1860
JAMES HESELTINE
Previously at the ROYAL HOTEL Norwich
1861
JOHN MAYHEW 1863 - 1868
JOHN WILLIAM DAVEY 1869 - 1883
B SEAMAN 1886
BEEVOR JOHN FOULSHAM 1888 - 1892
ARTHUR ROBERT PALMER 1900 - 1901
WILLIAM EDWARD HOWLING by 1903
JAMES HOWLETT 15.05.1903
WILLIAM EDWARD HOWLING 20.11.1903
EDWARD CHARLES CARTER 15.04.1904
Convicted 13.01.1906 for selling to a child under the age of 14 in other than a corked & sealed vessel.
Fine 20/- plus 12/6d costs or 14 days detention.
ALBERT WALKER 11.01.1907
JOHN WILLIAM RICH 10.08.1920
JOHN EDWARD HEGGS 26.10.1937
JOHN GUY TALBOT 05.04.1938
SIDNEY WILLIAM BUCKLE 12.12.1939
HARRY BURGESS 12.12.1944
SYDNEY JOHN ARTHUR PRESTON 19.10.1948
( E. Lacon & Co ) ( 1955 )
FRANK GOLLINGS ( Gillings ? ) 18.09.1956
EDITH MAY GOLLINGS 05.11.1957
JOHN RICHARD McBRIDE 01.11.1960
HORACE ARTHUR PRIDGLOW (?) 13.12.1960
Mr & Mrs STANLEY ALAN SACHS 07.04.1964
DENNIS ROGERS 12.12.1967
FRANK RAYMOND EASTWOOD 07.09.1972
GEORGE CHARLTON HODGE &
DAVID ADAMS
11.12.1975
RAYMOND JOHN SMITH &
WALTER WOODWARD
20.10.1977
RAYMOND JOHN SMITH 13.09.1979
CHRISTOPHER P KELLAWAY 04.12.1980
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Built 1609 as a merchants house.

Sign showing the Duke of Cumberland after 1745.
Followed by the Duke of Clarence.
Later the Duke of Wellington.

For Sale by Auction Wednesday 24th March 1748.
Consisting of two Parlours, a large Dining Room, a Chamber, several Lodging Rooms in front, divers other Bed Chambers, Billiard room, Kitchen, Wash House, five large Cellars, four Stables and other convenient Offices, in occupation of the Proprietor, Mrs, Hedgeman who is to retire.

William Eldridge announced to his Friends and the Public that he had taken the Inn, May 1784. He offered a stock of neat Wines, Brandy, Rum, &c. along with Good Stabling and a complete Billiard Table.

On 28th April 1832 Charles Delves thanked his numerous Friends for the support they had shown him since he had taken the Inn.

2 entries in 1851 suggest a separate bar existed from the main hotel.

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Commencing Monday 8th October 1860, the valuable Household Furniture and a Stock of Wines was to be Sold by Auction since Mr. Plumb was to retire from business.
Included in the sale were:-
200 dozen of vintage Old Port Wine of 1840, 1842, 1850 and 1851.
24 dozen of Fine Old Sherry.
3 dozen of Lisbon.
2 dozen of Quarts and 2 dozen pints of superior Claret, Hock, Bucellas and Champagne.
40 gallons of Brown and 25 gallons of Pale Old French Brandy.
160 gallons of Pine Apple Rum.
20 gallons of Cordials.
28 dozen of Hollands,
12 dozen of Pale Brandy, vintages 1848 and 1850.
3½ dozen of Cherry Brandy, Irish and Scotch Whiskeys, Old Tom Gin, &c.
Day one of the sale would be Horses, Carriages, Harness, Wines and Spirits, &c.
Day two - Glass, Measures, Cooking Utensils, Kitchen Furniture, &c.
Day three - Furniture, Fixtures, &c.

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In Court at Yarmouth Thursday 16th May 1863 it was heard that James Plumb had supplied two bottles of port value 5s each, to a Mr. Hertz in 1857. Hertz had also hired a horse for 6s 6d. Since Mr. Plumb had left the Dukes Head, the sum of 16s 6d was still outstanding. Unfortunately for Mr. Plumb there was no entry in the day-book for the two bottles so only the horse hire was ordered to be  paid.
In the same Court, James Plumb sought to recover £3 3s which his previous landlord had charged him for storage of goods. Mr. Plumb had given up occupancy of a saw-mill on 26th December 1860 and asked to temporarily store goods there until he had access to his new premises. Bad weather had delayed movement in the two weeks agreed and he asked for a few days more, which were granted. Upon going to remove the goods on 21st February 1861, he was told he could only take them by paying £3 3s which he did with reluctance, since he thought he had settled all debts on the 20th February. His Honour thought that since no notice had been given regarding payment for storage, judgement must be given in favour of Mr. Plumb.

Mr.Mayhew provided an excellent and sumptuous repast for the East Norfolk Coursing meeting, held here on the night of Wednesday 8th May 1867.

Address as Short Quay 1836, 1846, 1850 & 1854.
11 Hall Quay in 1861
6 Hall Quay in 1871

Bridge Quay in 1883




See page 84 of `Gt. Yarmouth In Old Postcards - Vol 1 ' - pub. 1990

See page 41 of `Gt. Yarmouth In Old Photographs ' - pub. 1994

See page 28 of `Gt. Yarmouth Archive Photographs ' - pub. 1995