Given as the LAMB INN & BREWERY 1861.
Address as 25 King Street in 1881.
6 day licence extended to & day 1888
At the 21st June 1909 meeting the
Chief Constable ( Payne ) objected to the continued licensing of the house
on the grounds of redundancy. He stated that he Exchange was 211 feet away;
the Shakespeare 258 feet ; the Globe 260 feet; the Woolpack 260 feet; the
Ferryboat 450 feet; and the Customs House 500 feet. There were another three
houses within 500 feet. In the previous year the tenant had absconded and
that left the house closed for eight months. It was a `Free House' and there
were two rooms used by customers. There were also spare rooms which could be
used by lodgers, but other houses in the area could do the same. The Chief
Constable had no objections to the sanitation or conduct of the house. He
considered that the Woolpack and the Exchange were both superior houses, but
served the same class of customer.
Licence refused at Compensation Authority meetings of 21st and 23rd June
1909. Reported as an alehouse, owned by Mrs E Whincop and run by licensee
Referred for Compensation 08.02.1909
Offered for sale by auction 22nd July 1909.
( along with the KINGS
HEAD and the attached Knights Brewery. )
` All that FREEHOLD DWELLING HOUSE, formerly a Public House known as the
LAMB, and being No. 32 on the east side of King Street, and containing 3
rooms on the ground floor, 3 rooms on the first floor, and 3 rooms on the
second floor, with wash house, scullery, yard and outbuildings, in the
occupation of Mr. J. Stanley. '
The licence of the Lamb had been deferred for compensation, and so bidding
for the house started at a mere £150 and slowly rose to £220 at which point
it was withdrawn from sale.
At the Compensation Meeting of Wednesday 22nd December 1909 it was stated
that trade the owners were Charles Bristow and Walter C. Knights, trustees
of the will of J H Knights.
Trade at the house was given as :-
Beer, 60 2/3 barrels at 10/- ( For 3 years = £310 )
Bottled beer, 183 dozen at 6d ( £46)
Spirits 38 2/3 gallons at 4/- ( £77 )
Wines 2 2/3 gallons at 7/6 ( £10 )
Minerals 156 dozen a year at 6d ( £39 )
Rent £10 at 18 years
Depreciation of fixtures £7/10/-.
Giving a total 10 year value of £669/10/-
Value of property without licence was £150/15/-
Total claim was £518/15/-
Licensee Stanley said that in the 9 months he had been trading at the house
he had sold :-
60 barrels of beer, 183 (dozen pint) bottles of beer and 46 gallons of
The valuer, Mr Miles, said that converting the house to a private dwelling
would cost £34/10/- and the rent would be £14pa. Since the valuation, the
house had been sold for £200. His valuation was £185.
The committee offered £400, which was accepted with 10% going to the tenant.
Licence extinct 07.06.1910