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Fountain Inn, Avenue Road, Sandown, Isle of Wight, Hampshire

At Carter Street in 1891 and later. The 1901 census has two footnotes, one says 'temporary' and the other says 'new'.

Sandown pub history index

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Isle of Wight, Hampshire . The Isle of Wight, Hampshire listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

The original Fountain Inn, Fort Street, Sandown, is recorded in the period 1766 to 1788 with Thomas Rookely as the licensed victualler. *

In Kelly's Directory for Inns & Taverns 1859, a William Hunt was at the Fountain Inn, as a publican and watchmaker. Smiles Directory for 1866-7 has a J. Butcher in residence. *

At the March 1868 Petty Sessions the Inn License was transferred from John Butcher to George Wynds. *

At 11:45 pm, 16th March 1868 a fight broke out at the Inn and two men were later charged. *

In 1871, repeated 1879, George Wynds was the publican noted in the Historical & Commercial Directory of the Isle of Wight, published by Hill & Co.  *

Wednesday, 26th July 1871 a further Petty Sessions case George Wynds gave evidence against two woman causing a disturbance and damage at the Inn. They were fined, paid damages and costs and imprisoned for 14 days with hard labour. *

George Wynds was summoned for selling beer before 12:30pm on Sunday, 22nd October 1871 and fined.  *

The 1875 Post Office Directory of Hampshire, Commercial, has George still at Fountain Inn, Fort Street *

After his wife’s death in early 1881 George Wynds left the Inn. *


Later the Fountain Inn became known as Fort Tavern and from 5th July 1889 was leased by W. B. Mew, Langton & Co Ltd to Mrs Anne PITTS at £2  3s  4d  per month.
The lease quoted Fixtures & Fittings:-
Bar, Register – stove Ten rollers for blinds, 8 gas burners & pipes
Tap, Register – stove throughout the house, the counter as fitted,
Parlour, Register – stove iron frame fitted to window, 4 pull beer
Kitchen, 3 ft range engine & pipes and 2 beer stands
Parlour Register – stove
4 bedrooms four stoves, 2 bells, dresser & shelves. meat safe.
Also :- Stores and meadow adjoining Fort Tavern @ 15/- pm.

1889/Harry Waite/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1891/Isaac White/Inn Keeper/57/Shorwell, Isle of Wight/Census ****
1891/Ellen White/Wie/52/Yarmouth, Isle of Wight/Census
1891/Sidney White/Son, Errand Boy/15/Shorwell, Isle of Wight/Census
1891/Alice White/Daughter/12/Shorwell, Isle of Wight/Census

1898/Mrs Hellen Jane Johnstone/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1901/Walter Moore/Army Pensioner now Inn Keeper/46/West Cowes, Isle of Wight/Census ****
1901/Mary Ann Moore/Wife/37/Cork, Ireland/Census
1901/William Moore/Son/13/Sandown, Isle of Wight/Census
1901/Kathleen Moore/Daughter/10/Sandown, Isle of Wight/Census
1901/Walter Sidney Moore/Son/6/Sandown, Isle of Wight/Census
1901/Victoria Moore/Daughter/4/Sandown, Isle of Wight/Census

1911/J Wookey/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1920/William Arthur Harford/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1927/Hy Chas Trevett/../../../Kellys Directory ****


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And Last updated on: Sunday, 29-Mar-2020 02:04:00 BST