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Castle Inn, Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey

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Its days were numbered due to dwindling trade with both the recently rebuilt nearby hostelries, the Pack Horse and the Eclipse, attracting business away.
The Surrey County Licensing Authority heard that the Castle had only sold 89 barrels of beer during 1934 and as it was deemed not too convenient for the people of Egham was delicensed soon after. Last orders were called in September 1935 despite a petition signed by 56 customers. What a pity this great looking boozer doesn't exist today! *

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Castle Inn, Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey - in 1906

Castle Inn, Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey - in 1906

In the c.1906 view The Castle shows off it's crenellated roof line to good effect as well as clearly advertising who's beers you would find at the bar.
Friary, Holroyd & Healy. Less than 20 years later and The Castle had lost it's distinctive crenallated facade sometime between 1914 and 1923 when a pitched roof was added.

Kindly provided by Bob Inman

Castle Inn, Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey - in 1923

Castle Inn, Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey - in 1923

In this photo the brewery links have been moved to the left hand wall and seems to only mention Friary beers.

Kindly provided by Bob Inman

Residents at this address

1878/Arthur John Simmonds/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory of Surrey

1881/Arthur J Simmonds/Beer Retailer/30/Staines, Middlesex/Census
1881/Jemima Simmonds/Wife/31/Cowlinge, Suffolk/Census
1881/Florence S S Simmonds/Daughter/7/Egham, Surrey/Census
1881/Bertha Simmonds/Daughter/6/Egham, Surrey/Census
1881/Edith M Simmonds/Daughter/2/Egham, Surrey/Census
1881/Matilda E Braddy/Wifes Daughter/10/Egham, Surrey/Census
1881/William G Janes/Lodger, Labourer/25/Ivinghoe, Buckingham/Census
1881/Frank W Mallett/Lodger, Labourer/33/Leighton Buzzard, Bedford/Census
1881/Stephen Bolton/Lodger, Gardener, widow/65/Bray, Berkshire/Census

The February 1892 Petty sessions lists the Castle, Egham hill. Henry Westcott is the current licensee; it is 1 mile from Railway Hotel, alehouse

The 1903 Petty sessions lists the Castle, Egham Hill, John Ed Wright is the current licensee; it is 91 yards from Wagon and Horses, 374 yards from Beehive, with 3 rooms and stabling for 3 horses

1911/Henry Edward Newland/Beer House Keeper/48/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1911/Esther Sarah Newland/Wife, Assistant/48/Uxbridge, Middlesex/Census
1911/Margery Ettie Newland/Daughter, Assistant/16/Denham, Buckinghamshire/Census

* Provided By Bob Inman

** Provided By Stephen Harris

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