Pub history

Albion Tavern, 44 George Street, Hastings

Hastings pub history index

Address given in 1832 as Marine Parade and in 1851 as East Parade ** In 1871, the Albion Tap is at  44 George Street, next to the stables; and the Albion Hotel is at 44 George Street. The Albion Shades in 1866 & 1881; In earlier records this pub is simply named Albion. The address is often given as Marine Parade. It is the Royal Albion by 1918 **

The "Royal" was added to the title in the 1880s. The Hotel entrance was in Albion Lane at the side of the building, but the former hotel rooms are now private apartments and the pub has functioned as a separate business for many years. Although this structure has been modified and altered on several occasions, parts of the building (originally called Whitby House) may date back to the late 1600s. The pub has been licensed since 1730. There were originally stables on the ground floor and a small "shades" bar. The pub now takes up most of the ground floor, but the remainder is occupied by a couple of shops in George Street. The toilets are in the cellar down a steep staircase, so access may be a problem for people with mobility problems. ***

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

Royal Albion, 33 George Street, Hastings - in December 2009

Royal Albion, 33 George Street, Hastings - in December 2009

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Royal Albion, Marine Parade side - in July 2010

Royal Albion, Marine Parade side - in July 2010

Kindly provided by Terry Huggins

Royal Albion, 33 George Street, Hastings - in March 2016

Royal Albion, 33 George Street, Hastings - in March 2016

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

The following entries are in this format:

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

1832/Thomas R Emary/../../../Pigotís Sussex Directory 1832-34 **

1840/Thomas Reeve Emary (Pigotís Directory **

1851/James Emary jun. / Wine & Spirit Merchant/../../../Post Office Directory of Sussex **

1858/James Emary/& Shades/../../Melvilles Directory ****

1859/James Emary/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1866/J Bowles/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1867/Miss Harriet Bowles/../../../Kellyís Directory **

Albion Tap, 44 George Street :
1871/Thomas King/Waiter/27/Chiddingly, Sussex/Census ****
1871/Charles Baker/Waiter/16/Ore, Sussex/Census

Albion Hotel, 35 George Street :
1871/Joseph D Thorpe/Hotel Keeper/48/Leeds, Yorkshire/Census ****
1871/Mary Ann Thorpe/Wife/40/Leeds, Yorkshire/Census
1871/George Plant/Head, Joiner/50/Spilsby, Lincoln/Census
1871/Margaret Berry/Housekeeper/28/Ireland/Census
1871/Mary Ann Cox/Cook/30/St James, London/Census
1871/Lucy Wilks/Chambermaid/40/Halstead, essex/Census
1871/Emily Wreen/Housemaid/18/Battle, Sussex/Census
1871/Mary Hasler/Kitchenmaid/23/Berkenhead, Cheshire/Census
1871/Stephen Dine/Waiter/22/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1871/Henry Dungey/Porter/21/Cranbrook, Kent/Census

Albion Hotel :
1881/Stephen Chandler/Manager Of Hotel/32/Oxford, Oxford/Census ****
1881/Mary M Chandler/Wife, Manageress Of Hotel/28/Hinckley, Berkshire/Census
1881/Luke Hansard/Visitor, Bank Manager/39/St Georges Bloomsbury/Census
1881/William Freslon/Visitor, Solicitor/62/Sheffield, York/Census
1881/Elizabeth G Freslon/Visitor/59/Sheffield, York/Census
1881/Edwin Plummer/Visitor, Retired Mercer/40/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1881/Mary L Prince/Visitor/36/Woodburn, Northumberland/Census
1881/Emily U Atkinson/Visitor/34/Warwick/Census
1881/Charlotte Boxall/Visitor/26/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/George Knight/Hotel Porter/25/Staines Near Windsor, Middlesex/Census
1881/George Spellett/Hotel Porter/18/Chartham, Kent/Census
1881/Elizabeth Slaymaker/Hotel Housemaid/26/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ruth Wright/Hotel Housemaid/23/Leamington, Warwick/Census
1881/Louisa Heap/Hotel Cook/45/Manchester/Census
1881/Harriott Bennett/Hotel Kitchenmaid/22/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Rebecca E Cummings/Hotel Barmaid/25/London, Middlesex/Census

Albion Shades :
1881/William H Birch/Licensed Victualler/47/Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Catherine Birch/Wife/50/Ratcliffe, Nottingham/Census

1890/Mrs Elizabeth Hooke/../../../Post Office Directory ****

Albion Shades :
1891/George Brown/Licensed Victualler/39/Bethnal Green, London/Census ****
1891/Ester Brown/Wife/36/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Alice Griffiths/Domestic Servant/19/Cork, Ireland/Census

1899/Jas T Sweetland/../../../Post Office Directory ****

William John Lewis is at the White Hart, Ripley, Surrey in 1891 census. The Lewis family started building a chain of pubs; by 1901, three of the five siblings were licensed victuallers. The third was Mary Elizabeth Attfield ( maiden name Lewis) Who ran the Jericho House, 57 Walton Street, Oxford. Caroline Lewis who was the mother of William, Thomas and Mary was also living with Mary in 1901; who was at the White Hart, Ripley in 1891. Whilst brother Thomas is at the Vine, Chertsey  and William is at the Royal Albion, Hastings. . ***

Royal Albion Hotel :
1901/William J Lewis/Licensed Victualler/35/Lillingstone Dayrell, Buckinghamshire/Census ***
1901/Flora Lewis/Wife/28/Slough, Buckinghamshire/Census
1901/Vicera M Lewis/Daughter/3/Reading, Berkshire/Census
1901/Flora Lewis/Daughter/1/Hampton, Middlesex/Census
1901/John Holmes/Visitor, Cabinet Maker/37/Beccles, Suffolk/Census
1901/Thomas M Verrell/Visitor, Vocalist/27/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census
1901/Maude Tate/Nurse/23/London, Middlesex/Census
1901/Anthony Hamilton/Visitor/13/London, Middlesex/Census
1901/Annie Willman/Nurse/33/Coombe, Hampshire/Census
1901/Flora Bransgrove/Barmaid/22Hanwell, MiddlesexCensus
1901/Annie Russell/Barmaid/21/Horsham Ripley, Sussex/Census
1901/Lucy Fidler/Waitress/24/Newbury, Berkshire/Census
1901/Edith Creed/General Servant/14/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1901/Sidney Stratton/Billiard Marker/22/Porton, Wiltshire/Census

1913/James Jupe/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/Sidney Fenton/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1918/Stephen Easter/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1938/Oscar Fras Pritchard/../../../Post Office Directory ****


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