Hastings pub history index
This is the Pelham Arms in 1890 and
earlier. The Carlisle Hotel (the back of the pub) in about 1924 trading under the name
Carlisle Saloon. The pub has been rebuilt several times, the extension on the
left hand side was added in 1920 and replaced the former beer garden. This view
of the pub and its surroundings are now unrecognisable. The buildings to the
right of the pub were demolished in 1930 when a new road and sea wall was built.
The extension was also removed at this time and the pub was again rebuilt with
flat roofs. The buildings to the left suffered bomb damage during WW2 and were
all gone by the mid 1960s. After many years as a car park, this area is now
occupied by a residential complex. The Carlisle is the only building in this
photo to survive albeit in a different form. This pub was established in around
1820 as the Pelham Arms and renamed the Carlisle Hotel in 1892. It was rebuilt
in its current form in around 1930.
Now simply called the Carlisle (regulars refer to it as the Carlie) it is a popular, friendly pub with live music (mostly heavy Rock) most weekends. There is a large function room with a second bar upstairs also with provision for live music. Please don't be put off by the appearance of the regulars (mostly bikers), they honestly are a great crowd and very friendly. ***
Carlisle, 24 Pelham Street, Hastings - circa 1924
Carlisle, 24 Pelham Street - in July 2010
All kindly provided by Terry Huggins
Carlisle, 24 Pelham Street / Denmark Place, Hastings - in July 2016
Kindly provided by Stephen Harris
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.
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1832/(Pelham Arms) Richard Chandler/../../../Pigotís Sussex Directory 1832-34 **
1851/(Pelham Arms) Richard Edward Chandler/../../../Post Office Directory of Sussex **
1873/Richard Thomas Chandler/../../../London Gazette, 27 February 1873 **
1878/Edward Hones/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1881/Edward Hones/Licensed Victualler/34/City, Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Alfred James/Son/6/St Giles Camberwell, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ann Bishop/General Servant/22/Woodchurch, Kent/Census
1890/Thomas Charles Brown/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1891/Thomas C Brown/Hotel Proprietor/37/Ampthill, Beds/Census ****
1891/Emily Brown/Wife/33/Luton, Beds/Census
1891/Stanley F Brown/Son/12/Luton, Beds/Census
1891/Daisy E Brown/Daughter/8/Luton, Beds/Census
1891/Lionel Brown/Son/1 month/Luton, Beds/Census
1891/Annie Clifford/Barmaid/21/Guildford, Surrey/Census
1891/Elizabeth Hall/Domestic Servant/20/Tunbridge Wells, Kent/Census
1899/Edward Willard/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1911/(Carlisle Hotel) Robert Forbes/../../../Kellyís Directory of Sussex **
1911/Robert Forbes/Licensed Victualler/47/St Pancras, London/Census ****
1911/Leonora Forbes/Wife, Assistant/49/St Giles, London/Census
1911/Marian Leonora Forbes/Daughter, Assistant/18/St Giles, London/Census
1911/Maud Victoria Forbes/Daughter/13/St Giles, London/Census
1911/Lily Constance Forbes/Daughter/10/St Giles, London/Census
1911/Leonard Nelson Poole/Barman/19/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1913/Fras Hy Bishop/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1915/Fras Hy Bishop/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1918/Francis Henry Bishop/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1930/Fras Hy Bishop/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1938/Fras Hy Bishop/../../../Post Office Directory ****
** Provided By Stephen Harris
*** Provided By Terry Huggins
**** Provided By Kevan
What I am now attempting to achieve is the coverage of an earlier London
street directory in 1832. This is unique, plus
images of the 1842 Robsons directory which confirm earlier entries and also
carry much more trade detail about a premises or person. Here is the index of streets in 1832, many with
1842 imagery added.
And next is the complete 1940 London street directory - this will take some months to complete, so bear with me!
London pub history directory.
London Street Listings in 1832.
London street listings in 1842
London Street Listings in 1818 - mainly A and B.
London public houses in 1833 Pigots.
Entire London Street Listing in 1843 - by surname.
London public houses in 1856.
London public houses in 1869.
London public houses in 1899
London 1921 Street directory in 1921
London 1940 Street directory 1940
London Pubs in 2018