Railway Inn, Kings Road, St Leonards

St Leonards pub history index

Immediately south of St Leonards Warrior Square rail station, the Railway Inn is a large triangular pub dating from the 1850s and stands on the corner of King's Road and Western Road at their junction with St John's Road. It remains in business.  Listed at Western Road in 1871.

The even larger Royal Hotel, which stands less than 50ft away, was briefly named the Railway Hotel when it was built in the 1870s, but this rather silly and confusing situation was rectified in about 1876 when Railway Inn landlady Mary Cambell moved across the road and renamed it Mrs Cambell's Hotel, which in 1884 was renamed Royal Hotel (see separate listing for Royal Hotel, 1 St John's Road, St Leonards). ***

Railway Inn, Kings Road, St Leonards - in July 2010

Railway Inn, Kings Road, St Leonards - in July 2010

Kindly provided by Terry Huggins

Directory of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in St Leonards, Sussex. The St Leonards, 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.

1871/Frederick Campbell/Inn Keeper/40/Brede, Sussex/Census
1871/Mary Campbell/Wife/43/Brede, Sussex/Census
1871/Derdonna Campbell/Daughter/19/Brede, Sussex/Census
1871/Romus Campbell/Son/17/St Leonards, Sussex/Census
1871/Emily Kemp/General Servant/15/Ewhurst, Sussex/Census
1871/Sophia A Skinner/Lodger/58/Battle, Sussex/Census
1871/Percy M Combs/Visitor/8/Kensington/Census
1871/Gertrude N Combs/Visitor/5/Kensington/Census
1871/Ernest W Combs/Visitor/2/Wolston, Hants/Census
1871/Sarah A Cox/Nurse/19/Kensington/Census
1871/Richard Guilton/Visitor, Architect/41/France/Census
1871/Louise Guilton/Visitor/29/France/Census
1871/Lucretia Combs/Visitor/39/Bow, Middlesex/Census

1890/George Leighton/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/George A Leighton/Licensed Victualler/63/Lambeth, London/Census
1901/Jane A Leighton/Wife/48/Swansea/Census
1901/Helen M Leighton/Daughter, Barmaid/39/Bristol/Census
1901/Caroline A Leighton/Daughter, Barmaid/31/Swansea/Census
1901/Eliza J Leighton/Daughter/15/St Leonards, Sussex/Census
1901/Georgine M Leighton/Daughter/12/St Leonards, Sussex/Census
1901/Emma Parkin/General Servant/19/Hastings, Sussex/Census

*** Provided By Terry Huggins

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